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  • Sun, 10, Dec, 2017 - 5:00:AM

5 Questions: JK Rowling backing Depp cops controversy, Hope Solo running for US Soccer president, uncertainty in Argentina + More

Image: A steel image of Eva Perón on the Building of the Ministry of Health in Buenos Aires / Ben Mack

1. How epic was Amber Heard's response to JK Rowling backing alleged domestic abuser Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise? We love Harry Potter deeply, but Rowling would do well to use her considerable influence to call for casting someone who has not been accused of allegedly beating women.

2. Hope Solo, US Soccer president? Solo and other kickass women like Kathy Carter are running for the role.

3. What's happening in Argentina? Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, only the second woman to serve as president of the South American nation, has been charged with treason.

4. Will anyone miss Al Franken? Nope.

5. What lessons can New Zealand learn from Germany's new high-speed rail line? Construction of the line - which cuts travel time between Berlin and Munich down to four hours thanks to trains that can travel at up to 300 kilometres per hour - was the largest of its kind in Europe, and one of Angela Merkel's signature infrastructure projects.

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