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Thousands march in tense Paris labour protest

Thousands march in tense Paris labour protest Thu, 23 Jun, 2016

Thousands of people opposed to France's hotly contested labour reforms were back in the streets of Paris Thursday in the first violence-free protest in weeks.
Violence erupts as thousands rally against labor law in Paris

Violence erupts as thousands rally against labor law in Paris Tue, 14 Jun, 2016

Gangs of masked youths smashed windows and hurled stones at riot police as thousands of people marched through Paris on Tuesday in protest at a planned change of labor laws that would make hiring and firing easier.
Nearly 60% of Qatar population live in 'labour camps'

Nearly 60% of Qatar population live in 'labour camps' Sun, 05 Jun, 2016

Almost 60 percent of Qatar's 2.4 million population live in what the government calls "labour camps", figures from an April 2015 census showed Sunday, highlighting the issue of the emirate's huge migrant workforce.

Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' income plan

Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' income plan Sun, 05 Jun, 2016

Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation.
Barcelona star Messi appears in court at tax fraud trial

Barcelona star Messi appears in court at tax fraud trial Thu, 02 Jun, 2016

Argentina football star Lionel Messi said Thursday he trusted his father with his finances and "knew nothing" about how his wealth was managed as he took the stand at his tax fraud trial.

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland Wed, 01 Jun, 2016

The world's longest tunnel officially opened on Wednesday, with the trailblazing rail passage under the Swiss Alps aiming to ease transit through the heart of Europe.
UN ends sanctions on Liberia

UN ends sanctions on Liberia Thu, 26 May, 2016

The last remaining United Nations sanctions on Liberia were lifted on Wednesday in a decision the United States called a tangible sign of progress in the West African country.
World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus

World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus Thu, 26 May, 2016

World leaders kicked off two days of G7 talks in Japan on Thursday, with the creaky global economy taking centre stage and disquiet over China's growing influence looming over proceedings.
Cuba considers legalizing small private businesses

Cuba considers legalizing small private businesses Thu, 26 May, 2016

The Cuban authorities are considering legalizing certain private businesses, a potentially transformative move for the communist island as it liberalizes its economy.
South Africa court allows major class action over miners' silicosis

South Africa court allows major class action over miners' silicosis Fri, 13 May, 2016

Thousands of South African gold miners and their families can pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory disease contracted at work, a judge ruled Friday.
Greece passes pension, tax reform bill

Greece passes pension, tax reform bill Sun, 08 May, 2016

Greece's parliament on Sunday passed a package of unpopular pension and tax reforms that the country's leftist-led government hopes will help persuade official creditors to release bailout cash.
Turkey approves law among final hurdles for EU visa deal

Turkey approves law among final hurdles for EU visa deal Wed, 04 May, 2016

Turkey's parliament has approved a law on setting up a panel to monitor discipline for law enforcement officials, one of the last hurdles remaining before the country wins visa-free access to Europe for its nationals.

HSBC profit drops on market volatility

HSBC profit drops on market volatility Tue, 03 May, 2016

HSBC on Tuesday said its net profit fell almost a fifth in the first quarter, with Europe's biggest bank hit by "extreme levels" of markets volatility, while bad loans doubled.
Tear gas in Turkey, tensions in France for May Day rallies

Tear gas in Turkey, tensions in France for May Day rallies Sun, 01 May, 2016

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon against May Day protesters on Sunday while France was on high alert for more violent protests against labour reforms during the annual celebration of worker's rights.
Turkish police fire tear gas in central Istanbul on May Day protesters

Turkish police fire tear gas in central Istanbul on May Day protesters Sun, 01 May, 2016

Turkish police fired tear gas as clashes broke out on Sunday with dozens of protesters, several hundred of whom were trying to get to Istanbul's main Taksim square where celebrations have been banned on May Day.

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