Men will represent women at gathering for national unity – Taliban leader

Men will represent women at gathering for national unity - Taliban leader

Afghan Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi speaks during the death anniversary of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the late leader and founder of the Taliban, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, June 29 (Reuters) – A large gathering organized by the Taliban … Read more

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

70th Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France. 05/27/2017. Karima, wearing a full-body burkini swimsuit, walks on a beach in Cannes after the call to support the wearing of burkinis by businessman and political activist Rachid Nekkaz. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – Full-body swimwear … Read more

Australia’s new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Australia's new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st prime minister New PM, foreign minister headed to Japan for Quad meet Australian financial markets offer muted reaction SYDNEY, May 23 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party leader, Anthony Albanese, was sworn in as the country’s 31st prime minister on Monday, promising to bring the country together after a fractious election … Read more

Kids later than sooner. South Korean women freeze eggs as child-rearing costs surge

Kids later than sooner.  South Korean women freeze eggs as child-rearing costs surge

SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – In South Korea, fewer women are having children and those who do are in no rush. The sky-high costs of housing and education make financial security a must. Social mores also dictates the need to be married. Lim Eun-young, a 34-year-old public servant, says she is not ready to start … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more