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Starbucks Pays $14,000 to Thai Woman After Employee Drew ‘Slanty’ Eyes on Cup in Ireland

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A Starbucks branch in Dublin, Ireland compensated a female customer of Thai descent €12,000 ($14,600) after one of its employees drew a smiley face with “slanty” eyes on her cup.

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) adjudication officer Kevin Baneham forced Atercin Liffey Unlimited trading as Starbucks Tallaght to pay Suchavadee Foley for the Jan. 12 incident, according to The Irish Times.

50,000 Sign Petition to Stop Chinese Boy’s Deportation from Ireland

Eric Zhi Ying Xue, a nine-year-old boy from the town of Bray, County Wicklow in Ireland, is facing deportation to China, according to the South China Morning Post

Despite being born and raised in the Emerald Isle and considered by his principal “as Irish as every other boy in this school,” the fourth grade student does not hold Irish citizenship due to the fact that his mother, Leena Mei Mei Xue, entered the country illegally from China’s Fujian province 12 years ago.

Ireland to Elect 38-Year-Old Openly Gay Asian as Next Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar’s upcoming election as Ireland’s next Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) marks a huge shift in the previously devout Catholic nation’s politics.

At age 38, Varadkar is setting a milestone as the country’s youngest and first openly gay leader. The candidate, whose father was born in Mumbai in India, will also be Ireland’s first premiere of Asian immigrant descent.