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Starbucks set to hire 2,500 refugees in Europe

NEW YORK: U.S. coffee chain Starbucks Corp said Tuesday it will hire 2,500 refugees in Europe as part of a wider worldwide hiring plan, months after the policy prompted a backlash from some customers. The world's largest coffee chain said it would hire the refugees at its European stores starting in eight countries over the next five years and had already started recruitment. The move is part of the Seattle-based company's plan, unveiled in January, to add 10,000 refugees in 75 countries to its workforce. The…

USAID to provide two mobile libraries for Islamabad school children

ISLAMABAD: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) will receive two mobile libraries from the USAID for the school children of Islamabad. The representatives of USAID and International Rescue Committee (IRC) called on the Minister of State for CADD, Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Tuesday and provided details about the status of Pakistan Reading Project (PRP) which is functional in Islamabad and other parts of the country. The USAID-funded PRP is a five-year $160 million project with the objective to support…