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Day: October 27, 2017

British PM earns £10,000 a year renting out central London flat
ENGLISH, London

British PM earns £10,000 a year renting out central London flat

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May Theresa May is earning more than £10,000 a year from renting out a flat in central London. The income from the property, jointly owned with her husband Philip, has been declared in the House of Commons register of members financial interests. The flat has been rented out since August 19, according to parliamentary records. The register states that the property is worth more than £100,000 and brings in a rental income of more than £10,000 a year. The PM's register has previously detailed discount cards for fashion brands Amanda Wakeley, Russell and Bromley, and LK Bennett. MPs are required to declare any financial interest which others might reasonably consider to influence his or her actions or words as a member of Parliament within 28 ...
200 million women work without laws against sexual harassment
ENGLISH, Life Style

200 million women work without laws against sexual harassment

    More than a third of countries do not have laws against sexual harassment in the workplace, leaving more than 200 million women without legal protection on the job, according to a new study. Globally, nearly 82 million women work in countries without laws against gender discrimination in pay and promotions, said the study by the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Working conditions for women have been in the spotlight with highly publicized claims of sexual harassment and assault made by top actresses against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. He has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Other women have emerged to accuse more figures in the entertainment and media industries, and millions of women have flooded social media rec...
Prince Harry warns of social media dangers
ENGLISH, London

Prince Harry warns of social media dangers

    Prince Harry has warned of the dangers of social media for young people as he met ambassadors for a mental health charity on a visit to Denmark. Harry spoke to volunteers and service users from the One of Us mental health campaign at a bakery in the Danish capital on Thursday morning. People are spending far too much time online and it's like a mental running machine that they can't get off, he said. Prince Harry. You wouldn't put your body through such a workout. I'm the last person to say ban it but people are suffering from mental fatigue and getting burnt out. We all need to talk to each other more. Harry was given a tour of the bakery kitchen by head chef Claus Borre but declined a Danish pastry on his visit. Speaking afterwards, charity ambassador Troels Torp said Ha...
Westminster staff use secret WhatsApp group to discuss sex pest MPs to avoid
ENGLISH, London

Westminster staff use secret WhatsApp group to discuss sex pest MPs to avoid

    Cabinet ministers are among politicians named in a secret WhatsApp group of female staff in which they discuss sex pest MPs to avoid at Westminster, it has been reported. Female employees, including researchers, secretaries and aides, working in Whitehall and the Houses of Parliament reportedly shared horror stories in the group. The women also warned new recruits of MPs with a reputation for sexually inappropriate behaviour. According to The Sun, sources claim the first MP could be exposed by the weekend, with one source saying resignations are anticipated. Allegations include MPs groping staff in lifts, a Cabinet minister groping during drinks parties, senior MPs having sex with staff in Parliamentary offices and bosses referring to female employees as sugar t**s and dem...
Saudi Arabia work visa validity reduced to one year
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi Arabia work visa validity reduced to one year

    Employment visas issued for private sector companies in Saudi Arabia will now be valid for only one year, reports the Khaleej Times. According to Minister of Labour and Social Development Dr. Ali Al Ghafis, this rule will not be applicable for visas issued to government servants as well as domestic workers. The decision was taken on the basis of Article 11 of the Labor Law under which the minister can take the procedures that are deemed necessary for improving the efficiency of the employment market, Saudi Gazette reported. Earlier this week, the minister issued another order allowing foreign mothers of Saudis as well as non-Saudi children of Saudi women to work in those professions which are restricted only to Saudi nationals.
Spain to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals
ENGLISH, Europe

Spain to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals

    Spain is set impose direct rule in Catalonia on Friday, an unprecedented step that risks sparking unrest as secessionists call on the Catalan parliament to make a defiant declaration of independence. The upper house of the Spanish parliament the Senate and the Catalan parliament both meet at 10:00am (0800 GMT) to discuss the government’s application of Article 155 of the constitution, which allows the central administration to take over a region when it breaks the law. But there is great uncertainty over how this will work on the ground and whether Catalans will accept it. Some independence supporters have promised a campaign of civil disobedience. The crisis has divided Catalonia and caused deep resentment around Spain. It has also prompted a flight of business from the w...