The World Bank has warned that Bangladesh's garment industry is facing a "severe image crisis". Last week's tragedy claimed more than 400 lives. And over 700 people have been killed in garment factory fires in the past few years. Working conditions are atrocious and 'safety' seems to be a foreign concept.Read more...
The civil trial against BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico begins today in New Orleans. The U.S. federal government and the five coastal states are offering a $16 billion settlement. If BP refuses the offer and loses at trial, it could face considerably higher penalties.Read more...
Inequality has been on the rise for the past three decades. The subject is finally causing headaches for the elites who have ignored it for far too long, with the World Economic Forum calling income disparity the greatest risk in the coming ten years. But a genuine movement towards greater social equality does not seem to be in sight. Opinions are too divided.Read more...
The US government has temporarily banned BP from receiving new government contracts, reacting to BP's "lack of business integrity" during the Gulf of Mexico spill. Depending on how long this lasts, BP could be hard hit by the ban.Read more...
Greek activists are occupying a huge area along the coast near Athens, an area which had not been used for years. After removing large amounts of trash and debris, they have made it possible for the public to enjoy the area. But the state now wants to sell the land.
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