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April 21, 2018

Labour

Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan 'mule women'

Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan 'mule women'

It's a form of hard labour that has provoked an outcry -- Moroccan women bent double, overburdened by goods approaching or exceeding their own bodyweight.For years, thousands of such porters have crossed the border every day into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave perc

Return to the soil lifts refugees' spirits in Greece

Return to the soil lifts refugees' spirits in Greece

On a field deep in Greek farm country north of Athens, Suzan from Syria is smiling over an onion patch.Far from minding the arduous labour, the knowledgeable herb picker is happy to be outdoors, surrounded by the springtime bloom, after months spent cooped up

Eiffel Tower shuts due to strike

Eiffel Tower shuts due to strike

The Eiffel Tower was shut on Friday due to a strike by security personnel over the suspension of three of their colleagues, the company operating Paris' most recognisable monument and trade unions said. The labour dispute was sparked by the suspension of thre

India defence website 'hacked', 3 other govt websites down

India defence website 'hacked', 3 other govt websites down

India's defence minister said the department website was hacked on Friday, with the web portals of at least three other government departments including the interior, law and labour ministries also appearing to be down.Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman conf

British Labour delegation in Syria to support Kurds

British Labour delegation in Syria to support Kurds

British members of parliament from the opposition Labour party visited northern Syria Wednesday to express solidarity with the region's embattled Kurdish minority.Their visit came at a time when Kurdish-controlled areas faced the threat of military operations