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Day: December 3, 2015

Meet the 12 most powerful women on the planet
ENGLISH, Life Style

Meet the 12 most powerful women on the planet

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world. Business Insider recently released a ranking of the 50 most powerful people in the world — the men and women who command the most influence and authority right now. We looked at more than 100 of the top leaders in business, politics, entertainment, and tech. We evaluated their influence based on metrics in four major areas: economic power, command, newsworthiness, and impact — a subjective measure that captures how important they are in their respective spheres. To spotlight the women who are breaking barriers and transforming industries, countries, and companies, we broke out a separate list of the world's most powerful women, including the nine women who made our top 50 as well as several near misse...
Man Blames Women’s Lib For Missed Train In Sexist Tube Rant
ENGLISH, London

Man Blames Women’s Lib For Missed Train In Sexist Tube Rant

    A male commuter launched into a "massive sexist rant" after missing a packed train on the London Underground during rush hour. The man, who was in his late 50s, was running for a train at Stockwell station, but was blocked by a young woman who was letting other people on the carriage, so that she could be first on the next train. The man subsequently missed his train and started "having a go" at the woman, who was in her 20s. Abi Brookman, a 25-year-old trainee accountant, was on the platform at the time and said: "He was being very aggressive and demanding she apologise, she refused. Another woman started defending her and telling him to chill out because another Tube would be along in one minute." This only angered the man further, who launched into an anti-women tirade,...
One politician’s powerful speech on Syria moved British lawmakers to tears and applause
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

One politician’s powerful speech on Syria moved British lawmakers to tears and applause

    British lawmakers on Wednesday voted 397-223 to join the US and other nations in a bombing campaign against ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) in Syria. The vote came directly after Hilary Benn, the UK Labour Party's shadow foreign secretary, Conservative Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called "one of the greatest speeches" in the British House of Commons' history. In the speech, Benn broke with his party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and called for the UK to extend its airstrikes to Syria. "We have a moral and practical duty to extend to Syria the acts we are now taking in Iraq," Benn told the Commons, addressing his party directly. "We are here faced by fascists," he said of ISIS. "Not just their calculated brutality but their belief that they are superior to every singl...