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Italian police break up migrant trafficking ring, arrest 19

ROME (AP) — Italian police on Saturday arrested 19 suspects, dismantling what authorities say was a criminal organization that moved migrants from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan to Italy and the...

Italian police round up migrant-smuggling ring, arrest 19

Italian police have arrested 19 people across Italy in connection with a migrant-smuggling ring, according to a police announcement on Twitter. The smuggling ring charged migrants from Afghanistan, I...

Taiwan ends short-term contract extensions for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (Nov. 23) stated that it has discontinued a program allowing short-term contract extensions for migrant workers. As the Wuhan coro...

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers: Labour minister

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation’s healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to tak...

Taiwan business groups call on government to set up travel bubbles to revive economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is mulling looser travel restrictions for businesspeople from countries that successfully managed the coronavirus. Government of...

EU to tackle methane gases, boost energy efficiency

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday new plans to help slow down global warming, including a strategy to tackle highly polluting methane gas emissions and a plan to renovate millions ...

Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the entire Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the CO...

Malpractice, fraud and blackmail: Italy's treatment of undocumented workers

Moses Isaac Osazuwa is a 41-year-old farmer from Nigeria's southern Edo state. He reached Italy's island of Lampedusa by boat in 2012, after fleeing a Libyan prison as the country plunged into...

NGOs urge Taiwan's labor ministry to step up migrant worker protections

A coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in Taipei on Sunday, calling for Taiwan's labor ministry to improve migrant workers' rights and safety. About 50 people, including migran...

Foreign offices in Taiwan support border control measures

Several foreign representative offices in Taiwan have expressed support for Taiwan's strict border control measures, which took effect Thursday (March 19), saying they understand the need for such...

Finnish postal workers end two-week strike after deal on pay

HELSINKI (AP) — A strike by Finland’s postal workers that has dragged on for over two weeks has ended after a deal was reached on pay. The union representing employees of the state-o...

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

The Chinese government has detained more than a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities for what it calls voluntary job training. But a newly revealed classified blueprint shows that the ...

Fernández-Fernández: Argentine pair launch presidential bid

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — With a message of unity, former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and running mate Alberto Fernández kicked off their election campaign Saturday, almost a week afte...

Argentina: corruption trial against Fernandez likely delayed

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A decision by Argentina's Supreme Court is likely to delay the first in a series of corruption trials against former President Cristina Fernandez. The ...

Rehab patients' unpaid work for big companies likely illegal

A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in violation of federa...