South Korean ‘comfort women’ lose compensation claim
21 April 2021 | 3:36 pm
A South Korean court rejected a lawsuit calling for Japan to compensate victims forced to work in wartime brothels. Activists and plaintiffs denounced the decision, calling it a "major disappointment."
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Harvey Weinstein, women who accused him of sexual misconduct, his former film studio's board members and the New York attorney general's office have reached a tentative $44 million deal to resolve lawsuits and compensate alleged victims of the Hollywood producer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.
18 Jul 2019
Local communities that occupied and stopped operations at an oil flow station in the Niger Delta have continued to agitate for compensation from international oil major Shell, over loss of livelihood and environmental pollution.
27 Jul 2019
An East German refugee had applied for compensation after being traumatized during a hair-raising escape. He was trapped on a barbed wire fence when border guards found him.
14 Nov 2019
A German city seized a pug from an indebted family and sold her on eBay, but her new owner soon noticed the dog had an eye infection and had to pay for the surgery. A court will now decide if the city owes compensation.
28 Jun 2020
More than 1,300 people have tested positive at a Tönnies slaughterhouse, causing Germany's transmission rate to rocket. Germany's labor minister says the firm should pay compensation.
19 Jul 2020
As colonial symbols come under scrutiny in Belgium, five mixed-race women have sued the Belgian state for "crimes against humanity". Now over 70 years old, these women were born in what was then Belgian Congo, the present-day DRC.
19 Jul 2020
As colonial symbols come under scrutiny in Belgium, five mixed-race women have sued the Belgian state for "crimes against humanity". Now over 70 years old, these women were born in what was then Belgian Congo, the present-day DRC. The offspring of Congolese mothers and European fathers, they were abducted from their mothers to be placed in religious institutions and subject to the supervision of the state. These children were seen as a threat by the Belgian state, which feared that they would rise up against the colonial order. Our Brussels correspondents report.
1 Aug 2020
Homosexual soldiers who faced discrimination in Germany's Bundeswehr army could receive financial compensation, according to the draft of a new bill. The judgments of military courts will also be revoked.
9 Sep 2020
Land acquisition: More than 600 new claimants in court for compensation
1 Dec 2020
Victims of alleged police brutality seek N1billion compensation in Rivers
30 Nov 2020
Wife of slain vendor denies knowledge of N500m compensation demanded from Speaker Gbajabiamila
24 Mar 2021
The Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on SARS-related matters has begun hearing the petition of Titi Egbaiyeyomi over the detention and alleged extra judicial killing of her son Taiwo by SARS officers in November 2006.
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The Israeli government has said it would seek to speed up the process for citizens to obtain firearms licenses in the wake of attacks in East Jerusalem.
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Water conflict is a term describing a conflict between countries, states, or groups over the rights to access water resources. The United Nations recognizes that water disputes result from opposing interests of water users, public or private.
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The Namibian government estimates it will need up to $190 billion (€181 billion) by 2040 to implement its vision of becoming Africa's first green hydrogen provider. The prospects are enormous. According to the government's strategic plan, the hydrogen industry could contribute up to $6 billion to the country's GDP.2
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The German Bundestag recognized the massacre of Yazidis by jihadists from the so-called Islamic State in Iraq as "genocide."
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Almost all European chambers of commerce remain active in Myanmar nearly two years on from a military coup that ousted a democratically-elected government and sparked a civil war.
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Police say the missile completely destroyed a residential building in the center of Kramatorsk. Meanwhile, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has arrived in Kyiv ahead of an EU summit in the capital. DW has more.