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In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.G20 finance ministers and central bank chief

UN labour body, survivor from League of Nations, turns 100

UN labour body, survivor from League of Nations, turns 100

Of all the institutions set up in Geneva under the League of Nations after World War I, only one, the International Labour Organization, survived the rise of fascism and World War II. Historians have pointed to several reasons why the ILO, which marks its 100t

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Anti-EU populist Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party failed to win its first seat in Britain's parliament as it lost out to the main opposition Labour Party in a crunch by-election, results on Friday showed.The poll in the eastern English city of Peterborough wa

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Anti-EU populist Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party failed to win its first seat in Britain's parliament as it lost out to the main opposition Labour Party in a crunch by-election, results on Friday showed.The poll in the eastern English city of Peterborough wa

Prison unemployment payments leave Dutch red-faced

Prison unemployment payments leave Dutch red-faced

Dutch authorities have been left red-faced after revelations that hundreds of prisoners collect unemployment benefits behind bars despite the law specifically prohibiting the practice.Angry parliamentarians called Social and Labour Minister Wouter Koolmees to

Trump walks back comments on UK health care and more

Trump walks back comments on UK health care and more

President Donald Trump rowed back Wednesday on his comments that Britain's much-loved national health service should be opened up to US private companies in a post-Brexit trade deal.The mercurial US leader also softened his tone on UK Labour opposition leader