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Russia complicit in human rights abuses in Crimea, court told

Case could embarrass Vladimir Putin and prompt Ukrainian demands for reparationsThe Russian state directed and ran the military coup in Crimea and its subsequent annexation in 2014, Ukraine has told the European court of human rig...

Russia complicit in human rights abuses in Crimea, court told

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How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to learn that our government is separating children from their families, cramming people into overcrowde...
13:32, 06/21/2019

US mass deportations would lead to 'tremendous human rights abuses' Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck fear in migrant communities. She also criticized new US asylum policy....
19:48, 07/15/2019

WhatsApp Hack Aided by Spyware Linked to Human Rights Abuses Israeli spyware maker NSO Group was in the limelight Tuesday after its software was suspected of being used in hacking the phones of human rights activists through WhatsApp....
22:32, 05/14/2019

U.S. sanctions Chechen group, Russians for alleged human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI indi...
14:16, 05/16/2019

U.S. 'gravely concerned' by human rights abuses in North Korea: State Department North Korea's government has subjected its people to "egregious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms" and the United States remains "gravely concerned and deeply troubled" by the abuses, the U.S. State Department said on Monday....
12:48, 05/06/2019

U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI people....
17:48, 05/16/2019

North Korea's forced abortions: The Hermit Kingdom's underreported human rights abuses While North Korea routinely makes headlines for its missile tests, nuclear program and the various apocalyptic pronouncements of dictator Kim Jong Un, one of Pyongyang’s most horrific tools of abuse rarely gets a mention and is largely unchecked: the...
10:16, 08/05/2019

US Embassy in Zimbabwe deletes tweet praising Robert Mugabe after users call out human rights abuses The US Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe deleted a tweet praising the late Prime Minister Robert Mugabe after users called out his controversial human rights record. ...
18:48, 09/07/2019

Russia in the Council of Europe: What does it mean for human rights? A controversial decision to restore Moscow's voting rights in the Council of Europe has been called a safeguard for human rights in Russia. But how much influence does the body really have over the Kremlin?...
14:32, 06/26/2019

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met with "reciprocal measures."...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organization, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow's seizure of Crimea....
07:16, 05/17/2019

Pompeo: China and Russia have ‘morally reprehensible’ hypocrisy on human rights China and Russia have a “morally reprehensible” tactic of cloaking human rights abuses in hypocritical speeches, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
22:00, 09/13/2019

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate disputes in small claims courts...
09:16, 08/08/2019

Putin's Russia 'is not an empire' despite Crimea annexation Historian Martin Aust sat down with DW to discuss Russia's imperial heritage and the annexation of Crimea. He also offered predictions about life in the country if and when President Vladimir Putin ultimately steps down....
12:48, 06/12/2019

Poland wants sanctions against Russia over Crimea to continue President Andrzej Duda said on Saturday that Poland saw a need to maintain Western sanctions against Russia over its 2014 annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine....
09:32, 08/31/2019

Ex-Barclays Euribor trader takes UK to European Court of Human Rights A French former trader with Barclays who was convicted in absentia in London last year of participating in a scheme to rig global interest rates has challenged Britain in the European Court of Human Rights....
09:16, 07/01/2019

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said....
11:16, 06/10/2019

Europe's human rights court rules against owners of Georgian pro-opposition TV channel in ownership row Europe's human rights court dismissed on Thursday a case filed by the owners of a Georgian pro-opposition television channel Rustavi 2 accusing Georgia's Supreme Court of bias and that it was subject to a state-led campaign to silence it....
07:00, 07/18/2019

European rights court rules against Russia on Magnitsky death The ECHR has ruled that Russia violated multiple rights of Sergei Magnitsky — an auditor who died a decade ago while in pretrial detention. The court said the poor medical care he received led to his death....
01:32, 08/28/2019

Russia has tripled military presence in Crimea for 'possible offensive operations' against Ukraine, says intel report Russia has nearly tripled its military manpower in Crimea since illegally annexing the peninsula in 2014, an intelligence report says, in preparation for possible further incursions into Ukraine....
03:48, 08/08/2019

Rights group: Abuses in Egypt’s Sinai amount to war crimes CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group has accused Egypt’s security forces of committing widespread abuses against civilians in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been battling Islamic militants for years. Human Rights Watch allege...
23:16, 05/27/2019

