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Female leadership is good for the world. Just look at Barbados
Mia Mottley is just one of a raft of strong women across the Caribbean and South America tackling society’s most pressing issues. The world could learn a lot from them
No housing for new Isles of Scilly doctor or pharmacist
A health centre in the Isles of Scilly says there is no accommodation for a new GP and a new pharmacist.
Back in court - UK hospitality groups take on insurers over lockdown losses
Some of the world's biggest insurers are bracing as a second wave of multi-million pound lawsuits, brought by struggling British pubs, restaurants and bakery chains over lockdown losses, starts hitting London's courts next week.
Of all the promises Biden has broken, this one is the most painful
President Joe Biden was elected on promises to unite the country, but he’s now seen as only further dividing a polarized nation
Didn't kill himself the first time: Did Epstein really attempt suicide?
Billionaire pedophile prison papers leave many questions unanswered
Statue of US president removed from New York museum
A bronze Theodore Roosevelt monument has been hauled away from its longtime perch outside the American Museum of Natural History
Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to 'dictatorship' (but will not pay reparations for Britain’s own colonialism, slavery and genocide)
Britain on Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping that the West would stand together to fight for democracy against dictatorships which it said were more emboldened than at any time since the Cold...
Barbados' Mottley hails landslide victory for ruling party
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Thursday celebrated a landslide victory in the Caribbean nation's first general election since it became a republic last year by removing Britain's queen as sovereign head of state.
By 2050, a quarter of the world’s people will be African – this will shape our future
Africa’s unprecedented population growth will impact geopolitics, global trade, migration and almost every aspect of life. It’s time for a reimagining of the continent
Former pope Benedict accused of inaction over child sexual abuse cases
Two cases involved abusers who were allowed to continue with pastoral duties, says lawyer
Corrupted UK as usual: Tory defector says whips told him to back PM or lose school funds
Christian Wakeford allegation comes as senior Tory urges MPs to report claims of attempted blackmail
‘Havana syndrome’ unlikely caused by hostile foreign power, CIA says
Investigation finds majority of cases probably linked to pre-existing medical conditions, environmental factors or stress
Canada’s Prince Andrew high school announces plan to change name
School attempt to distance itself from the growing controversy surrounding the Duke of York
Barbados PM hails governing party’s landslide election victory
Mia Mottley’s Labor Party won all 30 legislative seats in Barbados’ first vote as a republic, preliminary results show.
Benedict denies he knew about Legionaries of Christ abuse when cardinal. Very few people may even believe him.
Former Pope Benedict XVI denied that he was given information about child abuse in the Legionaries of Christ religious order when he was a top Vatican official, in a case that has tarnished the reputation of his predecessor, John Paul II.
Coronavirus spreading like never before in Americas, health agency says
COVID-19 infections are reaching new peaks in the Americas with 7.2 million new cases and more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in the last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday.
Initial Barbados election results show PM Mottley poised for win
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley seemed on the verge of a sweeping victory as preliminary results trickled in late on Wednesday from the Caribbean nation's first general election since it became a republic last year.
Taiwan VP to make sensitive U.S. stopovers in visit to Honduras
Taiwan Vice President William Lai will transit through the United States on his way to Honduras next week, the presidential office said on Thursday, a travel plan that drew a complaint from China.
UK investigation finds email warning lockdown party should not go ahead
An investigation into Downing Street parties has found an email from a senior official to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's private secretary warning that a May 20, 2020 party should not go ahead, ITV's political editor said on Thursday.
Postcolonial Europe: The significance of memory
The Black Lives Matter movement and migration are helping to fuel the debate about Europe’s colonial past. To what extent does colonialism still shape European society? What questions should we be asking ourselves?
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