EVA Airlines strike could be a watershed moment for Taiwanese workers’ rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The ongoing EVA Airlines strike looks set to become a watershed moment in the history of workers’ rights in Taiwan. And so it should. At the time of writing, EVA Airli...

Dalai Lama apologizes for remarks on ‘attractive’ female successor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Dalai Lama apologized for his remarks that any female successor should be “more attractive” on Tuesday (June 2), the BBC reports. During an interview wi...

Review: Sail away with the must-see documentary 'Maiden'

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn't exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any sup...

Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality

GENEVA (AP) — Women across Switzerland are walking off the job and staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and less sexual harassment and violence. It's the first...

Review: Emma Thompson kills in 'Late Night'

Watching "Late Night," an enjoyably zippy if scattershot comedy about a veteran late-night host and her fresh-faced new writing hire, a persistent thought runs through your head: How have we been abid...

Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians

NEW YORK (AP) — Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. A majority also believe jou...

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

CHICAGO (AP) — Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked. About half of Americans think there's age discri...

High-tech sex toy for women wins back a rescinded award

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A trade group has reinstated an award to the makers of a robotic sex toy for women that it had taken away four months ago for not keeping with its image. The Co...

Progressive Christian author Rachel Held Evans, 37, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Progressive Christian author Rachel Held Evans has died in Tennessee after spending two weeks in a hospital for treatment for an infection and brain seizures. She was 37. ...

Nominate a woman? Some Democratic women aren't so sure

TIPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa voters sent a record number of women to the Legislature during last year's midterms. Women won two of the state's most competitive U.S. House races, and a woman was elected go...

Long before accusing Biden, Flores called out harassment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lucy Flores, the former Nevada politician who accused Joe Biden of inappropriately kissing her on the back of the head in 2014, rose from a tough childhood through top Democratic poli...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 Los Angeles Times advises caution in light of reactions to the relea...

German ministry stands by 'sexist' bike helmet campaign

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport ministry says it stands by a cycling safety campaign that has drawn accusations of sexism even inside the governing coalition for featuring scantily clad women. ...

Looks like what? Helmet ad stirs controversy in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's conservative transport minister has some choice words for cyclists who are too vain to wear helmets. Andreas Scheuer's office launched a campaign Friday calli...

Bernie Sanders makes top Iowa, New Hampshire hires for 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders has hired four key Iowa staffers and three veterans in New Hampshire, building out a team of old and new staff as he makes his second Democratic bid for pre...