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work to resolve “this all-consuming crisis”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday....
13:32, 07/04/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria of abusing children's rights The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions." Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram....
11:00, 09/10/2019

Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says In a report, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center said that documents from President Bashar al-Assad’s government detailed systematic human rights violations by the nation’s security agencies....
23:16, 05/21/2019

French court finds Saudi princess complicit in workman attack Hassa bint Salman given suspended 10-month sentence for ordering bodyguard to beat up Ashraf EidA French court has given the daughter of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman a 10-month suspended sentence for ordering her bodyguard to detain and beat a workman ...
12:00, 09/12/2019

French court finds Saudi princess complicit in beating up workman A French court on Thursday found the daughter of the King of Saudi Arabia complicit in violence with the threat of a weapon and complicit in kidnapping, and sentenced her to a 10-month suspended prison sentence....
06:32, 09/12/2019

Rep. Peter King: ‘Severe, serious abuses’ by FBI, CIA in Russia probe ‘going to come out’ Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he is “confident” that when Attorney General Bill Barr concludes his investigation of the origins of the investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the American people will learn that the FBI and CIA under the Oba...
08:32, 07/07/2019

Fliers can sue over airport screener abuses: U.S. appeals court A federal appeals court on Friday handed a victory to travelers who object to invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, saying screeners are not absolutely immune from lawsuits accusing them of abusive conduct....
01:32, 08/31/2019

Opinion: Human rights come first When it comes to drafting a constitution, the concrete details aren't what's important. What matters is the underlying concept of humankind, which confers dignity on every human being, writes Alexander Görlach....
22:16, 05/16/2019

Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growing, Security Council told The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current situation in the country....
13:16, 07/16/2019

Their Islands Are Being Eroded. So Are Their Human Rights, They Say. A group of Indigenous Australians from low-lying islands in the Torres Strait argue that Australia, by failing to act on climate change, has violated their fundamental right to maintain their culture....
20:16, 05/12/2019

US sanctions 4 Nicaraguan officials over human rights WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on four Nicaraguan officials accused of being responsible for a crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the Central American country in April 2018. The officials are Nation...
13:32, 06/21/2019

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
03:32, 06/14/2019

US sets up commission for human rights advice Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a new commission to review the idea of human rights and how it shapes US foreign policy. Critics worry it will provide justification to roll back women's and LGBT rights....
14:16, 07/08/2019

Human rights and the law in Indian-controlled Kashmir Both the United Nations and the International Criminal Court consider the way civilians said they were used by the Indian army to search houses in south Kashmir to be illegal under international law, experts said....
05:16, 04/30/2019

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in letter Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to reject the content of a report in which Bachelet highlighted "patterns of violations of all human right...
19:48, 07/12/2019

Allegations Of Human Rights Violations In Kashmir Must Be Probed: UK The UK on Tuesday said any allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir since India revoked the Article 370 of the Constitution must be "thoroughly, promptly and transparently" investigated....
15:48, 09/03/2019

Human rights commission condemns Brazilian governor The head of the human rights commission of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly is blaming state Gov. Wilson Witzel for a surge in police killings, which totaled a record 434 in the first three months of the year....
19:32, 05/08/2019

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible for thousands of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean....
00:48, 06/04/2019

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any further."...
09:32, 06/22/2019

Philippines slam UN human rights probe of drug war The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to investigate the thousands of killings in the Philippines tied to President Rodrigo Duterte's ongoing war on drugs, a move which the country's foreign minister quickly denounced as unjust....
00:32, 07/12/2019

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
07:00, 05/28/2019

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is expected to arrive We...
13:16, 06/19/2019

I'm Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban w...
14:48, 06/05/2019

Eritrea in the UN Human Rights Council: Fox guarding the henhouse The UN Human Rights Council regularly accuses Eritrea of large-scale human rights abuses. Yet the regime in Asmara was accepted as a member and now even chairs the world's top human rights body....
14:48, 06/27/2019

Lok Sabha Begins Discussion On Amendments To Human Rights Act The Lok Sabha today began a discussion on a bill to amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which, the government said, will make the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights......
02:48, 07/19/2019

