Daily Archive: January 11, 2018

Jan
11

CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

Tech firms try to convince the public their robots are ready to buy despite several stumbles.

Jan
11

Daily briefing: Facebook newsfeed shake-up, Trump’s vulgar tirade, Brotopia

Changes aim to help users have more meaningful social interactions on the platform

Jan
11

Four out of five working people worried about falling real pay – survey

Rising inflation, falling living standards and static pay are fuelling fears, with the RSA calling for a universal basic income

Anxiety over future job and pay prospects has become entrenched among UK workers against a backdrop of falling living standards, Brexit uncertainty and the prospect of automation, a report has warned.

Four out of five working people are concerned that inflation will outstrip their pay in future, despite high levels of employment, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) said.

Related: Real wages fall despite low levels of unemployment

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Jan
11

‘It is better to go to jail': the African migrants being forced from Israel

Thousands of asylum seekers face a dilemma: leave Israel with a cash sum or be imprisoned. Many say jail is the only option

Outside a detention centre deep in Israel’s Negev desert, a small group of African asylum seekers are sitting at a weathered picnic table, hugging themselves in the cold winter sun.

The three men, all Eritreans, are faced with a catch-22. Like some 40,000 other African people, largely from Sudan and Eritrea, they have been told that if their application for asylum fails, they must either leave Israel within three months with a lump cash sum or face imprisonment.

Related: Netanyahu asks if African ‘infiltrators’ can be forcibly removed from Israel

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Jan
11

Dijsselbloem and the lessons of the eurozone debt crisis

Outgoing Eurogroup chief says single currency area is still too weak for fresh shock

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