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Rights for workers in Qatar outlined

Qatar has sought to allay widespread concerns about conditions for migrant workers on World Cup building projects by detailing how their rights must be protected by contractors.<p>The committee managing preparations for the 2022 World Cup said on Tuesday it would penalise contractors who violated the …

House Quickly Votes to Raise the Debt Ceiling, Then Heads Home

After a tu­mul­tu­ous 24-hours of wrangling with­in the Re­pub­lic­an caucus, the House passed a clean debt ceil­ing in­crease with sur­pris­ingly …

Louise Slaughter

Germany Plans to Raze Towns for Brown Coal and Cheap Energy

Villages face the bulldozer as one of Europe’s renewable energy leaders leans more heavily on an old habit.<p><b>The German village of Atterwasch is tiny, its single street lined with sturdy brick and stone houses. The village has a single church whose bells peal out at noon each day, a small volunteer</b> …

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