Posts published in Day: November 1, 2018

Employers in Latvia will not be allowed to demand foreign language skills from employees for no reason

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Employers in Latvia will not have the right to request foreign language skills from employees if their duties do not include the use of foreign languages. This is provided by amendments to the Labour Law approved by the Saeima in the third and final reading on Thursday, 1 November. If employees’ duties do not include the use of foreign languages, employers will not have the right to deny them the…

Defiant impeached former Lithuanian President launches campaign to restore litas

By Linas Jegelevičius on Thursday, November 1, 2018

The defiant impeached former Lithuanian president Rolandas Paksas is not giving up. After a new attempt to lift his lifetime ban to run for the top post in 2019 failed, the now member of the European Parliament and the leader of a new nationalist movement, «I am calling the Nation» seems undaunted and this week has launched campaign aimed at scrapping the euro and restoring the litas, the Lithuanian currency…

Jennifer Lopez, 49, poses nude as she says ‘I’ve taken care of myself and it shows’

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Jennifer Lopez posed nude with a green cape covering only her chest and her hand on her backside. The 49-year-old Second Act star looked flawless. And she told the December issue of InStyle magazine it’s been a lot of hard work: ‘I’ve taken care of myself and it shows.’ And Jenny-Lo shared some of her tips: she does not drink caffeine, she avoids alcohol and she gets lots of sleep. Often the siren is…

Video: NATO Trident Juncture DV day demonstration

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A large-scale demonstration of NATO capabilities took place in Trondheim, Norway, as part of exercise Trident Juncture 2018 for visiting media and dignitaries. After a display of intelligence gathering assets, forces from land, air and sea conducted a beach assault, displaying the full range of joint capabilities available to the Alliance. Through these activities, NATO continues to demonstrate its will and resolve to act in the defence of the NATO…

Austria to back out of world migration agreement, following U.S., Hungary

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Austrian government just as the United States and Hungary will not support a United Nations migration pact as Vienna does not agree to what it sees as an attempt to redefine legal and illegal migration. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports on Thursday, November 1, that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, and is expected…

People are baffled over latest optical illusion – but is it a cat or a crow?

Thursday, November 1, 2018

First there was ‘the dress’ which sparked widespread confusion and debate. Now people are baffled over the internet’s latest optical illusion – and they can’t tell if it’s supposed to be a crow or a cat. Although birds and cats in theory don’t look very similar, the photo has been widely shared on social media and has people completely befuddled. At first glance, the image appears to be a crow…

NATO-Russia Council meets in Brussels

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The NATO-Russia Council, which brings together the 29 Allies and Russia, met in Brussels on Wednesday (31 October 2018). Ambassadors had an open exchange on several topics, including the situation in and around Ukraine; issues related to military activities, reciprocal transparency and risk reduction; Afghanistan; and hybrid challenges. In the spirit of transparency, NATO and Russia provided briefings on major exercises. NATO briefed on the ongoing exercise Trident Juncture 2018,…

NATO chiefs urges Russia to shed light on new missile system

Thursday, November 1, 2018

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty. At talks between Russian and NATO ambassadors on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said, “We regret that Russia has not heeded our calls” for transparency about the missile system. NATO says Russia’s 9M729 cruise missile contravenes the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The pact between…

Pentagon deploying troops from 39 units to US-Mexico border

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Pentagon has notified some 7,000 active-duty servicemembers that they could be sent to support its new operation along the U.S.-Mexico border as the military prepares to expand the mission beyond the initial 5,200 troops set to deploy by the weekend, officials said Wednesday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday dismissed concerns raised by some Democratic lawmakers and others that the deployment was a political move ahead of the Nov.…

Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

By Dave Lee, North America technology reporter on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move which would make it possible for victims to sue. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has told staff he supports their…