It may be slow progress, but women will keep fighting for political influence

At this week’s Women Political Leaders summit in Lithuania, female politicians will consider new ways to achieve gender parity

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Assad’s brutal strategy survives regardless of Trump’s victory tweet

Syrian regime free to fight on without chemical weapons with greater US engagement ruled out

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What is the Devin Nunes memo about and how does it affect Trump?

The four-page document released on Friday is at the heart of a firestorm over Donald Trump, Russia and special counsel Robert Mueller. What’s in it?

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World’s awkward silence over Rohingya genocide warnings

With no appetite for humanitarian intervention and no support for a powerful ICC, there is unlikely to be justice in Myanmar or elsewhere

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Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

The investigation is likely to produce further indictments and perhaps an interview with the president himself, but things are not certain to run smoothly

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Ireland on the edge of turmoil just as a steady hand is needed most

Fianna Fáil’s threat to coalition’s future could weaken Ireland’s position as it goes into a critical phase of Brexit negotiations.

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A tale of two Trumps: Duterte hosts US leader in the Philippines

The presidents may find a lot in common, both having ridden waves of populism to beat their countries’ political elite

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In China women ‘hold up half the sky’ but can’t touch the political glass ceiling

Few expect any women to be appointed to China’s top political body when it holds its five-yearly meeting on Wednesday

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‘Step right, step left’: mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

As Trump turned to Democrats for a second time in two weeks, Republicans were left stunned while his base howled in anger. What is his strategy?

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Breastfeeding Q&A: is breast really best for mother and baby?

We look at the evidence of the benefits of breast milk over formula milk, which is heavily marketed around the world

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Trump’s tweet attacking CNN is ‘un-American’, top media ethicist says

In sharing video of him pretending to body-slam CNN, the president did more than lower the tone: he once again undermined American democracy itself

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