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Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada’s foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details. John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, met Michael Spavor, the statement said. Spavor and Michael Kovrig were both picked up after [...]

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Uber welcomes, unions criticize UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy

Uber welcomes, unions criticize UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc welcomed on Monday the British government’s response to a review into workplace rights, which looks set to preserve the business models of gig economy companies, but unions rubbished the business ministry’s plans. Firms like Uber, best-known for its ride-hailing service, and food courier Deliveroo, have been criticized for hiring [...]

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Israel’s tech sector faces challenge from shortage of workers

Israel’s tech sector faces challenge from shortage of workers

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel is struggling to recruit enough workers to its technology sector, a report showed on Sunday, creating a challenge for an industry seen as the country’s main potential driver of economic growth over the next decade. Start-Up Nation Central, which published the report with the Israel Innovation Authority, said that while [...]

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