The AP Interview: Japan minister says women 'underestimated'

Japan’s minister for gender equality Seiko Noda called the country’s plunging population a national crisis and blamed “indifference and ignorance” for the neglect.       


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‘Holy s–t’: Surprise Senate deal sets stage for record climate change package

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin salvaged a deal on Wednesday for a bill that includes the biggest climate spending package in U.S. history, devoting hundreds of …

What's in the Manchin-Schumer deal


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What it's like being a woman in Afghanistan today: 'death in slow motion'

That’s the title of a newly released report from Amnesty International, covering a range of issues affecting girls and women under Taliban rule. Foremost among them are child and forced …