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Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct: Variety report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago.


Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct -Variety report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago.

Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo Moment: How One Harasser Can Rob a Generation of Women

Closed opportunities, dwindling role models, alternative roads taken


Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones

(Reuters Health) - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests.

Gillibrand, Kirsten E

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump, Champion of Women. (No, Really.)

On his watch, female politicians with White House ambitions are rising.


Kenyan police assaulted and raped women during election: rights group

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Several dozen women in Kenya said police officers attacked them during this year's election season and some said they were raped by men in uniform, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump’s Gift to Women

His conduct has spurred women to action.

Opinion: How Black women saved democracy

America, you were in danger, girl.


Voices From Alabama: Black Women Who Voted for Doug Jones

Exit polling shows 98 percent of female African-American voters supported Doug Jones in the Senate election in Alabama. We spoke to some of them to learn what was so important to them in this election.

Women and Girls

Alabama Women ‘Make a Stand’ in First Election of the #MeToo Era

Black women were critical to Doug Jones’s Senate victory. Most white women supported his conservative opponent, Roy Moore, although the Republican had been banking on even more.


Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women

Mr. Simmons, a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say.


Mexican authorities warn cryptocurrency offerings could be a crime

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance ministry and central bank warned on Wednesday that cryptocurrencies were risky investments and said fundraising programs known as initial coin offerings (ICOs) could potentially violate Mexican financial law.


The Carpetbagger: At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, It Will Be Women First

Championing actresses and nodding at #MeToo, the industry’s biggest union will have only female presenters will hand out its acting awards.

Forget abortion: What women in Kentucky really want

Perhaps it was the abstinence pledge she felt forced to sign or the promise ring she was told to slip on her finger. But from the moment Cheryl became sexually active, she felt dirty.

Opinion: Alabama's message to women: You matter

Three words resounded out of the election of Doug Jones to the US Senate: women's stories matter.

Immigration and Emigration

Terror Suspects Become Ammunition in War Over Immigration

Two men accused of recent attacks in New York both came to the country through visa programs that the Trump administration wants to end.


Older women should not take hormones to prevent chronic diseases

(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women should not use hormone therapy to prevent chronic medical conditions, because the risk of significant side effects outweighs the unclear evidence of a benefit, according to a government-backed panel of experts.

Women's Rights

She Said: The Conversation: Seven Women Discuss Work, Fairness, Sex and Ambition

Emily Bazelon moderates a round table with Anita Hill, Laura Kipnis, Lynn Povich, Soledad O’Brien, Amanda Hess and Danyel Smith to talk about how — or if — real change is possible.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Blames Democrats for ‘False Accusations’ From Women

“Unable to show any collusion with Russia,” the president says, and accuses Democrats of fabricating stories of sexual misconduct.


Wife of disgraced Mexican governor taking 'refuge' in UK: report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The wife of a detained former Mexican governor is living in Britain and has demanded back artwork, golf clubs and crystal that were seized by the government, according to a letter obtained by news site Animal Politico.

Democratic congresswomen call for Trump investigation

A group of Democratic congresswomen is calling Monday on the House Oversight Committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, adding to a growing drumbeat of voices drawing fresh attention to accusations leveled against the President by numerous women.

United States Politics and Government

Several Women Repeat Accusations of Sexual Misconduct by Trump

The women said they hoped to be taken more seriously after a torrent of allegations that have toppled the careers of men in the news media, business and politics.


Uber fights ban on cash payments in Mexican state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday that it had appealed regulations that have barred it from accepting cash fares in the Mexican state of Puebla, in a new challenge to clampdowns on the ride-hailing service in Latin America.


Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.


Mexican retail group says November same-store sales rose 5.4 pct

MEXICO CITY, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Mexico's retail association said on Monday that sales at stores open for at least a year rose by 5.4 percent in November, compared to the same month a year earlier.

Women detail sexual allegations against Trump

A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault will detail their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday.


MOVES-Martinez Vives leaves BAML

LONDON, Dec 11 (IFR) - Anthony Martinez Vives, a director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's public sector financing business, has left the bank, according to sources.

Fishing, Sport

Fly Fishing Targets Women as a Source for Growth

They are the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing but have to find proper gear, navigate social media and plan self-defense in the outdoors.


HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC drew a line under its punishment for lapses in anti-money laundering controls on Monday, saying the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) would end its deferred prosecution agreement, lifting the threat of further penalties.


