Sochi Workers Faced Rampant Abuses Building Olympic Sites

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Abuses included non-payment of wages or significant delays in payments of wages.
Seoul (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits Seoul as South Korea and the United States launch a major joint air force exercise. Duration: 00:41
Panama City (AFP) - US President Barack Obama arrived in Panama Thursday and US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed high hopes for North and South American cooperation during a speech at a forum on education, ahead of the Americas Summit. Duration: 01:12
Hokota (Japan) (AFP) - More than 130 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, are beached in Japan, sparking frantic efforts by locals and coastguards to save them. Duration: 1:00
Tehran (AFP) - A framework nuclear deal reached with world powers last week is no guarantee a full agreement will be reached by the end of June, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday. Duration: 01:09
Paris (FRANCE) (AFP) - French television network TV5Monde was forced to broadcast only pre-recorded programmes Thursday after an "unprecedented" hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants, who also hijacked its websites and social networks. Duration: 01:38
Panama City (AFP) - A fistfight broke out between Cuban dissidents and government supporters in front of their country's embassy Wednesday ahead of the Americas Summit. Duration: 00:57
Hyderabad (India) (AFP) - An Indian court on Thursday sentenced the former chief of outsourcing giant Satyam to seven years in jail over a $2.25 billion accounting fraud scandal dubbed "India's Enron". Duration: 00:40
London (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) - Thieves may have gotten away with a record haul of diamonds after a heist in London netted an estimated £200 million worth (275 million euro, $300 million) of gems. Duration: 01:02
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Around 200 people marched through Rio de Janeiro's streets Wednesday against the police, who they blame for the death of a 10-year-old boy last week. Duration: 01:20
Rancagua (Chile) (AFP) - The daughter-in-law of President Michelle Bachelet was heckled Wednesday after appearing for questioning over allegations her family used its influence to get a $10-million bank loan. Duration: 00:51
Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) - Loved ones and colleagues Wednesday mourned fifteen police officers killed in an ambush by a drug cartel. Duration: 00:45
DOLO ADO (ETHIOPIA) (AFP) - Ethiopian wild coffee beans are doing more than just feeding the local baboons, they are providing a livelihood for local farmers, finding a market in Italy and protecting the forests at the same time.Duration:02:31