37 countries rally around China at top UN human rights body More than three dozen countries have defended China’s “remarkable achievements” in human rights, challenging Western countries that have raised concerns about Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims...
12:16, 07/12/2019

Bahrain executes three people, despite human rights outcry Human rights groups had warned against the executions, calling them ‘utterly shameful”Bahrain has executed three people convicted in two separate cases, one a case of “terrorism” and killing a police officer, and the second related to the killing of ...
00:32, 07/27/2019

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur saysThe world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest o...
01:32, 06/25/2019

UN human rights chief meets in Venezuela with Guaidó, Maduro The top U.N. human rights official has met separately in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro, who are locked in a prolonged struggle over control of the crisis-wracked country...
19:00, 06/21/2019

Human Rights Watch reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse MOSCOW (AP) — Human Rights Watch is reporting a new wave of gay men being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The group said it interviewed four gay men who had fled the conservative, predominantly Muslim region saying they wer...
05:32, 05/09/2019

Human rights advocates fear Mexico's National Guard Mexico is being credited for helping to reduce Central American migration to the United States, but human rights advocates worry that the newly formed National Guard might be going too far....
12:00, 07/11/2019

Human Rights Campaign Picks Alphonso David as New President For the first time, a person of color will be the face of the nation’s largest LGBTQ lobby. The Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday announced civil rights lawyer Alphonso David had been officially hired as its seventh president. The selection had ...
15:32, 06/25/2019

Poland must maintain judicial independence: human rights official Poland's government needs to do more to preserve judicial independence and avoid "undermining public confidence in it," the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report published on Friday....
03:16, 06/28/2019

Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surveillance scandals....
07:32, 09/10/2019

Amnesty International accuses Venezuela of human rights violations Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged "crimes against humanity" committed by the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, especially after a wave of violent protests in January....
16:48, 05/14/2019

Nancy Pelosi, J.K. Rowling to be honored with RFK Human Rights award Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced Tuesday U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and British author J.K. Rowling are among this year's winners of its Ripple of Hope Award....
14:03, 08/13/2019

Lawyer: Client to pursue EU money in human rights case A lawyer says he’s going to the European Union Court of Justice get the EU’s executive arm to use money earmarked as assistance to Turkey to compensate a client who won a case against the Turkish state...
10:32, 09/12/2019

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups....
10:00, 05/14/2019

UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption accusations....
00:32, 06/20/2019

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also being scrutinized....
16:32, 05/16/2019

TfL Tube chiefs ban adverts from 11 countries over poor human rights Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries with poor human rights records, the Standard can reveal....
07:16, 05/02/2019

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe....
17:00, 05/16/2019

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen Israel's Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he fights a deportation order....
07:16, 06/02/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions to the plight of refugees worldwide; the election of the new head of the UN Food and Agriculture Org...
14:16, 06/24/2019

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we are burning up our future, literally”....
12:48, 09/09/2019

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week The United Nations’ top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó among others...
08:32, 06/14/2019

Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights role in civil wars‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights g...
09:32, 09/09/2019

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators....
10:00, 05/17/2019

New Human Rights Panel Raises Fears of a Narrowing U.S. Advocacy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the panel would give the administration guidance, but some lawmakers argued it could limit advocacy for women’s rights and gay rights....
18:48, 07/08/2019

Pompeo launches commission to study human rights role U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt to minimize abortion and gay rights....
15:00, 07/08/2019

Russian activists: 'There are a lot of laws aimed at the restriction of human rights' Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases of human rights violations to the European Court of Human Rights....
03:48, 08/01/2019

Merkel lands in China, caught between human rights and trade Angela Merkel was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday amid calls for the German Chancellor to take a stronger line on China's human rights record....
14:16, 09/06/2019

Algerian human rights militant dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died. The lawyer for Kamel Eddine Fekhar, a doctor in Ghardaia, which is where much of Algeria̵...
10:32, 05/28/2019

Single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
12:32, 08/23/2019

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence,” following concerns that some pressure may have...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Human Rights Notice To Health Ministry Over Muzaffarpur Deaths The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in......
16:00, 06/17/2019

