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We can’t talk abortion rights and ignore maternal mortality

Placeholder while article actions are loading When Jamila Perritt stepped in front of a microphone and told the sign-waving crowd in front of the Supreme Court that she was an OB/GYN, they cheered. And when she told them she was an abortion counselor in the town they were in, they cheered louder. “Thank you!” cried …

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DOJ unwinds complex web in hunt for Russian wealth belonging to Putin and influential players

Like other Russian oligarchs on the US sanctions list, Putin has been targeted by the Justice Department’s corruption task force, which is conducting a global campaign against money laundering from Kremlin insiders in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “I can’t tell you what the US knows about a particular person, but he’s definitely on …

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Beijing orders ‘stress test’ as fears of Russia-style sanctions mount | China

Concerned about the removal of Russia-style sanctions from the west, Beijing has ordered a comprehensive “stress test” to study the implications of a similar scenario for its economy, The Guardian has learned. According to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, an extensive exercise began around late February and early March when Western allies …

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Rights groups slam Israeli ruling that allows razing of villages | Occupied West Bank News

Rights groups have rejected an Israeli court decision paving the way for Israeli forces to forcibly evict Palestinian Bedouin communities in Masafer Yatta, an area in the occupied southern West Bank. Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on Thursday called on the international community to prevent the transfer from taking place, in what would be one …

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German thinkers’ war of words over Ukraine exposes generational divide | Germany

The war in Ukraine exposes a generational gap over what lessons Germany should draw from its own history of waging bloody conflict as some of the country’s leading artists and intellectuals align for or against supplying arms to Kiev in a series of open letters. The first, published last Friday in the feminist magazine Emma, …

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New operation to evacuate Mariupol civilians has begun, says Ukraine

By Pavel Polityuk KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine said another attempt was underway on Friday to evacuate dozens of civilians trapped in a heavily bombed steel factory in the city of Mariupol, after bloody clashes with Russian forces overturned attempts to bring them to safety. day had thwarted. Mariupol, a strategic southern port on the Sea …

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Xi Jinping sends warning to anyone who questions China’s zero-Covid policy

In a meeting chaired by Xi on Thursday, the top Politburo Standing Committee of the ruling Communist Party pledged to “unshakably adhere to the general policy of ‘dynamic zero Covid’ and fight resolutely against all words and deeds the epidemic prevention policies.” This is the first time Xi, who made an “important speech” at the …

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UK PM Johnson suffers heavy losses in London in local elections

Conservatives lose control of London councils Results seen as a test of Johnson’s popularity Poor performance will increase pressure on Johnson LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional strongholds in London and suffered losses elsewhere in local elections, the first results showed on Friday, as voters …

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Russian fighting destroys, damages nearly 400 hospitals, medical centres, Zelenskiy says

400 hospitals, medical centers destroyed, damaged – Zelenskiy ‘Heavy bloody fighting’ in Mariupol – Ukrainian soldier Evacuation attempt Mariupol on Friday ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 6 (Reuters) – The Russian invasion of Ukraine has destroyed hundreds of hospitals and other medical facilities, leaving doctors without drugs to deal with cancer or the ability to perform surgery, …

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