Working less for the same money
02 October 2021 | 6:31 pm
It won't be long before Iceland implements the four-day working week. Some 86% of the country's workers are already down to 35 hours on full pay. A study has shown it improves well-being and productivity.
16 Mar 2021
The app has been one of the last US social media platforms that isn't blocked by Chinese censors. Signal has recently seen a surge in users, with over 500,000 downloads in China.
18 Mar 2021
Venezuelans show their new 200 thousand Bolivar note the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) has released to address runaway inflation.
5 Apr 2021
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to prevent a "catastrophic flood" near the major city of Tampa. A leaking toxic wastewater reservoir has the potential to cause an environmental crisis in the region.
16 Apr 2021
One year into the pandemic, people in Germany are frustrated by a slow vaccine roll-out, political wrangling over coronavirus regulations and a seemingly never-ending lockdown. A look at how one family in Berlin has been coping.
13 Apr 2021
This is a discussion on the funds Nigeria has lost to tax evasion and money laundering.
17 Apr 2021
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23 Apr 2021
National economic council may have finally put to rest allegations made by one of their own that the federal government printed 60 billion naira to shore up federal allocation for the month of march.
16 May 2021
In Djibouti, refugees from Yemen, foreign soldiers or Ethiopian truck drivers meet at a thousand-year-old crossroads between Arabia and Africa. Flows of people carrying different currencies. To exchange their forex, they all turn to the woman money changers ply their trade on the capital's street corners.
3 Jun 2021
Bitcoin was beginning to look like a better store of value than traditional currencies — even gold — until the cryptocurrency crashed 44% last month. DW unpicks the complicated world of currencies.
19 Jun 2021
Post-conflict peacebuilding is an international, multi-million euro industry that often relies on top-down initiatives. But what if the most effective methods of fostering peace happened predominantly at the local, community level? We speak to former #humanitarian #aid #worker and political sciences professor Séverine Autesserre about her new book "The Frontlines of Peace", in which she makes a powerful case for entirely rethinking the traditional aid model to make #peacebuilding not only more effective, but also cheaper.
8 Jul 2021
Kaseya said its systems would be back online soon after being targeted by the biggest ransomware attack on record. The US president said the damage to American companies had been "minimal."
9 Jul 2021
New York's legions of food delivery workers -- declared “essential” during the pandemic, but lacking health insurance, a minimum wage and even access to bathrooms -- are mobilizing for the first time to demand better working conditions. Overwhelmingly Hispanic immigrants, the 80,000 "deliveristas" who zip around the Big Apple on electric bikes have formed "Los Deliveristas Unidos," the first movement of independent riders for food delivery apps. In just a few months, the movement has gained more than 1,000 members and over 13,000 Facebook followers across New York City.
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On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden visited the site of a deadly attack motivated by racial hatred. On May 14, an 18-year-old went on a shooting rampage in the city of Buffalo, killing 10 and injuring three, with the express purpose of targeting Black people. In an emotional speech, the US president spoke out against White supremacy, saying it was a "poison in our body politic".
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Opposition parties and constitutional experts have slammed President Umaro Sissoco Embalo's decision to dissolve parliament. The move has heightened fears in the coup-prone West African nation.
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Driving without legs may seems impossible. But Babatunde Kewejo keeps pushing himself and others to prove that amputees are not a burden to anyone.
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British inflation surged last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, piling pressure on finance minister Rishi Sunak to step up his help for households facing a worsening cost-of-living crisis.