Irina Zaykovskaya

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François Hollande pardons woman for murder of husband

Jacqueline Sauvage receives presidential pardon and is released from prison in ‘strong message’ to domestic abuse victims<p>A French woman who was convicted of murdering her allegedly violent husband has been freed from prison after a second intervention from the country’s president.<p>Two hours after …

François Hollande

Racist Cops, Abused Women and the Blue Wall of Silence

While 10 percent of the general population will experience domestic violence, 40 percent of law enforcement families will, according to two studies …

Report: Over 1,200 women assaulted in Germany on New Year's Eve

Germany's federal police have found that over 1,000 sexual crimes were committed across Germany on New Year's Eve. Over 2,000 men are believed to …

Women conspicuously missing from Japan's elections

Gender stereotyping, lack of financial and party support, an unfavorable electoral system and discrimination in the male-dominated society are blamed …

Bulgaria follows France and Netherlands in move to ban the veil

Bulgaria is on course to become the latest European country to ban the wearing of niqabs or burqas in public places, following France and the Netherlands in prohibiting clothing that covers the face.<p>The bill, which was tabled by the nationalist Patriotic Front (PF), was backed by 108 MPs, with just …

Turkey's president: work no reason to skip motherhood

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says work is no reason for women to decline motherhood.<p>Speaking Sunday at a women's association in Istanbul, Recep …

Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men 'Lightly Beat' Wives Who Refuse Sex

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful constitutional body in Pakistan proposed legislation last week that would allow husbands to "lightly beat" their wives who decline sex or refuse to wear what their mates prefer.<p>The Council of Islamic Ideology says it has to finalize the 160-page draft before it is …

Pakistan

Japanese Pop Star Left in Critical Condition After Being Allegedly Stabbed Over 2 Dozen Times by Male Fan

Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita is in critical condition after she was allegedly stabbed over two dozen times by male fan, according to multiple …

A woman's slaying in Seoul's tony Gangnam district stirs emotions in South Korea

At the subway station exit, Lee Je-hee knelt down, weeping, while writing a message to a person she never knew. The normally noisy street in the South Korean capital was quiet enough that passersby could hear her sniffles.<p>She placed a carnation on the ground, then affixed a bright yellow sticky …

WWII female pilots now can be buried at Arlington

<b>(CNN) —</b> Women who served as pilots during World War II finally can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, thanks to bipartisan efforts.<p>President Barack Obama signed a bill into law allowing the ashes of woman who flew in the Women Airforce Service Pilots program (WASP) to be laid to rest at the …

New bill aims to help rape victims rebuffed at hospitals

<b>(CNN) —</b> She remembers leaving the neighborhood bar at closing time and walking down the street with the guy who kept an eye on her drink while she ducked into the restroom. She remembers telling him she didn't want to have sex. She remembers the pool of blood between her legs.<p>What happened in …

Health Care

Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, one of 276 girls abducted in 2014, meets with Nigerian president after escaping the militant group<p>The Nigerian president has promised a girl who was kidnapped from her dormitory by Boko Haram two years ago that he will put her back in school.<p>Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, one of …

Africa

Lawyer says Kansas activist tried to intimidate doctor

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist intended to intimidate a Wichita physician when she sent a letter suggesting someone might place an …

Vietnamese girls smuggled into China and sold as child brides

<b>Lao Cai, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> "When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."<p>Lan remembers the night that changed her whole life.<p>While preparing for university along the border in northern Vietnam, a friend she met online asked her to a group dinner. When she was tired and wanted to go home, the …

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Inquiry into sexual violence in schools

<b>An inquiry into the scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence in England's schools is to be held by a Commons committee.</b><p>The Women and Equalities Committee will examine who is committing the offences, who is being targeted, and whether the number of cases is rising.<p>Research for the committee …

Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what …

Saudi Arabia's top cleric defends female driving ban saying women would be 'exposed to evil'

Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric has defended a ban on women driving by claiming it would "expose them to evil".<p>Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh said men “obsessed with women” and with "weak spirits" could end up causing female drivers harm and that male relatives would not …

France declared war on prostitution, but not on prostitutes

After more than two years of slow-simmering social drama, the French Parliament passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal to pay for sex in France. Prostitution, however, remains legal: The point of the bill is to discourage the practice by penalizing clients instead of prostitutes.<p>The bill …

France

Thousands Rally Against Tightening of Polish Abortion Law

Thousands of people carrying coat hangers and posters protested Saturday against a proposal to completely ban abortion in Poland.<p>Poland has some of the strictest abortion legislation in Europe. Abortion is illegal except for in cases of rape or incest, if the mother's life is in danger or if the …

Venezuelan women urged to stop using hairdryers

Women in Venezuela have been urged to stop using hair dryers to save energy.<p>The appeal for women to go for the natural look was made by Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, as the country struggles to cope with constant electricity shortages.<p>“I always think a woman looks better when she just runs …

Venezuela

Congresswoman: Trump Can Still Win Over Women Voters

Donald Trump says he loves women — but polls increasingly show they don’t love him back.<p>A new Gallup tracking survey out Friday revealed 70 percent of women nationwide had a negative opinion of Trump. He splits Republican women in that same survey, with half each viewing him positively and …

Dozens of real estate firms not compliant with anti-money laundering rules

At least 85 real estate companies have not implemented a plan showing how they are trying to detect money laundering and other suspicious transactions, nearly 15 years after they were required to do so, according to data obtained by The Canadian Press.<p>The federal anti-money laundering agency …

Fox News hits Donald Trump for 'sexist verbal assaults' on Megyn Kelly

Fox News has accused Donald Trump of making "sexist verbal assaults" against Megyn Kelly, issuing its most aggressive response yet to the Republican frontrunner's repeated attacks on its star anchor.<p>The sharply worded response came Friday evening after Trump took his attacks against Kelly to a new …

General Nominated to Become First Woman to Lead Combatant Command

U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson was nominated Friday to lead the U.S. military’s Northern Command, charged with overseeing military operations …

Sierra Leone abortion bill blocked by President Bai Koroma again

<b>Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has again refused to sign a bill legalising abortion, saying it should be put to a referendum.</b><p>It was unanimously passed by MPs in December, but Mr Koroma refused to sign it after protests by religious leaders.<p>After consultations, MPs returned the bill to …

Teens Could Be at Risk From Some Cosmetics

Even a short hiatus from certain cosmetic chemicals—the kind often found in antibacterial soaps, body lotions, and perfumed products—can slash the …