Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges

Apr 18, 2014

Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges

by Ayako Mie

A two-day international conference aiming to empower women kicked off Friday in Tokyo with a call for companies and the government to foster more female executives — an area of gender equality where Japan greatly lags behind the global norm. The fourth Women’s International ...

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

Apr 18, 2014

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this fall. The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement Thursday at the end of a Clinton Foundation event in New ...

Time slips quietly by for Austria nun resort

Apr 16, 2014

Time slips quietly by for Austria nun resort

Being blasted with jets of hot and cold water by a 70-year-old nun may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but it has some devoted fans. They return year after year to Marienkron, an Austrian health resort 3 km (2 miles) from the Hungarian ...

Republicans block U.S. gender pay gap bill in Senate

Apr 10, 2014

Republicans block U.S. gender pay gap bill in Senate

Republicans blocked a U.S. Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this November’s congressional elections. Republican lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from ...

Apr 8, 2014

In Tunisia, fake virgins get spliced

It happens every April ahead of the popular summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynecologist Dr. Faouzi Hajri — desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them “virgins” again for their wedding night. Fearing rejection as “used” women in a conservative Muslim country where premarital ...

Pfizer reports promising results for new breast cancer drug

Apr 7, 2014

Pfizer reports promising results for new breast cancer drug

An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. Pfizer, the world’s second-largest drugmaker, said the drug prevented breast cancer from worsening for 20.2 months in a trial involving 165 patients. ...