Only six countries in the world give women and men equal legal work rights

Sweden and France among states found by the World Bank to enshrine gender equality in laws, but implementation haphazard If youre a woman and want to be on an equal footing with men, its best to live and work in Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg or Sweden. The World Bank, which has tracked legal changes…

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Is it climate change or global warming? How science and a secret memo shaped the answer

(CNN)As director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Anthony Leiserowitz gets brought in to a lot of conversations about the topic. He shapes stories about it with other scientist for publication. He talks to CEOs and politicians. He gives lectures. He’s ready to answer just about any heavy questions about the complicated subject.…

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Only six countries have equal rights for men and women, World Bank finds

London (CNN)The world is moving towards legal gender equality — but it’s moving very, very slowly. Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg and Sweden scored full marks of 100 in the bank’s “Women, Business and the Law 2019” report. Of those nations, France saw the biggest improvement over the past decade for implementing a domestic violence…

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Karren Brady: ‘The first lady of football’

She encouraged Mr Sullivan to buy Birmingham City Football Club from administrators, which he did in 1993, along with brothers David and Ralph Gold. At the age of 23 she was made managing director of the club. In an interview with the Financial Times, Lady Brady recalls taking over as managing director at Birmingham. “David…

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Harry and Meghan arrive in Morocco

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe couple were offered the traditional welcome of milk and dates The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco for their first official visit to north Africa. The royal couple’s three-day trip is aimed at strengthening the UK’s links with Morocco – which is one…

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‘I stole 30,000 from my mum to make millions’

“I ended up becoming quite friendly with someone from [electronics retailer] Dixons, who I met on a night out with a mutual friend,” says Andrew. “We then started working with them.” Dixons decided to help Livedrive to develop its product, and then to bundle it with laptops and tablets that it sold. “It was a…

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The young politicians aiming to consign Africa’s old guard to history

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Many called Chike Ukaegbu’s bluff when he announced he was running for the highest office in Nigeria at the age of 35. The New York-based tech entrepreneur was entering a world largely dominated by older politicians with deep pockets. Popular wisdom suggested he stood no chance at the polls. Cameroon’s 85-year-old president Paul…

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Read: Stacey Abrams’ Democratic response to the SOTU

Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Her remarks are as prepared for delivery. These were our family values — faith, service, education and responsibility. Now, we only had one car, so sometimes my dad had to hitchhike and walk long stretches during the 30…

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The mistake that led to a 1.2bn business

Image copyright HERMIONE Image caption Kristo Kaarmann has turned a mistake into £1.2bn business The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Kristo Kaarmann, co-founder and chief executive of money transfer business TransferWise. When Kristo Kaarmann was kicking himself for being “incredibly stupid”,…

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Bullied girl to 1m businesswoman at 20

Image copyright Liv Conlon Image caption Liv started her first business at the age of 13 Despite the bullying, Liv, who was last year named Young Scottish Businesswoman of the Year, achieved five A grades in her higher exams and was expected to go to university. But she chose to leave school at 16 to…

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