Month: June 2022

Germany unveils plans for simpler legal gender change process – DW (English)

The German government on Thursday unveiled plans to make it easier for transgender people to have the first name and gender they identify with legally recognized. The move was announced by Family Affairs Minister Lisa Paus during a press conference in Berlin. What do we know about the law? The proposed “self-determination” law would replace Germany’s …

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Biden mixes up Switzerland, Sweden in NATO speech – New York Post

Well, they do start with the same letter … President Biden announced Thursday that he had called the leader of Switzerland to discuss abandoning two centuries of neutrality to join NATO — before quickly correcting himself to say he actually meant Sweden. “Some of the American press will remember when I got a phone call …

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As China tightens grip, Hong Kong’s luster as ‘world city’ dims – Al Jazeera English

Hong Kong, China – German entrepreneur Joseph loved his life in Hong Kong. When not tending to his logistics company, he would enjoy strolls along the waterfront promenade, weekend brunches in the upscale Soho district and foot and back massages to relieve the daily stresses of life. But less than two years after setting up …

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South Korea’s Yoon warns at NATO summit of threat to ‘universal values’ – Reuters.com

South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks in a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 30 …

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Democrats, Republicans alike say US moving in wrong direction: poll – New York Post

Americans of all political persuasions are frustrated with the state of the nation, with 85% saying that the country is heading in the wrong direction — including nearly eight in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll.  The deep dissatisfaction is reflected in both parties, with 92% of Republicans saying the economy is performing poorly …

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UK climate activists glue hands to Vincent van Gogh painting at London museum – Fox News

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A pair of British climate activists glued their hands to the frame of a Vincent van Gogh painting at a London gallery Thursday to protest the government’s climate policies.  The duo – Louis McKechnie and Emily Brocklebank – are supporters of the activist group, “Just Stop Oil,” …

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Chicago’s minimum wage is increasing July 1. Here’s what to know. – Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s minimum wage is set to increase Friday, when it will rise above $15 per hour for the first time. The increase, of 40 cents for workers at the city’s large employers, comes at a time when many Chicagoans are struggling with the effects of sky-high inflation. Groups like the Fight for $15 have pushed …

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Biden notches wins in Europe — as challenges pile up at home – POLITICO

“You haven’t found one person, one world leader, to say America is going backwards. America is better positioned to lead the world than we ever have been,” Biden told reporters at the conclusion of the NATO summit in Madrid. “The one thing that has been destabilizing is the outrageous behavior of the Supreme Court of …

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NATO chief: Finland, Sweden show Putin made ‘huge mistake’ in Ukraine – Business Insider

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a new interview with CNN said this week marks a “victory” for the alliance with Finland and Sweden on the verge of becoming new members, while accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of underestimating Ukraine and Western unity.  Putin “wanted less NATO” by invading Ukraine, Stoltenberg told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, but …

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Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, China’s Xi says on rare visit – Reuters.com

China’s Xi arrives in Hong Kong via high-speed rail Will swear in city’s new leader and mark anniversary Britain and U.S. say China failed to meet commitments Police warn against violence, disorder Tight security around train station HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s …

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