(CNN) — Snapchat may be the latest application with a new mobile payment feature launched this week, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa. Continue reading Africa’s mobile money makes its way to Europe with M-Pesa
Police fired tear gas and water cannons at thousands of protesters in the western city of İzmir on May 15, as a 24-hour strike got underway over the deadly mine explosion in Soma. Continue reading İzmir police intervene as thousands protest Turkish mine blast
In 2013, just under 150,000 vacancies – equivalent to one in five of the job openings that year – went unfilled. Why? Because employers could not find candidates with the right knowledge and abilities. The figure, drawn from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, encapsulates the challenge facing government, education and industry, and to underscore the point, almost a million young people are out of work in Britain. At the same time, 27 per cent of European employers report leaving an entry-level position open due to a lack of skilled applicants. Continue reading Mend the gap: What one thing would you do to close the skills gap by 2025?
A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called “right to be forgotten”.
The European Union Court of Justice said links to “irrelevant” and outdated data should be erased on request.
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s two eastern regions are holding “self-rule” referendums – a move condemned by Ukraine’s government and the West. Continue reading Ukraine rebels hold referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk
When the middle class feels pinched, politicians have to listen. But one person’s poverty is another’s trip to Aldi. Continue reading Beware the ‘Squeezed middle’ – they’re not that squeezed, and not that middle
Sarajevo’s city hall – housing the national library – has been re-opened – 22 years after it was destroyed by shelling during the Bosnian War.
Russia has held a huge parade to mark 69 years since the Soviets defeated the Nazis, amid a surge of patriotism over the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have decided to go ahead with an independence referendum on Sunday, despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone it.
If you run a national coffee shop chain and see Steve Pottinger on his way to one of your shops for his morning latte, a swift call to your accountant may be advisable. Continue reading It cuts both ways: The man who took Caffe Nero to task over its tax affairs