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French railway loses discrimination appeal against Moroccan workers

Paris - France's national rail operator on Wednesday lost its appeal against a finding that it discriminated against hundreds of Moroccan workers arriving in the post-colonial era, damaging their careers.

Israel to allow graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened

Jerusalem - Israel will allow the opening of graves believed to hold remains of children who died in the 1950s, for DNA tests to help determine whether they were stolen from their parents, officials said Wednesday.

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy

New York - American actor Mark Wahlberg announced Saturday he would donate $1.5 million (1.2 million euros) to a legal fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star.

High cost of pink: German watchdog slams gendered pricing

Frankfurt Am Main - From pink razor blades to salon haircuts, women regularly pay more for items and services that are nearly identical to those for men but marketed differently, a German watchdog said Tuesday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP lodges 'discrimination' case against PM

Den Haag - Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders on Thursday sought to take legal action against Prime Minister Mark Rutte, accusing him of discrimination against the Dutch people."We are treated like second class citizens in our own country.

'Dope n dreads' stereotypes as Germany mulls 'Jamaica' coalition

Frankfurt - A German news weekly illustrated the outcome of September's election with a picture of Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing a Rastafarian hat and passing a joint to stoned fellow leaders sporting dreadlocks.

Rights groups sue Trump administration over travel ban

Washington - Human rights organizations announced Friday they are suing the Trump administration over the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, continuing a long-running legal battle over the restrictions.

Muslims 'attached' to Europe despite discrimination: study

Vienna - A large majority of Muslims in Europe feel closely connected to the country they live in and trust public institutions despite facing "widespread discrimination", a study suggested Thursday.

Muslims caught in Austrian election crossfire

Vienna - As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the Catholic majority country ahead of next month's parliamentary election.

Top US general condemns racism after Charlottesville violence

Bejing - The United States' top general condemned "racism and bigotry" on Thursday, joining other military leaders in their denunciation of deadly violence in Charlottesville.

Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

Geneva - A Swiss hotel that posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool and restricting their access to the facility's freezer has unleashed outrage and official complaints from Israel.

Google cancels diversity debate Town Hall

San Francisco - Google Thursday canceled a Town Hall intended to air viewpoints on diversity, sexism and free speech, citing worker safety concerns.

Row over Google employee's defense of tech gender gap

New York - Google found itself at the center of controversy Sunday after an employee in a leaked internal document claimed "biological causes" explained the lack of women in tech industry leadership roles.

Israeli woman wins discrimination case over airline seat

Jerusalem - An 83-year-old woman has won a lawsuit against Israel's national airline after being asked to move seats on a transatlantic flight because an ultra-Orthodox man did not want to sit next to her.

University students walk out of Pence speech

Washington - Dozens of students at Indiana's Notre Dame University protested White House policies on Sunday by walking out of a commencement speech by Vice President Mike Pence, who criticized political correctness at American colleges.

Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

Washington - Did Donald Trump's contested travel ban deliberately single out Muslims? The US administration fiercely denied it during an appeals court hearing Monday -- despite the president's campaign call for a blanket Muslim ban.

Korean man sues American Airlines for discrimination in bumping

After a 69-year-old doctor forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight because the airlines needed his seat for a crew member, a Korean pastor has launched a lawsuit against American Airlines alleging discrimination in being bumped from a flight.

NY headstones overturned amid anti-Semitism rise

New York - Five tombstones were overturned in an historic Jewish cemetery in New York, police said Sunday, the latest in rising number of apparent anti-Semitic incidents across the United States.

Israel says global anti-Semitism on the rise

Jerusalem - The Israeli government on Sunday reported a global increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2016, citing sharp rises in Germany, Britain and the United States compared with the previous year.

India ban on foreign funds shuts down Dalit charity

Ahmedabad - An Indian charity running schools for Dalit children will close down after the government banned it from receiving foreign funds over alleged threats to national unity, officials said Friday.

French women urged to share stories from 'sexist' parliament

Paris - Sleazy French MPs beware. With sexual harassment in parliament in the spotlight after recent scandals, a new website launched Monday that encourages female staffers to recount lewd behaviour or unwanted advances.

Dutch 'Black Pete' violates children's rights: ombudswoman

Den Haag - The Dutch children's ombudswoman ruled Friday that "Black Pete," the Christmas sidekick of Saint Nicholas, violates UN conventions and children's rights and could incite bullying and discrimination.

Marchers in Mexico City decry same-sex marriage

Mexico - Thousands marched in Mexico City Saturday against same-sex marriage, which President Enrique Pena Nieto supports, while hundreds of gay rights supporters rallied nearby."I think the government...

From attempting suicide in Nigeria to Miss Transsexual final

Barcelona - Miss SaHHara was born in the wrong country, and in the wrong body.

Thousands protest in Mexico against gay marriage legalization

Mexico - Thousands of people marched throughout Mexico Saturday to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto's initiative to legalize gay marriage.

Op-Ed: How much is your dialect affecting your chances of finding a job?

Modern societies strive to reach a level of globalization that gives everyone a fair opportunity of finding employment, regardless of race, sex or language. But is that true that even a simple accent can affect your chances of finding a job?

Egypt Christians look to new law to end discrimination

Minya - On a recent Sunday in southern Egypt, dozens of Coptic Christians gathered for mass next to the charred remains of a wooden structure they once used as a chapel.

Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

- Homophobia has surged in Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in May, a gay rights group said Tuesday, reporting 26 hate-fueled murders this year.

AIDS — Harsh reality despite the many advances made over decades

In the decades since the HIV virus was discovered, we have made great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of a disease that once was a death sentence. And while HIV infection rates are falling among heterosexuals, it's not the case with gay men.

Discrimination case against Disneyland Paris should be dropped: Prosecutors

Meaux - Discrimination charges against Euro Disney over job adverts that called only for "European" candidates should be dropped, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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