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  • November 28, 2014

    UK launches degree apprenticeships

    A new higher education program in the UK will allow young people to gain a full honors degree and job training, whilst earning a wage.

    A new higher education program in the UK will allow young people to gain a full honors degree and job training, whilst earning a wage.

  • November 27, 2014

    Germany backs female board quota law

    The German coalition government has agreed to pass a law which will require at least 30% of executive positions to be filled by women.

    The German coalition government has agreed to pass a law which will require at least 30% of executive positions to be filled by women.

  • November 26, 2014

    Malaysia needs North Korean workers for “dangerous” jobs

    Malaysia’s deputy home minister has defended the nation's use of migrant workers who do jobs that locals do not "dare to take."

    Malaysia’s deputy home minister has defended the nation's use of migrant workers who do jobs that locals do not "dare to take."

  • November 25, 2014

    How can we fight the “epidemic” of violence against women?

    A new study claims that violence against women and girls is a "global public health and clinical problem of epidemic proportions."

    A new study claims that violence against women and girls is a "global public health and clinical problem of epidemic proportions."

  • November 24, 2014

    UK puts forth proposal to reduce exploitation of temp workers

    The UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined measures to tackle "rogue employment agencies," in acknowledgement of the rapidly rising number of temporary workers in the nation.

    The UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined measures to tackle "rogue employment agencies," in acknowledgement of the rapidly rising number of temporary workers in the nation.

  • November 21, 2014

    Obama offers protection to unauthorized migrants

    Barack Obama has announced plans that will protect around five million undocumented migrants living in the US from deportation.

    Barack Obama has announced plans that will protect around five million undocumented migrants living in the US from deportation.

  • November 20, 2014

    US leads world in entrepreneurial activity

    The US is the most entrepreneur-friendly country in the world, according to a new report.
     

    The US is the most entrepreneur-friendly country in the world, according to a new report.
     

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