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McDonald’s exits major market for first time with Russia departure

McDonald’s exits major market for first time with Russia departure

Burger chain McDonald’s is to close all its Russian restaurants, marking the first time it has ever exited a major international market. It is another big brand boycotting Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. Russian citizens will no longer be able to order McDonald’s or work at its restaurants after the company announced it will be selling all 850 of its Russian eateries. It comes in response to Putin’s recent military aggression...

By London, UK
What is the COP15 conference and what does it hope to achieve?

What is the COP15 conference and what does it hope to achieve?

Policymakers and climate experts have convened in the Ivory Coast for the 15th session of a UN summit. Sharing the name of annual sustainability conference COP, this meeting focuses specifically on protecting land against infertility and degradation. As you’re reading this, policymakers and climate experts are convening in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan, for day two to discuss global action on land issues. Headed up by the UN,...

By London, UK
What is causing the USA’s worst baby formula shortage in decades?

What is causing the USA’s worst baby formula shortage in decades?

As lawmakers inch closer to overturning Roe v Wade, America is experiencing the worst baby formula shortage it has seen in decades. The ongoing crisis is disproportionately affecting lower-income families. It’s a situation that sounds like it belongs in a dystopian TV show, but just as reproductive rights are being snatched from millions of American women, parents are finding themselves unable to attain food to feed to their children. Wrapping your...

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Spain to allow menstrual leave in European first

Spain to allow menstrual leave in European first

A sweeping reform bill is updating the country’s policies on reproductive health. If passed, it would grant women struggling with their periods paid time off every single month. For those of us who menstruate, it’s not uncommon that we often feel conditioned to accept that debilitating pain is normal, nay something we should pay no attention to. In fact, ask anyone with a regular period about this, and I’m sure...

By London, UK