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The Scottish Parliament Tuesday approved a bill to make period products such as tampons and sanitary pads freely accessible, becoming the first country in the world to do so. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, which passed unanimously, requires local authorities and education providers to ensure that period products are available free of charge. The [...]

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The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that foreign military draft evaders could be entitled to asylum in the EU. In what was technically a preliminary ruling in an ongoing case, the court held that there was a “strong presumption” that people escaping military service in violent regimes were entitled to asylum, with [...]

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