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Ursula von der Leyen, then Germany's defense minister, reads in 2014 with 1st Lt. Patrick Schumitz and his son, Oskar, during a nursery opening at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich. During a previous stint running Germany's family ministry, von der Leyen, a mother of seven, instituted new child care and parental leave policies. Christoph Stache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Few German Mothers Go Back To Work Full Time. These Are The Challenges They Face

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In Germany, Working Mothers Say They Face Job Discrimination

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Brushes Off Health Concerns, Says She Is Fine

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How Instex, Europe's Trade Channel With Iran, Will Work

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An honor guard stands at the coffin of assassinated German politician Walter Lübcke at his memorial service on June 13 in Kassel, Germany. Lübcke, a Christian Democrat, was outspoken in his pro-immigration views. His confessed killer is an avowed neo-Nazi with a 20-plus-year history of violence against immigrants. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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A German Politician's Assassination Prompts New Fears About Far-Right Violence

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Fears Of Far-Right Terror In Germany

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How The International Community Is Reacting To Rising U.S.-Iran Tensions

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Europe Wants To Continue Doing Some Business With Iran Despite U.S. Sanctions

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A People's Liberation Army tank sits below a portrait of Mao Zedong at the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Beijing on June 11, 1989, one week after the crackdown on protesters at Tiananmen Square. Sadayuki Mikami/AP hide caption

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'Bearing Witness Is Really All We Have': Memories Of Covering The Tiananmen Aftermath

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This Nov. 30, 2014, image made from video released by Loujain Alhathloul, shows her driving in the United Arab Emirates toward the border with Saudi Arabia. Her siblings have visited the United States this week to receive an award in her honor and to raise further awareness of her case. Loujain Alhathloul/AP hide caption

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'Won't Give Up': Siblings Of Jailed Saudi Women's Rights Activist Speak Out In U.S.

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, addresses the media during a news conference at a refugee resettling agency in Toronto on Jan. 15. She pledged to "work in support of freedom for women around the world, the same freedom I experienced on the first day I arrived in Canada." Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

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Saudi King Reshuffles Cabinet After Khashoggi Kiling

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Syrian refugee women hold their children in a refugee compound in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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2018 Was A Year Of Drastic Cuts To U.S. Refugee Admissions

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