US Soccer president quits after gender discrimination suit

Democratic lawmakers gets behind US Women’s National Team’s equal pay fight GOPAC Chairman David Avella on Democratic lawmakers getting behind the U.S. Women’s National Team’s legal fight for equal pay. Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the

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President says no new steps needed to prevent murder of women

Mexico City: President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says recent protests against rising killings of women in Mexico will not change his government's long-term, ground-up approach to dealing with the problem. Asked at his daily news conference whether the outpourings of indignation would have any concrete impact on his administration or result in a change of focus, the president doubled down

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‘On schedule’: IOC president bullish about Tokyo Games going ahead

On the same day that Japanese officials recommended all schools be closed in hopes of limiting the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the International Olympic Committee said the upcoming Summer Games in Tokyo would proceed as planned. During a conference call with Japanese reporters, IOC president Thomas Bach also urged athletes from around the world to "go ahead full-steam" with

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Greek PM taps top female judge as country's president

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s conservative government on Wednesday nominated top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou for the Greek presidency, a largely ceremonial role selected by the country’s parliament. Sakellaropoulou, 64, now president of the Council of State, Greece’s top administrative court, would be the first female president if elected by lawmakers. “I think its time for our country to have a worthy

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro calls Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday called 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she tweeted about indigenous people who had been murdered while trying to protect the Amazon from deforestation. “Greta said that the Indians died because they were defending the Amazon,” Bolsonaro told reporters. “It’s impressive that the press is giving space to a brat like that.” On

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President Trump says acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan is stepping down

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was stepping down and a new acting chief of the agency would be named next week. McAleenan became the fourth person to lead the agency under Trump in April after the Republican president asked for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary

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Former US president Jimmy Carter, 95, left with black eye and 14 stitches after a fall at his home in Georgia – The Sun

FORMER President Jimmy Carter suffered a black eye and needed 14 stitches after falling at his Georgia home. The former president, who turned 95 last week, was pictured at an event the same day with his left eye swollen and bruised and with a white bandage above it. The 39th president fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, on Sunday

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