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Female scientists not getting a fair say at academic conferences : Study

UNITED KINGDOM:A research conducted in the University of Cambridge states that women get fewer chances than men to speak about their work at scientific conferences, largely because those in the upper tiers of academia are male. While speaking at conferences is a key part of academic life,  not only does it help raise the profile of researchers but also provides them with a platform to share ideas and find job and funding opportunities. The latest study confirms what many scientists have long suspected to be true: men…

Trump to speak with Palestinian president Abbas

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will on Friday speak by telephone with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, the White House said. The midday (1700 GMT) phone call will be the first between the two leaders. Trump received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in mid-February. At that meeting, Trump said he was not bound to the two-state solution for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, distancing himself from a position held by his predecessors for years. He said he would back…