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Goldman Sachs banker ‘wins £1 mn’ in maternity discrimination dispute
Goldman Sachs has reached an out of court settlement to pay £1million ($1.5 million) to a former female executive. Some of the banks top management were accused of sexually discriminating against her for being pregnant and then having a child.

21.04.2015 20:35

DEA chief quits after losing lawmakers’ confidence
The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Michele Leonhart is retiring following reports of agent misconduct and a no-confidence vote by a House of Representatives oversight committee. She will leave the post in mid-May.

21.04.2015 22:54

'Crimes and Impunity': Amnesty slams US failure to act on torture report
Amnesty International has accused Washington of “sweeping under the carpet” a December Senate report that the CIA tortured militants using the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” during the post 9/11 War on Terror.

21.04.2015 19:32

‘Poor door’: 90K apply for affordable units with separate entrance inside glitzy NYC high-rise
Nearly 90,000 people have applied for affordable apartments available in a new 33-story luxury condo building in Manhattan. The building made news last summer for its “poor door,” or separate access for those that will live in its 55 below-market rentals.

21.04.2015 16:01

Home Office denies social justice reps access to migrant jail amid hunger strike reports
Britain’s Home Office has rejected calls to allow refugee and religious representatives into Scotland’s controversial Dungavel immigration center, despite reports of a group of detainees going on hunger strike.

21.04.2015 15:56

'Global pandemic': False, substandard medicines flagged as risk to world health
Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue.

21.04.2015 14:32

Kiev says ‘no extreme right organizations in Ukraine’
There are no officially registered far-right organizations in Ukraine, the security service head said. Foreign observers have repeatedly pointed out that ultra-right extremists are actively participating in Kiev’s military operation in the east.

21.04.2015 08:34

Tories forced to return £50k donation from US tax evader’s wife
Britain’s Conservative Party returned a donation of £50,000 from a wealthy businesswoman on Monday after it emerged she was once wanted on charges of tax fraud in the United States.

21.04.2015 08:37

Beijing ‘extremely concerned’ over leaked New Zealand spying reports
China’s foreign ministry has urged New Zealand and US spying agencies to stop hacking into Chinese diplomatic buildings in Auckland. This follows reports exposing the practice and citing secret NSA files, which were leaked by Edward Snowden.

20.04.2015 20:35

‘Clinton Cash’ book alleges foreign donations to family foundation linked to political favors
A new book accuses the Clinton Foundation -- run by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, her husband Bill Clinton, and their daughter Chelsea -- of accepting quid pro quo donations from foreign sources while Mrs Clinton was secretary of state.

20.04.2015 15:37

​‘Human cost of cheap clothes’: Retail giants fail to pay Rana Plaza victims compensation
Roughly twelve clothing firms linked to Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory, which collapsed two years ago killing over 1,100 people, are yet to offer a single penny into a fund for the families of victims who lost their lives in the disaster.

20.04.2015 14:44

‘Inexplicable and absurd’ – Russia blasts Norway’s overreaction on official Svalbard visit
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said the recent visit to Svalbard by deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin was fully within the norms of international law and the spirit of Arctic partnership that Norway has consistently demonstrated so far.

20.04.2015 11:03