High welfare payments and heavily subsidised health care also help when it comes to pitting Norwegian millennials’ prospects against those elsewhere in Europe. Unemployment benefits are generous: allowing many people to claim around 60% of their previous salary for two years, while they are looking for new work. As in all the Nordic countries, low childcare costs and a general parental leave system also ensure a high participation of women in the workforce.

#Norway#Millenials#Wealth

Panama’s Canal Divides A Country Into Haves And Have-Nots

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This year marks the Panama Canal’s 100th anniversary. Panama is nearing completion of a more than $5 billion expansion of the waterway, and it recently elected a new president, Juan Carlos Varela. There has never been a more critical moment for the country to see the bigger picture Quijano warns about.

#Panama #IncomeInequality #LatinAmerica

‘Iraq for Iraqis’: Hundreds of Thousands Flood Streets of Baghdad to Demand US Military Leave Country

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Over 200,000 Iraqis protested against the U.S. military presence in their country on Friday, demanding American forces leave as requested by the Arab nation’s Parliament in early January after President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani during the general’s visit to Iraq on January 3.

#Iraqi #Protest #IraqiFreedom #MiddleEast

 

Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies

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“All of the black holes I had found before were in the centers of galaxies,” said Reines, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Letters and Science and a researcher in MSU’s eXtreme Gravity Institute. “These were roaming around the outskirts. I was blown away when I saw this.”

#Science #physics #Astrophysicists

 

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