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Mexico human trafficking cases rise by a third but many states found lagging

Mexico human trafficking cases rise by a third but many states found laggingState human trafficking investigations in Mexico rose by a third last year, but academics and activists said that many parts of the country appeared to be struggling to tackle the crime. State authorities launched 515 trafficking cases last year - up from 385 in 2018 - according to new government data. The numbers could reflect a rise in trafficking, but also a greater understanding and recognition of an issue that is believed to be vastly underreported to police, experts said.



DAVOS-Trump laments missing Davos star Greta's speech

DAVOS-Trump laments missing Davos star Greta's speechU.S. President Donald Trump called climate activists like Greta Thunberg "prophets of doom" at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. The gentler tone, along with a promise to join a plan to plant one trillion trees, hinted at a different approach from the U.S. president, who in the past has dismissed climate change as "fake news" and told Thunberg she needs "anger management". Thunberg doubled down at Davos.



Coronavirus set to impact Chinese airlines' first quarter profit: Aercap CEO

Coronavirus set to impact Chinese airlines' first quarter profit: Aercap CEOThe chief executive of one of the world's largest aircraft lessors, Aercap , expects the new coronavirus that has emerged from Wuhan, China to impact Chinese airlines' profitability in the first quarter. Aengus Kelly said the outbreak was hitting traffic in the Chinese New Year when travel and yields peak but that past examples of the SARS and Ebola viruses show that if contained successfully, the impact on traffic will not be long-term. "There's certainly going to be an impact on the profitability of Chinese airlines in the first quarter," Kelly, whose customers include some of the world's biggest airlines, told a conference in Dublin.



Jessica Simpson reveals childhood sex abuse, says she was 'killing' herself 'with drinking and pills'

Jessica Simpson reveals childhood sex abuse, says she was 'killing' herself 'with drinking and pills'While Jessica Simpson has generally enjoyed a squeaky-clean image, she admits in a new memoir that her real life was anything but. "I'm a horrible liar," Simpson said. Simpson didn't tell her parents what happened until she was 12.



Spanish government says it will raise minimum wage by 5.5% for 2020

Spanish government says it will raise minimum wage by 5.5% for 2020Spain's new government said on Wednesday it would raise the minimum wage by 5.5 percent effective immediately. The announcement by Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz is part of a plan to raise the net minimum wage to 60% of the average national wage of 1,944 euros - to approximately 1,166 euros per month - by the end of the government's four-year term. The increase to 1,108 euros per month is the third major economic initiative announced by the government after a rise in pensions and civil servant salaries.





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