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.
Kiev (AFP) - The Ukranian Security Service says it is holding 10 Russians they accuse of spying. Duration: 00:52
Fukushima (Japan) (AFP) - Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a range of shoes in Japan made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Duration: 00:42
Jerusalem (AFP) - Celebrations are underway in Jerusalem, to mark the holy week of Easter. At the Wailing Wall, Jews marked Passover, while Orthodox Christians celebrated the Maundy Thursday rituals, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Duration: 01:24
Guatemala City (AFPTV) (AFP) - Guatemalan Catholics have more reasons to celebrate this Holy Thursday: they earn another Guinness record for manufacturing a 2,012.5 meter-long carpet made with sawdust breaking their own mark set in 2013. Duration:00:50
JINDO (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (AFP) - After the sinking of a South Korean ferry, authorities are battling against bad weather and time to find any survivors while anger mounts over the circumstances of the capsize and the official response. Duration: 01:42
Algiers (AFP) - Although the results of the elections are to be announced on Friday afternoon, Abdelaziz Bouteflika's supporters took to the streets of the capital Algiers to celebrate, while Bouteflika's main rival Ali Benflis has cried fraud. Duration: 1:01
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties. (April 18)
Rome (AFP) - Italy's former premier and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday he was happy to do his community service in a centre for disabled and elderly people and would do his best to be helpful. Duration: 00:37
JINDO (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (AFP) - The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized extends into a second day. Duration: 01:06
Geneva (AFP) - Ukraine will demand that Russia cease its support for "terrorist activities" on its territory, Kiev's foreign minister says on the eve of crunch talks with Moscow, the US and EU. Duration: 01:23
April 17 (Bloomberg) -- In today’s “Global Outlook,” Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote reports from Geneva on talks between the U.S. and Europe with Russian and Ukrainian officials and recaps comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”
Algiers (AFP) - The polls opened in Algeria's presidential election on Thursday with the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fourth term despite his chronic health problems. While many Algerians head to the polls, some choose not to vote. Duration: 00:52