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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

Microsoft CEO to women: Not asking for pay raise is ‘good karma’
Microsoft’s CEO has said that it’s “good karma” for women not to ask for a pay raise, but to “trust the system” to eventually reward them. His comment was met with a storm of criticism and sarcasm, which forced the executive to backtrack on his words.

10.10.2014 04:45

‘Germany loses its position as EU economic power house’
With current forecasts Germany can’t keep up the rates of economic bailout and credit support that it has previously given to South European countries, the director of the Freedom Association in the UK Rory Broomfield told RT.

09.10.2014 08:22

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