Julia tells of the sex worker’s plight
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A Romanian woman felt forced to go abroad to work as a prostitute because she couldn’t earn enough as a cleaner in Romania to support her two children. But through an aid agency, she finally found help.
9 Jun 2021
When his father lost his job last year, Togi, then 16, wasted little time in looking for work himself. He ended up working at a fast food restaurant in a suburb of Washington, DC juggling the job with attending school held virtually as the world's largest Covid-19 outbreak tore through the United States.
4 Jul 2021
Dentists and researchers at the Khon Kaen University designed the equipment which they claim prevents the spreading of virus through aerosols by 99.99 per cent.
11 Jul 2021
Twenty people are still missing after Saturday's landslides in the coastal city of Atami. Prime Minister Suga and his cabinet have met to discuss the situation while rescue efforts have been hindered by further rainfall.
8 Aug 2021
The UN humanitarian chief has condemned Ethiopian government accusations that aid workers are biased in favor of rebel forces in Tigray. Only one 50-truck convoy has been permitted into the war-hit region since November.
27 Aug 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron says the French ambassador to Afghanistan will continue his mission but from Paris.
12 Sep 2021
The four-day work week is back in headlines as Scotland approves a trial. Several countries and companies have tried the concept, with mixed results.
11 Sep 2021
The government has announced a very ambitious plan of monetizing infrastructure assets worth $81 billion. Experts believe that it is a good idea, but the execution looks challenging. The timing isn't perfect, either.
10 Sep 2021
As the Taliban transitions from militant force to governing power, the Taliban are already facing opposition to their rule, with scattered protests -- many with women at the forefront -- breaking out in Kabul. A new Taliban interim government drawn exclusively from loyalist ranks has formally began work, with established hardliners in all key posts and no women -– despite previous promises to form an inclusive administration for all Afghans.
15 Sep 2021
Detailed laser scans showed the stones, which date back some 4,500 years, are in need of essential repair work. Bad news for tourists: The restoration requires scaffolding to wrap parts of the prehistoric monument.
16 Sep 2021
In the central Romanian city of Targu Mures, a former archaeologist and political newcomer is seeking to heal ethnic divisions and clean up corruption and mismanagement.
21 Sep 2021
This week, the governor of California decisively defeated a Republican campaign to remove him from office. Gavin Newsom easily survived the recall election, leaving dozens of challengers far behind. The victory sends a strong message that California voters are still behind Newsom and the traditional polices of the deeply Democratic state. We take a closer look at the recall mechanism.
20 Sep 2021
Women municipal workers will not be returning to work in Kabul, unless they occupy "positions that men could not fill or that were not for men", says Molavi Hamdullah Nomani, the Taliban member who holds the post of Mayor of Kabul. The other women must "stay at home" and will be paid. In Kabul municipality, 27% of employees are women.
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The euro is performing better than expected with annual inflation dropping to 10% in November this year, partly due to energy prices. But experts are not overly optimistic.
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In Germany, there has been much criticism of World Cup host Qatar for discriminating against the LGBTQ community. But when it comes to soccer, is Germany a good role model?
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The trial opens in Ivory Coast over the 2016 jihadist attack at the Grand Bassam beach resort outside Abidjan.
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Two trains collided near Barcelona in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, injuring 155 people but none seriously.
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Reports on current world affairs. The people behind the news, the feelings along with the facts. The week’s key stories – that’s what World Stories is all about.
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One important ingredient used in cosmetics is palm oil. But the production of palm oil is harmful to the environment. What are the ecological disadvantages of palm oil - and how can it be produced more sustainably?