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A woman’s constitutional right to an abortion treatened in the United States
Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio enacted statutes this year outlawing abortion after a doctor can detect an embryonic heartbeat
Despite falling numbers, immigration remains divisive European Union issue
Looking to keep migration in the spotlight, anti-immigrant parties have been quick to portray the newcomers as a security threat, pointing to deadly jihadist attacks in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, London, and Barcelona
Bitcoin rally cheers crypto market investors, others wary
Bitcoin hit its highest level in 10 months, raising hopes among cryptocurrency enthusiasts of greater mainstream acceptance as an escalating U.S.-China trade war roiled global markets, but others urged caution
Modern slavery and child labor: The dark side of the beauty industry
While buyers clamor for make-up made with various fruit, nuts, grains, and minerals, companies that increase the number of natural ingredients in their cosmetics could be opening a “Pandora’s box of risk”
Human activity is driving one million species to extinction
Compiled over three years and based on 15,000 scientific papers, a landmark report identified a range of risks, from the disappearance of insects to the destruction of coral reefs, and the loss of medicinal plants
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome their first royal baby
The baby is the eighth great-grandchild of the 93-year-old queen, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, and could be entitled to hold joint British and American citizenship according to nationality rules
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange begins court battle against extradition
Assange made international headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people
Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó calls for uprising against Nicolás Maduro
The move was Guaido’s boldest effort yet to persuade the military to rise up against Maduro. If it fails, it could be seen as evidence that he lacks the support he says he has.
Pedro Sánchez's Socialists win election but miss majority
If Sánchez does seek a coalition partner, he could opt for a tricky alliance with Podemos that would probably require support from at least one Catalan separatist lawmaker. The alternative is to join forces with center-right Ciudadanos, which risks upsetting his grassroots supporters
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukraine Presidential Election
Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s win was a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko and presents a riddle for investors, the West and Russia who wonder what approach he will take