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Q&A: How gender pay issues can be tackled in the legal sector Special

London - Many countries have legislation in place that make it illegal to pay men and women in the same role different amounts, however men continue to dominate higher paid roles. An expert advises how this can be tackled in the legal sector.

Flood of lawsuits, flight of investors on cards with US Cuba move

Havana - The US decision to enforce a tough but long-delayed law in Cuba could have far-reaching effects, including triggering an avalanche of lawsuits as well as action before the World Trade Organization.

EU, Canada warn of reprisals as US targets foreign interests in Cuba

Apo - The European Union and Canada warned Wednesday of reprisals after the United States for the first time allowed lawsuits against foreign companies operating in Cuba, including EU and Canadian firms.

Trump ramps up pressure on Cuba in Latin America offensive

Miami - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ramped up pressure on Cuba with new restrictions on US travel and remittances and a green light to lawsuits over seized property as he vowed to rid Latin America of leftists.

US announces Cuba property law despite EU warnings

Washington - The United States said Wednesday that a long-delayed law would go into effect next month that allows lawsuits over property seized by Cuba and that it issue make no exemptions for angered Europeans.

After 23-year delay, US squeezes Cuba on confiscated property

Washington - President Donald Trump will open the way for lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, enforcing a controversial law that angered European allies and could rattle the island's economy, after more than two decades of delay.

South Korean constitutional court orders abortion ban be lifted

Seoul - South Korea's constitutional court on Thursday ordered the country's decades-old abortion ban to be lifted in a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say puts women at risk.

South Korean constitutional court orders abortion ban be lifted

Seoul - South Korea's constitutional court on Thursday ordered the country's decades-old abortion ban to be lifted in a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say puts women at risk.

South Korea constitutional court to rule on abortion ban

Seoul - South Korea's constitutional court is to rule Thursday on the legality of a decades-old abortion ban that campaigners say endangers women, in what could be a historic decision.

Singapore PM defends 'fake news' law after storm of criticism

Putrajaya - Singapore's leader insisted Tuesday his government's proposed fake news laws were a "step forward" in fighting online falsehoods after they sparked criticism from press freedom groups and tech giants.

South Korean women hope for change to abortion laws

Incheon - More than a quarter of a century after the first of her three abortions -- illegal in South Korea -- Lim is still haunted by her sense of shame. She was 24 and had a boyfriend, but neither was ready to wed.

EU's Timmermans denies Polish minister's 'bias' charge

Warsaw - European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans hit back Sunday at accusations of political bias from Poland's right-wing government, as he campaigned as a Socialist candidate for May's European elections.

Sharia law plunges Brunei gay community into fear

Bandar Seri Begawan - Transgender woman Zoella Zayce fled her native Brunei last year as the country shifted towards hardline Islam, and thinks more of the LGBT community will follow after the death penalty for gay sex was introduced.

UN calls Brunei's anti-gay law a clear violation of human rights

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday criticized new Islamic sharia laws in Brunei that allow for death by stoning for adultery and gay sex as a clear violation of human rights.

Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.

Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex

Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei on Wednesday is to introduce harsh new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.

Brunei sultan seeks conservative support with hardline sharia laws

Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei's imposition of harsh sharia laws, including death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, is a bid by the country's ruler to boost support among conservatives and highlights a steady drift away from the West, observers say.

Hong Kong’s China extradition plan sparks alarm

Fpo - Hong Kong's plans to approve extraditions to the mainland have sparked alarm within the city's business and legal communities who fear it will hammer the financial hub's international appeal and tangle people up in China's opaque courts.

US probing certification of Boeing 737 MAX

Washington - Boeing and US aviation regulators are coming under intense scrutiny over the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft after news that two recent crashes share similarities.

Putin signs laws against 'disrespecting' authorities, fake news

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed controversial laws that allow courts to fine and briefly jail people for showing disrespect towards authorities, and block media for publishing "fake news".

Landmark Australian ruling could spark land compensation claims

Darwin - Australia's High Court on Wednesday ruled that Aboriginal owners stripped of land rights should be compensated for "spiritual harm," in a landmark ruling that could spark a slew of cases countrywide.

Brexit backstop legal risk 'unchanged': UK attorney general

London - The legal risk of Britain being stuck in EU trade arrangements after Brexit fundamentally "remains unchanged", the UK government's chief legal advisor said Tuesday.

Ghosn lawyer hopes 'convincing' bail bid will secure release

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's new lead defence lawyer said Monday his "convincing" new bail application for the former Nissan boss contained fresh elements he hoped would lead to his release "as soon as possible.

Australia to bar visitors with domestic violence convictions

Sydney - Visitors who have been convicted of violence against women and children will be kicked out or barred from entering Australia, Immigration Minister David Coleman said Sunday, as Canberra steps up its crackdown on foreign criminals.

Britain should give up Chagos Islands: UN court

Den Haag - Britain should give up control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean "as rapidly as possible", the UN's top court said Monday in a decades-old row with Mauritius over an archipelago that is home to a huge US airbase.

Top UN judges set to rule on Chagos islands dispute

Den Haag - The UN's top court could help resolve a decades-long dispute over Britain's eviction of the Chagos islanders to make way for a secretive military base on Diego Garcia, in an opinion to be delivered Monday.

Ghosn case a chance to 'mend' Japan's system: lawyer

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's lawyer said Wednesday his client's high-profile and controversial detention was a chance to "mend" Japan's justice system, as he insisted the former Nissan boss was innocent of all charges.

Death row 'spy' in Pakistan must be freed, India tells UN court

Den Haag - Islamabad should be ordered to immediately free an Indian man sentenced to death for alleged spying in Pakistan, India's lawyers told the UN's top court Monday, saying his military trial was a "farcical case" based on "malicious propaganda".

India, Pakistan 'spy' row heads for UN top court amid tensions

Den Haag - India will on Monday renew its bid to persuade international judges to take an alleged spy off death row in Pakistan, in a controversial court case as fresh bloodshed in Kashmir sends tensions between the neighbours soaring.

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall: Pentagon chief

Washington - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds.
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