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Covid Child Care Crisis Reversing Decades of Women’s Economic Progress Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

The child care crisis is at a “tipping point,” threatening to reverse decades of women’s economic progress, according to a new report released on Monday. The report warned that the female-dominated childcare sector was at risk of collapse, as coronavirus lockdowns and rising poverty levels had led to a “sharp drop” in demand for formal […]

Joe Manchin hesitates on the filibuster: ready to make it more “ painful ” for the minority party

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin suggested It is open to make the use of systematic obstruction by the minority party more “painful”. Manchin (WV) made the comments during an interview with Fox News presenter Chris Wallace. Wallace asked the senator – considered a moderate Democrat – if lawmakers should consider “reforming filibuster” if “Republicans won’t agree […]

Senegalese opposition MP released on bail as protests rock the country | Senegal

A leading Senegalese opposition figure has been released on bail pending a rape trial in a case that sparked massive outrage against President Macky Sall’s government and led to the worst unrest in a decade. Ousmane Sonko, 46-year-old charismatic opposition leader and MP who finished third in the 2019 presidential election, was arrested last Wednesday […]

Chris Cuomo tells Don Lemon ‘I’m black on the inside’ – viewers don’t find it funny

On Friday, after CNN’s Chris Cuomo – brother of besieged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo – sang the theme of the classic “Good Times” TV show, he said to host Don Lemon, “I am black on the inside.” Viewers were not happy with the incident. CNN offered their own rendition of the Good Times theme […]

Aid Spending Cuts May Not Come to Commons Vote, Suggests No 10 | Foreign police

A planned cut in aid spending may not be votable in the Commons, Downing Street said, preventing a likely rebellion by Tory MPs, but could expose the government to legal action. Pressed repeatedly on whether the aid budget reduction of 0.7% of national income – which is legislated under the 2015 International Development Act – […]

Julie Bishop attacks federal ministers for handling rape allegations | Coalition

Julie Bishop has criticized the way senior ministers in the Morrison government have handled the sexual assault allegation raised by Brittany Higgins and the landmark rape allegation against Attorney General Christian Porter. Porter denied the allegation, saying “it did not happen”. Chastising both Defense Secretary Linda Reynolds and Skills and Employment Secretary Michaelia Cash for […]

George Floyd: US Prepares For Police Murder Trial – Live Updates | American News

George Floyd murder trial process to begin with jury selection. It could be a long process, writes Amy Forliti of The Associated Press. Twelve residents of Hennepin County will be chosen after a lengthy discussion of their views on the police and the justice system. Derek chauvin is charged with second degree murder and manslaughter […]

Most rural land exempt from new NSW Coalition rules to protect koala habitat | New South Wales

The NSW Coalition has agreed to new rules to protect koala habitat, but will effectively exempt most rural lands from stricter rules administered throughout the planning process. Instead, the koala’s habitat on rural lands will be covered by as yet unannounced protections under land clearing laws administered by the local NSW Land Departments through the […]

Alex Ovechkin: Tom Wilson’s suspension is a ‘joke’

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson received a seven-game suspension for tackling Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo. One of his teammates thinks the decision to suspend Wilson is wrong. Capitals star Alex Ovechkin described the Wilson suspension as a “joke,” according to JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington: Wilson hit Carlo near the header area as […]