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.
Bangkok (AFP) - Two weeks on from the Bangkok bombing, the shrine devastated by the attack has lost none of its lustre for ethnic Chinese devotees who have long flocked there hoping their prayers will be answered.
Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Tensions flare between migrants and police in Budapest as people from Syria and elsewhere try to reach Germany and Austria.
Bangkok (AFP) - Thai authorities confirm that the only publicly named suspect in the deadly Bangkok shrine bombing is overseas, but refuse to say in which country.
Tehran (AFP) - The United States remains Iran's "number one enemy" despite a recent nuclear deal with world powers, the chief of Tehran's top clerical body said Tuesday, Iranian media reported.
Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday for EU action on the migrant crisis, saying it was testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union.
Budapest (AFP) - Several hundred migrants stuck for days in makeshift refugee camps at train stations in Budapest were on Monday allowed to board trains headed for Austria and Germany, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.
Gevgelija (Macedonia) (AFP) - After crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia thousands of migrants take a train to the Serbian border.
Mexico City (AFP) - The murder of prominent photojournalist Ruben Espinosa is the latest in a string of journalist slayings that has prompted intellectuals from Mexico and around the world to call on Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to better protect the press.
Kiev (AFP) - At least 90 people mainly police were wounded in fierce clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament on Monday as lawmakers gave initial backing to deeply controversial reforms granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists.
Bangkok (AFP) - Police investigating the deadly Bangkok blast say they are seeking a Thai woman and an unidentified man after bomb-making materials were discovered over the weekend in a second apartment raided by police.
Bangkok (AFP) - National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri says officers believe the Bangkok bomb suspect is part of a people-smuggling gang who help illegal migrants obtain counterfeit documents.
Montrouis (HAITI) (AFP) - One person dies as a landslide caused by the rains from Tropical Storm Erika slams into the Haitian town of Montrouis.