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McDonald's hit with sexual harassment complaint at OECD

McDonald's hit with sexual harassment complaint at OECD

An international group of labor unions said Monday it has filed a complaint against McDonald's for what it called systematic sexual harassment at the fast food chain's restaurants around the world.The complaint, filed with the Dutch national contact point fo

Chile virus cases soar as soldiers deploy following unrest

Chile virus cases soar as soldiers deploy following unrest

Coronavirus cases soared in Chile Tuesday as soldiers were deployed to back up riot police in Santiago following clashes with demonstrators angry about food shortages and job losses.Soldiers in armored vehicles and wielding automatic weapons were deployed to

India's 'superfood' jackfruit goes global

India's 'superfood' jackfruit goes global

Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India's south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West.Part of South Asia's diet for centuries, jackfruit was so abun

US approves at-home sample collection for virus testing

US approves at-home sample collection for virus testing

The US approved a DIY nasal sample collection kit for coronavirus tests on Saturday, adding to an array of at-home options for a country eager to expand its COVID-19 testing.The Food and Drug Administration on April 21 approved a first at-home nasal sample col

Fourth US meat inspector dies of coronavirus: union

Fourth US meat inspector dies of coronavirus: union

A US government meat inspector died this week from coronavirus, the fourth fatality of a food safety official in the outbreak that has shuttered some slaughterhouses, union officials said Thursday.The US Department of Agriculture food safety inspector was from

From opera to bread line: Italy's surge in the 'new poor'

From opera to bread line: Italy's surge in the 'new poor'

Within 10 minutes, all the food was gone.For years, the Ronda della Solidarieta (Solidarity Patrol) charity has served up free dinners twice a week for Rome's needy, passed out at twilight in the shadow of the city's ancient ruins.But as Italy begins to feel