HSBC announces end to suspended sentence for Mexican cartel case

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - HSBC on Monday said its deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice has expired, marking an end to the threat of further punishment for lapses in its anti-money laundering controls.


Mexican opposition leader Anaya to seek presidency in coalition

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican opposition leader Ricardo Anaya said on Sunday he would seek to win the presidency in a left-right alliance after stepping down as head of the conservative National Action Party (PAN).

Haley, Nikki R

Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’

The comments by Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador, were a break from the administration’s assertions that the allegations have no merit and should be dismissed.

Women and Girls

Harassment All Around, Afghan Women Weigh Risks of Speaking Out

Watching the “Me, Too” campaign, some Afghan woman are more willing to talk about assaults. But the danger to their lives if they do has not diminished.

Pop and Rock Music

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.


Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday she believes any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if it is President Donald Trump they are accusing.

Sexual Harassment

In Indonesia, Women Begin to Fight ‘Epidemic’ of Street Harassment

Activist groups are springing up, and the first step, they say, is exposing the routine instances of groping and catcalling that have long gone unreported.

Immigration and Emigration

U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back

The Somalis boarded a flight to the war-torn country on Thursday, but the plane only made it as far as Senegal. Immigration officials cited logistical issues.


Mexican president asks Senate to broaden discussion over security bill

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday asked Senate lawmakers to include civil society's views in their discussion of a divisive bill that critics say would give the military greater powers and deepen its role in the country's drug war.

Women and Girls

Opinion: My Generation Thought Women Were Empowered. Did We Deceive Ourselves?

Rethinking a lifetime of sexism in the #MeToo moment.


Alpine skiing: Women's combined called off due to fog

ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - The opening women's combined race of the World Cup season was called off after the first of the two legs on Friday because of fog.

Colleges and Universities

At Columbia, Three Women, 30 Years and a Pattern of Harassment

Former graduate students say over decades the same professor made sexual advances toward them, and their reactions illustrate changing norms on campus.


Walmex expands Wi-Fi in Mexican stores, pushing online shopping

MEXICO CITY, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart de Mexico said on Thursday that it will install Wi-Fi throughout all but one of its chains in Mexico by next summer, in an attempt to collect user data and drive online sales by familiarizing shoppers with technology.

Analysis: WH says the election ended debate on Trump's treatment of women. Not exactly.

On Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Al Franken's description of President Donald Trump as "a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."

Women and Girls

Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women.

Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.

Books and Literature

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

Weinstein, Harvey

Harvey Weinstein and His Former Businesses Are Sued by Six Women in Class Action

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim Miramax and The Weinstein Company worked to cover-up Mr. Weinstein’s “widespread sexual harassment and assault.”


BRIEF-Novartis Says Premenopausal Women Taking Kisqali Benefited For Longer Time Until Health-Related QOL Deterioration



Checks for free: a Mexican plan to combat poverty

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An opposition alliance in Mexico wants to launch a universal basic wage to combat the poverty that blights the lives of almost half the population, touting an experimental reform discussed globally as a solution to job losses from automation.

United States Politics and Government

Democratic Women in Senate Call on Al Franken to Resign

In a coordinated campaign, at least a half dozen Democratic women in the Senate called on their colleague, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, to resign.

Opinion: Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief

A little over a year ago, despite a swirl of sexual assault allegations against him and a track record of misogyny, Donald Trump beat the woman many hoped would make it to the White House -- not only to the presidency, but to the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year. This year, it is the President who has to get in line.


Mexican army hit by execution finding as Senate mulls new military powers

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers arbitrarily executed two people after an illegal raid last year, a national rights body said on Tuesday, releasing its findings as protests disrupted a debate in the Senate over a contentious bill to give the military more powers.

Women & Power: A Manifesto (Book)

Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.


Women get mixed messages about sexuality after childbirth

(Reuters Health) - Women receive mixed messages about the ways giving birth may affect their sex lives, according to a new report.

Women and Girls

Reckoning on Sexual Misconduct Divides Women Over How Harsh Judgment Must Be

As allegations of men’s misbehavior fuel a broader conversation, a zero-tolerance attitude has evolved into discussions about what is acceptable, due process and generational differences.

Joseph Ellis: GOP is trying to erase over 100 years of history

These are the women who could elect Roy Moore

If Republican Roy Moore wins next week's Senate special election in Alabama, it will be largely because of his support among women.

