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UK plunges in gender equality rankings, lack of women in business – report
The UK has fallen from the top 20 in the global rankings for gender equality, a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows. Commentators attribute the fall to low levels of female economic participation.

28.10.2014 14:51

Millions of Brits stuck in low wage jobs despite economic recovery
Five million Britons are working in low paid jobs despite the UK being the fastest growing economy in Europe, a leading think tank has warned.

27.10.2014 16:56

Migrant workers in UAE abused, exploited under ‘kafala’ system – HRW
Domestic workers across the UAE have been subjected to horrendous physical, verbal and sexual abuse or passport confiscation in the abuse of the kafala, or sponsorship, system according to a new report by Humans Right Watch.

23.10.2014 11:23

Europe’s panic button
European economic denial has reached the point where we are straddling the abyss, facing a code red moment of meltdown.

23.10.2014 07:44

Never mined: Italian worker plays hooky for 35 years, receives full pension
A jazz-loving Italian coal miner with an aversion to small spaces realized a simple solution to dodging the daily grind; call in sick until you can scoop up a full pension.

22.10.2014 10:08

Congress investigating deal between NSA official and ex-director’s company
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are now questioning the relationship between the National Security Agency’s chief technical officer and a private company being run by the former head of the American electronic spy department.

21.10.2014 16:23

NHL defenseman Voynov arrested on domestic violence charges
The National Hockey League said Monday that Slava Voynov, a Russian defenseman signed to the Los Angeles Kings, has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for domestic violence earlier that morning.

20.10.2014 14:54

'U​ncertainty shock’: Hung parliament and EU referendum threaten UK economy
Investors are concerned about the future stability of Britain’s business environment, warning of a “huge uncertainty shock” if the UK leaves the European Union, or ends up with another coalition government after next year’s general election.

20.10.2014 09:02

Mind the gap: UK the only G7 state to see a rise in wealth inequality – report
Britain is the only G7 country where inequality has grown since the start of the 21st century, according to a report by Credit Suisse published on Tuesday. It showed the UK’s richest 10 percent have become wealthier since the financial crisis.

15.10.2014 11:26

Apple, Facebook woo women to stay at work by paying for egg-freezing
In the male-dominated high-tech field, industry giants Facebook and Apple have created a new perk which they say will keep women on the job and allow them to excel. The companies have promised to cover the cost of egg-freezing for all employees.

15.10.2014 01:11

‘Ditch euro, defend Italy’s sovereignty!’ Eurosceptic leader calls for referendum
The leader of an influential Italian Eurosceptic political party, the Five Star Movement (M5S), says he will collect one million signatures required to petition the Parliament to conduct a referendum on Italy leaving the Eurozone as soon as possible.

12.10.2014 01:30

Does Hollywood sell harmless Californication, or something much more sinister?
People, especially the young around the world largely view America through the prism of Hollywood movies and TV serials, but is Tinseltown a propaganda tool for the US government?

09.10.2014 12:17

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