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March 8, 2019

In Russia, International Women’s Day means something totally different

Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- In the United States and many other countries, International Women's Day is seen as a chance to demand equal rights and justice, but in Russia, it has taken on an entirely different meaning. Russia is considered one of the birthplaces of Women’s Day, where it was originally also conceived as a day of feminist action. But the public holiday long ago morphed into something more like Valentine’s Day, blended with Mother’s Day. It has become a..
March 8, 2019

Duchess Meghan makes advocating for women a focus of her work as a royal

DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has held true to a prediction royal watchers made about the role she would play as a member of Britain’s royal family. The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry, has made advocating for women a focus of her work. Since marrying Harry last May, Meghan, a California native, has brought issues like women’s rights and women’s empowerment that she has fought for her entire life into her new royal life...
March 7, 2019

Top US general warns of ‘calculated’ ISIS retreat from Syria amid ongoing battle for remaining territory

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The commander of U.S. troops in the Middle East warned against the "calculated" retreat of ISIS fighters from the last territory held by the group in eastern Syria. Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, told Congress on Thursday that the exodus of thousands of ISIS fighters and their families is not a surrender, but a decision to retreat to camps and remote areas in the region until they can reconstitute as a violent extrem..
March 7, 2019

Two American Mormons arrested in Russia, face deportation

jeffhochstrasser/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Two American Mormons are facing deportation after they were arrested inside a southern Russian church and convicted for misusing their visas to teach English, according to the lawyer for the men. The two U.S. citizens, David Gaaga and Cole Brodowski were accused of violating the terms of their visas by teaching English to other members of the congregation, their Russian lawyer, Sergey Glinznutsa told ABC News by telephone. Brodowski and Gaaga were detained sinc..