Nearly 25% in higher social groups found to be prejudiced about Muslims compared with less than a fifth of working-class people
According to a damning Lords report, it isn’t just a waste of £29bn, it has made Britain’s unequal housing market even worse, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee
Temperatures are forecast to rise into the low 40Cs again through northern parts of Argentina, Uruguay and much of Paraguay
Transparency International ranking reveals decade of standstill on tackling corruption, with many countries reaching historic lows in 2021
North Korea on Tuesday test-fired two suspected cruise missiles in its fifth round of weapons launches this month, South Korean military officials said, as it displays its military might amid pandemic-related difficulties and a prolonged freeze in nuclear negotiations with the United States. Another military official, who requested anonymity over similar reasons, said the tests were conducted from an inland area, but didn’t specify where.
As Mariah Bell ripped through two brilliant routines to win her first national championship earlier this month, the guy by the end boards wildly celebrating drew almost as much attention. Rippon has been a quasi-coach, choreographer and inspiring influence on Bell, who at 25 became the oldest female U.S. champ in 95 years.
Neil Young demands Spotify remove his music over Joe Rogan vaccine misinformation. ‘They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,’ writes musician in an open letter to his management that has since been taken down from his website
***This article contains major spoilers for ‘Ozark’ season 4 episode 7***
Country diary: A gang of linnets, a burst of snipe – these meadows are full of life. Hitchin, Hertfordshire: My first snipe here since last February, zigzagging away then vanishing back into the rushes
The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics showcased China's reemergence on the world stage. In awarding those Games to China, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Olympics could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same. The Games are a reminder of China’s rise, but also its disregard for civil liberties, prompting a diplomatic boycott led by the United States, which has called China’s internment of at least 1 million Uyghurs a genocide.
The financial options being considered to punish President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine range from the sweeping to the acutely personal — from cutting Russia off from U.S. dollars and international banking to slapping sanctions on a former Olympic gymnast reported to be Putin’s girlfriend. Publicly, the United States and European allies have promised to hit Russia financially like never before if Putin does roll his military into Ukraine. Leaders have given few hard details to the public, however, arguing it’s best to keep Putin himself guessing.
It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plans to fight major ransomware attacks and digital espionage campaigns: creating a board of experts that would investigate major incidents to see what went wrong and try to prevent the problems from happening again — much like a transportation safety board does with plane crashes. Russian hackers stole data from several federal agencies and private companies.
In the nearly two months since a conservative majority of justices on the Supreme Court indicated openness to dramatic new restrictions on abortion, money has poured into the political fundraising arm of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. The cash pile virtually guarantees that the Supreme Court's abortion ruling, anticipated by the summer, will do little to quell what has become one of the most animating issues in the United States. Abortion opponents say they will pump their newfound resources into the November elections.
The Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. The court said Monday it would consider a pair of lawsuits alleging that Harvard University and the University of North Carolina discriminate against Asian American applicants. Today, supporters say it’s an important tool that helps bring a diverse mix of students to campus, while opponents say it amounts to its own form of discrimination.
Most countries have made little to no progress in bringing down corruption levels over the past decade, and authorities' response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many places has weighed on accountability, a closely watched study by an anti-graft organization found Tuesday. Transparency International’s 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the perception of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, found that “increasingly, rights and checks and balances are being undermined not only in countries with systemic corruption and weak institutions, but also among established democracies.” Among other issues over the past year, it cited the use of Pegasus software, which has been linked to snooping on human rights activists, journalists and politicians across the globe.
McKinsey: fundamental transformation of global economy needed for net zero. $9tn of annual investment required to avoid most catastrophic climate impacts, consultancy says
Reparations to the Caribbean could break the cycle of corruption – and China’s grip. The belt and road initiative is ensnaring vulnerable countries in debt via corrupt infrastructure projects. Slavery reparations from former colonial powers could help turn the tide
Vrije Universiteit will also return €250,000-plus it received in 2021 for rights centre that denied forced labour camps exist in Xinjiang