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January 18, 2019

Labour

In Brexit heartland, opposition leader's words fall flat

In Brexit heartland, opposition leader's words fall flat

With less than three months until Britain leaves the European Union, activists in Labour's industrial heartland, which voted heavily for Brexit, are demanding one thing from their leader Jeremy Corbyn: clarity.The opposition leader on Thursday demanded a gene

Iran MPs to investigate protester torture claims

Iran MPs to investigate protester torture claims

Iran's parliament will investigate claims by a labour protest leader that he was tortured in prison following strikes at a sugar factory, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.Alireza Rahimi, a member of parliament's presiding board, said his

Hungary protesters march against labour reform

Hungary protesters march against labour reform

Around 6,000 people on Saturday demonstrated against nationalist-conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the latest of a wave of Hungarian protests targeting a labour reform branded a "slave law" by the opposition.Turnout was well below expectations of t

Protesters return to streets as Hungary's Orban digs in

Protesters return to streets as Hungary's Orban digs in

At least 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest late Friday, as rightwing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed a wave of protests against a new labour reform as "hysterical shouting".Protesters marched from out