Pyeongchang 2018: Denmark is Scandinavia's odd-one-out

The Danes only medal from the Winter Olympic Games was a silver in curling and it was earned some 20 years in the past. There are six days to go until the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and undoubtedly you’ll expect to see Scandinavian countries perform well. But there’s an “odd-one-out” and that’s Denmark. Handicapped by their relatively flat landscape, they […]

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Mobile World Congress 2018: 5G in the spotlight

The world’s biggest mobile tech show has opened its doors to more than 2,000 companies jostling for consumer’s attention, but critics warn of a growing digital divide. Technology companies are promising to change people’s lives with super-fast wireless mobile networks. So-called 5G systems are the main focus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But critics are warning of a […]

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Oxfam: Witness 'threatened' in sexual misconduct probe

Internal inquiry report from 2011 also reveals charity’s former Haiti director ‘admitted to using prostitutes’. Three men, who worked for the Oxfam Haiti team and are accused of sexual misconduct in the country, physically threatened a witness during an internal investigation into the allegations, UK-based charity Oxfam said.  The aid organisation released the findings of its 2011 internal inquiry into […]

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Germany does not want to exclude Huawei from 5G buildout: Handelsblatt

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government wants to avoid excluding products offered by China’s Huawei Technologies from the build-out of the next generation 5G network in Germany, business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday, citing government sources. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, Helge Braun, agreed the position with the foreign, interior, economy, finance and infrastructure ministries, Handelsblatt reported in its […]

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Italy's Di Maio says meeting France's yellow vests was legitimate

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said his meeting with France’s “yellow vest” activists this week was legitimate and not meant as an act of provocation, after France recalled its ambassador to Rome on Thursday. “To me that meeting was not a provocation against the current French government, but instead an important meeting with a political […]

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UN human rights chief: 'Oppression is fashionable again'

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Council takes a hard look at violations around the world. A dire picture of global affairs has been painted at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Representatives from around the world have been addressing the abuse and oppression suffered by millions around the world. […]

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UK's Tesco faces record $5.6bn equal pay claim

Britain’s biggest supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to $5.6bn in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case. The UK’s biggest retailer, Tesco, is facing the country’s largest ever claim over equal pay. Thousands of employees, mainly female workers, want compensation from […]

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Mobile World Congress 2018: 5G in the spotlight

The world’s biggest mobile tech show has opened its doors to more than 2,000 companies jostling for consumer’s attention, but critics warn of a growing digital divide. Technology companies are promising to change people’s lives with super-fast wireless mobile networks. So-called 5G systems are the main focus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But critics are warning of a […]

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Hungary: Could election upset spell end for illiberal Orban?

Fidesz suffered a loss in a party stronghold to a single opposition candidate. Some believe corruption is the cause. Hungary’s ruling party Fidesz suffered a surprise loss in a mayoral race in an election that some viewed as a sign the ruling party could be defeated in April elections. Peter Marki-Zay, an independent candidate endorsed by the majority of Hungary’s […]

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