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Finland, the 'world's happiest country,' seeks migrants

World Jun 23, 2021

Finland, the 'world's happiest country,' seeks migrants

Repeatedly dubbed the happiest nation on the planet with world-beating living standards, Finland should be deluged by people wanting to relocate, but in fact it faces an acute workforce shortage. "It's now widely acknowledged that we need a spectacular number of people to come to ...

Europe is finally hitting Google where it hurts most

Commentary / World Jun 23, 2021

Europe is finally hitting Google where it hurts most

by Alex Webb

Forget the $9 billion of fines that came before. They barely scratched the surface. For Google, this is the big one. On Tuesday the European Commission announced a formal probe into the search giant’s practices in online advertising. After years of antitrust investigations, this is ...

China’s 'guochao' nationalism

Commentary / Japan Jun 23, 2021

China’s 'guochao' nationalism

by Yoichi Funabashi

In China, a boycott of leading global brands that have announced they will not use cotton produced using the forced labor of Muslims in Xinjiang province continues. Among the targets of this boycott are Swedish apparel manufacturer H&M and American and German sportswear manufacturers ...