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Kurdistan prepared for unconditional talks with Iraq

Kurdistan prepared for unconditional talks with Iraq

World
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Kurdistan's two major political parties have announced they are prepared to enter unconditional talks with Iraq to discuss the nation's constitution.The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party stated they will abandon the region's quest for independence from Iraq, but are willing to open a dialogue with the nation's government."We hereby declare to all parties that we are prepared to have unconditional dialogue on the basis of the constitution, away from imposing the policy of de facto, attacks or military arrogance," the statement read. "Iraq needs to come to the discussion table on the basis of recognizing the rights of Kurdistan nation. To this end, the government of Kurdistan will represent Kurdistan's nation."The two major parties met with 30 o...
Finland tests an unconditional basic income

Finland tests an unconditional basic income

Finance
JUHA JARVINEN, an unemployed young father in a village near Jurva, western Finland, brims with ideas for earning a living. “I’m an artist and entrepreneur. Sometimes I’m too active, I don’t have time to stop,” he says. He just agreed to paint the roofs of two neighbours’ houses. His old business, making decorative window frames, went bust a few years ago. Having paid off debts, he recently registered another, to produce videos for clients.Mr Jarvinen says that for six years he had wanted to start a new business but it had proved impossible. The family got by on his wife’s wages as a nurse, plus unemployment and child benefits. Mr Jarvinen had a few job offers in the main local industries—forestry, furniture-making and metalwork. But taking on anything short of a permanent, well-paid post m...