Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… and turning our backs on the very women who need us most,” says Newman-Williams. In 2003, shortly after the policy was last introduced by George W. Bush, the Center for Reproductive Rights published a report highlighting horror stories from women who’d sought out surgery from the wrong practitioners. In one example, a poor 17-year-old house help wanted to terminate her pregnancy. The person she went to see “did not know the anus from the vagina,” one Kenyan NGO reported. …

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Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… per one million people in 2014. The UK had 1,074, while the average in the EU was 960 The UK recorded 54 cash machine withdrawals per person in 2014 – the highest in the world Germany and Belgium have the largest amount of cash withdrawn per adult in Western Europe. Adults in these countries on average withdraw over 3,500 a year from cash machines India has the lowest value of cash machine withdrawals with less than 270 per adult a year. However, this value has slowly increased over the …

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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

… 2016, authorities were monitoring 15,000 people who they believed were in the process of radicalization. Earlier, French officials said 10,000 people were on their Fiche S list. “If he was indeed he was a Fiche S… it’s going to bring out some cries from they public and some politicians as well, about why, if he was under surveillance, and if the police knew about this person, why he could possibly have pulled this off tonight with a semiautomatic weapon while he was …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

… founded the National Front.) Emmanuel Macron Who he is: He’s the biggest surprise in this five-person field. He’s a centrist whom no one really took seriously at first. He didn’t have the backing of any of the major political parties, so he formed his own. And — surprise! — he finds himself right behind Le Pen in the polls. What he wants: He backs liberal, yet business-friendly measures, to boost the economy. He wants to increase defense and police …

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Florida State Senator Drops Racist, Profanity-Laden Rant On Colleagues

April 19, 2017

… profusely. This isnt the first time Artiles, a former state House member, has come under fire. In 2015, he was accused of and denied punching a college student at a local bar. That same year, citing public safety concerns, he introduced a controversial transgender bathroom bill that aimed to make it illegal for a person to enter a public facility that does not align with the sex they were given at birth. The measure ultimately failed. And in 2014, someone secretly recorded him using a racial …

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Ships in the night: A visit to one of Italy’s ‘pleasure boat’ yards

April 14, 2017

Viareggio, Italy (CNN)The maiden voyage of the Aurora — a new 160-foot, $26.6 million aluminum super yacht launched last week in Viareggio, Italy — lasted less than one hour and only covered a humble 500 yards. Watching an imposing vessel like the Aurora passing through the darkened streets of the scruffy, seaside town, halting traffic and only narrowly avoiding a collision with a streetlight, induces a surreal and somewhat disorienting feeling. But for those more immersed in the …

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VP Pence heads to Asia-Pacific amid North Korean posturing

April 14, 2017

… in exchange for their help deterring North Korea. “That’s worth having not as good a trade deal as I would normally be able to make,” said the President. Trump, Chinese leader face North Korea dilemma During a meeting at the White House on Thursday, Trump said that North Korea “is a problem” that will be “taken care of.” Now, this upcoming trip will offer Pence the opportunity to deliver that message to the region in person. More From this publisher : …

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An anatomically correct seat was installed to make a point about sexual harassment.

April 5, 2017

Anyone using the Mexico City Metro recently may have spotted an … odd seat on the train, a seat quite unlike the rest. Instead of a back, the seat’s plastic was molded into a person’s protruding torso. And instead of a flat bottom for sitting, the seat took on the form of that person’s thighs and penis. Obviously, it wasn’t the most comfortable or preferred seat on the train for riders. GIF via U.N. Women/YouTube. Above the seat was a sign …

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How to train yourself to become a morning exerciser

April 5, 2017

… So how is it that some people manage to get up for 5:30 a.m. workouts like it’s no big deal? We picked the brains of trainers and nutritionists for lifestyle changes you can make to help you become the person who wants to #riseandgrind. Eat right the night before See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The less you have to think about when the alarm goes off, the better. “Lay out your shoes and clothes in the evening,” …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

Beijing (CNN)When US President Donald Trump greets his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in person for the first time in Florida this week, the two men may find an unlikely historical figure looming large as they attempt to rebalance the world’s most important bilateral relationship. On the surface, and politics aside, Xi and Trump appear a world apart. A real estate mogul turned reality television star before winning the White House race in a major upset, Trump relishes the spotlight …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… looking to either congratulate the new US leader or begin diplomatic talks. The role has gained Kushner scrutiny in recent weeks when it was revealed he met with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, as well as the head of a Russia state-owned bank, Sergey Gorkov, in December. According to a source familiar with what transpired, Kushner’s interactions with Russians during the transition as a point man “looking for the right person to engage with on Russia,” …

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Trump signals he won’t press human rights ahead of key diplomatic week

April 3, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump will come face-to-face with the leaders of two nations accused of grave human rights abuses in a spate of high-level talks with foreign counterparts this week. It will be the first in-person opportunity for the new US leader to confront those issues as commander-in-chief. Initial signs, however, indicate Trump will say little on the matter during his talks with the Presidents of Egypt and China, at least in public, a dramatic shift away from the human rights …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… person].” Using the person’s actual name would obviously make it easier for craven leakers to find their targets. After speaking to the press, Nunes headed off to tell Trump about his alleged bombshell. The news is taken by some Republicans and administration allies and officials to mean that Trump’s accusation had some basis in fact. Again, it didn’t. Nunes, though, had successfully confused the issue. But wait, the drama — and most important part of the story …

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Peter Taylor: How has terror changed in 50 years? – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… it’s too late. [I] never felt a whole person again.” Image caption Peter Taylor covered the early years of the Troubles The blanket protest by the IRA prisoners in the Maze started in 1977. They refused to wear prison uniform, insisting they were political prisoners and not criminals. The protesters resorted to wearing only a blanket to try and force the issue. To try and understand the situation from the other side of the cell doors, I met Desmond Irvine, the secretary of the …

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