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Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:09pm
Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.

Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:07pm
The check-in desks of hotels are becoming the front line for detecting victims of human trafficking.

Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:06pm
Some women in Japan are moving away from the custom of giving 'obligation chocolates' to male colleagues.

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:05pm
Cartoon figures and young stars will be banned from many adverts in a bid to protect children.

Brexit doubts leave firms 'hung out to dry'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:31pm
With less than 50 days until Brexit, critical questions remain, says the British Chambers of Commerce.

'I was in the taxi and he put his hand on my knee'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:12pm
As taxi drivers face the prospect of extra criminal checks, one woman tells of being assaulted by her driver.

Trump says second government shutdown unlikely after deal reached

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:30pm
Mr Trump says he is "not happy" about the border security deal but does not expect a second shutdown.

Brexit: No-deal plan for Channel Tunnel operations

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:18pm
The trains will run on time - at least temporarily - while the UK and EU renegotiate terms.

HMRC data shows Scotch exports hit record high in 2018

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:04pm
Analysis of HMRC data by the Scotch Whisky Association finds exports grew by 7.8% to £4.7bn last year.

Belgium flights cancelled for a day amid strike

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:45am
There will be no flights in or out for 24 hours from 21:00 GMT on Tuesday due to a strike.

Fracking refused at second site in Lancashire

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:15am
The government says highway safety issues at Roseacre Wood "have not been satisfactorily addressed".

Brexit: Mark Carney warns of no-deal 'economic shock'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:50am
The Bank of England governor urges MPs to solve the Brexit impasse amid warnings of slowing global growth.

Nigeria: Ogoni widow testifies against Shell in The Hague

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:39am
Esther Kiobel accuses the oil giant of complicity in a crackdown by Nigeria's then military rulers.

Haynes motor manual founder dies aged 80

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:28am
John Haynes hit upon the idea of a motor manual when helping a friend fix a car.

Family gangs 'exploit pension savers'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 8:09am
Married couples and their adult children are identified as leading crime groups involved in pension fraud.

British Gas prepayment top-ups hit by IT fault

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 8:08am
Customers have been struggling to top up their pay-as-you-go energy meters owing to a fault at British Gas.

Vale 'knew collapsed dam was at risk', says report

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:01am
The Brazilian miner was told the site breached guidelines months before it collapsed, report claims.

Hammond's Brexit 'deal dividend' not credible, MPs say

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:30am
A committee of MPs also says the government's aim of eliminating the budget deficit has "no credibility".

Nissan cuts forecast in first results since Ghosn arrest

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:20am
The results come as Nissan and Renault pledge to continue their alliance in a post-Carlos Ghosn era.

US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:27am
It is unclear whether Donald Trump will back the proposed border security deal by a Friday deadline.

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