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PM’s Brexit plans leave Britain look like a ship of fools

Sean O’Grady Do you sometimes wonder how low Britain’s stock can fall? Not in GDP, the size of her armed forces or the “soft power” of cultural influence. Those have been on the slide, relative to other great powers, since about 1870. No, we’re talking here about the simple dignities of diplomacy and plain old-fashioned good manners. Smooth and harmonious ... Read More »

New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends

Many new mothers worldwide express anxiety and guilt about leaving their babies to return to work, and some worry their nations’ maternity policies reflect societies that value productivity over raising children. In a series of interviews for Reuters ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, mothers from the United States to Uruguay to South Africa to Singapore told of ... Read More »

Followers start to leave compound of Indian ‘godman’

Followers of a controversial Indian guru have started to withdraw from his 1,000-acre compound in Sirsa, Haryana, after a tense stand-off with soldiers. Tens of thousands are still believed to be inside the headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect. Some 36 people died and hundreds were injured in riots on Friday after their leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was ... Read More »