Britain’s Incredible Shrinking Global – POLITICO

LONDON — For nearly 150 years, the UK Embassy in Japan has occupied a privileged area of ​​Tokyo across the river from the Imperial Palace. The complex has withstood a number of tragedies, including a breakdown in diplomatic relations during World War II – and a 1923 earthquake. What did not survive – at least … Read more

Italy slowly erodes access to abortion, riding on the US wave – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — Italy is quietly squeezing access to abortion in a fast-paced campaign energized by America’s bombastic culture war for reproductive rights. Regional authorities responsible for health care in Italy are increasingly funding and making room for anti-abortion organizations in hospitals and family planning clinics. Authorities are refusing … Read more

G7 pressures China to put real pressure on Putin – POLITICO

The United States, the EU and other wealthy Group of Seven democracies on Saturday urged Beijing to “resolutely” urge Russia to stop the war in Ukraine, adding to previous warnings against economic or military assistance to the Kremlin. The call came after China failed to echo what French President Emmanuel Macron claimed was a shared … Read more

‘My body, my choice’: Thousands protest in the US for abortion rights

About 1,000 abortion rights protesters gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville, one of two abortion providers in Kentucky. Thousands of activists, many in pink, took to the streets across the United States on Saturday in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion. The demonstrations are in response … Read more

‘My body, my choice’: Thousands protest in the US for abortion rights

About 1,000 abortion rights protesters gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville, one of two abortion providers in Kentucky. Thousands of activists, many in pink, took to the streets across the United States on Saturday in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion. The demonstrations are in response … Read more

Brazil seeks to combat police violence with body cameras

A resident records a video with his cell phone as a police officer monitors a protest against police violence in the Jacarezinho favela on May 6, 2022, the first anniversary of the deadliest police operation in the history of Rio de Janeiro. Seeking to stem chronic police violence, Rio de Janeiro plans to start using … Read more

Macron opens European ‘community’ open to Ukraine and the UK – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article French President Emmanuel Macron used a speech on Europe Day to present a sweeping, cutting-edge but no-detail proposal to redraw the continent’s political map with a new organization that would give Ukraine a closer relationship with the EU earlier. of membership. and could even include the UK Speaking … Read more

Advocates say Ottawa failed to release $45 million in sexual and reproductive health funds a year after the announcement

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Time in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 6, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A year after the federal government announced a $45 million fund for organizations that provide sexual and reproductive information and services, advocates say no money has been released. Frederique Chabot, director … Read more

Belfast results show unionists can’t win vote on Brexit protocol

BELFAST — The results of the Northern Ireland Assembly election answered a key post-Brexit question: a majority of Stormont lawmakers in Belfast want trade protocol to stay, not go. This is important because the protocol – a part of the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement that the UK government spent the past year refusing to fully implement … Read more

While China maintains ties with Russia, Europe turns to Japan and India – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article As China doubles down on its strategic partnership with Russia, Europe looks to allies elsewhere in Asia. Next week, European Council President Charles Michel and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are due to travel to Tokyo to co-host an EU-Japan summit, two diplomats said on condition of … Read more