(MENAFN - AFP) Prostitutes in Spain hit out on Thursday against a planned crackdown on streetwalking, vowing to demonstrate in central Madrid to defend their livelihoods.
The prostitutes' rights group Hetaira said it would rally on Saturday against plans to fine prostitutes and those who pick them up on the street, fearing it will force them to work in dangerous conditions.
(MENAFN - AFP) Jewish advocates called Thursday for the publication of newly found artworks at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose main collection is suspected to include Nazi-looted works.
Aside from 1,400 paintings and drawings found in the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, another 60 pieces including works by Monet, Manet and Renoir surfaced in ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Europe's grand old perfume houses and organic cosmetic newcomers may be looking at a major clean-out as the EU sniffs out ingredients blamed for skin allergies in up to 15 million people.
A report by the EU's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) found three allergens -- HICC and moss extracts atranol and choroatranol, which give a woody bouquet ...
(MENAFN - AFP) French luxury group Hermes achieved record sales last year, and said on Thursday its scarves and handbags flew off the shelves in China despite a clampdown on ostentatious spending there.
Overall sales last year rose by 7.8 percent to exceed 3.75 billion euros ($5.13 billion) for the first time, and the group said it would soon raise its prices.