Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Friday afternoon off and free Fitbits: the companies offering unusual perks

Two company retreats a year, €4,000 to spend on setting up your home office, a free Fitbit and Kindle, a €2,000 holiday budget, and more – the benefits at Maltese technology company Hotjar...

Trump declares China, Russia as US rivals in security plan

In a speech that closely resembled a campaign address, Trump offered a laundry list of accomplishments and a reiteration of his view that Americans have been left behind as a result of decisions...

Hermes delivery driver's diary shows flipside to Christmas shopping

Online retailers are expecting record UK sales this Christmas, with deliveries running right up to 24 December. An army of drivers is being deployed to deliver these purchases to shoppers’ homes. Most drivers...

To fight European antisemitism, we must first face up to it | Natalie Nougayrède

Since Donald Trump made his Jerusalem announcement this month, a series of antisemitic attacks and other incidents have taken place in Europe. They have drawn condemnation from political leaders and received some, but...

EU investigates Ikea after Dutch deals reduce tax bill by €1bn

The EU has launched an “in-depth” investigation into the tax affairs of Ikea after claims the retailer’s deals with the Dutch government have saved it around €1bn (£880m). Initial findings from the European commission...

Far-right takes power in Austria: Thousands protest against new coalition

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, a member of the Green Party, presided over the ceremony on Monday at Vienna's Hofburg Palace.The new Chancellor is the leader of the centre-right People's Party, Sebastian...

Boost for fossil fuel divestment as UK eases pension rules

The government is to allow Britain’s £2tn workplace pension schemes to dump their shares in oil, gas and coal companies more easily, empowering them to take investment decisions to fight climate change. Until now,...

Sarah Mullally appointed bishop of London

A woman has been appointed as the bishop of London, the number three position in the Church of England, in a move that will delight campaigners for gender equality but dismay conservatives in...

Ryanair has recognised unions. Hell must have frozen over | Stefan Stern

“I don’t even know how there would be industrial action in Ryanair,” the company’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, observed at its annual general meeting in Dublin less than three months ago. “There isn’t...

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Facebook using AI to help prevent suicide

Facebook has begun monitoring its users to see if they are suicidal so it can contact the emergency services. ...