Business

Uber probed over gender discrimination

Image copyright Reuters Ride hailing firm Uber is being investigated by US authorities over a complaint about gender discrimination, the BBC understands. As first reported in the Wall Street Journal, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began investigating the firm in August 2017. Investigators have been interviewing former and current Uber employees and seeking documents […]

Politics

Rick Edwards on why young people should be made to vote

Politicians are keen to engage better with younger voters, but have mixed results reaching out to this hard-to-reach group. In a personal film for the BBC Daily Politics’ Five Reasons series, TV presenter Rick Edwards said compulsory voting could give the answer, legally requiring voters to take part in their first election when they are […]

India Top News

Trump Putin meet: Donald Trump hails ‘very good start’ with Vladimir Putin at first summit

HELSINKI: Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit on Monday vowing their determination to forge a reset of troubled relations between the world’s greatest nuclear powers. Trump, bent on forging a personal bond with the Kremlin chief despite allegations of Russian meddling in US politics, went into the summit blaming the “stupidity” […]

US & World

France’s top honour for World Cup team

France’s victorious football World Cup team is to receive their country’s highest accolade, the Légion d’Honneur, the French presidency has announced. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday – the country’s second World Cup in 20 years. Crowds of fans gathered at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday to give […]

UK News

Daughters in legal bid for House of Lords seat rights

Image copyright Daughters’ Rights campaign Image caption (L-R) Lady Eliza Dundas, Sarah Long, Lady Willa Franks, Tanya Field and Hatta Byng are involved in the case Five daughters of hereditary peers are to challenge a law that stops them from being elected to the House of Lords. They are taking the government to the European […]