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  • Friday news roundup June 28, 2019

    Private school pupil numbers fall amid rising private school fees and the car market in Russia will be supported by the government amid declining consumer income. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Private school pupil numbers fall amid rising private school fees and the car market in Russia will be supported by the government amid declining consumer income. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • June 27, 2019

    New campaign calls for employer duty to prevent sexual harassment at work

    An alliance of unions, charities, and women’s rights groups says employers should be legally liable if they fail to protect their staff from sexual harassment at work. 
    An alliance of unions, charities, and women’s rights groups says employers should be legally liable if they fail to protect their staff from sexual harassment at work. 
  • June 25, 2019

    Employment rate among workers aged 25-54 in Ireland at a record high

    In Ireland, the employment-to-population (Epop) ratio—the number of workers aged 24–54 who are employed—has risen to nearly 80% in the first quarter of 2019.
    In Ireland, the employment-to-population (Epop) ratio—the number of workers aged 24–54 who are employed—has risen to nearly 80% in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Friday news roundup June 21, 2019

    Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic stalled an agreement to end EU emissions by 2050 and Japanese women outperformed their male peers in their medical school entrance exams. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic stalled an agreement to end EU emissions by 2050 and Japanese women outperformed their male peers in their medical school entrance exams. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • June 20, 2019

    Number of displaced people worldwide at an all-time high

    Last year, the number of people fleeing war, persecution, and conflict exceeded 70 million globally. In its almost 70 years of operations, this is the UN refugee agency’s highest recorded number.
    Last year, the number of people fleeing war, persecution, and conflict exceeded 70 million globally. In its almost 70 years of operations, this is the UN refugee agency’s highest recorded number.
  • June 18, 2019
    UN

    Global population to rise by 2 billion over next 30 years, says new UN population report

    There will be 9.7 billion people living on Earth by 2050, according to the latest UN World Population Prospects 2019
    There will be 9.7 billion people living on Earth by 2050, according to the latest UN World Population Prospects 2019
  • June 17, 2019

    Migrants are being exploited by food app couriers in France

    With the rise of Uber and Deliveroo, food delivery has become a multibillion-euro business. While the battle to capture markets and consumers is under way, this competition has squeezed pay for couriers—some of whom are being taken advantage of.
    With the rise of Uber and Deliveroo, food delivery has become a multibillion-euro business. While the battle to capture markets and consumers is under way, this competition has squeezed pay for couriers—some of whom are being taken advantage of.
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