Thomas Åhnberg

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Qatar told to respect rights of workers building 2022 World Cup stadiums

Qatar has been told it must respect the rights of workers building the 2022 World Cup stadiums by the world professional footballers' association, Fifpro.<p>The association has spoken out following a Guardian exposé of the exploitation of immigrant workers employed in the construction of the …

Ctrl-Alt-Delete Defenders Tell Bill Gates It Wasn't A Mistake

The news that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates now says it was a mistake to long ago force Windows PC users to type "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" at start-up is getting tons of attention because his public mea culpas are rather rare.<p>Gates told an audience at Harvard last week that he wishes there had been a …

Jewels Found In Alps May Be From Decades-Old Plane Crash

A French mountain climber came upon an unexpected treasure earlier this month near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, <i>The Guardian</i> writes.<p>It was a small metal box containing rubies, sapphires and emeralds worth an estimated $332,000. It's thought, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says, that the box "was on board …

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Egypt sees fresh anti-coup alliance protests

Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests across Egypt, days after activities by the Muslim Brotherhood were banned by a Cairo court.<p>Friday's protests, called by the Anti-Coup alliance, saw thousands take to the streets in Cairo, Port Said, Assuit, and elsewhere.<p>The protesters …

Britain accused of trying to impede EU data protection law

Britain has been accused of trying to impede data protection reforms that would make it more difficult for spy agencies to get hold of material online.<p>The European parliament is planning to vote on a new, unified law for EU member states in the next few weeks, but activists fear Britain is …

Maldives tourism workers threaten strike after election is halted

Security forces are deployed as supreme court and electoral commission take opposing stances on alleged vote-rigging<p>Workers on resorts in Maldives are threatening to strike if presidential elections scheduled for Saturday do not go ahead, affecting hundreds of five-star resorts and thousands of …