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Denying women a seat at Taliban talks is a huge mistake Swanee Hunt and Wazhma Frogh write that Afghan women must be given a seat at the negotiating table with the Taliban, since they are the only ones who can ensure the strides they've made in gaining basic rights are guaranteed under a new peace deal. MUST WATCH Afghan MP: I'm very worried for women's rights 06:47 Ambassador Swanee Hunt is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Today, though not without problems, Rwanda has the world's highest percentage of women in Parliament and one of the fastest growing economies in Africa
Northeastern beats BC 4-2 for 2nd straight Beanpot title BOSTON (AP) — Lincoln Griffin had a goal and two assists, Cayden Primeau stopped 33 shots and Northeastern beat Boston College 4-2 on Monday night to win consecutive Beanpot titles for the first time in 34 years. Patrick Schule and Austin Plevy also scored to help No. 14 Northeastern (17-9-1) open a 3-0 lead before the Eagles made it a one-goal game in the third period. Zach Solow added an empty-netter with six seconds left as the Huskies claimed Boston's college hockey bragging rights for just the sixth time in the 67-year history of the tournament. Boston University won 29 of the first 57, an occurrence so common that the event was jokingly called the BU Invitational BC outshot Northeastern 15-9 in the third, but Primeau turned away the rest of them to protect the lead and then Solow clinched the victory for Northeastern
EDITORIAL: LDP cannot be solely guided by Abe’s views in looking to future The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Feb. 10 held its first party convention since Prime Minister In the autumn LDP presidential election, former party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba was the only challenger to Abe’s continued leadership even though the evils of his dominant, unchallenged political power were clearly visible If it continues allowing itself to be colored solely by Abe’s political views, the LDP cannot fulfill this responsibility
Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales in the wilderness area. At a Bureau of Land Management environmental review hearing in Anchorage, Laura Herman urged that no drilling be allowed because of the effects of extraction on the region and the long-term effects of burning the fossil fuel. Herman, 29, said she was too young to be telling "old-timer" stories about how cold it used to be in Alaska, but she did say signs of climate change are all over her home state. Some Alaska Native leaders, she said, have traded clean air for dollars Opponents also say development will create a spider web of roads and pipelines connecting drill pads, affecting acreage throughout the wilderness area That’s how strong the oil companies are pushing contractors and subcontractors up there to be very concerned about the environment
Foreign Line alliance spotlighted at war memorial The War Memorial of Korea has been holding a special exhibition, The Journey of the Greater Alliance towards Peace, since last November What new forms of governance and approaches to living will be demanded in such difficult times
Labor to oppose government's $5 billion drought 'slush fund' The move has opened Labor up to government claims it is “playing politics” over the record-breaking drought. He said Labor would match the government’s funding pledge for drought-proofing projects while simultaneously building infrastructure His latest weak and short sighted decision to try and block the Future Drought Fund legislation in the Senate is the latest manifestation of that, he said
Piers Morgan tops secret crush list and jokes about Kim and Kanye The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, topped a poll to be crowned heat magazine's number one Secret Crush. And a smug Piers, 53, couldn't help but gloat about how topping the list meant he was more desirable than Kanye West, adding that he feels sorry for the rapper and his wife Kim Kardashian:  Feeling smug I keep coming back to one word… landslide,' he added Accolade: Piers joked: 'I'm a very modest guy by nature and I think I'll probably just keep it very quiet and not tell anybody other than millions and millions of people'
Government shutdown deal reached, Richard Shelby says The Senate’s top spending negotiator said Monday night that Republicans and Democrats have reached an agreement in principle on a new deal to avert a government shutdown. Details were scarce, and text of the agreement wasn’t expected until later in the week, but Sen He and the others working on a deal went into a meeting at 8 p.m., just a day after talks broke down with a last-minute demand by Democrats to try to limit deportations by cutting funding for detention space at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Piers Morgan: 'I'll keep it very quiet' Fans reveal what they REALLY think of GMB star PIERS MORGAN has spoken out after the national revealed what they really think of the Good Morning Britain star, saying he planned to keep the news “very quiet”. Piers Morgan: Good Morning Britain host joked he would 'stay quiet' after a recent victory (Image: GETTY • ITV) Piers Morgan: GMB presenter was named Heat's Secret Crush (Image: PH) Speaking about her husband’s victory, Piers’ writer wife of nine years Celia Walden, 43, told Heat: People are weird aren’t they
