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Recent articles by Claire:

Read Theresa May’s Letter That Officially Triggers Brexit

May officially launched the two-year process that will split Britain from the EU in a signed letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. → Read More

In Latest Speech, Hillary Clinton Defends April Ryan and Maxine Waters Against ‘Indignities’

She cited them as examples of women being insulted for "simply doing their jobs." → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 29

Baltic diplomacy Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is both the first woman and the youngest person to be elected to her post. In a new interview, Kaljulaid underscored her staunch faith in the NATO alliance, and critiqued the consumerist perception of democracy that she sees as all-too prevalent in the West. “Too many people in the world associate democracy with their ability to go and buy… → Read More

Why Italy’s Proposed ‘Menstrual Leave’ Might Hurt More Than Help

Italy could become the first Western nation to give women an official "menstrual leave," but such perks come with potential downsides. → Read More

‘The Daily Mail’ Is Getting Slammed for Its Sexist Headline About World Leaders’ Legs

The tabloid's commentary on the legs of world leaders Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon prompted biting criticism on social media. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 28

The lower house of the legislature is currently discussing a draft law that would require companies to grant female employees three days of paid leave each month if they experience painful periods. The idea of giving women time off for this kind of discomfort seems to be gaining cross-continental traction. In 2016, the Chinese province of Anhui joined the regions of Hainan and Hubei in decreeing… → Read More

Here’s Why Ivanka Trump Is Reportedly Planning a Trip to Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Ivanka Trump earlier this month. Now the first daughter is planning to visit Germany in late April. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 27

Fractured kingdom U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon on Monday, just two days before May will trigger Article 50. It will be the first meeting of the two leaders since Sturgeon announced her intention to hold a second independence referendum; May is expected to reaffirm her view that "now is not the time" for such a vote. Scotland is May's… → Read More

Today’s Vote on the AHCA Has Turned Into a Referendum on Women’s Health Care

Women's health care is on the bargaining table as Congressional Republicans and the White House tweaked Obamacare replacement bill. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 24

Rudd pays respects U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd attended a vigil in honor of police officer Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death by the Westminster attacker on Wednesday. “He was courageous, he was brave, and he was doing his duty,” Rudd said. In an interview with the BBC, Rudd cautioned against blaming intelligence agencies for the attack; she said the assailant had spent time in jail and… → Read More

Gwyneth Paltrow Says She’s Now CEO of Her Lifestyle Brand Goop

The actress-turned-entrepreneur quietly announced her new role at her lifestyle brand Goop. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 23

London, where I live, was rocked by a suspected terrorist attack near Parliament yesterday. As of this morning, at least five people are dead and some 40 others are injured. "The terrorists chose to strike at the heart of our capital city where all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech," said U.K. Prime Minister… → Read More

Neil Gorsuch Gets Grilled on His Opinion of Women Who Take Maternity Leave

Sen. Dick Durbin pressed the Supreme Court nominee on his alleged past comments about working women. → Read More

Donald Trump Keeps Inspiring Women to Run for Office

Emily's List, which supports Democratic female candidates, is reporting record levels of interest. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 22

That massive spike in American women wanting to run for office following Election Day? It wasn't a ripple—it's a wave, says Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List. The organization that supports pro-choice Democratic women is releasing new numbers today on just how many women have inquired about entering politics following the 2016 election. The results are rather staggering: Since… → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 21

On Sunday, NPR reported a shocking allegation against Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, whose confirmation hearing started yesterday. A former law school student of Gorsuch's said the judge once told a class that employers should quiz female job candidates about their plans for having children, implying that women might extract maternity benefits from a company and… → Read More

Neil Gorsuch’s Former Law Clerk: It’s ‘Inconceivable’ He Told Class Women ‘Manipulate’ Maternity Leave

Gorsuch was accused of belittling working women as his Supreme Court confirmation got under way. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 20

End of Elizabeth's era The Guardian has a fascinating moment-by-moment run-down of what will happen when Queen Elizabeth II, 90, dies. The plan is code named 'London Bridge.' The occasion will be monumental as the Queen is the only monarch many of her subjects have ever known; "the accession of a new head of state, is a ritual that is passing out of living memory," the Guardian reports. But her… → Read More

Women Are Losing Ambition As Their Careers Progress, Study Finds

A new study says it's due to the 'glass ceiling effect' → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 17

Taming transatlantic ties German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump will meet for the first time today in Washington, where they are expected to discuss transatlantic trade, NATO policy, climate change, and more. Merkel, who plans to present the president with a short lesson on U.S.-EU trade, will be joined by German industry leaders hoping to dissuade the administration from… → Read More