Sunday, 23 July 2017

Tag Archives: Europe

EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

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LUXEMBOURG: European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of ...

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Indian child protection officers held in trafficking probe

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LONDON: Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said on Saturday. Investigators said children aged between six months and 14 years were sold in illegal adoptions to couples from ...

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Understanding more about migration

I was glad last week, when a former Swedish politician, Carl Bildt, said that Sweden had become a better country thanks to a large number of immigrants having come to the land since the 1960s. Today, about 20 percent Swedes were born outside the country. Most live in the big ...

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UK is Europe’s third most traffic-congested country

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LONDON: The UK has the third worst traffic congestion country in Europe, a study has found. Drivers are spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in jams during peak periods in the UK, according to traffic information company Inrix. Researchers calculated that the direct and indirect costs of hold-ups reached ...

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UK product house TESCO comes to Pakistan

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KARACHI: The launch of Tesco Label products at Alpha Supermarkets in Pakistan was announced by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Limestone Private Limited at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. According to a statement issued by British Deputy High Commission here on Wednesday, the Tesco PLC is ...

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Trump: militant attacks ‘all over Europe,’ some not reported

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump accused the news media of ignoring attacks by Islamist militants in Europe. Trump, who has made defeating Islamic State a core goal of his presidency, did not specify which attacks were going unreported, which news media organizations were ignoring them, or offer any details to support ...

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UK car manufacturing hits 17-year high

UK car production rose to a 17-year high in 2016, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 1,722,698 vehicles rolled off production lines last year from some 15 manufacturers, an 8.5% increase on total production in 2015 – and the highest ...

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China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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Signature move on Kashmir in Poland

WARSAW: Kashmir Council EU organized one-day camp on Wednesday in Warsaw, the capital of Poland in order to continue its one-million signature campaign on Kashmir. The similar camps have already been organized in different European countries in connection with the “One Million Signature Campaign” in Europe. The signature campaign was ...

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May promises to tackle Trump on ‘unacceptable’ comments

LONDON: Theresa May has promised that she will not flinch from challenging Donald Trump about “unacceptable” statements when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet him as president this week. But the prime minister declined to say if she would criticise some of Mr Trump’s remarks about women, which ...

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