Friday, February 3

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Politics

Prime Ministers Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin respond to reporter’s sexist question about their historic meeting

Finland's Sanna Marin made history this week as the nation's first prime minister to visit New Zealand. But the significance was overshadowed during a press conference with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday, when a reporter questioned whether the two women's age and "common stuff" was the reason for the visit, rather than global political relations. Marin and Ardern are among just a handful of women prime ministers in the world. According to New Zealand's government, Marin's visit marks the first time a Finnish PM has visited the country. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, left, and New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern pose for a portrait at Government House on November 30, 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.  ...
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
Politics

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.The hearse drove past piles of bouquets and other tributes as it led a seven-car cortege from Balmoral, where the queen died Thursday at age 96, for a six-hour trip through Scottish towns to Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh. The late queen's coffin was draped in the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath made of flowers from the estate, including sweet peas, one of the queen's fav...