Miriam Wells

Europe

Women Are Demanding to Be Arrested for Breaking Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws

The women handed themselves to police in an attempt to bring attention to Northern Ireland's abortion ban, which disproportionately affects people of lower income who can't afford to go abroad.
Miriam Wells
5.24.16
asia & pacific

Ignoring the Facts, Australia's Immigration Minister Calls Refugees 'Illiterate and Innumerate'

Despite multiple major studies finding the opposite, Peter Dutton claimed refugees were uneducated and languish on unemployment queues, in comments condemned as offensive, xenophobic nonsense.
Miriam Wells
5.18.16
americas

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff to Face Trial After Senate Votes to Impeach Her

In an expected but historic moment for Latin America, Brazil's president has been removed from office and will face an impeachment trial, in what her supporters describe as a coup.
Miriam Wells
5.12.16
Europe

London's Muslim Mayor Tells Donald Trump That His Offer Sucks

When asked how a US Muslim entry ban would affect London's new mayor, Sadiq Khan, Trump said there would always be exceptions. You're going to have to do a hell of a lot better than that, said Khan.
Miriam Wells
5.10.16
Religion

Let's Be a Bit More Understanding About Divorce, Says Pope, but Not Gay Marriage or Abortion

The pope is getting lots of credit for calling on the Catholic church to be more modern about family life, but he still says divorce is evil, safe sex messages are narcisstic, and gay marriage is ungodly.
Miriam Wells
4.8.16
Europe

The Panama Papers: Huge Protests in Iceland After Prime Minister Refuses to Resign

It's not just the prime minister — the leak has also linked the country's finance and interior ministers and several other officials to offshore shell companies.
Miriam Wells
4.4.16
asia & pacific

University Causes Outrage by Saying Britain 'Invaded' Australia

The row over what language should be used to describe how modern-day Australia was formed has revealed emotions still run high regarding the country's colonial history.
Miriam Wells
3.30.16
uk

Drones Keep Nearly Hitting Aircraft and We Have No Idea What Would Happen if One Did

Drones nearly hit aircraft in UK airspace 23 times in just six months last year. Pilots say research is urgently needed to see what could happen if they collide, because it could be catastrophic.
Miriam Wells
3.2.16
VICE News

Violent Demolition of the 'Jungle' Refugee Camp in France Set to Resume

Hundreds of riot police moved into the Jungle yesterday, using tear gas and water cannons on migrants and dismantling shelters with chainsaws and mallets. NGOs say it's a humanitarian crisis.
Miriam Wells
3.1.16
Europe

'Everybody Has to Have Guns,' Says Eagles of Death Metal Frontman as Band Returns to Paris

The rock band, who were performing at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen stormed the concert and killed 90 people, will play in the French capital tonight in their first show since the attack.
Miriam Wells
2.16.16
Europe

UK Companies Are Going to Be Forced to Reveal the Difference Between What They Pay Men and Women

Two main factors driving the pay gap are more men than women entering higher-paid professions and vice versa, and more women than men working part-time and flexible hours which are often low paid.
Miriam Wells
2.12.16
Europe

Reports of Rape Linked to Online Dating Rise 450 Percent in Five Years

The UK's National Crime Agency said early analysis of official date indicated that the online dating phenomenon had produced “a new type of sexual offender."
Miriam Wells
2.8.16
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