Opinion: Trump's women are complicit

I am dying to know what's really going on with all the President's women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy -- her dress cost $138 -- and so independent.

Immigration and Emigration

Trilobites: How Dwarf Mongooses Respond to New Immigrants

Dwarf mongoose groups take a few months before they put full confidence in the sentinel calls of new arrivals.

Women and Girls

Women Line Up to Run for Office, Harnessing Their Outrage at Trump

The election of President Trump, the Women’s March and a flood of sexual assault charges against powerful men have combined to build a wave of political activism among women.

Women will host CBS and NBC morning shows this week

Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.

Alabama women divided on Moore

Republican women are divided on Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race following sexual abuse allegations against Moore.

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Cost of Devaluing Women

We all lose because of the biases of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

Feds: Women tested ricin recipe on retirement community

The cupboard above the stove in Betty Miller's retirement apartment contained bottles labeled "apple seed," "cherry seed," "castor beans," and "ricin," the FBI says.

Immigration and Emigration

Deported Repeatedly, Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years for Attacks on 2 Oregon Women

The man, Sergio Jose Martinez, a Mexican immigrant, attacked two women on July 24. He received national attention after Attorney General Jeff Sessions highlighted his case.

OPinion: Women don't need a man-to-man between Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore

Let's get one thing straight, Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore: The last thing American women want or need is for you two to defend our honor in some kind of retrograde battle.


Fetuses grow differently in obese women

(Reuters Health) - Obese pregnant women who don’t have serious medical problems are still more likely to have unusually large babies than mothers who aren’t obese, a recent study suggests.


For Women in Jazz, a Year of Reckoning and Recognition

As awareness of inequalities in the field grows, a quorum of women who fully expect to be heard has been speaking louder.

Instagram helped young women lose over 100 pounds

Twenty-year-old Morgan Bartley always struggled with her weight.

US to deport Mexican man acquitted in Steinle death

A Mexican man will be deported after he was found not guilty in the killing of Kate Steinle, whose death while out walking on a San Francisco pier reignited a national debate over immigration policy.


Killing of Mexican prosecutor of crimes against women sparks outcry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday condemned the killing of a female Mexican prosecutor who specialized in violence against women, as the country grapples with its worst murder rate in two decades, including a spate of attacks on rights workers and reporters.

Immigration and Emigration

Number of DACA Applications Stuck in the Mail Tops 900

Lawyers had put the number of renewals rejected because of Postal Service problems closer to 100. Now their clients have to reapply for work permits.

Immigration and Emigration

Undocumented Immigrant Acquitted in Killing of Kate Steinle

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was convicted only of being a felon in possession of a firearm in the fatal shooting of Ms. Steinle in San Francisco.


Mexican immigrant acquitted in shooting death of woman in San Francisco: local media

(Reuters) - A jury acquitted a Mexican immigrant of murder and manslaughter charges on Thursday in the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on its Twitter page.

Sterilization (Reproductive)

Opinion: How Doctors Fail Women Who Don’t Want Children

I know I want to be sterilized. Why is it such a fight?


UPDATE 1-Chevron to study Mexican oil block, no drilling seen in first 4 years

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron Corp will focus on studying the geology of its block in Mexico's deepwater Gulf during the first four-year phase of its contract, rather than drilling new wells, a senior executive said on Thursday.

Opinion: Women enable men like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose

Admit it.


Nine Women Accuse Israel Horovitz, Playwright and Mentor, of Sexual Misconduct

He was a charismatic father figure who nurtured young writers. But in incidents from the 1980s through 2016, the women describe a pattern of abuse and betrayal.


Venezuela confirms ex-oil bosses Del Pino, Martinez detained

CARACAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor confirmed on Thursday that former oil bosses Eulogio Del Pino and Nelson Martinez were detained in the early hours of Thursday as part of a sweeping graft probe that is ridding the OPEC member of many of its top executives.


UPDATE 3-Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read out on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior.


Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.


UPDATE 2-Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

Immigration and Emigration

Beijing Razes Migrant Neighborhoods, Evicting Tens of Thousands

Beijing reacted to a deadly fire by demolishing entire neighborhoods populated by migrant workers, leaving many homeless as winter approaches.

The women censored for male nude paintings

This year marks the 100th anniversary of an exhibition of paintings by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, at the Berthe Weill gallery in Paris. The exhibition, displaying a number of nude works, was too much for some and shut down within hours of its opening. The police commissioner at the time had been offended by the depiction of pubic hair.


