Stonehenge repair work to fix cracks and holes begins
15 September 2021 | 1:45 pm
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.
28 Oct 2021
Nigerian's in UAE are facing harsher times as restriction on work permits bites harder. Some of them spoke exclusively to The Guardian about what led to the current situation.
11 Nov 2021
Israeli startup AIR unveiled its first "easy-to-operate" electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that it aims to sell directly to consumers predominantly in the United States starting in 2024. AIR has been working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for two years and expects to obtain certification by the end of 2023 for the AIR ONE, a two-seater, 970 kg (2,138 lb) eVTOL, which will have a flight range of 110 miles (177 km), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Rani Plaut told Reuters.
11 Dec 2021
Germany’s short-time work model prevents mass layoffs during an economic downturn when workers have less to do. When they do work, they get paid as usual. When they don't work, they get an allowance from the state. This helps keep the economy stable.
21 Dec 2021
Around the world, people have had to change how they work because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of those changes look set to become permanent. What could all this mean for European employers, employees and work-life balance? We take a closer look with two MEPs.
20 Dec 2021
The entire workforce had no choice but to develop new skills and experiences during the pandemic. Our population has been forced into a crash course on modern technology, and the result is that more people than ever have the skills and knowledge to work effectively from anywhere.
Kurz will work as a "global strategist" at the California-based venture capitalist firm after resigning amid graft allegations. The former chancellor is under investigation for suspected bribery and breach of trust.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is poised to win a fourth consecutive term in Sunday's presidential elections. But there's mounting pressure from the US and the EU who are using economic sanctions to promote change.
Marie-Hélène Poisson is the only craftswoman to be entirely dedicated to Boulle work. This French technique, invented at the end of the 17th century, consists of inlaying antique furniture with decoration made of brass or tortoiseshell. Marie-Hélène learned the trade from her father and is now passing it on to her daughter. The future of Boulle inlay is safe in their hands. FRANCE 24 takes you to the town of Vendôme, in France's Loir-et-Cher region, for a closer look at this special craft.
India's economy is expected to grow by 8.7 percent this year, according to the latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund, but participation in the labour force has fallen and unemployment has risen to a four-month high. How can India jump-start its labour market along with the economy? Stephen Carroll asks Rajat Kathuria, Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University.
How the pandemic has dramatically reshaped the workforce as millions of mothers quit their jobs due to the closure of schools and childcare centres. Also Annette Young speaks to Professor Rosalind Gill, the co-author of a new book, 'Confidence Culture,' that says instead of calling on women to boost their confidence, it is up to companies themselves to change their corporate culture. Plus the South African para-surfer with cerebral palsy, who has turned her disability into a strength.
Before coronavirus, very few Germans worked from home. Krieger asks if it’s better to get things done alone on your sofa in a tracksuit or together with colleagues in the office in a business suit. Is working from home freedom or social isolation?
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.
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A nearly 30 percent spike in deaths by overdose in the US coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic. Keith Humphrey of Stanford University tells Brent Goff that the problem is rooted in years of over-prescription of opioid drugs
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The aftermath of elections in Kenya have been calmer than previous years. Even though the defeated presidential candidate has rejected the results, citizens are simply keen to get on with their lives.
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Australian former Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing calls to resign after news broke that he secretly appointed himself to five separate minister roles.
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Beijing this week slashed interest rates to boost demand after its zero-COVID policy and a property crash rocked the economy. China's woes will hurt global growth but could also help to cool inflation.