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U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion
The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that ...
Latin America's kids slid into education black hole during pandemic
In Bolivia's highland city La Paz, Maribel Sanchez's children spent much of the last two years huddling over a small smartphone screen to attend online classes amid a lengthy lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Latin America's leaders are waging 'war' on inflation; so far they're losing
Latin America's leaders have pulled no punches in the battle against inflation. The region has some of the highest interest rates in the world, with Mexico's central bank making a record rate hike this week. But so far they are losing.
In an Illegal, inhuman and non binding ruling, US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade, ends constitutional right to abortion
The illegal ruling of the Supreme Court in America is not binding because it transcends the territory in which any court has the power to intervene: the woman's body is outside the jurisdiction of dubious lawyers chosen by politicians to...
Capitol riot hearing: Lawyers threatened to quit en masse over Trump election pressure
US government lawyers threatened to quit en masse as then-President Donald Trump hounded them almost daily to help overturn his 2020 election defeat, a congressional inquiry has heard.
Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks
The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe.
London is 'first to be hit' in World War 3 warns Russian state TV
A close ally of Vladimir Putin’s has issued a chilling warning on Russia’s state TV, saying London should be bombed first if World War Three happens.
Women sexually assaulted by masseur speak out to get others to come forward
Two young women who were sexually assaulted by the same massage therapist in London have shared their stories – hoping to give the strength to potential victims to contact the Metropolitan Police. The Thai masseur was sentenced today to ...
33 bright eyeshadow looks, to revive your makeup routine
Our favorite bright eyeshadow looks will inspire you to try something new - wave goodbye to that repetitive smokey eye
Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels
Motor industry giant Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicles over concerns their wheels may fall off.
40 Light Filled Living Rooms Connected With Nature
Light-filled living rooms with open plan layouts, modern fireplaces, eye-catching living room furniture, and modern rugs.
4 police, up to 8 suspects killed in western Mexico
Four police officers were shot to death after being drawn into an ambush in western Mexico, and as many as eight suspected attackers were killed in a gunbattle with other police who rushed to the site, authorites said Thursday.
Official: 8 more die as Haiti prisons lack food, water
An official said Thursday that at least eight inmates have died at an overcrowded prison in Haiti that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble.
Colombia: President-elect looks to build governing coalition
President-elect Gustavo Petro, who has vowed to lift up Colombia’s poor and disenfranchised, has won the support of an influential party of the establishment as he tries to build a majority coalition in Congress.
EXPLAINER: Why Sri Lanka's economy collapsed and what's next
Sri Lanka’s prime minister says the island nation’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” as it runs out of money to pay for food and fuel. Short of cash to pay for imports of such necessities and already defaulting on its debt, it is seeki...
Abortion pills over the counter? Experts see major hurdles in widening U.S. access
A pill used to terminate early pregnancies is unlikely to become available without a prescription for years, if ever, experts say, as the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court is expected to dramatically curb abortion rights in the com...
No perfect solution to transgender issue, says USOPC
There are no perfect solutions to the transgender sport issue, the head of the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Thursday, adding that not even its own board is in agreement on a way forward.
U.S. House speaker's husband charged with driving under influence of alcohol
The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was charged on Thursday with driving under the influence of alcohol, weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Napa County, California, the county's district attorney said.
'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot steps down from international post
C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger, the commercial pilot who safely landed an Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River in 2009 after hitting a flock of geese, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. envoy to an international aviation group on J...
Harvard must face lawsuit over 'horrific' slave photos -Massachusetts court
Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday ruled that Harvard University can be sued for mistreating a descendant of slaves who were forced to be photographed in 1850 for a study by a professor trying to prove the inferiority of Black people.
Online privacy bill easily passed by U.S. House panel
A U.S. House of Representatives panel passed a bipartisan online privacy bill on Thursday that aims to limit the collection of personal data, though doubts remain as to whether it will become law.
Biden administration plans six-figure compensation for Havana Syndrome victims
The Biden administration is planning to compensate the victims of Havana Syndrome, the anomalous health incidents affecting U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers worldwide, with payments ranging from $100,000 to $200,000, sources fami...
Japan's May consumer inflation tops BOJ target for 2nd straight month
Japan's annual core consumer inflation topped the central bank's target for a second straight month in May, data showed on Friday, highlighting the intensifying pressure on the country's fragile economy from soaring global raw material c...
U.S. vows more high-level engagement with Pacific islands amid China push
White House Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Thursday he expects more high-level U.S. officials to visit Pacific island countries as Washington steps up its engagement to counter China in the strategically important region.
