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Europe's blame game

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Casting blame for the Great Recession used to be easy when everyone agreed it was all the fault of the bankers. But now the regulators and officials are blaming each other and the real issues are coming to the surface.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
UN Women's Lakshmi Puri: 'Priority is to power on'

UN Women's Lakshmi Puri: 'Priority is to power on'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (WOMENSENEWS)--At the sidelines of last week's major global forum on women's health, the interim leader of the 2-year-old U.N. superagency expressed pride in its startup phase of rapid institution-building and is focused on everything from field work to raising a target annual budget of $300 million.
By Juhie Bhatia
Ethiopian-Israelis make waves in new homeland

Ethiopian-Israelis make waves in new homeland

TEL AVIV, Israel (WOMENSENEWS)--After decades of Ethiopian immigration to Israel, several black women now hold significant government posts and Israel recently crowned an Ethiopian as its national beauty queen. But hardship persists for women in these communities.
By Leigh Cuen
Femen activists detained as Tunis trial ajourns

Femen activists detained as Tunis trial ajourns

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Three European activists face up to six months of prison for staging a topless protest in Tunis to demonstrate support for a Tunisian ally, Amina Sboui, who is facing legal problems of her own.
By Hajer Naili
Commentary: Kalb's 'The Road to War'

Commentary: Kalb's 'The Road to War'

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- “The Road to War -- Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed” is must reading to understand how the U.S. blew $2 trillion on two wars in the 21st century.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Stop knee-jerk blaming of Afghan men, culture

Stop knee-jerk blaming of Afghan men, culture

{WOMENSENEWS}--Corrupt, tribal, medieval, misogynist. These are the refrain of reporters, media marketers and officials on Afghanistan. When reporters and officials pander to stereotypes, we lose the chance to understand what's really going on.
By Fariba Nawa
Angelina Jolie raises big question of coverage

Angelina Jolie raises big question of coverage

{WOMENSENEWS}--What if you decide to follow the Hollywood star's example and get genetic testing for your chances of developing breast cancer? Then you face the questions of whether you're covered and meet reimbursement criteria. First of two stories.
By Sharon Johnson
Brits who hate the White House

Brits who hate the White House

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- The image is deliberately provocative and arresting. It depicts the White House with the gaps between its pillars draped in swastika flags while a battalion of German troops in coal-shuttle helmets marches past.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Nuns claim no role in Irish laundry scandal

Nuns claim no role in Irish laundry scandal

DUBLIN (WOMENSENEWS)--When I interviewed two Irish nuns in February it was the first time any member of religious orders that ran the abusive Magdalene Laundries spoke publically. Yet, months later, reconciliation with victims appears to be far off.
By Claire McCormack
Single or not, US moms have a reason to feel alone

Single or not, US moms have a reason to feel alone

(WOMENSENEWS)--In this society we toss the placenta, or afterbirth, despite the nutritional benefits that traditional medical practitioners have long understood. That's analogous to the way we also trash the maternal support services, or "political afterbirth," that should sustain our mothers.
By Lori Sokol

Commentary: Tracking cyberterrorists

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Network forensics is explained in dramatic detail by Juan C. Zarate, a former sleuth in the campaign to find and disrupt al-Qaida’s terrorist funding.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Task force on maternal deaths in Texas awaits governor

Task force on maternal deaths in Texas awaits governor

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Texas has an unusually high maternal mortality rate and if Perry signs this bill the state could get its first statewide investigation into the causes.
By Hajer Naili

Europe's prosperity envy

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 28 (UPI) -- There is a strange thread that connects the Swedish riots, the European soccer final, Britain's planned industrial reforms, the French decision to start teaching university courses in English and the euro crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
MENA women's health care gets first look at conference

MENA women's health care gets first look at conference

{WOMENSENEWS}--Global efforts to improve maternal health are ready for fine tuning when it comes to the Middle East and North Africa. This will be the aim of researchers gathering ahead of this month's global conference on women's health in Kuala Lumpur.
By Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian
Home still far away for immigrants with HIV

Home still far away for immigrants with HIV

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Few female immigrants have enjoyed the benefit of the travel ban on people with HIV lifted three years ago Financial hardships, fear of stigma in their homelands and uncertainties about their U.S. legal status all block the way.
By Amy Lieberman
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