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Four-day week deemed 'overwhelming success' in Iceland

Trials of a four-day week in Iceland were an "overwhelming success" and led to many workers moving to shorter hours, researchers have said. The trials, in which workers were paid the same amount for shorter hours, took place …

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COVID-19 global death toll exceeds 4 million

The global death toll caused by the novel coronavirus since its outbreak in late 2019 has exceeded four million, according to TASS’s calculations, which are based on official statements, as well as conclusions by experts and other mass …

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Ukraine’s Rada passes bill on indigenous peoples

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the bill on indigenous peoples, which denies this status to Russians, with 325 votes on Thursday. Just minutes earlier, the bill was approved in the first reading with 331 votes. "The bill …

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Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Interstate 295 in northeast Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, injuring at least five people, blocking traffic and causing a leakage of diesel fuel, authorities said. Five people sustained non …

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Zelensky signs law on all-Ukrainian referendum

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has signed the law "On People's Rule through the All-Ukrainian Referendum" (bill No. 3612), the Verkhovna Rada said on its website. "Returned with a signature from the President …

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Remittances to Uzbekistan over-perform gold mining

Last year’s volume of remittances to Uzbekistan was equal to the level of 2019 and amounted to $ 6,03 bln, the report of the country’s  Central Bank reads. "The volume of the cross-border transfers to Uzbekistan in …

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UN: pandemic threatens lost decade for development

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed development gains for millions in poor countries, creating an even more sharply unequal world, according to a new UN report. "The global economy has experienced he worst recession in 90 years, …

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Spain to launch trial of four-day working week

Spain could become one of the first countries in the world to trial the four-day working week after the government agreed to launch a modest pilot project for companies interested in the idea. Earlier this year, the small leftwing …

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Elon Musk wants to set up city named Starbase in Texas

Billionaire Elon Musk has approached officials of a Texas county where SpaceX has a private launch site and rocket production facility about incorporating a new city to be called Starbase, officials said. Cameron County Judge Eddie …

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Trump Plaza in Atlantic City demolished

A hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that was once owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump was demolished Wednesday morning. The former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has been closed since 2014. The building, once a staple …

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