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Indonesia says Cop26 zero-deforestation pledge it signed ‘unfair’

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Indonesia has questioned the terms of a Cop26 deal to end deforestation by 2030, days after joining more than 100 countries in signing up to it. The nations agreed on the multi-billion-dollar plan at the climate confe...

Spot on or unfair? Facebook employees split on whistleblower Frances Haugen’s critique

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When former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the Senate last Tuesday, she painted an unsightly picture of the social networking company. As a member of the company’s civic misinformation team f...

UK bailout of US CO2 firm unfair while energy suppliers go under, says gas boss

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The boss of an energy firm that went bust amid the gas price crisis has accused ministers of giving a US-based fertiliser firm special treatment by handing it cash, while leaving other companies to fail. Peter McGirr,...

Making workers foot the bill for social care and pensions is deeply unfair

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Tuesday’s announcements on national insurance contributions (NICs) will see working age adults pay disproportionately for what is overwhelmingly pension-age care. Buried on the same day was the news that departments a...

‘It’s unfair’: Stoke-on-Trent voters see social care tax rise as unjust but necessary

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In the former red wall seat of Stoke-on-Trent Central, which the Conservatives won for the first time in 2019 with a majority of just 670, opinion on the government’s new plans for health and social care funding was s...

Walmart told to pay woman with Down’s syndrome $125m for unfair dismissal

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A jury in federal court in Wisconsin ordered Walmart to pay $125m in punitive damages to a former employee with Down’s syndrome in a disability discrimination lawsuit, US employment officials announced. Marlo Spaeth,...

US vows to work with Australia to oppose China’s ‘unfair’ trade practices

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The Biden administration has vowed to work with Australia to push back against China’s “unfair” trade practices, as the Morrison government seeks international support to fight Beijing’s tariffs on Australian wine. Wi...

‘Sad and so unfair’: Palestinian Americans celebrate a painful Eid

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The sound of the call to prayer resonated through Astoria Park in Queens, New York, on an Eid that saw sunny weather and an opportunity for human connection after a year spent apart during the pandemic. The conclusion...

Homeowners near London Olympic park hit out at ‘unfair’ estate charge

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Homeowners living on a development in east London say they are being forced to pay an “unjust and unfair” charge that provides them with no benefits and is likely to make their properties “unsellable and unmortgageabl...

Unfair Verona: plans to limit tourists at Juliet’s balcony are blocked

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Plans to curtail the number of tourists who flock to Verona for a selfie beneath the balcony where Romeo is said to have wooed Juliet have been blocked amid a feud over the site that has lasted more than a decade. Tou...