BRIEF-Glaxosmithkline says ViiV Healthcare starts Phase 3 HIV prevention study in women



U.S. recovery plan for endangered Mexican wolf assailed by environmentalists

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf, but environmentalists immediately assailed the program as so deficient it would lead to the demise of one of North America's most imperiled mammals.


Alpine skiing: Women's downhill training at Lake Louise canceled

(Reuters) - Training for the first women's downhill World Cup races of the season were canceled on Wednesday due to soft snow but conditions looked good to resume on Thursday, a spokesperson for the U.S. ski team said on Wednesday.

Opinion: Women will remember who voted for this

Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans — both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.


Tribal militia kill 43 in South Sudan's Jonglei state, abduct women, children

JUBA (Reuters) - A tribal militia killed at least 43 people in South Sudan's Jonglei state, local officials said on Wednesday, extending a spate of tit-for-tat revenge killings.

Actress: Women must 'take blame' for harassment

Renowned actress Angela Lansbury is facing criticism after saying women "must sometimes take blame" for sexual harassment because of the way they dress.


U.N. seeks report from Myanmar on rapes, deaths of Rohingya women

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations women's rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls by its security forces in northern Rakhine state and measures taken to punish soldiers.

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

The powerful slogan can be exploited to hurt us. Exhibit A: Roy Moore’s false accuser.


Joseph Otting, former banker, sworn in as top U.S. bank regulator

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Joseph Otting, a former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, was sworn in as U.S. comptroller of the currency on Monday to serve as the leading regulator of national banks.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: Vladimir Putin vs. the Token Women

The Russian president’s opponent of choice is a thirtysomething blond feminist. Why?


Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.

Democratic senator accused of groping women says he plans to return to work Monday

Opinion: Ivanka Trump isn't a champion for women, and she can prove it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.


Mexican authorities seek information from Uber about data breach

MEXICO CITY, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's transparency body said on Sunday it would seek information from Uber about the consequences of a large data breach that the ride-hailing company disclosed on Tuesday.

Mexican volcano erupts 3 times in 1 day

Popocatepetl volcano in central Mexico erupted three times on November 24.


Brantley in Britain: Eye-Openers in London: 19th-Century Women with 21st-Century Problems

Revivals of plays by Ibsen and Wilde, and a new work about the young Karl Marx, find strong women chafing under the yoke of dominating men

Charles Barkley: Moore should have been disqualified 'before this women stuff'

Former NBA star Charles Barkley weighed in on the Alabama Senate race Saturday, saying embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore should be disqualified from the race because of his association with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Women and Girls

‘Sick With Sexism,’ France Must Fight Violence Against Women, Macron Says

Emmanuel Macron pledged to make combating violence against women a top priority of his government, but critics argued he has not committed enough resources to the cause.


France's Macron unveils plan to curb violence against women

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday unveiled measures aimed at educating the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women and improving police support for victims.


Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

TOKYO (Reuters) - The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there.

Franken apologizes for making 'some women feel badly'

Sen. Al Franken released a statement Thursday addressing recent allegations of sexual harassment.


Mexican ruling party to pick presidential candidate on February 18

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Thursday registration for PRI contenders in the July 2018 presidential election will begin on Dec. 3, and that a national convention would pick the candidate on Feb. 18.


Iran allows women to compete internationally

LONDON (Reuters) - Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country's weightlifting federation said on Thursday.


Pope, at service for Africa, decries murder of women and children

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the "horrid face" of war as he presided at a special prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Pregnant and breastfeeding women travelers underprotected from disease

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests.

Ex-staffer: Conyers 'harassed' and 'verbally abused' me repeatedly

Former Capitol Hill staffer Melanie Sloan on Wednesday detailed her experiences working in the 1990s for Rep. John Conyers, whom she said had harassed and "verbally abused" her repeatedly.

Immigration and Emigration

Papua New Guinea’s Police Storm Refugee Camp in Effort to End Stalemate

The authorities on Manus Island confronted hundreds of asylum seekers, destroying their possessions and demanding they leave for alternate facilities.

Lawyer says Rep. Conyers did not harass women, won't resign

An attorney for embattled Rep. John Conyers told CNN on Wednesday that the Michigan Democrat will not resign as he faces an investigation by the House Ethics Committee over allegations that he sexually harassed and discriminated against members of his staff.

