Brexit, U.S. Congress, Polar Bears: Your Tuesday Briefing

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not bad morning.

The British economy slows as Brexit looms, the U.S. Congress can be close to avoiding a shutdown along that has a mind-clearing look at the northern lights. Here’s the latest:

Northern lights: The colorful aurora borealis has turned into an international tourist attraction for thousands of camera-toting travelers, supporting remote towns along with local businesses coming from Alaska to Greenland to Scandinavia.

Hungary: Refusing immigrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced one of his biggest plans yet to ameliorate a plummeting population, rising labor shortages along with widespread emigration: Any Hungarian woman with four or more children will no longer pay income tax.

#MeToo: At least nine women have accused Óscar Arias Sánchez, a Nobel laureate along with former president of Costa Rica, of sexual assault or misconduct. The case can be emerging as the most significant of the #MeToo era in Latin America, however also reveals the obstacles women from the region face in acting against powerful men. along with our Interpreter columnist examines why the movement has made little headway in curbing abuses by ordinary men.

2020 campaign: Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota can be the latest Democratic candidate to enter the presidential race, joining four some other women in Congress including Senator Kamala Harris. Research shows they can expect to face a minefield of sexist attitudes along with double standards.

Thailand: After an unusual lobbying effort by diplomats along with prominent sports figures, prosecutors dropped an extradition case against a soccer player coming from Bahrain, Hakeem al-Araibi, who said he would likely be tortured if he were returned. He can be right now back in Australia, where he has refugee status.