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Japanese women are running for parliament in record numbers, but face many obstacles

Mon, Jul. 15, 2019

When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan’s northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.

Toxic employers face jail as South Korea tackles workplace bullying

Mon, Jul. 15, 2019

After enduring months of constant harassment at work, South Korean office worker Christine Jung finally confronted her aggressor -- only to be fired and sued for defamation by her employer.

African leaders to launch 'historic' free trade deal

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

African nations will officially launch a landmark trade agreement at an African Union summit in Niger on Sunday.

Pussy Riot performing in Alabama to protest 'ridiculous' abortion ban

Sun, Jul. 7, 2019

The Russian collective Pussy Riot will perform in Alabama on Thursday, a sold-out concert to raise money for women's rights groups in light of the state's recent passage of a near-total ban on abortion.

Amazon's Bezos finalizes divorce with $38 bn settlement: report

Sat, Jul. 6, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce Friday to the tune of a $38-billion settlement, Bloomberg News reported.

With new album, Elza Soares celebrates status as an 'incredible woman'

Wed, Jun. 26, 2019

With new album, Elza Soares celebrates status as an 'incredible woman'.

Cuba decides to scrap same-sex marriage law in new constitution: official

Wed, Jun. 26, 2019

Cuba will leave out of its new constitution changes that would have paved the way for legal same-sex marriage.

France vs Nigeria: Les Bleues aiming to beat the Super Falcons and top the group undefeated

Mon, Jun. 17, 2019

After France secured a spot in the Women’s World Cup last 16, head coach Corinne Diacre has upped the stakes for “Les Bleues”.