Where these transgender women find work

In one Thailand city, 75% of transgender women work in the sex trade and one woman explains that it's not always by choice. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


Mexican leftist Lopez Obrador leads presidential race polls

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador showed leads over potential rivals in two newspaper polls published Wednesday, shortly after he unveiled key policies of his campaign platform ahead of next July's election.

What if ... ambitious women weren't targets for 'great men'

What if.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Columnist: Angela Merkel’s Failure May Be Just What Europe Needs

The chancellor’s inability to form a coalition government could push continental elites to become more accountable to the public.


Mexican leftist presidential candidate vows financial crime crackdown

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged in his manifesto to clamp down on financial crime, and tighten money laundering, banking and tax regulations if elected next July.

Report: US soldiers with Trump in Asia had 'improper contact' with women

Allegations that multiple US service members had "improper contact" with foreign women while on the President's Asia tour have spurred an investigation and led to their reassignment, The Washington Post reports, attributing the information to officials familiar with the situation.

36 women who worked on 'SNL' stand up for Franken

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Women I’m Thankful For

The #MeToo movement has sent pretty much every woman I know down the dusty stairs of her own memories.


Family, legacy celebrated in animated Mexican tale 'Coco'

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

Moore campaign: 'We don't believe these women'

Spokespeople for Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore denied the allegations against the candidate at an event on Tuesday, refusing to answer questions as women come forward about Moore's past.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.

Rose, Charlie

Charlie Rose Made Crude Sexual Advances, Several Women Say

Allegations by women who worked with Mr. Rose over a dozen years led CBS to suspend him from its morning program and PBS to stop distributing his interview show.

CBS suspends Charlie Rose after 8 women accuse him of sexual harassment


North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a United Nations human rights panel said on Monday.

Women's Rights

Op-Ed Contributor: Muslim Women Must Speak for Ourselves

Millions of women who face Islamophobia and male dominance now have a moment to teach the world how patriarchy breeds sexual violence against them.

The President's aides try to prevent comparisons to Trump, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

Vietnam War

Vietnam '67: The Women Who Covered Vietnam

There were dozens of female war correspondents and photographers. Today they are largely forgotten.


U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a top U.N. official said Friday.


Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.


Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.

Victoria's Secret is struggling because women want to be comfortable


Critic’s Notebook: Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

“Thaïs” at the Met and “The Mother of Us All” in Hudson, N.Y., are unlikely partners in reflecting the difficult realities of female lives.

Report: Military raping Rohingya women

A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar's military of carrying out a vicious campaign of rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls.


Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of early death for older women

(Reuters Health) - Older women with cataracts who get surgery to treat the eye problem may be less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t get the operations, a recent U.S. study suggests.

Roy Moore continues to deny allegations as more women come forward

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Thursday continued to deny the allegations against him as more women continue to come forward.


Joseph Otting, former banker, confirmed as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Joseph Otting, a former banking executive and associate of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, will serve as a leading regulator for Wall Street after a Senate vote on Thursday.

Drake calls out a man groping women during performance

Drake was in the middle of performing "Know Yourself" at Sydney's Marquee nightclub Wednesday evening when he suddenly stopped to address a man who he says was groping women in the audience.


Angelina Jolie condemns sexual violence against Rohingya women refugees

DHAKA (Reuters) - Filmstar Angelina Jolie has condemned sexual violence inflicted on Rohingya women in Myanmar's Rakhine State, where a military counter-insurgency operation has sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees across the border to Bangladesh.

Immigration and Emigration

In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is allowing applicants whose renewal permits were rejected because of mail delays to resubmit their paperwork.


Two more women accuse Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

(Reuters) - Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when she was about 18.

Childbirth is killing black women in the US, and here's why

It was her second time lying numb in a hospital bed in North Bergen, New Jersey, with blood streaming down her legs and fear creeping into her heart.

Women's Rights

Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

A bill to remove gender discrimination from a law regulating indigenous rights does not go far enough, critics say.


Aronimink to host 2020 Women's PGA, 2027 PGA Championship

(Reuters) - Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania will host the 2027 PGA Championship and the Women's PGA Championship in 2020, the PGA of America said on Tuesday.

Immigration and Emigration

Now Karl Lagerfeld Has Opinions on Migrants in Europe

And on Angela Merkel, and on Jewish people. He shared his thoughts on a French television program on Saturday, prompting hundreds of complaints.


