Why Top Economists Are Citing a Higher-Than-Reported Jobless Rate

America’s official unemployment rate has declined sharply after rocketing up last year, but top government economic officials are increasingly citing a different figure — one that puts the jobless rate at nearly 10 percent, well above its official 6.3 percent reading and roughly matching its 2009 peak. That emphasis on an alternative statistic, espoused by […]

Top India court halt’s tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s retail deal: Report

The verdict is a win for Amazon which says Future Group’s sale to Ambani’s Reliance Industries violates its contract. India’s Supreme Court has barred a final ruling by a tribunal reviewing Future Group’s $3.4bn sale of retail assets until the top court hears objections from aggrieved partner Amazon.com Inc, the Reuters news agency reported citing […]

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, top officials receive COVID-19 vaccine

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to block the formation of a provisional government in Afghanistan after calls for the establishment of a temporary setup began to gain ground across the country. “Be assured that as long as I am alive, they will not see the formation of an interim government. I am not like […]

HSBC to move top executives from UK back to Hong Kong: Report

HSBC Holdings Plc is considering the return of some global leaders to the bank’s original hometown, reinforcing Asia’s role as its center of gravity. A cadre of senior executives is set to relocate in coming months to Hong Kong from HSBC’s Canary Wharf headquarters, say people familiar with the plans, as Europe’s biggest bank pares […]

UK’s top counter-terror officer backs key strategy amid review row

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to block the formation of a provisional government in Afghanistan after calls for the establishment of a temporary setup began to gain ground across the country. “Be assured that as long as I am alive, they will not see the formation of an interim government. I am not like […]

Will Africa’s healthcare systems cope with Ebola on top of COVID?

25:10 From: Inside Story A renewed Ebola outbreak in Guinea is feared to be spreading across other African countries. Read more By  Inside Story 19 Feb 2021 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from Inside Story play 23:55 play 24:30 play 25:20 play 24:50 Show more . Source link

Uber drivers are entitled to worker rights, UK’s top court rules

Ruling could have ramifications for millions of others in gig economy, and see drivers claim an average of $16,780 in compensation. A group of Uber drivers are entitled to worker rights such as the minimum wage, Britain’s Supreme Court decided on Friday in a blow to the ride-hailing service that could have ramifications for millions of others […]

Top Bhutan general, judges detained in alleged overthrow plot

The three are accused of plotting to overthrow country’s top military officer by implicating him in a corruption scandal. A top general and two judges in Bhutan have been detained by the police over an alleged plot to overthrow the country’s top military officer and chief justice. Former Royal Bodyguard Commandant Brigadier Thinley Tobgay, Supreme […]

Top EU, US diplomats to discuss reviving 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Top diplomats from European powers and the United States will hold talks to see how to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, days ahead of a deadline set by Tehran that could hinder these efforts. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will host his German and British counterparts in Paris on Thursday, with new US […]

US gender pay gap persists even in top roles, study finds

The highest-paid women earned 84.6 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2019, up from 81.5 cents in 2015, shows data from major US companies analysed by Morningstar Inc in a new paper. Even women who make it to the top ranks of United States corporations face a persistent pay gap compared with men […]

US top court clears way for accused Ghosn plotters’ extradition

US Supreme Court rejects bid to freeze extradition of two men accused of aiding ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan. The United States Supreme Court has cleared the way for the extradition of two US men accused of aiding former Nissan Motor Company Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn leave Japan, where he was facing financial misconduct […]

UK top court allows Nigerian farmers to sue Shell over oil spills

Thousands of Nigerian farmers and fisherman can sue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts, UK’s Supreme Court rules. The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has ruled that a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen can sue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater […]

India top court notice to gov’t, Twitter on social media content

Supreme Court asks for their response to plea seeking mechanism to check fake news, hate messages, and ‘seditious and incendiary’ content. India’s Supreme Court has asked for the government and Twitter’s response to a petition seeking a mechanism to check fake news, hate messages and what officials consider seditious and incendiary content on social media […]

Eight overseas cricketers in top bracket for India’s IPL auction

Eight overseas players and two Indian players chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket of Indian Premier League auction on February 18. Eight overseas players and two Indian players have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction with a base price of 20 million Indian rupees […]

Disney earnings top expectations as streaming offsets park losses

The Disney+ streaming service had reached 94.9 million subscribers as of January 2 up from 86.8 million in early December, the company said. Walt Disney Co reported quarterly earnings that topped Wall Street expectations as gains in its streaming media business helped make up the hit to theme park operations and movie releases from the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Opinion | Democrats Must Make Judgeships a Top Priority

Opinion | Democrats Must Make Judgeships a Top Priority

In one just term, the Trump administration reshaped the federal judiciary. Working closely with a Republican Senate, the Trump White House appointed more than a quarter of all active judges, including three Supreme Court justices and more than four dozen appeals court judges — 245 judges in all, more than other recent presidents in their […]

Pakistan’s top court bans execution of people with mental illness

Islamabad, Pakistan – In a landmark verdict, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled that imposing the death penalty on prisoners living with a serious mental illness, particularly those who do not understand the nature of the punishment, “will not meet the ends of justice”. The ruling was issued by the Supreme Court on Wednesday after the […]

Hong Kong’s top court denies bail to Jimmy Lai in security case

Landmark decision marks the first time Hong Kong’s top court rules on a case relating to sweeping national security law. Hong Kong’s top court has denied bail to prominent Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, siding with prosecutors in a key test of the city’s draconian national security law. The decision on Tuesday marked the first time […]

US top doctor says vaccination key to fighting COVID-19 variants

Amid rising concerns over emerging variant strains of COVID-19, top infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci on Monday said the best defence is to get as many people vaccinated, as quickly as possible. Fauci said while it is reasonable to consider studying the efficacy of giving only one dose of the Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines – […]

UN’s top court dismisses Qatar discrimination case against UAE

The ICJ upholds objections raised by the UAE that the 2017 blockade measures were not racially motivated. The United Nations’ top court has dismissed a case brought by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates alleging it had imposed blockade measures, which have since been lifted, that amounted to racial discrimination. The court, formally known as […]

Top House Republican Condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Comments, but Stands by Her

WASHINGTON — The top House Republican refused on Wednesday to punish Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading false and bigoted conspiracy theories and endorsing political violence against Democrats, condemning the Georgia freshman’s previous comments but declining to take away her posts on influential congressional committees. After days of public silence and private agonizing over what […]

UN’s top court says it can hear case brought by Iran against US

ICJ can hear Iran’s case in a bid to end sanctions the Trump administration reimposed in 2018. The United Nations’ highest court has ruled that it can hear a case brought by Iran against the United States in a bid to end sanctions the Trump administration reimposed in 2018 after pulling out of an international […]

UN’s top court to rule on US sanctions on Iran

The United Nations’ top court will announce on Wednesday whether it can rule on Iran’s bid to overturn US sanctions reimposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump. Tehran brought a case against the US to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2018, saying Washington breached a 1955 friendship treaty between the two […]

Top Republican calls QAnon representative ‘cancer’ for the party

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican’s embrace of conspiracy theories and “loony lies” a “cancer for the Republican Party” as Democrats moved to remove Greene from her committee appointments. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that […]