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  • Friday news roundup May 31, 2019

    The world's first "wellbeing" budget is unveiled in New Zealand and Hong Kong's LGBT community earns a long-awaited legal victory. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    The world's first "wellbeing" budget is unveiled in New Zealand and Hong Kong's LGBT community earns a long-awaited legal victory. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • May 30, 2019

    America’s wealth gap continues to widen

    New research from the Fed has revealed that a steady economic expansion and a low jobless rate have been masking deep income and wealth inequalities.
    New research from the Fed has revealed that a steady economic expansion and a low jobless rate have been masking deep income and wealth inequalities.
  • May 28, 2019

    Teachers in New Zealand are joining industry’s biggest strike in the country’s history

    Schools in Whanganui, a city on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand, will close as teachers join a landmark nationwide strike—the biggest in the country's history.
    Schools in Whanganui, a city on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand, will close as teachers join a landmark nationwide strike—the biggest in the country's history.
  • Friday news roundup May 24, 2019

    Estonia introduces a successful free public transport system and Romania will hold an anti-corruption referendum. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Estonia introduces a successful free public transport system and Romania will hold an anti-corruption referendum. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • May 23, 2019

    Palermo: A city shaped by migrants

    A fear of migrants, their customs, and, in some cases, the produce they sell at local markets, has propelled the rise of populism and the fame of Matteo Salvini—Deputy Prime Minister of Italy.
    A fear of migrants, their customs, and, in some cases, the produce they sell at local markets, has propelled the rise of populism and the fame of Matteo Salvini—Deputy Prime Minister of Italy.
  • May 21, 2019

    Venezuela’s refugee crisis tests Peru’s economy

    Peru’s government is assessing how the country’s economy and labor market can cope with 700,000 Venezuelan refugees.
    Peru’s government is assessing how the country’s economy and labor market can cope with 700,000 Venezuelan refugees.
  • May 20, 2019

    Female labor force participation in India is a concern

    According to data from The World Bank, less than 30% of working-age women are currently employed, compared to nearly 80% of men in India.
    According to data from The World Bank, less than 30% of working-age women are currently employed, compared to nearly 80% of men in India.
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