U.S. women lawmakers on sex harassment: Congress, heal thyself

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will adopt mandatory training on sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday after members of Congress shared stories of women being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

GOP takes another step back from Senate candidate accused of pursuing women when they were teens

The Republican National Committee has withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing posted Tuesday, as the GOP establishment continues to break ties with the Alabama Senate candidate.

Women's private parts grabbed on House floor, Rep. Speier says

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Mitch McConnell Believes the Women. Good for Him.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for real change, but the Senate majority leader has set a good example by accepting the word of Roy Moore’s accusers.

'I believe the women' accusing the Senate nominee of sexual misconduct, Senate's top Republican says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.


In the wake of Weinstein, some women say Bollywood failing to address harassment

MUMBAI (Reuters) - When Indian actress Divya Unny flew into the southern state of Kerala in 2015, she thought it was for a business meeting with an award-winning director about a role in his upcoming film.

Women and Girls

The Wing, a Chic Women’s Club, Is Going Wide

As accusations against powerful men mount, a safe space to work, primp, pump and rage against the patriarchy is getting new locations and a magazine.


Opinion: Women Cracked Wartime Codes. They Can Fix Tech Today, Too.

During the worst, costliest, bloodiest war in American history, it was an inclusive mind-set that helped the Allies defeat the Nazis.

Moore, Roy S

For Alabama Women, Disgust, Fatigue and a Sense Moore Could Win Anyway

In an upper-middle-class suburb of Birmingham, few women were fans of Roy Moore, but many said he had a good chance of being Alabama’s next senator.

United States Politics and Government

Keith Schiller, Trump’s Ex-Bodyguard, Says He Turned Down Offer of Women in Moscow

Testifying before a congressional committee, Mr. Schiller also said that he was not aware of Donald J. Trump participating in compromising activity on the 2013 trip, people familiar with the testimony said.

Sexual Harassment

Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too

High-profile sexual harassment allegations are making rank-and-file employees worry about their past workplace actions.

Sexual Harassment

Critic’s Notebook: How the Myth of the Artistic Genius Excuses the Abuse of Women

To some, assessing an artist’s work in light of his biography is blasphemous. But it’s time to do away with the idea that they’re separate.

Alabama state official invokes Joseph and Mary to defend Moore

An Alabama state official is citing the Bible to defend GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore against sexual assault allegations on a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

Why men use masturbation to harass women

As shocking allegations of egregious sexual misconduct continue to emerge, one form of harassment has become a recurring theme.

Analysis: What a Russian's offer of women for Trump may tell us

Earlier this week, longtime Donald Trump adviser Keith Schiller told Congressional investigators that he rejected a Russian's offer to send five women to Donald Trump's hotel room during Trump's 2013 visit to the country.


Five women detail sexual misconduct claims against comedian Louis C.K.: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in a New York Times report published Thursday, including three who said he had masturbated in front of them.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazilian Women Can Learn to Yell

We are raised to be delicate and deferential. I’m working on putting up my fists.

Comedy and Humor

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

As the powerful comedian found success by talking about his hang-ups, he was also asking female comics and co-workers to watch him masturbate.

Immigration and Emigration

An Insider’s Guide to Halal Takeout

A tour through several 24-hour Pakistani restaurants in New York reveals some commentary on Uber and Trump. But really, it’s all about the food.

Training men and boys to honor women

As millions of women continue to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, men from all walks of life have responded.

Women opposed to Trump win elections across US

Democrats are celebrating Tuesday in large part because of the women and minority voters who helped propel their nominees into office. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Politics and Government

A Year After Trump, Women and Minorities Give Groundbreaking Wins to Democrats

Democrats’ broad-based election wins on Tuesday reflected the strength of the party’s diverse voters and the power of their anger over President Trump.


North Korea says sanctions hurting women, children

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women's rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families.


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Exercise linked to lower risk of premature death in older women

(Reuters Health) - Older women who get more moderate to vigorous physical activity may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t get much exercise, a U.S. study suggests.

Immigration and Emigration

After Terror Attack, Uzbek Community Faces Unwanted Attention, Again

When an Uzbek man was accused in the deadly attack in Manhattan, fellow immigrants in Brooklyn shook their heads in shame and disgust.


