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Caste in California: Tech giants confront ancient Indian hierarchy

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OAKLAND, Calif, Aug 15 (Reuters) – (This August 14 story refiles to fix typo in para 17) America’s tech giants are taking a modern-day crash course in India’s ancient caste system, with Apple (AAPL.O) emerging as an early leader in policies to rid Silicon Valley of a rigid hierarchy that’s......

Poland to get recovery cash after meeting agreed milestones – Commission

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European Union and Poland’s flags flutter at the Orlen refinery in Mazeikiai, Lithuania April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Poland will get money from the European Union recovery fund only after it reaches the milestones and targets......

Man gets life sentence for U.S. hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery murder

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A poster depicting Ahmaud Arbery is seen outside the Glynn County Courthouse while Greg McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan are tried over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, in Brunswick, Georgia, U.S., November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUNSWICK,......

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

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LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the......

Facebook-owner Meta releases first human rights report

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July 14 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta (META.O) released its first annual human rights report on Thursday, following years of accusations that it turned a blind eye to online abuses that fueled real-world violence in places like India and Myanmar. The report, which covers due diligence performed in 2020 and......

How Republican-led states are targeting Wall Street with ‘anti-woke’ laws

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WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – Republican-led states have unleashed a policy push to punish Wall Street for taking stances on gun control, climate change, diversity and other social issues, in a warning for companies that have waded in to fractious social debates. Abortion rights are poised to be the next......

Twitter seeks judicial review of Indian orders to take down content -source

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NEW DELHI, July 5 (Reuters) – Twitter asked an Indian court on Tuesday to overturn some government orders to remove content from the social media platform, a source familiar with the matter said, in a legal challenge which alleges abuse of power by officials. The U.S. company’s attempt to get......

Roe v Wade ruling disproportionately hurts Black women, experts say

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a constitutional right to an abortion is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Black women and other women of color, who have traditionally faced overwhelming costs and logistical obstacles in obtaining reproductive healthcare, experts said. The reversal......

Australia inquiry says miners fail to protect women, backs offender register

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Iron ore mining operations, including a rail network, can be seen in outback Western Australia near the city of Port Hedland in this aerial picture September 5, 2016. Picture taken September 5, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report says mining industry culture fails......

Youths sue European governments over fossil fuel energy pact

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A Stop sign stands in front of the Neurath lignite power plant of German utility RWE, west of Cologne, Germany, January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Five young people will on Tuesday file a lawsuit against 12......

Some shoppers balk at retailers peddling new ‘Juneteenth’ merchandise

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NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) – Clothing retailer Kohl’s (KSS.N) is offering gray, green and red “Juneteenth 1865” tank tops and t-shirts for juniors and boys for $23.99. JCPenney.com hopes to lure shoppers with dozens of wall hangings featuring abstract graphic designs and silhouettes of Black women, priced at $60......

Tesla investor sues Musk, board over accusation of workplace discrimination

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June 17 (Reuters) – A Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) shareholder sued the electric car maker, Chief Executive Elon Musk and its board, accusing them of neglecting to tackle complaints about workplace discrimination and harassment, and engendering a “toxic workplace culture.” Thursday’s lawsuit is the latest against Tesla, which has been accused......

Miner Fortescue says it won’t shy away from countries with troubled human rights

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Andrew Forrest, Chairman and Founder, Fortescue Metals Group speaks at the Global Energy Transition 2022 conference in New York City, New York, U.S. June 14, 2022. REUTERS/David Dee Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Andrew Forrest, the chairman and founder......

EU sets board quotas for women by mid-2026, lawmakers say

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Women leave the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 7 (Reuters) – European Union negotiators agreed late on Tuesday to the bloc’s first-ever quota for women on corporate boards, lawmakers said, a bid......

Taiwan tells EU it will continue to be ‘trusted’ chip partner

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The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) headquarters building is seen in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan will continue to be a trusted partner for the global chip industry and help stabilise......

Amazon investor proposal to review plastic use narrowly fails to clear

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company’s logistics center in Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris, France, December 7, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 27 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) investor-led proposal to review its use of plastic won 49% support even as......

Swiss release some frozen Russian assets

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1,000-Swiss-franc banknotes lie in a box at a Swiss bank in Zurich, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, May 12 (Reuters) – The Swiss government on Thursday reported 6.3 billion Swiss francs ($6.33 billion) worth of Russian assets frozen under sanctions......

Musk gets Twitter for $44 billion, to cheers and fears of ‘free speech’ plan

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NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) – Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world’s richest person. It is a......

Florida set to strip Disney of self-governing status in dispute over LGBTQ law

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Bill passed by lawmakers now awaits governor’s approval Disney set to lose benefit of special tax status Disney condemned law limiting school discussion of LGBTQ issues Disney a big political donor in Florida April 21 (Reuters) – Florida lawmakers gave legislative approval on Thursday to a bill stripping Walt Disney......

U.S. settles with UPS to resolve immigration-related discrimination claims

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WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has secured a settlement with United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) to resolve immigration-related discrimination claims in a civil action against the package delivery company, the agency said on Monday. “The settlement resolves the department’s claims that UPS violated the Immigration and......

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