Tag: Human rights

Belarus’s Lukashenko Tightens His Grip a Year After Disputed Election

MINSK, Belarus—For months after Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared himself the victor in presidential elections last year, hundreds of thousands of protesters thronged the streets...

After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring...

FICO scores leave out ‘people on the margins,’ Upstart’s CEO says. Can AI make lending more inclusive — without creating bias of its own?

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. When a congressional task force...

Cannes Film Festival, Risking China’s Ire, to Screen Hong Kong Protest Documentary

The Cannes Film Festival plans to screen a controversial new documentary on Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy unrest on Friday, courting another film-industry clash with Beijing...

Opinion: 6 surprising facts about the Declaration of Independence you didn’t learn in history class

Americans may think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence, but many of those ideas are elitist and wrong, as historian Woody Holton explains. His...

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...

Biden, Erdogan Meet in Attempt to Reset U.S.-Turkey Ties

ISTANBUL—President Biden met with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the first time since taking office, as the two NATO allies attempt to repair a...

G-7 Leaders Rally to Biden’s Call to Challenge China

CARBIS BAY, England—Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies called on China to respect human rights but stopped short of an outright condemnation of...

Biden Pushes G-7 to Criticize China Over Forced-Labor Allegations

ST. IVES, England—President Biden is pushing world leaders to call out China over allegations of forced labor in Xinjiang as the Group of Seven leading...

Amazon investors reject New York retirement fund’s call for a racial-equity audit, 10 other shareholder proposals

Amazon.com Inc. investors rejected all 11 shareholder proposals at the company’s annual meeting this week, but vote totals released Friday show that a significant number...

George Floyd’s family lawyer Ben Crump: ‘It’s been 57 years since we’ve had meaningful police reform’

George Floyd’s family and their attorney, Ben Crump, had a busy schedule on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death under the knee of a...

‘The pandemic merely laid bare what went unnoticed before’: Asian-American women report twice as much racism as male counterparts

As President Biden signed into a law a bill targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans, a new report released this week showed that Asian-American and...

Saudi Crown Prince’s Crackdown Spurs New Generation of Activists

Public pressure from the family of a Saudi women’s rights activist who was jailed is emboldening the relatives of other detainees to speak out, swelling...

Joe Biden poised to pivot United States arms deals toward security, human rights

Ninety minutes before President Joe Biden took office on January 20th, the United States signed a $23 billion dollar deal to sell F-35 jets, drones...

Facebook oversight board to decide whether to reinstate Trump account Wednesday

Facebook’s oversight board will issue a ruling Wednesday morning on the social media network’s decision to ban former President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram...

Leading contender to succeed Angela Merkel wants tougher stance on China, Russia

A leading contender to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor this fall has called for “dialogue and toughness” toward China when it comes to defending...

Business and civil rights leaders react to guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the killing of George Floyd, which sparked reactions from civil rights activists, politicians and world...

Facebook opposes adding civil-rights expert to its board

For the second year in a row, Facebook Inc., which is no stranger to civil-rights issues and controversies, is urging shareholders to vote against a...

As States Expand Vaccines, Prisoners Still Lack Access

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents...

View: A neutral political manifesto for a great India

India is likely to emerge as the fastest growing nation on earth in 2021-22. Double digit growth is feasible after decades as there is a...

Senior House Democrat says using filibuster to stop minimum-wage hike is akin to using it to block civil rights

The third-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, tore into Republicans for opposing a minimum-wage boost, saying their threatened used of the filibuster in the Senate...

India tells Pakistan to stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism | India News

GENEVA: India said on Tuesday that Pakistan, a country in dire economic situation, should stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism and end institutionalised violation of human rights...

EU and China to sign investment deal amid unease over rights

BRUSSELS: The European Union and China are set to sign a long-awaited business investment deal after seven years of intense discussions despite concerns about the...

Instal CCTVs at all thanas and offices of CBI, NIA, ED, NCB: SC | India News

NEW DELHI: In an order of far-reaching significance, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put the police, CBI, National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate, Narcotics Control Bureau,...

Australia ‘will always be Australia,’ PM Morrison responds to China grievances

SYDNEY: Australia’s Prime Minister has responded to China‘s list of grievances over his country’s human rights diplomacy, free media and investment policies by saying “we...