Washington’s colder areas could see an icy mix again tonight into early Tuesday Areas from Interstate 95 and to the south and east should stay mainly just wet with rain. (CWG) By Jason Samenow Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow February 11 at 8:30 PM * Winter weather advisory for northern Fauquier, Loudoun, Montgomery and Howard counties, and to the north and west, from 7 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday * 8:30 p.m. update: Radar has quieted over the D.C Radar simulation from high-resolution NAM model between 7 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday
Environment in multiple crises - report Policymakers are not grasping the seriousness of what we’re doing to the planet, a think-tank warns. Scientists warn of a potentially deadly combination of factors Some 2.2 million tonnes of UK topsoil is eroded annually, and over 17% of arable land shows signs of erosion This can, of course, be used as an excuse for delay So, I guess the question is how much more evidence is needed for action
A second Mexican cabinet minister's U.S. condo comes under scrutiny A Mexican cabinet minister who was forced to explain on Monday why he had not di... Sanchez responded at a news conference that she had disclosed the penthouse and asked the Public Administration Ministry, a government auditor, to explain why it was not made public Irma Sandoval, the ministry’s president, said in an interview that the property’s disclosure was withheld to protect the privacy of its co-owner Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
New York City’s Sandy Rebuilding Program Was Plagued From the Start, Study Says A multibillion-dollar New York City program to rebuild homes damaged in superstorm Sandy was so poorly run that more than half of the 20,000 people who signed up for assistance dropped out, a new study shows. A home under construction on Staten Island, New York, in April 2016 To date, 97% of those who stayed on have had their work completed, or received their reimbursement, and most of the construction projects are completed, according to the city I couldn’t tell you how many times I submitted the same exact forms into them because they kept losing them, or it wasn’t attached to my file, said Mr. Yampolsky, 41 years old
Princess Ubolratana Mahidol prime minister bid in Thailand disqualified In a bizarre palace intrigue with potential political implications, Thailand’s government-controlled Election Commission Monday officially disqualified a royal princess from running for prime minister in next month’s polls three days after she offered herself as a candidate. And many feared the candidacy could take the country back to the bad old days of political feuding and violence I would like to exercise my right and my freedom as a commoner under the constitution, the princess wrote in an Instagram post Friday Shortly afterward, her brother’s edict nipped her candidacy in the bud
Trump objects to measure ending U.S. support for Saudis in Yemen war The Trump administration threatened on Monday to veto an effort in the U.S. Cong... The war has killed tens of thousands and left millions on the brink of starvation The United States has supported the Saudi-led air campaign with mid-air refueling support, intelligence and targeting assistance Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Hawaii sees 'very unusual' snow as US storms wreak havoc Series of powerful storms brings Arctic air and bizarre weather from Alaska to Maui You’ve got storm after storm sliding down the sweet spot to produce low-level snow, said Kirby Cook, a meteorologist at Seattle’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office Authorities say a north-eastern Indiana man and his two daughters died after his car slid off a snow-covered rural road and into a river
Southern Baptists’ sexual abuse scandal prompts calls for criminal investigations, comparisons to Catholics The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News compiled hundreds of records of Southern Baptist clergy and volunteers who abused children. Now, advocates call for the denomination to face the same scrutiny Catholic churches are facing. The move followed a series of revelations about sexual misconduct cases involving SBC churches and seminaries Wherever we find it, our prosecutors will investigate and file charges where appropriate Within the Southern Baptist Convention, however, some had already began the call for a wider investigation Staff writer Rachel Weiner contributed to this report
Enthusiasm for volunteering must be sustained and effectively harnessed - Opinion These organizations play a key role in mobilizing and matching the suitable volunteers to specific tasks in a timely manner, as the professional participants often have a tighter schedule than average volunteers, which helps to maximize the effects of their know-how and limited input of time