Google accused of 'systematic' underpayment of women workers across entire company

The US Department of Labour has accused internet giant Google of not paying women employees the same as men. The agency found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce”, according to Janette Wipper, a Labour Department regional director. The Department’s regional solicitor Janet Herold said the agency has “received compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against ...

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Manchester United ease to victory to leave 10-man Sunderland staring at relegation

It was not a win of emphatic proportions for Manchester United, given that they brought minimal spectacle to the party and were helped substantially on their way by the unjustified dismissal of Sebastian Larsson for a challenge which had warranted a booking at best. But though the red card provided David Moyes with a convenient excuse for the result which ...

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Great Britain salvage some pride in the Davis Cup as Dan Evans takes on three French players at once

The dead rubber between Great Britain’s Dan Evans and France’s Julien Benneteau in the Davis Cup descended into farce on Sunday afternoon, as Nicolas Mahut and captain Yannick Noah joined their compatriot on court to go three on one against Evans in the second set. France advanced to the Davis Cup semi-finals with two rubbers still to play when veteran ...

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Theresa May deliberately humiliated Boris Johnson this week – her disdain for him is reaching dangerous levels

In these bleakly unnerving geopolitical days, let’s try to lighten the mood for a few seconds with an antique club comic joke. This family of nine is so poor that they sleep in the same bed, while all the parents can afford to give each of their seven small sons for Christmas is a tin helmet. That night, the dad ...

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Chinese Grand Prix: Safety car stymies Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen's cool head produces a mesmerising first lap

Ferrari’s smart move doesn’t pay off Ferrari rolled the dice to pit Sebastian Vettel when the Virtual Safety Car was deployed for Lance Stroll’s accident, and had a full safety car not followed immediately after whe Antonio Giovinazzi stuck his Williams into the wall, the outcome of the Chinese Grand Prix could have been very different to the Lewis Hamilton ...

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Like so many films before it, Power Rangers promised a properly queer character then failed to deliver

Last week I went to see the latest Power Rangers film. As a kid, I had always been a massive Power Rangers fan – I watched the back seasons, read the comics, created a team with my friends at school and even made my own power-morpher out of cardboard. And as a queer person who grew up in a “straight” ...

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Third Trump ally KT McFarland removed from National Security Council

Donald Trump’s National Security Council has even fewer familiar faces following the third forced resignation in less than four months. Deputy national security adviser KT McFarland has been asked to step down and will become US ambassador to Singapore, as reported by Bloomberg. The departure of the 65-year-old former Fox News host, who said in an interview that Hillary Clinton ...

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Jig's up for hotel-lift Irish dancers

The synchronised steps of Irish dancing are a mesmerising sight but not recommended for travelling in lifts, a Belfast hotel has advised. A tongue-in-cheek sign posted by management of a Premier Inn warned Riverdancing residents against rehearsing reels while between floors. The World Irish Dance Championships are being held at the city’s Waterfront Hall. A picture of the sign was ...

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Russian anger over Boris Johnson's decision to cancel Moscow trip

Russia has hit out at Boris Johnson’s decision to scrap a planned trip to Moscow after discussions with America. The move showed the UK has no “real influence” over world events, Russia’s foreign ministry said. Mr Johnson said events in Syria had “changed the situation fundamentally” and he would be going to G7 talks. The UK deplored “Russia’s continued defence ...

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Jose Mourinho dismisses claims Luke Shaw is on his last chance at Manchester United

Luke Shaw started his third game in six months against Sunderland (Picture: Getty) Jose Mourinho has hit back at reports that Luke Shaw is on the verge of being booted out the door at Manchester United. Real Madrid make new Chelsea star their priority transfer as £51m bid could secure deal The left-back has been heavily criticised by Mourinho this ...

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