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Greece axes vacation bonus for civil workers using computers

Recession-wracked Greece plans to scrap a perk for its civil servants who enjoy an extra six days of holiday per year — if they use a computer at work. Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Athens wanted to axe the bonus that he dismissed as an “aberration.” “There is still…

Saudi Arabia to hold municipal elections in April

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia is to hold municipal elections from April 23 at a time of pro-democracy uprisings across the Arab world, the official SPA news agency announced. “A committee has been formed… to oversee next month?s municipal council elections,” it said in an official announcement late on Tuesday,…