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In 1995, the average Japanese worker took 56 per cent of his or her holiday entitlement. Last year it fell back to 48 per cent.[Ronald Dore]

Qatar has enough gas reserves to heat up every American home for the next century. [Los Angeles Times, 22nd December 2002]

If the ten candidate states join the EU next year as planned, 1,582 new translating jobs will be needed at EU offices. [UPI]

Soviet-made aeroplanes once made up 26 per cent of the world’s aircraft fleet. [Wall Street Journal,…

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