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Germany's family minister urges gender pay gap closure

Today 05:09 GMT

Read more: Does the adjusted pay gap make Germany look better than it really is?. Germany failed to close its gender pay gap last year, even marginally, federal statisticians revealed earlier this month that gross pay for women was on average 21 per cent less than men.

Germany's justice minister, Katarina Barley, told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper that the discrimination against women in Germany would not be tolerated.

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Source: The Guradian

Pete Buttigieg to Fox News: 'Ideological spectrum has never been less relevant'

Monday 16:21 GMT

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is exploring a White House run, gave an interview on Sunday to Fox News, a potentially ideologically incongruous step for a 37-year-old Democrat who likes to joke he appeals to “white Episcopalian gay veteran” voters. “I think everyone wants to fit you on an ideological spectrum which I think has never been less relevant,” he said, when asked about the ideological sweep of the Democratic field, from centrists like Beto O’Rourke to leftwing progressives such as Bernie Sanders.

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Source: Fox News

Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

Monday 09:53 GMT

Maine's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half-century in 2018.

Massachusetts has long been the biggest cod producing state in the country, and its fishery has suffered the most.

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Source: The Guradian

Manafort’s sentencing shows again that white-collar criminals get off lightly

Monday 13:34 GMT

The recent sentencing of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, demonstrates again that white-collar defendants in the American legal system get off lightly compared to their street counterparts.

Both cases, widely covered by the media, confirmed what many Americans had long suspected about the institutions that dominate our lives: that they are neither fair nor unbiased and favor the wealthy at every step.

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Source: Reuters

Few Americans see savings from Trump's tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Only one in five U.S. taxpayers expect to pay less income tax this year as a result of the tax reform law passed in 2017 by Republicans who promised big savings for everyday Americans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

The poll suggested that the tax overhaul, mostly geared to helping businesses, may not be as strong a 2020 campaign talking point as Republicans and President Donald Trump had hoped.

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Source: The Guradian

Have we hit ‘peak beef’?

Sunday 15:23 GMT

It’s hard to be exact, but it’s estimated that vegans make up 2% of the population, vegetarians are 7% and flexitarians – those choosing not to eat meat for one or more meals a week – hover around 20%.

It is perhaps a forlorn hope, but Glencross would like to see less focus on the turf war, often vicious, between farmers and vegans, and more information – for people who care about such things and can afford to pay for them – about where food comes from, how it was grown.


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