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Black, Asian and ethnic minority employees are losing out on £3.2bn a year in wages compared to white colleagues doing the same work, according to a study that adds to pressure on the government to introduce mandatory reporting of race pay gaps.

Ministers have been urged to press ahead with proposals to force large firms to report their ethnicity pay gap, after the research showed the extent of the salary disparity for Britain’s 1.9 million black, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and...

Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly was racially abused by Inter Milan supporters.

Inter Milan will play their next two home matches without fans and a third game with a portion of the stadium closed as punishment for their fans racially abusing a Napoli player, the latest incident of racism to blight football in Italy.

The league judge's ruling came a day after Kalidou Koulibaly was targeted by Inter supporters who directed monkey noises at him throughout the Seria A match at Milan's...

The parents of an African-American high school wrestler who was forced by a white official to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit his match spoke out on December 24, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support their son has received as an investigation into the incident continues.

Andrew Johnson, a junior at Buena Regional High School in southern New Jersey, was about to step on the mat for the 120-pound bout when referee Alan Maloney reportedly said his thick, dark brown dreadlocks...

Cologne defense attorney Mustafa Kaplan has filed a criminal complaint against Unbekannt for "hate mail" with the subject "NSU 2.0". The letter went to the Cologne public prosecutor, it is the SPIEGEL before. Kaplan is known in Germany as a lawyer for NSU victims and represents the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the dispute with the TV man Jan Böhmermann.

The case is explosive against the background of the investigation of a suspected right-wing extremist network in the...

The birthday of leader of the extremist Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, known as Nazi collaborator, Stepan Bandera will be officially celebrated in Ukraine, the parliament said in its resolution.

"Stepan Bandera was an outstanding figure and theorist of Ukraine’s national liberation movement," the Verkhovna Rada’s resolution said, according to 112.Ukraine TV channel.

The 110th birthday anniversary of Bandera will be marked on January 1, 2019. This day has been declared...

Amnesty International has described Twitter as a “toxic place” for women following years of relentless abuse, threats and harassment on the social media platform.

The non-governmental human rights organisation released a report into harassment against women on Twitter which found that women of colour were 34 per cent more likely to be targets of hate speech than white women.

Meanwhile, black women specifically were 84 per cent more likely to be mentioned in abusive tweets....

A Mahatma Gandhi statue has been removed from the campus of the University of Ghana after protests from students and faculty who argue the Indian independence leader considered Africans “inferior”.

The statue was unveiled at the university in the Ghanian capital Accra two years ago but has been the subject of controversy and was removed in the middle of the night on Tuesday, leaving just an empty plinth.

Scholars have highlighted evidence in past years showing the revered...

Negative press coverage of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling "emboldens racist rhetoric", says the Professional Footballers' Association.

Sterling, 24, posted on Instagram on Sunday saying newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" by the ways in which they portray young black footballers.

Sterling was allegedly racially abused during City's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.

"It is evident that he is often singled out and treated more harshly than his colleagues," said a union...

Belgium’s Africa Museum will reopen to the public on 9 December after five years of renovations designed to modernize the museum from an exhibition of pro-colonial propaganda to one that is critical of Belgium’s imperialist past.

The museum, full of artefacts and stuffed wildlife, was often criticized for ignoring the brutalities of King Leopold II’s fiefdom, whose troops collected the hands of those who resisted slave labor at a time when millions of Congolese people are estimated to...

Extremist Jewish settlers have vandalized vehicles in a Palestinian town east of Tel Aviv, slashing the tires of parked cars and spraying racist graffiti on them.

Ma'an News Agency, quoting local sources, reported on Sunday that more than 30 cars in Kafr Kassem had been targeted by a group of settlers.

“We will take revenge,” and “Death to Arabs;” the words were spray-painted on the walls of the neighborhood.

Palestinians say acts of vandalism and theft occur mainly on...

The extent of racial bias faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic citizens in 21st-century Britain has been laid bare in an unprecedented study showing a gulf in how people of different ethnicities are treated in their daily lives.

A survey for the Guardian of 1,000 people from minority ethnic backgrounds found they were consistently more likely to have faced negative everyday experiences – all frequently associated with racism – than white people in a comparison poll.

The...

German officers shut down a far-right music concert after members of the audience began chanting a Nazi slogan, police have said.

The gig in Ostritz, a town in the eastern state of Saxony, attracted several hundred people on Saturday evening, according to German newspaper Deutsche Welle. 

“Two far-right bands played in front of several hundred participants," Saxony police said in a statement. "Around 11.20pm, the policemen guarding the event heard 'Sieg Heil' chants. Several...

A 15-year-old Syrian refugee seen being pushed to the ground and having water poured on his face in a video shared on social media has said he will not return to the school where the incident took place.

Footage of the playground incident, which occurred at Almondbury community school on 25 October, went viral on Tuesday night. Since then, fresh footage has emerged that is said to show the boy’s sister being physically abused at the same school.

On November 29 afternoon around...

People of African descent are facing "widespread and entrenched prejudice and exclusion" across the European Union, a study suggests.

Race-related violence, discriminatory police profiling, and discrimination in the search for jobs and housing were commonplace for many, the EU's agency for fundamental rights (FRA) said.

Finland had the highest rates of race-related harassment and violence while the UK had amongst the lowest.

The FRA urged countries to take action.

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Anti-Semitism is still prevalent — and even on the rise — in Europe, according to a new poll.

The CNN/ComRes poll — which surveyed more than 7,000 people in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and Great Britain — found that one in 10 respondents said they are not favourable toward Jewish people. The number rose when the poll looked specifically at Hungary (19 per cent) and Poland (15 per cent).

That’s compared to over one-third (36 per cent) of respondents who...