The Daily Populous

Friday May 13rd, 2022 night edition

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The US says Russia is putting chips from home electronics in tanks due to the effect of sanctions.

Russia's military relies heavily on technology made by the US and allies, who have banned exports.

The US commerce secretary said Wednesday that sanctions "cripple" Russia's ability to fix equipment.

Russia is having to use computer chips intended for home appliances to repair its military hardware due to the impact of US sanctions, according to a US official.

"Our approach was to deny Russia technology — technology that would cripple their ability to continue a military operation.

Russia's two major tank plants — Uralvagonzavod Corporation and Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant — have halted work due to lack of foreign components," it said.

In March, Ukrainian troops found what appeared to be Russian army bandages dating to 1978 discarded on a battlefield. »

Spain set to become the first European country to introduce 3 days of ‘menstrual leave’ for women

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The proposed law would introduce at least three sick days each month for women who suffer from severe period pains, according to El Pais newspaper.

Worldwide, menstrual leave is currently offered only in a small number of countries including Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and Zambia.

According to the Spanish Gynaecology and Obstetrics Society, around a third of women who menstruate suffer from severe pain known as dysmenorrhea. »

Greece bans LGBTQ conversion therapy

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ATHENS, May 10 (Reuters) - Greece on Wednesday banned conversion therapy for minors, a practice aimed at suppressing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity and which the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community worldwide, as well as health experts, have condemned as harmful.

The government has drafted a national strategy that runs until 2025 on reforms promoting gender equality in Greece, a largely conservative country.

Canada, New Zealand and France criminalized conversion therapy earlier this year. »

Biden predicts that if Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage will be next

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(CNN) President Joe Biden predicted Wednesday that if the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe v. Wade's holding of a federal constitutional right to abortion, the court will next look to strike down other landmark cases guaranteeing Americans' rights, from same-sex marriage to contraception access.

If that holds ... mark my words: They are going to go after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage," said Biden, speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago, according to pool reports.

The President's comments mark his most explicit warning to date of the possible ramifications of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe, should it become official. »

Gay high schooler says he's 'being silenced' by Florida's LGBTQ law

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As class president his whole high school career — and his school’s first openly LGBTQ student to hold the title — this was a fairly routine request.

Moricz said he “strongly believes” the request was in response to a newly enacted state law, which critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

“It epitomizes how the law’s vague and ambiguous language is erasing LGBTQ students, families, and history from kindergarten through 12th grade, without limits.”. »