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What makes Denmark the happiest nation on earth

What makes Denmark the happiest nation on earth

Nov 11, – Social security, high level of trust considered main pillars. They are the most indebted people in the world, live through long, dark winters and have a shorter life expectancy than several Mediterranean countries. Yet for the past four decades, the Danes have consistently rated themselves as the happiest people on earth. Among […]

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Greek workers start 48-hour public sector strike

Greek workers start 48-hour public sector strike

Sep 24, – Greek civil servants walked off the job Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour public sector strike, the second in as many weeks, to protest job cuts required for the country to continue receiving international rescue loans. State school, tax office and hospital workers joined the strike, while ambulances services were to […]

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Abu Dhabi: students Call for strong child protection law

Abu Dhabi: students Call for strong child protection law

June 10, AP – According to a group of freshmen students at the Abu Dhabi University, child abuse is a reality at home and often committed by the very same individuals children look up to for protection. Students in the Capital are calling for a more stringent child protection law, mandatory reporting of child abuse […]

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Iran’s Presidential Candidate vows to reset foreign ties

Iran’s Presidential Candidate vows to reset foreign ties

June 9, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Addressing a campaign rally in Tehran, Hasan Rowhani said his priority in foreign policy would be to “reconcile” with the outside world and distance Iran from Ahmadinejad’s combative, hardline style. Iran’s president does not have control of central issues like nuclear policy, but a president who has a close […]

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Riots swept through Stockholm’s Suburbs for the fifth straight night

Riots swept through Stockholm’s Suburbs for the fifth straight night

May 24, AP – The riots, which have shattered Sweden’s image abroad as a peaceful and egalitarian nation, have sparked a debate about the assimilation of immigrants, who make up about 15 percent of the population. More than a dozen cars were torched and schools, shops and a police station were set ablaze as riots […]

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Little hope for Greeks jobless youth

Little hope for Greeks jobless youth

Before Europe’s debt crisis set in, young Greeks complained of poorly-paid jobs and described themselves as the “1,000-euro generation.” Today, a situation like that would be paradise – currently more than 60 percent of young people have no jobs at all, and analysts and unions are warning of grave social consequences. Nearly two-thirds of young […]

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Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

May 16, AP – Initially it was just the countries at the forefront of the eurozone’s debt crisis, such as Greece and Portugal that were contracting. But the malaise is now spreading to the so-called core countries. Wednesday’s figures showed Germany, Europe’s largest economy, grew by a less-than-anticipated quarterly rate of 0.1 percent while France […]

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French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

May 14, AP – President Francois Hollande has promoted the bill as one of his administration’s signature pieces of legislation which will reform the country’s notoriously hidebound labor market. It includes measures such as making it easier for workers to change jobs and for companies to fire employees. France’s parliament is expected to pass a […]

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Nawaz Sharif claims victory in historic Pakistan polls

Nawaz Sharif claims victory in historic Pakistan polls

May 12, AP – Sharif, 63, claimed victory in Pakistan late Saturday, with partial results from the day’s election showing his party, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), leading in more than a hundred of the 272 National Assembly seat races. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed victory based on partial vote […]

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Spain’s unemployment rate jumped to a record high of 27 percent

Spain’s unemployment rate jumped to a record high of 27 percent

April 25, AP – The Spanish statistics body reported Thursday that the nation’s unemployment rate shot up from 26.02 percent in the last quarter of 2012 to 27.16 percent in the first three months of this year. Spain’s unemployment rate has jumped to a record high of 27.2 percent. According to Spain’s National Statistics Institute […]

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