U.S. to offer 300,000 work visas for Mexicans, Central Americans - Mexican official
The United States will announce an offer of 300,000 work visas to Mexicans and Central Americans when the Mexican president visits Washington next month, Mexico's interior minister said Wednesday.
Mexican abortion activists prepare for Roe v. Wade overturn
Abril, a 22-year-old college student, has a plan if Roe v. Wade is overturned: use encrypted messages, burner phones and international numbers to ensure women still have the choice to terminate a pregnancy.
In Canada, hot inflation opens rare attack on central bank
The Bank of Canada has come under a rare attack from critics after misjudging inflation and locking itself into rigid forward guidance that prevented it from reacting swiftly as prices surged and Canada's economy began to overheat.
Mexico central bank makes record rate increase, flags more hikes
The Bank of Mexico on Thursday increased its benchmark interest rate by a record 75 basis points to 7.75%, saying it would hike rates again and by as much if necessary to tame inflation that has surged to double its target.
Thousands march in Quito after night of Ecuador protest violence
Thousands of indigenous protesters held a peaceful march through Ecuador's capital, Quito, on Wednesday to demand that President Guillermo Lasso address price rises that have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country.
UK economy 'running on empty' as recession signals mount - PMI
Britain's economy is showing signs of stalling as high inflation hits new orders and businesses report levels of concern that normally herald a recession, a closely watched industry survey showed on Thursday.
UK consumer gloom hits record as economic misery mounts - GfK
Confidence levels among Britain's consumers sank to a new record low this month as households struggled with the accelerating cost of living and faced the prospect of months of strikes, a survey showed on Friday.
Germany lets trans footballers choose men’s or women’s teams
A new declaration from the German football federation (DFB) has stated that transgender, intersex and non-binary players will be given the option of playing for men's or women's teams. It is a move which has come in contrast to various r...
EU grants Ukraine candidate status
The leaders of 27 EU member states have also accepted the bid of Moldova
The surprising science of breast milk
Scientists are discovering the extraordinary power of human milk and the benefits it brings to infants, but there are also some hidden contaminants that can lurk in breast and formula milks.
Medical staff in Argentina to be tried for Maradona death
A judge orders a culpable homicide trial for eight medical staff based on evidence they failed to take ‘action that could have prevented the death’.
The young Singaporeans striking out on their own
Most young, single Singaporeans live with their parents. But some are moving into their own places as social norms evolve.
Chile workers strike at Codelco, world’s largest copper producer
The strike follows government decision to close a foundry to curtail pollution in community.
Brazil judge probed for banning abortion for child rape victim
Abortions are illegal in Brazil except in cases of rape or if the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother’s life.
‘Cold War mentality’: China’s Xi denounces ‘abuse of sanctions’
At meeting of BRICS nations, Chinese leader says world must move away from US-led hegemony and towards a ‘future of harmony’.
Indigenous protester dies in Ecuador as violence increases
On Tuesday, an estimated 10,000 Indigenous people took to the streets of Quito.
Vienna returns as world's 'most liveable city'
The Austrian capital Vienna has made a comeback as the world's most liveable city, according to an annual report from the Economist published Thursday.
Europe told to get ready now for Russia to turn off all gas exports to region
IEA chief warns that Russia may be trying to prevent countries filling storage facilities ahead of winter
Slain Uvalde teacher’s officer husband tried to save his wife but was detained, had gun taken away
Officer Ruiz attempted to storm the school after his wife, Eva Mireles, called him telling him she had been shot.
EU is sabotaging itself with Russian oil sanctions, Khodorkovsky warns
The Putin critic says Europe is harming its own finances when it should be pouring cash into arms for Kyiv.
We Are Facing A New Wave Of Covid: France's Vaccination Chief
Other European countries, especially Portugal, are also seeing an increase, due two new Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5
At BRICS Summit, Xi Jinping Warns Against "Expanding" Military Ties
At BRICS summit, Xi told that the Ukraine crisis is... "a wake-up call" and warned against expanding military alliances and seeking one's own security at the expense of other countries' security.
US Comedian Bill Cosby To Appeal Civil Ruling On Teen Sex Assault: Report
Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case: A spokesman for the veteran entertainer said the case was an "astonishing victory" for Bill Cosby, and insisted the actor would appeal.
UK inflation rises at fastest rate for 40 years as food costs jump
Prices are continuing to rise at their fastest rate for 40 years with food costs, particularly for bread, cereal and meat, climbing.
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