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Northern Ireland: Civil service sick days cost £30m

Civil service global roundup: Zimbabwe pay deal blocked by union disagreements and 1.5m enter China's civil service exam<p>Northern Ireland: Civil service sick days cost £30m<p>Almost half of Northern Ireland's civil servants took sick leave in the 2012-13 financial year, a study by the NI Statistics and …

It’s harder to get a job in Italy with a college degree than without one

With Italy’s unemployment at an all-time high of 12.5% and youth unemployment at a dismal 40.4%, young Italians might well think that now would be a good time to go back to school.<p>They might well be wrong.<p>A college or advanced degree may actually put young Italians at a higher risk of unemployment, …

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Protests in Bulgaria

Chadwick Boseman gives a Wakanda salute at Howard University commencement, protests in Gaza over U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, a spokeless Ferris wheel, shooting at Sante Fe High School in Texas and more images from around the world.

A Hundred Year Storm

Anyone got some WD-40?<p><i>This story originally appeared in the October 2012 (Volume 41, Issue 2) issue of POWDER.</i><p><b>WORDS:</b> Anthony Bonello <b><br>PHOTOS:</b> Jordan …

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Russia enters list of top 10 travel destinations - Russia Beyond

Russia’s influence in the world tourist market is growing, as it enters the top 10 most popular tourist destinations in the world. That is according to Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the World Tourist Organisation (UNWTO) who participated in the opening of the Russian stand at the World …

Apple's iPhone trade-in program reportedly headed to Europe

The iPhone maker is said to be bringing its swap-in iPhone deal overseas.<p>iPhone users in the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe may soon have an easier way to trade up models. According to 9to5Mac, a program at Apple retail stores that allows customers to make the swap is expanding abroad.<p>…

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Germany wants the Robin Hood tax – and Europe's voters do too

No argument against a financial transaction tax has stood up to scrutiny, so politicians must resist lobbying and see sense<p>The path to implementing a tax on financial transactions (known as the FTT) was never going to be smooth. This week's announcement that the expected coalition between Christian …

100th Anniversary of the Union of Crete with Greece

<i>Article by Corina Manea</i><p>October 2013 marks an historic moment in the history of Crete: 100 years since that Island’s union with Greece.<p>As an event …

Ukraine's EU trade deal will be catastrophic, says Russia

Kremlin claims neighbouring state faces financial ruin and possible collapse if integration agreement goes ahead<p>The Kremlin has warned Ukraine that if the country goes ahead with a planned agreement on free trade with the EU, it faces inevitable financial catastrophe and possibly the collapse of …

Portugal suffers from a plummeting birthrate on top of economic woes

Already hit by Europe's downturn, the country has seen closures of maternity wards, children's stores and schools<p>For an enterprise in the business of welcoming life, the birthing ward in Portugal's largest maternity hospital is eerily quiet. On a recent morning, not a single expectant father …

Economic crisis: The pain in Spain

A million Britons emigrated to Spain in search of the good life. But the economic meltdown has left many with mounting debts. Duncan Campbell meets the expats caught in the "Costa crisis"<p>There is lunchtime bingo at the Judge's Chambers, beef-burgers at Sunny Jim's. There are piles of the <i>Daily Mail</i>,</i> …

France tops European table for Chinese tourists

Small town where Deng Xiaoping worked a century ago is among attractions for growing number of visitors<p>Seated on a red velvet banquettes in the Brasserie de la Poste in Montargis, a modest provincial town in the Loiret, south of Paris, is the Shanghai-born doctor Peiwen Wang, an expert in Chinese …

Towards mercury-free health care in Argentina

October 2013<p>An international convention protecting human health from mercury gives health workers an opportunity to advance the principle “first, do …

Slum Tourism: Shanty Town Tours In Brazil, India, South Africa Give Travelers Glimpse At Poverty; Raise Ethical Questions

If the delights of Caribbean beaches, European cities or our National Parks have lost their appeal -- you could join the increasing number of tourists choosing to visit some of the world's poorest slums on their vacations.<p>The trend for tourists from wealthy countries to visit slums in countries …

Haiti Then And Now: 3 Years After The Earthquake

Evidence of loss remains even three years after a massive earthquake claimed the lives of as many as 200,000 people in Haiti. In the middle of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, there is a cathedral whose sun-washed walls reach into the sky where a roof used to be.<p>A lone flagpole marks the spot where …

Climate Change and Caribbean Tourism

By the Caribbean Journal staff<p>What will the impacts of climate change mean for tourism in the Caribbean?<p>That’s precisely the subject of a new project …

Curacao named one of the 10 best Caribbean Snorkeling Spots by Frommers.com

article<p>http://curacaochronicle.com/tourism/curacao-named-one-of-the-10-best-caribbean-snorkeling-spots-by-frommers-com/<p>Curaçao …

Jamaica and Cuba touted as top selling Caribbean destinations for 2014

Following a recent report from the Post Office which positions Jamaica as the cheapest Caribbean island to visit for travellers on a budget, online …

U.S. will see unprecedented heat waves by midcentury

Just how soon will climate change become really obvious? A new study, using data from 39 climate models, predicts unprecedented heat waves will hit the tropics by 2020 and the U.S. as early as 2043.<p>Steady, unprecedented heat waves could soon hit many parts of the planet, striking the tropics first …

Alberta floods costliest natural disaster in Canadian history

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the June flood in southern Alberta is the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.<p>The bureau says the …

Natural Disasters In United States 2013

This list contains all major natural disasters in United States in 2013 with detail report.<p>Click for most recent natural disasters in United</b> …