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Home health aids keep watchful wait on Obama

Home health aids keep watchful wait on Obama

{WOMENSENEWS}--Critics say federal wage protections for these workers will drive elderly and disabled people into institutionalized settings. Advocates say that hasn't happened in states that currently extend the minimum wage to home care workers.
By Sharon Johnson

Commentary: Israel: Crises 360 degrees

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Surrounded by crises in all its Arab neighbors, Israeli leaders are not about to facilitate the birth of a Palestinian state.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
RN's pay is fine, but her back is killing her

RN's pay is fine, but her back is killing her

HUNTINGTON, W.V. (WOMENSENEWS)--Tabitha Waugh, a registered nurse in a West Virginia hospital, can't complain about the pay. But it's tough finding time with her kids and the work takes a toll, physically and mentally. "I just don't want to do direct patient care forever," she said.
By Samantha Kimmey
Pollution risks worse for developing world women

Pollution risks worse for developing world women

{WOMENSENEWS}--Environmental factors are responsible for 23 percent of the overall global disease burden, according to World Health Organization research. Addressing such pollution could save the lives of 6 million women a year.
By Molly M. Ginty

The trouble with banks.

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- Maligned and unpopular as Europe's bankers are these days, they have certainly been earning their money. Seldom have they had to operate in such a challenging environment.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
One state in India stands out for early menopause

One state in India stands out for early menopause

NEW DELHI {WOMENSENEWS}--With female sterilizations pushed as the primary mode of fertility control in Andhra Pradesh, post-operative complications have caused women to undergo needless hysterectomies and endure side effects they never expected.
By Swapna Majumdar
Cleveland crimes should be prosecuted on civil rights

Cleveland crimes should be prosecuted on civil rights

{WOMENSENEWS}--When an elected district attorney in Ohio can't see that Ariel Castro's gender-based crimes are civil rights violations, it's hard to hope that our legal system will do much to prevent such horrifying crimes from continuing.
By Wendy Murphy
Adults shouldn't expect girls to be wonder women

Adults shouldn't expect girls to be wonder women

SOUTH AFRICA {WOMENSENEWS}--The potential of a girl to change her community is great. But we can't expect a 10-year-old to change all the adults in her life simply because she has been given a few more opportunities. Given the limits she will often face, let's focus on boys and men, too.
By Jos Drikx
Commentary: Pakistan: Geopolitical conundrum

Commentary: Pakistan: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- Lurking behind the good news from the Pakistan election is the threat of a geopolitical nightmare.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Beauty pageant keeps stealing the U.N.'s style

Beauty pageant keeps stealing the U.N.'s style

{WOMENSENEWS}--Contestants are called ambassadors and expected to understand the workings of the U.N. and have a good roster of civic involvements. The problem is, the U.N. wants nothing to do with it.
By Amy Lieberman

Spring in Europe

BERLIN, May 13 (UPI) -- Like the skies clearing after a storm, some small but hopeful patches of blue and even the occasional ray of sunshine are breaking through the prolonged gloom over Europe's economic prospects. The question is whether these hopeful signs last until Germany's election in September.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Paris vs. Berlin, again

Paris vs. Berlin, again

ZURICH, Switzerland, May 6 (UPI) -- Under the strain of the euro crisis, trans-national politics in Europe are becoming unpleasantly personal, particularly between Paris and Berlin, which is putting a growing strain on a fragile system.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: 'Beyond the last war'

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Where next for the United States? Foreign policy begins at home, says the head of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Merkel almost alone

PARIS, April 29 (UPI) -- A consensus is gathering pace in Europe against the controversial and painful austerity policies that are being driven by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: AFPAK: No silver lining

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- In Afghanistan it is later than one thinks; in Pakistan, even later.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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