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Chaos as Hungarian MPs pass laws on overtime and judiciary

Chaos as Hungarian MPs pass laws on overtime and judiciary

Rare scenes of chaos gripped the Hungarian parliament Wednesday as it passed a controversial judicial reform, as well as labour legislation that critics call a "slave law".Prime Minister Viktor Orban attended the session during which opposition lawmakers ble

Hungarian workers protest over 'slavery' law

Hungarian workers protest over 'slavery' law

Thousands of Hungarian workers demonstrated in Budapest on Saturday against a change to the labour code proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling party that critics have dubbed a 'slavery law'.Tabled by lawmakers from Orban's right-wing Fidesz party

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition early Saturday rammed through legislation to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages.The bill was enacted after the upper house

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition early Saturday rammed through legislation to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages.The bill was enacted after the upper house

Solzhenitsyn's son back in Russia with opera for centenary

Solzhenitsyn's son back in Russia with opera for centenary

Alexander Solzhenitsyn and his family were exiled from the Soviet Union after he exposed the horrors of the country's labour camps to the world.Today his US-raised son is back to conduct an opera based on the dissident's work, with what he says is a message