On the Wire: Global
February 18, 2014
Officials in the United Arab Emirates are making an effort to eliminate the use of low-quality, inefficient incandescent light bulbs in the country. — The National
Shoppers pay 35 percent more for clothing sold at the outlets of international fashion retailers compared to online shoppers from the United States and United Kingdom.
Teachers are demanding a 35 percent increase in their wages for the coming school year and are threatening to strike if their demands are not met, which could delay the beginning of classes for students.
As part of its Valentine’s Day Homecoming initiative, the telecommunications company Vodafone Ghana has paid the medical bills of 180 impoverished patients. — Vibe Ghana
Workers at the Dulles Airport found an unidentified man’s body in the landing-gear wheel well of a plane arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal.