UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A California jury rejected charges of gender discrimination against a prominent venture capital firm Friday in a case seen as a proxy trial of Silicon Valley sex bias. The state court jury found Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) did not discriminate against Ellen Pao, who claimed she was fired after complaining about bias at the firm that notably backed Amazon, Facebook and Google. The question surrounded whether Pao's filing of her lawsuit or a memorandum regarding her complaint was a "substantial motivating reason" for her being fired. Pao asked the jury to order KPCB to pay $16 million in money she would have made if she wasn't fired from the firm in 2012.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.