Lots of people work as freelancers for peanuts in start-ups and media firms in the hope their breakthrough is imminent. Many don't even make the minimum wage and their breakthrough never comes. Why this willingness to let themselves be exploited?
Low wages can be found in many sectors of Spain's economy. That's particularly obvious in the hotel industry, where wages come close to exploitation. Chambermaids are staging protests, as Stephanie Müller reports.
The recent case of a terribly abused maid in Singapore has drawn attention to a "form of modern slavery" experienced by foreign domestic workers. But Singapore authorities say "the situation is definitely not so grim."
Most bosses in Germany abide by employment regulations when they take on refugees. But there are exceptions — including some bosses with a similar cultural background.
Switzerland has agreed to mediate talks between the government of Cameroon and separatist leaders aimed at faciliating a peaceful resolution to a three-year conflict. This is welcome news, says Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla.
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