Racism leads to high rate of US black women who die from childbirth

Black mothers in the United States are three times more likely to die from childbirth than white mothers, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In New York City, they are eight times more likely to die. The US is the only developed country in the world in which the rate of maternal mortality is on the rise. The epidemic is firmly rooted in racism.

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A rare look at restoration of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral

After a wildfire on April 15 that consumed its roof and spire, Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral is undergoing massive repair work. The site remains closed to the public but rare access inside the cathedral has been granted to see how things are coming along, and to get a sense of the task that still lies ahead.

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Scotland's campaign for a new independence referendum begins

Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party (SNP) will start their campaign next week for a second independence referendum – whether Westminster likes it or not. The SNP will be hoping the economic consequences of Brexit will fuel the movement for independence.

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In England's north, UK's Johnson visits ex-Labour strongholds that voted Tory

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority in this week’s election.

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Blue Wave: Biggest Conservative win since 1987

FRANCE 24 journalists go to London to analyse the ‘Blue Wave’ of electoral gains for Boris Johnson’s party, which the British PM cites as a renewed mandate for Brexit, as well as the Labour party’s losses and its leader Jeremy Corbyn’s future.

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