Swedish EU minister says Brexit deal non-negotiable

Britain’s agreement on leaving the European Union is non-negotiable, Sweden’s EU minister said on Wednesday, underlining the problems UK Prime Minister Theresa May will have extracting concessions from Brussels in the coming weeks. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-sweden/swedish-eu-minister-says-brexit-deal-non-negotiable-idUSKCN1PO204?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

EU’s Juncker tells Britain’s May: Brexit deal won’t be renegotiated

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday that the bloc’s Brexit divorce deal with London cannot be renegotiated. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-tells-britains-may-brexit-deal-wont-be-renegotiated-idUSKCN1PO24L?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Afghan president accuses Pakistan of holding ‘keys to war’

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that the “keys to war are in Islamabad, Quetta, Rawalpindi” – all cities in Pakistan – suggesting the neighboring country was a safe haven for cross-border militant activities. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-president-pakistan/afghan-president-accuses-pakistan-of-holding-keys-to-war-idUSKCN1PO1U8?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Trump reaffirms U.S. support in call with Venezuela’s Guaido

U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido agreed during a Wednesday phone call to maintain regular contact amid planned protests in coming days, according to a White House spokeswoman. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-trump-guiado/trump-reaffirms-u-s-support-in-call-with-venezuelas-guaido-idUSKCN1PO23C?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

India watchdog members quit over jobs data dispute

The acting chairman and another member of a body that checks the quality of India’s official data have resigned in protest at a delay in releasing jobs statistics as the economy comes under the spotlight before an election. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-economy-statistics/india-watchdog-members-quit-over-jobs-data-dispute-idUSKCN1PO218?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Brazil judge temporarily frees jailed ex-President Lula after brother’s death

Brazil’s supreme court chief justice on Wednesday granted jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva temporary leave from prison to visit the body of his recently deceased brother at a military base in Sao Paulo state. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-judge-temporarily-frees-jailed-ex-president-lula-after-brothers-death-idUSKCN1PO21E?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Turkish court frees U.S. consulate employee: Anadolu

A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday that a U.S. consulate employee in the southern city of Adana be released after it convicted him of membership and support for an armed terrorist organisation, state media said. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkish-court-frees-u-s-consulate-employee-anadolu-idUSKCN1PO1XB?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Iran ships 30 tons of yellow cake to facility in Isfahan

Iran has sent a large batch of mined uranium “yellow cake” for processing ahead of shipment to its main enrichment facility, Iran’s state news agency reported on Wednesday in the latest sign of plans to step up its atomic activities. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-yellowcake/iran-ships-30-tons-of-yellow-cake-to-facility-in-isfahan-idUSKCN1PO20K?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Some Lebanese politicians foresee new government this week

Lebanon appeared to move closer on Wednesday to forming a new government after months of wrangling, with politicians from rival factions indicating it could happen this week, but the head of one party said not all points had been settled. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-government/some-lebanese-politicians-foresee-new-government-this-week-idUSKCN1PO0WQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

German minister: Venezuela’s Maduro has no democratic legitimacy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has no democratic legitimacy, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday, adding the country needed to hold free and fair elections quickly. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-maduro-germany/german-minister-venezuelas-maduro-has-no-democratic-legitimacy-idUSKCN1PO200?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Ethiopia charges former regional president, others of instigating ethnic violence

Ethiopian prosecutors on Wednesday charged the former president of the Somali Region and 46 others with instigating ethnic violence there last year, as the new prime minister cracks down on the security services and senior members of past administrations. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-charges-former-regional-president-others-of-instigating-ethnic-violence-idUSKCN1PO1X3?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Brazil vice president says Venezuela’s Guaido asked for humanitarian aid

Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Wednesday that Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido had asked Brazil for humanitarian assistance. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuelan-politics-brazil/brazil-vice-president-says-venezuelas-guaido-asked-for-humanitarian-aid-idUSKCN1PO1WX?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Vale, miners’ shares climb on post-disaster plan to shut dams

Vale SA’s shares recovered some extensive recent losses on Wednesday that were triggered by a deadly tailing dam collapse, after the world’s largest iron ore producer announced a plan to sacrifice production for safety. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vale-sa-disaster/vale-miners-shares-climb-on-post-disaster-plan-to-shut-dams-idUSKCN1PN0CS?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Tanzania hunts child abductors over suspected witchcraft-linked killings

Tanzania has launched a manhunt for suspects in the abduction and murder of up to 10 children this month in cases believed to be linked to witchcraft, the home affairs minister said on Wednesday. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tanzania-deaths/tanzania-hunts-child-abductors-over-suspected-witchcraft-linked-killings-idUSKCN1PO1WA?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Do childless couples suffer from flexibility policy bias?

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Recruitment, Talent and HR professionals are finally seeing an increase in employers embracing remote working and flexible hours. The required technology is readily available and cheap, and studies have shown just how productive employees can be when they are shown the trust and empathy in adapting their hours to achieve a positive work/life balance. […]

How are British employers responding to the #MeToo campaign?

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf But what has the Government put in place to protect individuals from further abuse in the workplace? Why does Britain’s attempt to change the law seem feeble compared to other countries? <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" It was reported that just two-thirds of UK employers have taken action to prevent further sexual harassment occurrences […]

Note to (My Younger) Self: Don’t Make These Dumb Money Moves – The Motley Fool

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Note to (My Younger) Self: Don’t Make These Dumb Money Moves  The Motley Fool As a young adult, I made a lot of mistakes with my money. I’m sharing my experiences in the hopes they’ll help you become wiser and wealthier a lot sooner than … Vía “making money” – Google News http://bit.ly/2sM4fnE

Employers still need to offer more support to parents returning from maternity leave

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf As new mothers across the country start to take their first shaky steps into a world of bassinets, bottles and breastfeeding they are normally far too busy to consider a hurdle that is just starting to break the horizon. Returning to work is a subject that lurks around the coffee table at mums groups […]