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Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

Harare - Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.

Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

Harare - Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

Frankfurt Am Main - Hundreds of flights were cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walked off the job in a deepening row over pay.

Media watchdog condemns 'yellow vest' attacks on journalists

Paris - Reporters Without Borders on Sunday called on those who speak for France's "yellow vest" protesters to condemn numerous attacks and threats against journalists across the country during the latest round of anti-government demonstrations.

French court backs Uber driver in key gig-economy case

Paris - Ride-hailing giant Uber said Friday that it would appeal a fresh legal setback in Europe after a French court ruled a former driver who sued the firm effectively had a work contract, potentially undermining a pillar of the US group's business model.

French court rules against Uber in 'employment' contract case

Paris - Ride-hailing giant Uber has lost an appeal in France brought by a former driver who wanted his terms of employment recognised as a fully-fledged work contract.

Israel opposition leader slams Netanyahu in key speech

Apo - A key Israeli opposition figure on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's public criticism of authorities investigating him on graft allegations, saying such behaviour was not "normal".

German court rejects suit over Pakistan factory fire

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court Thursday threw out a lawsuit by Pakistani plaintiffs against clothing retailer KiK over a deadly 2012 fire at a Karachi garment factory, saying the statute of limitations had expired.

One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police Wednesday used water cannon to disperse 10,000 striking garment workers who were blocking a major highway in a fourth day of industrial action, an official said.

Poland worried Ukrainian workers could choose Germany

Warsaw - Already desperately short of workers, Polish businesses are worried that hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians on whom they have come to rely may be tempted by higher wages further west as neighbouring Germany opens its doors.

Flights scrapped as Berlin airports brace for Monday strike

Berlin - Hundreds of German passengers were facing travel upheaval on Monday with security staff at Berlin's two airports set to walk out in a pay dispute.

Iran MPs to investigate protester torture claims

Tehran - Iran's parliament will investigate claims by a labour protest leader that he was tortured in prison following strikes at a sugar factory, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Bricked in by poverty, Cambodia's farmers fight debt bondage

Phnom Penh - Bopha should be in school but instead toils seven days a week in a searing brick kiln on the outskirts of Phnom Penh -- a 14-year-old trapped in debt bondage in a boom industry preying on the poverty of Cambodia's farmers.

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain to strike in January

Madrid - Unions for Ryanair's 1,800 cabin crew in Spain threatened Friday to strike in January unless the Irish low-cost airline agrees to improve work and pay conditions.

Protesters return to streets as Hungary's Orban digs in

Budapest - At least 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest late Friday, as rightwing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed a wave of protests against a new labour reform as "hysterical shouting".

Hungary's Orban dismisses labour law protests as 'hysterical'

Budapest - Hungary's right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed a wave of protests against a new labour reform as "hysterical shouting" Friday, but a new poll suggested most Hungarians disapproved of the law.

What next for Hungary's anti-Orban protests?

Budapest - After a week of protests against the government of right-wing nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, sparked by reforms to labour law and the judiciary, the opposition and trade unions are trying to keep up the momentum.

British MPs erupt over 'stupid woman' jibe

London - Britain's House of Commons erupted into outrage and near mutiny on Wednesday over an alleged sexist jibe by the opposition leader against Prime Minister Theresa May.

Croatia's shipbuilders struggle to stay afloat

Pula - Late wages, mass strikes, scrapped contracts -- Croatia's once-thriving shipbuilding sector is sinking, in one of the last gasps of the region's communist-era industrial giants.

Protesters, police clash in Hungary for third straight night

Budapest - Anti-government demonstrations in Budapest on Friday ended in clashes for a consecutive third night between police and protesters angry at Prime Minister Viktor Orban's controversial new laws on workers rights and the judicial system.

Slovenian MPs pass ten percent minimum wage rise

Ljubljana - Slovenia's parliament on Thursday approved a phased ten percent increase in the minimum wage, as the eurozone country's economy continues to rebound from a 2013 crisis with its fifth year of growth.

Chaos as Hungarian MPs pass laws on overtime and judiciary

Budapest - Rare scenes of chaos gripped the Hungarian parliament Wednesday as it passed a controversial judicial reform, as well as labour legislation that critics call a "slave law".

Chaos as Hungarian MPs pass laws on overtime and judiciary

Budapest - Rare scenes of chaos gripped the Hungarian parliament Wednesday as it passed a controversial judicial reform, as well as labour legislation that critics call a "slave law".

Berlin treads softly-softly on Macron over deficit

Berlin - Germany is taking a softly-softly approach to French President Emmanuel Macron's use of government largesse to calm violent "yellow vest" protests, government sources say, as Berlin puts European stability above fiscal discipline.

Germany braces for train turmoil as workers strike Monday

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's state train operator Deutsche Bahn is bracing for severe disruptions Monday due to a nationwide railworkers' strike over pay.

Macron has no escape from 'yellow vest' at G20 summit

Buenos Aires - Heading to a G20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron may have hoped for some respite from swelling protests at home that have adopted yellow vests as their emblem.

Too Marxist for China? Radical students rattle Communist leaders

Bejing - The Chinese Communist Party has faced and crushed a myriad of dissidents over its decades-long rule, from pro-democracy reformers to human rights advocates and outspoken religious leaders.

Four years to go but little World Cup joy for Qatar workers

Doha - Stonemasons Ojor and Raju take their lunch break sitting on a pavement near the smart central Doha complex they have helped build as Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup in exactly four years' time.

Star to fallen idol: The Japanese rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's status as an outsider in Japan brought him huge success, as his maverick style blew a gale through a musty corporate world, but his disregard of business norms may ultimately prove his undoing.

Top Chinese university warns students to avoid activism

Bejing - One of China's top universities has warned students they face arrest if they associate with a labour-rights organisation that has drawn support in a recent surge of Chinese campus activism.
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