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  1. News - World

    Labour spokeswoman Emily Thornberry quits over 'mocking' post

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 03:29am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg The British opposition Labour Party's legal affairs spokeswoman was forced to quit her job after posting a picture on Twitter that was perceived as mocking working-class ... Thornberry said in a statement. "That was never my intention and I have apologised. However, I will not let anything distract from Labour's chance to win the coming general election." ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Labour dispute leaves Christmas trees bound for Hong Kong stuck in US port

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse and Agencies Christmas trees delayed in US port A labour dispute at a Seattle port is threatening to ruin Christmas for Hongkongers if it continues to delay the export of thousands of Christmas trees bound for the city. Firs from growers in Washington State and Oregon that pass through the Port of Tacoma destined for Asia have been held up by contract talks that have ...

  3. News - World - QATAR

    The North Korean forced labour building Doha's desert dream

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 07:22am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Doha Thousands from hermit nation being used as 'forced labour' in World Cup host Qatar, with Pyongyang taking 90pc of their earnings The N. Korean toil that builds Doha's dream As dusk falls on the luxury high-rise emerging from the swirling sands in the desert north of Doha, dozens of labourers hurry off the construction site and its ...

  4. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Dominance of rich leaves Hong Kong labour with no voice

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 04:31am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Dominance of Hong Kong's rich leaves the labour masses with no voice but a strong Singapore-style pension fund could provide an elegant solution Bridging the divide ... Nevertheless, Mr Leung raised a serious and important illustration of the soft underbelly of our economy, which is that the owners of capital in Hong Kong are so dominant that the owners of labour have ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour’s Ed Miliband plays down polls predicting wipeout in Scotland

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Party could lose 90 per cent of seats in election next year as support for pro-independence rival surges, but leader plays down threat Labour facing wipeout in its Scottish bastion Ed Miliband, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, has brushed off opinion polls indicating its support is collapsing in Scotland, for long its stronghold, ...

  6. News - World - MIGRANTS

    Italy fire opens seedy side of Chinese migrant labour

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... labour There was no fire alarm fitted at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived. Heat finally startled him awake on the morning of December 1 last year. ... finding work at factories that ignore basic safety standards, and billions of euros have been smuggled back to China, police investigations show. The savings on tax and labour have given ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Labour woes will put brakes on growth

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Economy forecast to expand at the slower annual rate of 3.3pc in the next five years as an ageing population means fewer workers Hong Kong's labour woes ... growth from 2010 to 2013 was fuelled by an expansion of the workforce, the report showed. It coincided with an increase in the labour force participation rate over the past few years- meaning ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US labour strength spurs hopes for early rate rise

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US labour strength spurs talk of early rate rise Employers in the United States stepped up hiring last month and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, which could ... made in the labour market this year. Non-farm payrolls rose 248,000 and the jobless rate fell to 5.9 per cent, the lowest since July 2008, the Labour Department said. The results showed ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    'I dig fields for 8 hours a day’: US man jailed in North Korea describes hard labour

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:58pm

    ... recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labour says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health hasn't deteriorated. Under ... in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club, is expected to be tried in court soon. Kenneth Bae was sentenced in 2013 to 15 years of hard labour. Last week, Robert King, the US special ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Labour leader Ed Miliband shifts to the left ahead of May poll

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manchester Britain's Labour leader promises to make wealthy pay for improved health care Miliband shifts to the left as he looks to poll Opposition Labour party leader Ed ... in generations. We are ready." Narrowly ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party in opinion polls, Miliband faces a tough task to win the May poll. Experts say Labour, which ...




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