Facilitating gender equality in corporate America
30 March 2019 | 7:22 am
On this edition of "Bloomberg Equality," Bloomberg's Janet Paskin discusses the new California law requires most companies in the state to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by the end of this year.
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For migrants in Italy getting special protection status can be life-changing. But lawmakers have now approved a law severely restricting access.
The European Court of Justice has again ruled against Poland over its controversial judicial reforms. It has sided with the European Commission over the question of judicial impartiality in Poland.
Fed up with gang violence, Haitians are hunting down people they suspect of being connected to these infamous armed groups, not hesitating to kill them. The movement – called Bwa Kale – began on April 24 in Port-au-Prince and quickly spread around the country. Dozens of people have been killed by vigilante mobs, often after very brief questioning.
The government plans a 75% emission cut by 2050 but the right-wing Swiss People's Party warned the plan will cause energy prices to rise. A separate vote on higher corporate taxes is being held.
Germany has two million jobs to fill. Now it is reforming its immigration laws to help close the gap, and may bring in, and keep, foreign talent.
Senegal’s President Macky Sall has been receiving commendations for not pursuing a third term in office. His announcement came at a time when chaos had broken out in the country at the possibility of him running for a third term, something Sall fought against before he became president. Should he be commended for not going ahead with his plans to bend the law?
The European Commission will withhold funds from Poland and Hungary as punishment for breaches cited in its annual rule of law report this week.
Thousands of people, including Western diplomats, participated in the Pride march in Hungary. It comes as the authorities implement a controversial law restricting the "display or promotion" of homosexuality.
Iran has resumed patrols by the so-called "morality police" to enforce its hijab law, which requires women to cover their hair and wear loose clothing in public.
The Israeli parliament has voted in favor of a contentious judicial overhaul as thousands protested outside. Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left hospital after an emergency heart procedure.
In May, Uganda enacted a new law against homosexuality. The new legislation now affects international funding to the country. InfoMigrants examines whether the law might cause more people to flee the country.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday his government was looking to change the law following reports British nurse Lucy Letby was refusing to leave her cell for sentencing. Letby was convicted on Friday (August 18) of murdering seven babies and trying to kill another six at the hospital where she worked in northwest England, making her one of the country's worst serial child killers.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said that Sunday's referendum in Venezuela over the status of the disputed region of Essequibo was "absolutely not" the success proclaimed by the Maduro regime. According to electoral authorities, 95 percent of voters approved of Venezuela's claim to the large swath of neighbouring Guyana, but turnout was around 50 percent.
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Against the backdrop of the Israel-Hamas war and one-off Islamist attacks closer to home, German authorities are confronting a "complex threat situation." Some observers warn against exaggerating the danger.
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Thailand's tourism bureau estimates nearly 1.5 million fewer visitors from China in 2023 than had originally been expected at the beginning of the year. Changing travel trends and economic problems in China are to blame.
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He's claiming that his remarks were "misinterpreted". The Emirati oil executive leading the COP28 climate conference in Dubai has come out fighting after widespread criticism of his suggestion that there was "no science" indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels was needed to contain global warming.
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