The cost of domestic violence alone to the UK economy is £23 billion pounds a year with approximately 1 in 8 women experiencing domestic violence every year.
USA TODAY: President Obama called on US Congress Thursday to support assistance for Ukraine from both the US and the International Monetary Fund.
Earlier Thursday the Crimean parliament asked to join Russia and said it was planning a referendum on the matter in 10 days.
Obama called again for a ‘de-escalation’ of the crisis and warned that the proposed Crimean referendum would violate international law.
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