Singapore charged two Chinese migrant workers for demanding bribes as small as S$1 (73 US cents), its anti-graft authority said on Tuesday, stressing that the financial hub known for its clean image will not tolerate corruption no matter how small.
More than 24,000 people in Britain will spend the festive period sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses or tents, according to new estimates that throw light on the scale of so-called “hidden” homelessness.
The Samaritans expects to receive hundreds of thousands of calls over the festive period, with figures revealing that one in three people who contacted the British charity on Christmas Day last year were seeking help with loneliness.
A surge in the supply of pure cocaine to Europe has led to a rise in drug-related murders as new criminal gangs muscle into a market previously dominated by the mafia, the EU drugs agency European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction said.
Sweden said Wednesday it was freezing its support to United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) until its executive director is removed, after an expert report blasted the agency’s leadership for systematically failing to address bullying, abuse and sexual harassment.