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.
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.
Many countries' economies in the region could be in for a bumpy ride next year but some may also be set to benefit as companies diversify from China.
US and Asian allies urge support for North Korea worker ban
The Central Asian summit is being held in China's Xian city at the same time as the rival G7 summit in Japan. The meeting in China comes as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the region.
In recent years, Asian tiger mosquitoes have taken a ride on cargo ships and planes, settling across the globe. The insects can survive cold and hot temperatures, as well as wet and dry climates. Some are harmless but others carry dangerous diseases. France is monitoring their expansion and impact on public health, a year before it hosts the Olympic Games. Our Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at what makes tiger mosquitoes different.
15 mins ago
Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
15 mins ago
Rights groups are calling on the Japanese government to improve conditions for women in Japanese prisons. Statistics show most women in Japan are incarcerated for non-violent offenses.
1 hour ago
Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, nearly 1,000 antisemitic incidents have been reported in Germany. Some of these acts include extreme violence and property destruction, a German association said.
1 hour ago
Since the October 7 Hamas attacks, India has become a hub of fake news and Islamophobic content. On social media, as well as on 24-hour news channels, the conflict between Israel and Hamas has inflamed Hindu extremists, venting their hatred of Muslims under the guise of support for Israel.
2 hours ago
Africa is the most vulnerable continent for the effects of climate change, the UN has said. Young Africans are calling for urgent action and for ramping up funding for African-made solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
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