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'Because I Can': Ride-Hailing App Welcomes Saudi Women Drivers

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem.

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At Midnight, Riyadh Erupts in Cheers for a Woman in a Car

Every few meters someone -- a newlywed couple, a group of young girls with balloons -- stops Samar Almogren to cheer her on or flash her a thumbs-up.

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Celebrations, Tears as Saudi Arabia Overturns Ban on Women Driving

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.

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Driving Change: How the Historic Saudi Move Happened

Saudi Arabia, the only country that does not permit female motorists, will allow women to get behind the wheel for the first time in decades on Sunday.

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Saudi Arabia Gears Up to End Women Driving Ban

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

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Killing Dogs for Meat Illegal, Rules S. Korean Court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing  eating canines.

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In Saudi Arabia, Men Still Drive Gender Policy

The public relations blitz that has seen Saudi Arabia garner headlines this year culminates Sunday, when women take the wheel for the first time. But a draconian guardianship system remains.

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G7 Ambassadors 'Deeply Concerned' about Jailed Filmmaker Sentsov

G7 Ambassadors said Thursday they were deeply concerned about Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for more than a month as he serves a 20-year term in a Russian prison camp.

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No Champagne before Brexit, UK Pub Chain Says

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon will stop serving French Champagne in favor of sparkling wine made in Britain and outside the EU in the run-up to Brexit, it said Wednesday.

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Macedonia PM Hails 'Historic' Deal with Greece to Resolve Name Row

Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev hailed a "historic solution" on Tuesday after Skopje and Athens resolved a longstanding row by agreeing to rename his country the Republic of North Macedonia.

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