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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar working to end violencein Rakhine state: foreign minister

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by AP

    ... Yangon-based Unity journal were sentenced to 10 years of hard prison labour for violating Myanmar's national security for stories about a weapons factory. The magazine published stories in January ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CATHAY DISPUTE

    Last minute Cathay Pacific deal averts industrial action

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:01am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Cathay Pacific and its flight attendants agreed on a proposal to improve flight patterns and other work arrangements on Thursday afternoon, ending a three-week dispute and avoiding industrial action over Christmas. The airline’s management and Cathay Paci ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - AMERICA

    Book review: An American Odyssey, by Marc Walter and Sabine Arque

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... streets. An American Odyssey is a celebration of the North American continent made exceptional by its scope: leisure alongside labour, destitution next to wealth, expansive landscapes juxtaposed ...

  4. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Former PM Gordon Brown intervenes in Scottish independence vote

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:41pm by GDN

    ... The latest poll, by TNS, added to the mood of urgency and anxiety for Labour and the government, disclosing that support for independence has jumped six points in a month, pushing the "Yes" ... yesterday announced a last-minute trip to Scotland to campaign against independence. Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband agreed to skip their weekly debate in the House of Commons today ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    More bad signs for Japan’s economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:14am by Reuters

    ... in July, data from the labour ministry showed. The wage report is likely to be an additional cause for concern for the government as falling real wages could make politicians reluctant to go ahead ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    Fed’s move to stick with easy-money policy pushes US stocks to record

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... recovery from the so-called Great Recession. There is significant underutilisation of labour resources Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Yellen argued, as she has since taking the lead at the Fed in February, that there remains too much slack in the labour market despite the fall in the US unemployment rate to 6.1 per cent. “There is relatively little change in the assessment of the outlook ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., September 21, 2014

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by STAFF

    ... Matthew Miller The American was sentenced to six years of hard labour for entering North Korea illegally and trying to commit espionage. The court heard that he tore up his visa upon arrival in the country in April and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so he could investigate human rights in the North. Another American, Jeffrey Fowle, ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    UN racism envoy puts South Korea's reputation for prejudice to test

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... labour officials, Ruteere will have talks with the foreign, defence, justice, education and maritime ministries. "He is interested in how Korea's military treats multicultural ...

  9. News - China - NEPAL

    Chinese national trapped in Nepal tunnel with other labourers rescued

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 11:54am by Reuters

    ... falling earth and rocks blocked the tunnel entrance, are still out of contact. “I am lucky to be out. Initially, I thought I would die inside,” Bishal Gole, a 21-year-old labourer, said from Kaski ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... base is in England and who have been all but wiped out in Scotland. But it is tricky for the opposition Labour Party, which relies on Scottish support in Westminster and whose last UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, was a Scot. It is hard to see a quick consensus emerging within months among major parties about a reform that could cost a future Labour government the power to pass laws ...




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