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Taiwan Cabinet releases gender equality statistics in new report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Department of Gender Equality (DGE) published its “2024 Gender Image” gender equality report on Monday (Jan. 29). In a press release, the DGE a...

Weak economy, COVID rampage likely shrank China's population again in 2023

HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - China's population likely dropped for a second consecutive year in 2023 due to a surge in COVID-related deaths after the country abruptly ended strict lockdowns, while...

Births in China slide 10% to hit their lowest on record

BEIJING, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The number of births in China tumbled 10% last year to hit their lowest level on record - a drop that comes despite a slew of government efforts to support parents and amid...

In Iran, snap checkpoints and university purges mark the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini protests

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Snap checkpoints. Internet disruptions. University purges. Iran's theocracy is trying hard to both ignore the upcoming anniversary of nationwide protests over the co...

G20 agreement reflects sharp differences over Ukraine and a rising clout of Global South

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Group of 20 top world economies added the African Union as a member at their annual summit Saturday, and host India was able to get the disparate group to sign off on a final stat...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw resigns after turbulent three years at the helm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw will step down this month to help lead a New York-area transit system, the mayor said Tuesday, ending a turbulent three years in wh...

Japanese politician, Taiwanese partner call on Japan to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese politician and his Taiwanese partner traveled to Taiwan to register their same-sex marriage on Aug. 11 and called on the Japanese government to legalize same-se...

UN envoy says ICC should prosecute Taliban for crimes against humanity for denying girls education

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court should prosecute Taliban leaders for a crime against humanity for denying education and employment to Afghan girls and women, the U.N. special en...

Taiwan’s new laws targeting workplace sexual harassment after #MeToo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan amended three laws pertaining to sexual harassment earlier this month, after a wave of #MeToo allegations brought a long-delayed reckoning with the unspoken gender ...

How DOJ made different death penalty decisions in the Pittsburgh synagogue and Texas mall massacres

CHICAGO (AP) — Two separate shootings 2,000 miles (3,218 kilometers) apart. One killed 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The other killed 23 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Both were motivated by hate. Bo...

Pope joins with imam in making calls for peace before UN Security Council vote

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pope Francis and a leading Sunni imam made calls for peace as the U.N. Security Council met Wednesday to discuss the importance of “human fraternity" and condemn the hatreds that...

Thousands join Feminist Strike across Swiss cities

Swiss cities were filled with the chants of protesters on Wednesday as tens of thousands of people took to the street to join the annual protests against gender discrimination and inequality. Organiz...

Goldman settles gender discrimination suit for $215 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs will pay $215 million to settle a years-long class action lawsuit that claimed the bank discriminated against women when it came to pay, performance evaluations and promo...

New York, California probing workplace discrimination at NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in New York and California launched an investigation of the NFL's workplace culture on Thursday, issuing subpoenas to executives of one of the world's richest sports league...

Garmin responds to claim it illegally ousted pregnant Vietnamese worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to claims that Garmin illegally forced a migrant worker to quit because she was pregnant, the company said on Friday (April 28) that the worker resigned volunt...