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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

The bad math that lost jobs

PARIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Back in the 1920s, an Austrian newspaper won the title for headline of the decade with a front-page story that read, "Archduke Franz Ferdinand Found Alive; Great War Fought By Mistake."
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Euro-agony grinds on

PARIS, April 15 (UPI) -- The euro crisis is looking like death by a thousand cuts. Just when you thought Cyprus was resolved, a new crisis has broken out in Portugal..
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Bookkeeper overbooked but not raising fees

Bookkeeper overbooked but not raising fees

ATLANTA {WOMENSENEWS}--Dee Jay Beard earns slightly less than the average bookkeeper and is bursting with business. She could probably ask for more, but so many of her clients are small businesses that suffered in the economic downturn that she's kept her fees in check.
By Diane Loupe
Femen's Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism

Femen's Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--The April 4 agitations of the breast-baring iconoclasts serve few Muslim feminists. Many of us are pro-women and pro-Islam and we insist on that fusion.
By Hajer Naili
Equal pay isn't enough; let's also make it fair

Equal pay isn't enough; let's also make it fair

{WOMENSENEWS}--On April 9 we mark Equal Pay Day, a time for spurring the modernization of the Equal Pay Act. But let's not stop there. Let's also attack the problems of low-paid work and volatile scheduling that hold back millions of female workers.
By Melissa Josephs

Commentary: Road to nowhere

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. has lost the media war in Pakistan. Popular talk show hosts have already made up their minds that America is preparing a war against their country.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Printing more money

PARIS, April 8 (UPI) -- We live in the age of central bankers, and hope they know what they are doing.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
SAT revision stokes fears of wider math gap

SAT revision stokes fears of wider math gap

{WOMENSENEWS}--As the college test-prep industry buzzes with anticipation over the new exam, some tutors and college admissions counselors say there's a chance the decades' long trend in higher male math scores could intensify.
By Nancy Zeldis
Islamic extremists alarm secular women in Tunisia

Islamic extremists alarm secular women in Tunisia

{WOMENSENEWS}--Tensions are rising between secular Tunisian women and political Islam. "There is no room for the opposition and women to participate in building the country we want," says one critic.
By Hajer Naili
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