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Islamic Hijab wearing female staff can be sacked by employer, Top European court rules

Islamic Hijab wearing female staff can be sacked by employer, Top European court rules

Top EU court ruled against women in France saying: ‘The visible wearing of any religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination. Two registered cases were taken to the court by women in France and Belgium who were sacked for refusing to remove their headscarves. ‘However the court ruling says the willingness of an employer to […]

March 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Up to 25 feared dead in raid on migrant boat

Up to 25 feared dead in raid on migrant boat

Oct 22, –  German NGO Sea-Watch, which is taking part in the multinational search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean, said the tragedy happened after its boat Sea-Watch 2 and a passing oil tanker were sent to help the distressed dinghy in the early hours. Up to 25 people were missing, feared drowned, Friday after […]

October 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spain arrests 10 over alleged Islamic State links

Spain arrests 10 over alleged Islamic State links

Apr 08, – The operation included raids in the Barcelona and Tarragona areas and those arrested are suspected of crimes “linked to jihadist terrorism, particularly to the Islamic State group,” police said in a statement. Spanish police arrested 10 people in the Catalonia region on Wednesday suspected of links to the Islamic State group, authorities […]

April 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

Oct 25, – France and Germany pushed on Friday for Washington to agree rules for the spy game after damaging revelations the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, the European Union said. Leaders “took note of the intention of France and Germany to seek bilateral talks with the US”, EU President Herman […]

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Oct 23, – The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, so the long-term outcomes are still unknown. This type of study, called a meta-analysis, attempts to uncover a common thread in a number of previous studies. For people who have a lot of weight to […]

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Oct 15, – European regulators are expected to propose a tightening of EU limits on microscopic particles known as particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants, with legislative proposals due before the end of the year. While emissions of some pollutants have declined sharply in Europe in recent decades, more diesel cars and a rise in […]

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dutch fishermen give vanishing eels new lease of life

Dutch fishermen give vanishing eels new lease of life

Oct 07, –  Weighed and recorded, the serpentine swimmers are then carried several hundred metres (yards) across a dike in a plastic bucket, before being released back into the water on the other side with an unceremonious splash. On an autumn morning on a small Dutch canal, fisherman Aart van der Waal pulls up a […]

October 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rocky road to the top for women in advancing their careers,

Rocky road to the top for women in advancing their careers,

May 9, AP – German Chancellor Angela Merkel bluntly asked the women from the outset to share their experiences. Especially any difficulties they faced when it came to advancing their careers. The discussion at the chancellery was merciless and lively – entrepreneurs, mayors and scientists did not mince their words. One hundred women, who are, […]

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