20 million Japanese work without a regular contract - that's nearly 40 percent of the country's workforce. Many younger workers risk their health - and even their lives - at part-time jobs in Japan's cut-throat service industry.
In a new move designed to improve the work and life balance for Japan's employees, the government has announced it will impose an annual cap on overtime hours. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Serbia is attracting investors with generous subsidies. Critics say this is ruining competition. The president's priority, though, is to present himself as a creator of jobs.
Hundreds of North Korean workers are believed to be toiling in Poland under degrading conditions. An MEP calls on the European Commission to act, but the EC says it's a national matter. Others remain silent.
Germany's economy minister has voiced concern at new White House orders to study US trade deficits. Berlin is closely watching developments on trade policy in the US, one of Germany's biggest trading partners.
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