Ukraine's human rights commissioner said on Friday that two arrest warrants issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin and another official over the unlawful wartime deportation of children to Russia had helped to return some of them. The Kremlin rejects the allegations.
Faced with a demand from Republican lawmakers to axe diversity initiatives or go without raises and other funding, Universities of Wisconsin officials announced Friday that they've agreed to freeze hiring for diversity positions, drop an affirmative action faculty hiring program at UW-Madison and create a position at the flagship campus focused on conservative thought. Conservatives have long criticized the UW system as a bastion of liberalism. The fight in Wisconsin reflects a broader cultural battle playing out across the nation over college diversity initiatives.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen will stand trial alongside 27 others over alleged misuse of EU funds, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Friday, confirming French media reports, charges that Le Pen's party said it contested. The total of 28 defendants will be brought to court, including Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie, the office said. The investigation, opened in 2016, aimed to ascertain whether the then National Front had used money destined for EU parliamentary assistants to pay staff who were working for the party.
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EXCLUSIVE: After impressing with his half-hour set in Season 3 of Netflix’s The Standups, the Nashville-based comedian Dusty Slay has secured his first hour with the streamer, setting a January 16th premiere date for his new special, Workin’ Man. A former pesticide salesman who started out as a comic in 2008, Slay is known for …
The U.S. Soccer Federation and Mexico Football Federation submitted a joint bid Friday to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, competing against an expected proposal from Brazil and a joint Germany-Netherlands-Belgium plan. No proposed stadiums were announced by the USSF and Mexico’s governing body. The USSF said the bid envisioned taking advantage of efficiencies from the 2026 men’s World Cup, to be co-hosted by the U.S., Mexico and Canada.