Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.
Sharan Burrow, general secretary, ITUC, said Doha was committed to scrapping the exploitative system of sponsored labour which affects 2mn migrant workers in the Gulf state.
Jacinda Ardern gave a glimpse about what the country can expect from the new coalition, with policy agreements to be released early next week.
Bruised and battered from previous campaigns against child labour, India's Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi hopes one million people will join his latest drive starting Monday -- against the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.
Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May batted off jokes about her weakened government on Wednesday during her final parliamentary grilling before escaping for the summer recess.
Britain's opposition Labour Party will offer voters in Thursday's election the prospect of a cut in value-added tax, the party's top finance official John McDonnell was quoted as saying by a newspaper.