Google to pay millions to women, Asians in discrimination case
By Abiodun Ogundairo
02 February 2021 | 10:57 am
The tech giant paid female engineers less than men in similar positions. Unfair practices meant Asians and women were also overlooked for engineering roles.
20 May 2021
The legislation is backed by President Joe Biden. It comes amid a rise in attacks, including murders, against Asian Americans during the COVID pandemic.
4 Jul 2021
Oregon Zoo releases a video showing Asian elephants Samudra, Rose-Tu and Chendra splash around Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands pool while enjoying some tasty treats. A record-breaking heatwave has swept across parts of western US and Canada since the weekend, prompting authorities to issue heat warnings and advisories.
17 Aug 2021
'Shang-Chi' is Marvel's latest instalment in its blisteringly superhero movies. The difference here - 'Shang-Chi' is its first Asian lead.
12 Nov 2021
Since 2018, Portugal has seen a boom in farming, made possible in large part due to cheap labour from Asia run by mafia networks. Migrant charities estimate that around 30,000 Indian, Nepali, Thai and Pakistani labourers work on broccoli fields, pick berries and tomatoes in greenhouses or pick grapes in vineyards. In return they receive poor salaries and face difficult living conditions. Our regional correspondents report.
1 Dec 2021
China's post-COVID recovery has been hurt by Beijing's crackdown on real estate and tech giants. Strong exports have, until now, saved the economy but what happens when global demand for Chinese goods slows?
3 Jan 2022
Asian football in particular has long had a problem with match fixing. While some progress had been made in fighting the crime in recent years, the arrival of COVID-19 has made it easier for match fixers to do business.
1 May 2022
For years, Singapore has been considered a skilled practitioner of hedging between the world's superpowers and not taking sides. Now it is one of the few Asian countries to openly condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
4 Aug 2022
The death may mark the fourth monkeypox-related fatality since the outbreak began in May. The cause of the death is still being investigated.
21 Oct 2022
Actress Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American to appear on U.S. currency, the U.S. Mint announced. Wong's coin, shipping Oct. 24, is the fifth design in the American Women Quarters Program, celebrating trailblazing women by placing their likeness on quarter dollar coins.
28 Oct 2022
Indians expressed excitement and pride on Monday as Rishi Sunak was named as the UK's next prime minister - the first British Asian to hold the position.
29 Oct 2022
Skyrocketing inflation and energy costs are expected to dampen European spending on retail goods, which will come down hard on Asian production centers.
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Boris Pistorius told DW that Germany is willing to work with "reliable partners" like India and Indonesia. The German defense minister will be traveling to India alongside representatives from German's defense industry.
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Germany's center-left government wants to lower the voting age for nationwide elections from 18 to 16. Many young people support the idea, but the majority of the population has expressed skepticism.
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This year’s theme, “Navigating the crises – From 300 to 3000: How to deliver the next generation of African champions”, reflects on commitment to promote and help shape public policies that are conducive to a new and emerging generation of African companies with billion-dollar turnovers. Organisers of the event said the growth in number and size of African champions is crucial to minimising the impact of foreign crises on the continent’s markets.
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Some 200 international observers were on hand to monitor this year's proceedings for a single round vote based on proportional representation to elect 102 lawmakers.
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An investigation began into the deadly crash in the Indian state of Odisha, which took nearly 300 lives and left thousands injured. The accident is believed to have been caused by signal system failure.