VP Pence’s aide returns to work after recovering from COVID-19

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman said Tuesday that she has recovered from coronavirus and is back at work. President Donald Trump confirmed on May 8 that Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary, had tested positive for COVID-19. She is one of two people working at the White H

With no Q-Series, Arizona State’s Olivia Mehaffey joins list of women’s seniors returning to school

Two months ago, Olivia Mehaffey and her Arizona State team had just stepped off the ferry at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu when their phones started buzzing. The NCAA had canceled the rest of the season and effectively ended the career of Mehaffey, the Sun Devils’ lone senior

A Novelist Breaks the Code of Being a Woman in Japan

Mieko Kawakami, whose novel “Breasts and Eggs” was just published in English, has become something of a feminist icon in her male-dominated country. To explain the pressure felt by women in Japanese society, the novelist Mieko Kawakami recalls a playground prank from elementary school.

Italian woman wins Picasso painting in French charity raffle delayed by coronavirus

An Italian woman on Wednesday won a Pablo Picasso painting worth 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in a French charity raffle that raised money for African water projects. The winner - who received her lottery ticket as a gift - will acquire the Spanish master’s 1921 oil-on-canvas still life &ld


Aside from being the Duchess of Sussex, starring on US legal drama Suits and her philanthropic work, over the years Meghan Markle has become widely known for her strong stance on feminism. When the former actor married Prince Harry in May 2018, the biography about her life which appeared on the roy

Saluting Arab women doctors

In most of the Arab region today, probably more than other parts of the world, women are assuming added responsibility within the family and at the level of society at large. With school closures, women are shouldering much of the childcare duties and making sure the family holds together. In the A

Merkel urges people to stick to basic rules as Germany eases lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday stressed that people needed to continue keeping their distance from one another and covering their mouths and noses even as Germany eases some of the restrictions it had imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.“It's very important to me to again

Designing quality childcare business in MENA

Angela Solomon is a former British diplomat of Lebanese descent turned entrepreneur designing the next wave of childcare business in the Middle East and North Africa. On a cancelled night out with a friend, newly a mother, she jumped on the opportunity to solve the problem of the availability of on-

‘Hero’ doctor leading fight against coronavirus in New York takes her own life

A “hero” doctor treating coronavirus patients on the front line in New York has taken her own life. Dr Lorna Breen, the 49-year-old medical director of a Manhattan emergency department, died by suicide in Virginia on Sunday. “She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” her

These Women Were Told Their Help Wasn’t Needed. They Didn’t Listen.

A women’s group in Shanghai started donation drives to get health care workers with crucial personal hygiene supplies. But wary hospitals, hard-to-get road passes and online backlash made the process difficult.In January, the coronavirus crisis in Wuhan, China, was desperate. The virus had hit

Why do female leaders seem to be more successful at managing the coronavirus crisis?

On 1 April, the prime minister of Sint Maarten addressed her nation’s 41,500 people. Coronavirus cases were rising, and Silveria Jacobs knew the small island country, which welcomes 500,000 tourists a year, was at great risk: it had two ICU beds. Jacobs did not want to impose a strict lockdow

The woman who discovered the first coronavirus

The woman who discovered the first human coronavirus was the daughter of a Scottish bus driver, who left school at 16. June Almeida went on to become a pioneer of virus imaging, whose work has come roaring back into focus during the present pandemic. Covid-19 is a new illness but it is caused by a

Queen's 'golden triangle' that keeps her informed of secret government plans

Her Majesty the Queen has a 'golden triangle' made up of three key people who keep her informed of all the latest government plans - even as she self-isolates. The 93-year-old, who is currently residing in Windsor Castle, also receives a royal red box each day - except on Christmas Day and Easter S

Celebrities happy in their own skin? Don't take it at face value

At last Hollywood is revealing its unvarnished side. An increasing number of actresses – including Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore and Drew Barrymore – are posting makeup-free selfies while in isolation as they embrace the trend to go bare-faced. But beauty experts warn there is a degree

Egypt’s Female Lion Tamers Show the Men How to Do It

The broader struggle for women’s equality may be lagging in Egypt, but six women dominate the field of lion taming in the country.At her apartment in a seaside town, Luba el-Helw, a working Egyptian mother, faced multiple demands. She juggled business calls, prepared a chicken dish and parried

New Zealand passes law decriminalising abortion

New Zealand's parliament has passed a bill decriminalising abortion and allowing women to choose a termination up to 20 weeks into a pregnancy. Voting to remove the procedure from the country's Crimes Act changes a law that has been in force since 1977. Previously, two doctors were required to app

In 'Bloodshot,' Eiza González proves women are 'more than just their good looks'

It's all up to Mexican actress Eiza González — at least on the big screen. The fate of a revenge-driven Marine (Vin Diesel) who is brought back from the dead in the much-anticipated comic book "Bloodshot," opening Friday, depends on Katie, or KT, the character played by González

Coronavirus: No handshakes, only ‘Namaste’ for India’s top shuttler

India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu will not be shaking hands during next week’s All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham and use the traditional ‘Namaste’ greeting instead following the coronavirus outbreak, the 24-year-old said. More than 106,000 people have been

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