Human Rights / Civil Rights

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Published 03/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The location of TikTok owner ByteDance’s headquarters is a commercial decision for the company to make, a spokesman for British Prime Minister [more…]

Singapore’s Universal Studios deploys facial recognition for entry

Singapore’s Universal Studios deploys facial recognition for entry

Published 03/08/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Visitors to Universal Studios in Singapore will now have to pass through facial recognition scanners to enter the park, in the city-state’s [more…]

Gymnastics: Abuse allegations deeply concerning, says New Zealand government

Gymnastics: Abuse allegations deeply concerning, says New Zealand government

Published 03/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Sports Minister Grant Robertson has called allegations of psychological and physical abuse in gymnastics in the country “deeply concerning” and [more…]

Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After failing to secure a Senate confirmation hearing, U.S. President Donald Trump’s most divisive nominee for a Pentagon position so far has [more…]

Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’

Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton described slavery as “a necessary evil” in a published attack on a New York Times initiative to [more…]

Global prospects dim for China’s tech champions as great powers clash

Global prospects dim for China’s tech champions as great powers clash

Published 27/07/2020

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies’ founder Ren Zhengfei’s global ambitions are marked in bricks and mortar at a new company campus in southern China, where [more…]

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Published 26/07/2020

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Dozens were arrested and many police injured in clashes around Seattle’s biggest Black Lives Matter protest in weeks on Saturday, police said, [more…]

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

Published 26/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday unveiled charges against 18 Portland, Oregon protesters ranging from assaulting police to arson and trespassing, a day after the [more…]

UK rapper Wiley faces police probe over accusations of anti-Semitism

UK rapper Wiley faces police probe over accusations of anti-Semitism

Published 25/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British rap artist Wiley is facing a police investigation after a string of anti-Semitic comments appeared on his social media accounts, prompting [more…]

Column: U.S. rule could halt social investing in 401(k) plans in its tracks

Column: U.S. rule could halt social investing in 401(k) plans in its tracks

Published 23/07/2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The idea of using investments to promote environmental and social causes has grown quickly in recent years, and retirement plans looked like [more…]