Women in Germany earn less than men. Sometimes it's for the same job, but more often than not it's because they get jobs that are paid less. There are still not enough women in managerial positions.
Higher taxes, lower pensions: Russian citizens are paying for the privilege of hosting the World Cup with harsh cuts to social benefits. A major financial hangover is set to follow the world's biggest sporting event.
Rapid growth in China has created unprecedented economic opportunities for women in the world's second-largest economy. But massive gender discrimination in job ads continues to be a major obstacle.
When mom's out of work, poverty can loom for her and her children, a study by the Bertlesmann Foundation in Germany found. Children of single parents are worse off, but those in a two-parent household aren't spared.
Didier Deschamps has an unparalled amount of talent at his disposal but the key to France's success has been the realization that they don't need all of it all of the time. A pragmatic approach is paying dividends.
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