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Opinion: Can the West wean India off Russia's influence?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his enthusiastic bear hugs. So much so that at times there have been awkward moments, such as at COP26 in 2022, when Modi seemed to get too cozy with U...

Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — “Woman’s Choice,” the sign proclaims in bold pink letters. But despite promising abortion information and free pregnancy testing, the facility in Charleston, West Virginia, is...

Live updates | Scholz: no return to pre-war ties with Russia

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO lea...

Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change, trade

The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the Bri...

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. ...

Q&A: Billie Jean King on Title IX's 50th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King admired a portrait of Patsy Mink, considered the “Mother of Title IX,” at the U.S. Capitol on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. "She knew exclusion f...

Spain’s conservatives strike huge win in southern Andalusia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s traditional conservatives scored a huge win in southern Andalusia on Sunday, claiming an absolute majority in the legislature that will save it from needing the support...

Turkey's femicide problem: All eyes on court verdicts

On July 16, 2020, university student Pinar Gultekin went missing in Turkey's southwestern Aegean province of Mugla. Five days later, the 27-year-old woman's dead body was found in a forest. F...

Taiwan presents positive CEDAW report on fight against gender discrimination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded three firsts for Asia in its fight against gender discrimination over the past few years, the government said Wednesday (June 15). The Cabinet was prese...

Men, women split on equity gains since Title IX, poll shows

Ask a man about gender equality, and you’re likely to hear the U.S. has made great strides in the 50 years since the landmark anti-discrimination law Title IX was passed. Ask a woman, and the answer p...

Former Kurdish rebel has key role in Sweden's NATO bid

STOCKHOLM (AP) — When Turkey’s president rails against “terrorists” in the Swedish Parliament, Amineh Kakabaveh is convinced he is talking about her. The former Kurdish rebel fighter...

India's female athletes contend with sexual harassment in sports

Last week, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) dismissed chief cycling coach R K Sharma after a female cyclist accused him of "inappropriate behavior" during a training tour of Slovenia. Th...

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began

A withering report on sexual abuse and cover-up in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. A viral video in which a woman confronts her pasto...

Can India's BJP make a uniform civil code a reality?

Political debate on creating a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India has gone on for over a century, and the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now prioritizing making the UCC a reality. The UCC w...

Taiwan-based musician Kimberley Chen to speak at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei-based politicians and musicians will participate in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Thursday (June 9). Organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, th...