A long-running demand of underpaid garment workers looks set to be met. The government has announced a hike in the country's minimum wage.
Secular bloggers risk their lives by speaking out, opponents of the government disappear without trace, the Hindu minority is under attack: In Bangladesh headlines are dominated by violence.
Unions at a global clothing brand hope its agreement to pay to meet fire and building safety regulations in 150 garment factories in Bangladesh could herald a new era. Time will tell if other brands follow suit.
Labor reps are satisfied, but many Polish companies will complain. The EU is strengthening the rights of posted workers; higher wages will make labor more expensive in Germany. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
Banning the import of second-hand clothes is not the answer to reviving East Africa's textile industry. But the deal to phase out the imports also hands another political score to the US, writes DW's Isaac Mugabi.
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