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Spanish government raises minimum wage by 8%

At a time of high inflation and a pending general election, the move has been praised by unions but criticised by employer groups.

Europe

February 01, 2023, 2:01 AM

Swiss party calls for asylum claims to be processed abroad

Switzerland's largest party wants to see asylum procedures relocated abroad, which its leader says will 'defend our legal system, our values and our culture'.

Europe

February 01, 2023, 1:49 AM

New Yorkers show bipartisan support for embattled Congressman's resignation

By a margin of 78%-13%, constituents in New York's third district believe Representative George Santos, whose tenure in Congress has been bogged down by a series of lies, should resign.

US

February 01, 2023, 12:07 AM

Biden heralds New York City tunnel funding

US President Joe Biden announced federal support for a $16.1 billion underwater tunnel project serving 200,000 people on 2,200 daily trains, contributing billions to America's economy.

US

January 31, 2023, 10:11 PM

China accuses Washington of seeking 'technological hegemony'

The accusation from Beijing follows news reports that the US might raise pressure on tech giant Huawei by blocking all access to American suppliers.

US

January 31, 2023, 6:43 PM

US opens safety probe into 1.8 million Ford Explorer SUVs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was investigating reports that windshield trim panels on the vehicles can detach while driving at high speeds.

US

January 31, 2023, 6:36 PM

Police promise ‘cultural change’ 34 years on from Hillsborough disaster

UK police chiefs have apologised to the families of 97 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster and unveiled plans for 'essential reform'.

UK

January 31, 2023, 6:36 PM

Tesla gets subpoena over self-driving cars

The US Justice Department has requested documents from the electric vehicle maker related to its Autopilot and 'Full Self-Driving' features, according to a regulatory filing.

US

January 31, 2023, 6:30 PM

Scotland sees 10% annual increase in children in temporary housing

The figure is the highest since at least March 31, 2019 – as far back as current records go – when the number was 6,795, a rise of 34 per cent.

UK

January 31, 2023, 3:11 PM

£10,000 reward offered in hunt for aristocrat missing with newborn and boyfriend

Constance Marten, 35, and sex offender Mark Gordon, 48, vanished with the baby in early January and are believed to be sleeping rough in southern England.

UK

January 31, 2023, 3:02 PM