The 4-day work week: Who is trialing it and does it work?
22 February 2022 | 10:26 am
Belgium will now offer employees the opportunity to work a four-day week. Various countries and companies have experimented with the idea, which is gaining traction in many parts of the world.
19 May 2022
The Ukrainian fighters who surrendered at the Azovstal steelworks are now in Russian captivity. Ukraine is hoping for a prisoner exchange.
27 May 2022
From juggling multiple tasks at once, to working long hours and feeling guilty during their leisure time — excessive and "compulsive" work behavior is found throughout Germany's workforce, a new study has found.
28 May 2022
In this edition, Argentina may be a global leader in trans rights but the age expectancy for a trans person is only 40 years old. Our team on the ground report on the discrimination still being experienced by the community. Also how companies in Benin are seeking to improve conditions for their female employees, particularly for working mothers. Plus the French female rappers who are now asking men to twerk instead.
5 Jul 2022
Glen Wood has come to symbolise a growing fight against "paternity harassment" in Japan. In of the of the country's very first cases of its kind, Wood alleged on-the-job harassment and unlawful dismissal from his position at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley after taking parental leave when his son was born prematurely in 2015. Last month, the Tokyo High Court rejected the Canadian native's appeal. In a 21-page ruling, the court defended the company's actions as "inevitable".
16 Jul 2022
The race for a new leader of the Conservative party is already underway after Boris Johnson fired the starting gun by announcing his resignation. But how does the somewhat secretive process work?
17 Jul 2022
More than five million Ukrainian refugees have fled the country since Russia's invasion, and many are seeking jobs in host countries throughout Europe. The Tent Partnership for Refugees has launched a new initiative, which aims to integrate displaced Ukrainian women into the workforce in the EU. Dozens of major European corporations have signed on to the Sunflower Project.
22 Aug 2022
Too little choice, too few hours, and little political will to change the status quo is forcing mothers in Germany to either work part-time or not at all, often against their wishes. The same cannot be said for fathers.
Kim Kardashian felt "blindsided" by the backlash to her work comments.
European Council President Charles Michel said EU leaders agreed to cooperate on energy after a long day of talks. However, a consensus was not reached on capping gas prices.
Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why Tarek Saleh's "Boy from Heaven" had her gripped. The movie follows a young student caught up in the collusion of religion and politics in contemporary Cairo. We also look at the touching and tragic study of friendship in Lukas Dhont's award-winning feature "Close". Plus we discuss the comedic potential of the queer romance "Bros" as it arrives in American cinemas.
Forbidden Stories, which was founded by Laurent Richard, allows journalists to continue the investigative reporting of "silenced" journalists and to unveil their stories to a wide audience.
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Jair Bolsonaro has returned to Brazil after a three-month self-imposed exile in the US to return to politics, complicating life for his successor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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The statement of the body's presidency was adopted only weeks after a Security Council delegation visited DRC. The eastern region of DR Congo is rife with dozens of rebel groups with conflicting goals and interests.
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A recent report points to raccoon dogs as possible transmitters at the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic. DNA samples collected at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market in China show that several raccoon dogs were present in areas where the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Shirli Sitbon looks at what the data may have revealed and why it has disappeared from data-sharing site GISAID.
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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen touted US-Taiwan cooperation during her visit to New York. She is now heading to Central America.
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The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” and was freed by Rwanda last week from a terrorism sentence returned Wednesday to the United States and joined his family after being held for more than two years.