Politics Ethics

  • LISBON, Sept 23- Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday put up a spirited defence of his right to work for U.S. bank Goldman Sachs, after the commission opened an ethics probe into his move, and he accused it of acting arbitrarily. a visibly agitated Barroso, who is a former Portuguese prime minister, said in his first public comments to...

  • LISBON, Sept 23- Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday put up a spirited defense of his right to work for U.S. bank Goldman Sachs, after the commission opened an ethics probe into his move, and he accused it of acting arbitrarily. a visibly agitated Barroso, who is a former Portuguese prime minister, said in his first public comments to...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 13- Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has accused his successor Jean-Claude Juncker of "discriminatory" behaviour for opening an ethics probe into his taking a job with U.S. bank Goldman Sachs. In a letter to Juncker reported by the Financial Times on Tuesday, the former Portuguese prime minister who stepped down as the...

  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS CANNOT SECOND GUESS MYLAN, BUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICE INCREASES CAN RAISE MORAL, ETHICAL QUESTIONS.

  • LONDON, July 26- The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine. Dolly, cloning's poster child, was born in Scotland in 1996. "Overall, the results are suggesting that these animals are remarkably healthy," said Kevin Sinclair of the...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 7- A live, 10- minute video of the aftermath of a police officer shooting a black man in Minnesota was the latest example of the riveting power of video streaming and the complex ethical and policy issues it raises for Facebook Live and similar features. The graphic video taken by the victim's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and broadcast on...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 7- A live, 10- minute video of the aftermath of a police officer shooting a black man in Minnesota was the latest example of the riveting power of video streaming and the complex ethical and policy issues it raises for Facebook Live and similar features. While traditional TV broadcasters are subject to "decency" standards overseen by the...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • Instruments for spinal surgery, photographed in an operating theater. Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping is experimenting with full-body transplants on mice and human cadavers, with a view to using the technique on spine-injured patients.

    Ren Xiaoping proposes using a glue to connect the spinal cord of the "healthy" head and a donor body, and volunteers are already queuing up.

  • Business must respect workers' rights: Philip Jennings

    Philip Jennings, general secretary at UNI Global Union, urges corporations to respect the human rights of their employees.

  • April 11- Even as scores of U.S. abortion clinics have shut down, the number of doctors trained to provide the procedure has surged- but only in some parts of the country. "I don't think we have a provider shortage anymore," said Sarah W. Prager, a University of Washington Medical School professor. Texas is emblematic of areas of scarcity.

  • Ashley Madison website

    Economists at Michigan State University found a correlation between Ashley Madison accounts and corporate culture.

  • Pakistanis light candles during a vigil for victims of the Bacha Khan university attack in Islamabad, Pakistan.

    After Wednesday's shootings at a Pakistan university, attention has focused on the two staff members who took up arms to protect themselves.

  • What is impact investing?

    Stephen King, partner at Omidyar Network, explains how you can achieve financial returns and a positive social impact through impact investing in emerging markets.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter forced to step down for 90 days

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, UEFA chief Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days by the global soccer body's ethics committee.

  • Jeff Smisek in May, 2015.

    Recent scandals at United and Toshiba are sending off a warning signal about corporate ethics, says former Medtronic CEO Bill George.

  • Fewer employees in Singapore are willing to expose unethical colleagues due to increased fears of retaliation, a new report found.

  • Why this expert saw FIFA scandal coming

    James Dorsey, senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, discusses news of alleged corruption inside FIFA, soccer's global governing body.

  • Alex Molinaroli

    Johnson Controls CEO Alex Molinaroli saw his annual bonus get cut following his affair with an employee of a consulting firm.