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As the debate rages over what to do about Europe's growing number of migrants, many employers say taking more refugees could fill gaps in the labor market created by Europe's aging population.
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The six-month-long World Expo kicks off on Friday in Milan. Ahead of the event around two thousand students marched through the city center to protest against the Expo.
Bolivia is believed to be home to huge lithium reserves in the Salar de Uyuni salt flat. The country wants a foreign investor to help develop extraction of the rare earth.
The removal of the Swiss franc's peg to the euro took a heavy toll on the Swiss National Bank's first quarter earnings. The franc soared in value against the euro, leading to a sharp drop in the value of the bank's foreign currency holdings.
Shareholders of German airline Lufthansa observed a minute's silence at the start of their annual general meeting in Hamburg on Wednesday for the 150 people who died in the Germanwings crash last month. The low-cost carrier is a subsidiary. Its parent company is under pressure after the disaster.