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Natalie Portman documents ‘sexual terrorism’ at Women’s March

Oscar winner Natalie Portman has told how an environment of “sexual terrorism” as a teenager led to her covering up her body and “inhibiting her expression and her work”. The actress, 36, joined other Hollywood stars on stage in Downtown Los Angeles to share their experiences during one of the many Women’s Marches being held across the country on the ...

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Natalie Portman documents ‘sexual terrorism’ at Women’s March

Oscar winner Natalie Portman has told how an environment of “sexual terrorism” as a teenager led to her covering up her body and “inhibiting her expression and her work”. The actress, 36, joined other Hollywood stars on stage in Downtown Los Angeles to share their experiences during one of the many Women’s Marches being held across the country on the ...

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Germany’s SPD to decide on starting coalition talks with Merkel’s conservatives

Bonn: Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) will decide on Sunday whether to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a move which would bring Europe’s economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government. SPD leader Martin Schulz is facing a strong backlash from the party’s left and youth wings, which argue that the SPD should reinvent itself ...

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Iraqi PM meets Kurdistan region leader for first time since independence vote

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met on Saturday with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani for the first time since conflict broke out over a Kurdish independence referendum, officials said. The Kurdish referendum on Sept. 25, which produced an overwhelming ‘yes’ for independence, angered Baghdad and Iraq’s neighbors Turkey and Iran, which have their own restive Kurdish…

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China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty

On the evening of Jan. 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, the ministry said on its website on Saturday. Huangyan Island is also known as the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed territory in the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines as well as China. ……

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2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ” A Nigerian police spokesman says two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been released.Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu says they were freed Friday night and are in good condition. He says they have been taken to the capital, Abuja, where they are undergoing medical observation because of ...

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