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New York City

New York Today: New York Today: A Century of Women Voting

Monday: A women’s suffrage anniversary, places to celebrate the milestone, and a question for voters.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Women Who Helped America Crack Axis Codes

Liza Mundy’s “Code Girls” goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus in World War II, and finds it was heavily populated by women.

New York City Marathon

Shalane Flanagan Solves N.Y.C. Marathon for American Women

At age 36, she became the first American woman to win the race since Miki Gorman in 1977.

Immigration and Emigration

Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Defend, Critique Maligned Program

Readers share their personal stories about winning the visa lottery.


UPDATE 2-Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to step down, Gail Boudreaux to succeed -WSJ

Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc's Chief Executive Joseph Swedish will step down and be succeeded by industry veteran Gail Boudreaux, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Why more women are running for office

Trump opened the floodgates. Dem women running for office in record numbers

Kimberly Anne Tucker wanted to be part of a movement. To fight against the Donald Trump presidency that she saw as full of hateful rhetoric, much of it misogynistic.


U.S. government releases detained Mexican girl with cerebral palsy

(Reuters) - The U.S. government released from custody a 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy on Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union said, 10 days after the ambulance taking her to surgery in Texas was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.


Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to step down, Gail Boudreaux to succeed: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc's Chief Executive Joseph Swedish will step down and be succeeded by industry veteran Gail Boudreaux, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.


UPDATE 1-Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to step down, Gail Boudreaux to succeed -WSJ

Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc's Chief Executive Joseph Swedish will step down and be succeeded by industry veteran Gail Boudreaux, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.


Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to step down, Gail Boudreaux to succeed -WSJ

Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc's Chief Executive Joseph Swedish will step down and be succeeded by Gail Boudreaux, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.


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Mexican president to announce 'major' Pemex oil find - sources

MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will announce a "major" oil discovery by Pemex, two officials at the state-owned energy company said on Friday.


Celebrating Women’s Rights, ‘That Most American of Operas’

Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s “The Mother of Us All,” a fanciful opera about Susan B. Anthony, will be staged at a Hudson, N.Y., hall where Anthony spoke.

Lego's 'Women of NASA' sales lifts off

Skyrocketing sales has landed Lego's new "Women of NASA" play set as Amazon's No. 1 best-selling toy in just 24 hours.

TripAdvisor Apologizes for Deleting Review Detailing Rape at Mexican Resort

The website said it had restored a review reporting a sexual assault at a Mexican hotel and introduced a way to warn travelers of similar episodes.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Contributor: We Need the Diversity Visa Lottery

America can’t afford to turn its back on a chance to portray itself as a tolerant nation.

Bourdain: I celebrated a culture that was hostile to women

After a slew of women came forward to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein and other notable figures in media of sexual harassment, CNN's Anthony Bourdain expressed regret for his participation in and validation of a culture he sees as similarly sexist: the restaurant industry.

Bourdain: I validated culture hostile to women

Anthony Bourdain, who has been outspoken on sexual harassment in light of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, says he unintentionally validated a restaurant culture that was hostile to women.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the ‘Diversity Lottery’ Needs to End

It’s not because it brings in people like the suspect in the Manhattan terrorist attack, as President Trump says, but because it’s unfair.


Mexico women protest violence in skeletal Day of Dead march

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Wearing black clothing and skeletal face paint, dozens of women marched in downtown Mexico City on Wednesday to commemorate the growing number of women murdered and pressure the government to put an end to what they say is the rampant impunity fueling it.

Immigration and Emigration

Diversity Visa Lottery: Inside the Program That Admitted a Terror Suspect

The New York attack brought scrutiny to a program that every years admits up to 50,000 foreigners who need no family ties to the United States or special skills.


Questions Arise About Women Rescued After Months at Sea

Over five months, they say, they faced vicious sharks, fierce weather and an engine failure. But experts suggest there may be reason to doubt parts of their story.


Mexicans dismayed by rise of Trump's border wall

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's wall is far from built but towering concrete and steel prototypes in San Diego are making Mexicans living just south of the border feel his campaign pledge has turned them into "pariahs."

Immigration and Emigration

Trump Blames New York Terrorist Attack on Schumer and Immigration Policies

A day after eight were killed in New York, the president asserted that the attacker entered the country through diversity program, “a Chuck Schumer beauty.”


UK police examine allegations against Weinstein from seven women: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday.


Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own.

The director Kahlil Joseph, who has worked with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, presents his most personal work to date at the New Museum.