President Alberto Fernández has said that he intends to introduce a bill before the Argentinian Congress legalizing abortion beyond the exemptions of rape and the endangerment of the life of the mother.
A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute suggests that between 2017 and 2019 around 80,000 Uighur and Turkic Muslims were transferred from China's "re-education" camps into forced labor at factories supplying goods for Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, and other corporations via a "Xinxiang Aid" initiative.
A ruling is slated soon from a top Colombian court on the legal permissibility of abortion early in a pregnancy (NYT
Hosni Mubarak died at 91
). Mubarak served as President of Egypt from the assassination of his predecessor Anwar Sadat (by Islamist militants) until the 2011 coup. The Economist
also published an interesting article on instances of erroneous and near-instinctual blaming
of violence and economic disruption on the Muslim Brotherhood, where culpability lay elsewhere.
The Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the four-year-old ban criminalizing organized medically assisted suicide was "not compatible with the basic law and thus void" (NYT
released its "glass-ceiling index" detailing the equality of women in the workplace. Iceland topped the list of 29 countries, South Korea was found to be the least equal.
President Vladimir Putin has proposed a constitutional amendment that would restrict marriage to heterosexual couples in a ploy to draw more people to the pulls to appear as an electoral mandate in a legislative package that would extend and further consolidate his power (NYT
Another interesting article from The Economist
details some of the facets and international implicaitons of last year's proclamation by Bartholomew I (Patriarch of Constantinople) of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church.