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Israel to host Miss Universe contest despite Omicron, minister says

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Yoel Razvozov, a lawmaker of the centrist Yesh Atid party, addresses Russian-speaking Israelis as he campaigns in a pub in Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Israel will host the Miss......

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital in labour, gives birth

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MELBOURNE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – New Zealand Member of Parliament Julie Anne Genter got on her bicycle early on Sunday and headed to the hospital. She was already in labour and she gave birth an hour later. “Big news!” the Greens politician posted on her Facebook page a few hours......

Where is Zhang Gaoli? Chinese politician accused by tennis star Peng keeps out of sight

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BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Even as Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai appeared on a video call with the Olympics chief, the former vice premier she accused of sexual assault has stayed silent and out of sight – maintaining the veil of secrecy that shrouds China’s political elite. Zhang Gaoli,......

Spirit beat Red Stars to win first NWSL championship

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Nov 20, 2021; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; The Washington Spirit celebrate after defeating the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL Championship match at Lynn Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 20 (Reuters) – Washington Spirit’s Kelley O’Hara headed home......

WTA threatens to pull out of tournaments in China over Peng

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Tennis – WTA Mandatory – Madrid Open – Madrid, Spain – May 6, 2018 China’s Peng Shuai in action against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza during their round of 64 match REUTERS/Susana Vera Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register BEIJING, Nov 19 (Reuters) – An outcry over the whereabouts......

U.S. Catholic bishops pass communion document without direct rebuke of Biden

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BALTIMORE, Md., Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Roman Catholic bishops on Wednesday reaffirmed their stance that Catholics who defy church teaching without repenting should refrain from the sacrament of Holy Communion, but did not directly rebuke politicians for supporting abortion rights as some conservatives had hoped. The matter of communion......

Swedish PM resigns, finance minister likely successor

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Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven present the Social Democrats’ election manifesto in Stockholm, Sweden August 28, 2018. TT News Agency/Pontus Lundahl/via REUTERS /File Photo STOCKHOLM, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Swedish centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven formally resigned on Wednesday, opening the way for Finance Minister......

Analysis: U.S. abortion curbs: Fearing business impact, companies speak out

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More U.S. companies take a stand in abortion debate Issue seen part of diversity, social responsibility stance Firms struggle to fill jobs in post-COVID-19 rebound The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we......

‘Finally, infrastructure week!’ Biden says, cheering $1 trillion bill

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WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – A giddy President Joe Biden on Saturday hailed congressional passage of a long-delayed $1 trillion infrastructure bill as a “once in a generation” investment and predicted a broader social safety net plan will be approved despite tense negotiations. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris appeared......

Death of pregnant woman ignites debate about abortion ban in Poland

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WARSAW, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The death of a pregnant Polish woman has reignited debate over abortion in one of Europe’s most devoutly Catholic countries, with activists saying she could still be alive if it were not for a near total ban on terminating pregnancies. Tens of thousands of Poles......

U.S. Supreme Court justices question tough Texas abortion law

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WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared to be leaning toward allowing a challenge brought by abortion providers to a Republican-backed law that imposes a near-total ban on the procedure and lets private citizens enforce it. The justices were hearing separate challenges by President Joe......

Analysis: Texas abortion law critics warn conservatives of unintended consequences

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People protest for and against abortion rights outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S. October 4, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/ Unique Texas law lets private citizens enforce it Abortion rights battle heats up as Mississippi case looms WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – As abortion providers backed by......

Former New York Governor Cuomo charged with misdemeanor sex offense

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NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A criminal complaint charging former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with a misdemeanor sex offense was filed on Thursday in a court in Albany, the state capital, the first prosecution stemming from a misconduct scandal that led to his resignation. The filing from the......

Biden pushes $1.75 trillion spending bill; progressives push back

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Biden says new $1.75 billion plan ‘historic’ ‘I need you to help me,’ Biden tells House Democrats Pelosi wants infrastructure vote on Thursday WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a $1.75 trillion economic and climate change plan that he said unified Democrats and was......

Texas governor signs bill banning transgender girls from female sports in schools

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas, Texas, U.S., May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Oct 25 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female sports at public schools, joining a......

Gustavsson credits home fans after Matildas notch up Brazil win

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Bronze medal match – Australia v United States – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan – August 5, 2021. Australia coach Tony Gustavsson reacts REUTERS/Henry Romero Oct 24 (Reuters) – Coach Tony Gustavsson hailed his players’ professionalism and the positive influence of......

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion case, lets ban remain

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Oct 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on Nov. 1 a challenge to a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on the procedure and lets private citizens enforce it – a case that could dramatically curtail abortion access in the United States if......

WHO issues plan to prevent sexual abuse after Congo scandal

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WHO management plan aims to prevent further misconduct Tedros vows “profound transformation of WHO’s culture” Donors call for external probe leading to further scrutiny GENEVA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization issued its plan on Thursday to prevent any further misconduct by aid workers deployed in its field......

Texas rally launches day of U.S. protests against abortion restrictions

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Women’s rights advocates gathered at the Texas Capitol on Saturday to protest against the country’s most restrictive abortion law, launching a series of 660 marches around the United States in support of reproductive freedom. A crowd of more than 1,000 protesters assembled in sweltering......

Biden administration asks judge to halt strict Texas abortion law

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday urged a judge to block a near-total ban on abortion imposed by Texas – the strictest such law in the nation – in a key moment in the ferocious legal fight over abortion access in the United States. The U.S.......

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