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Employment tribunals: 'I sued my boss and won'

Image copyright Malcolm and Charlotte Loubser Image caption Charlotte Loubser says bringing the claim was hard work and very emotional In the early stages of a difficult second pregnancy, Charlotte Loubser had been sick, nauseous and found herself unable get out of bed.The birth of her first child had been troubled and her second pregnancy…
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How Japan's trade row with South Korea could hit tech supplies

Image copyright Getty Images A trade spat between Japan and South Korea threatens to spill beyond their borders, posing potential risks to consumer electronics supplies around the world. The row stems from export restrictions Tokyo imposed on certain industrial materials that Seoul needs to make semiconductors and display screens. Japan has also warned tougher trade…
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Should robots ever look like us?

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Should we aim to make robots look exactly like humans or cute cartoonish versions of us? Humanoid robots are a familiar trope in popular culture, but is making machines look like us a little bit creepy and even potentially dangerous?Whether it is Isaac Asimov's robotics novels, 1980s movie character Johnny…
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BA pilots vote in favour of strike action over key summer period

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways pilots have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay, threatening a walkout over the key summer holiday period.The British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) said 93% of its members had voted in favour of industrial action.A strike would be likely to cause severe disruption, as Balpa…
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Brexit harming UK industrial strategy, warns top economist

The Brexit deadlock has undermined efforts to boost the UK economy, the chairman of the government's Industrial Strategy Council has told Newsnight.The council holds the government to account over its industrial strategy.Andy Haldane, who is also chief economist of the Bank of England, said it was "plausible" that one of the "costs of Brexit is…
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Volvo recalls 70,000 cars in the UK over fire risk

Image copyright Getty Images Volvo is recalling almost 70,000 cars in the UK over concerns that they could catch fire.It is part of a global recall of more than half a million diesel vehicles that suffer from a fault.The Swedish carmaker said that "in very rare cases" a plastic part of the engine can "melt…