Iranian musician risks his freedom to promote human rights Mehdi Rajabian could be sent back to prison at anytime, but he continues to produce music banned under Iran's strict censorship laws. His new album shares a message of peace from artists around the Middle East....
08:16, 09/03/2019

Chinese human rights lawyer ‘totally changed man’ after being jailed Wife of Wang Quanzhang says his health has deteriorated after four years incarcerationThe wife of the jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has described her husband as a “totally changed man” after she and her son were allowed to see him...
10:48, 06/28/2019

UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaidó, Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is preparing to hold separate meetings in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel...
08:32, 06/21/2019

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a Qatar shirt has lodged a legal c...
05:48, 07/18/2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on politics, human rights and storytelling She discussed the art of writing at the Berlin International Literature Festival, where DW met the celebrated author of "Americanah." Adichie was also awarded a prestigious citizens' award in Kassel on Sunday....
07:48, 09/16/2019

UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals....
08:16, 09/20/2019

Human Rights Notice Bihar DGP Over Death Of JD(U) Leader In Police Custody The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent a notice to the Bihar police chief over the death of a JD(U) leader in police custody, hours after he was picked up for interrogation in a......
19:00, 07/15/2019

Samantha Power: Iran deal backers went soft on human rights Supporters of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal wanted to ease pressure on the rogue regime in other areas as soon as the agreement was finalized, according to a former top U.S. diplomat....
18:00, 09/13/2019

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of action to reverse the “historic destruction” of age-old dialects....
13:48, 08/07/2019

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused China of being responsible for the human rights “stain of the century” with mass detentions of Muslim...
06:32, 07/19/2019

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air forces last year launched a major operation in Si...
12:48, 05/28/2019

Foiled North Korean Escape Ignites Human-Rights Debate China’s detention of a 9-year-old girl and six other North Koreans who tried to escape their country has triggered a public outcry that South Korea’s president, while pursuing peace talks, must confront Pyongyang about rights abuses....
07:32, 05/12/2019

The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines (GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with 15 abstentions to approve the resolution on Thursday. The ...
20:00, 07/11/2019

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
09:32, 04/30/2019

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday....
12:32, 06/04/2019

Trump administration to review 'role of human rights in public policy' Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reformsUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new panel tasked with reviewing “the role of human rights in American public policy” in a ...
00:00, 07/09/2019

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-described “ethical vegan” Adam Knauff, 40, claims his human rights were violated in 2017 when he foug...
08:48, 05/22/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea's human rights record North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country's human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to "crimes." Ambassador Han Tae Song said in Geneva that North Korea's government made a "devoted ef...
11:32, 05/09/2019

U.S. Congress to advance 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy' bill U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including annual reviews of the Chinese territory's special economic status and the imposition of s...
13:48, 09/18/2019

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, with the full array of complex issues and challenges to...
11:48, 04/28/2019

U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations' The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people....
22:48, 07/16/2019

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing for violations against ethnic and religious......
23:32, 07/18/2019

UPDATE 5-WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups * Informs U.S. law enforcement to help with investigation (Adds comment from Electronic Frontier Foundation, details on Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group, comment from lawyer who says he was a target)...
16:48, 05/14/2019

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing....
17:32, 06/04/2019

Canadian single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter’s gender A single father in Canada may have violated his province's human rights act by asking about the gender and age of a potential babysitter, according to a lawsuit....
07:32, 08/23/2019

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”...
09:00, 06/03/2019

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, president of the Nicaraguan National Assembly....
18:00, 06/21/2019

Top Cuomo adviser Alphonso David out, heading to Human Rights Campaign ALBANY—Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top lawyer Alphonso David will become president of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group — Human Rights Campaign. David served Cuomo for more than a decade, first when he was state attorney general as wel...
17:32, 06/25/2019

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses claim North Korea has carried out public executions as it continues to arbitrarily and aggressively use the death penalty to intimidate its citize...
10:16, 06/10/2019

Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abortion and gay rights....
10:32, 07/08/2019

Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet The relentless outbreak of crises around the world – from the fires in the Amazon to “carnage” in Syria and demonstrations in Hong Kong, Russia, Indonesian Papua and elsewhere - risk pushing the world “further and further away from global solutions t...
14:48, 09/04/2019

Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the plac...
10:00, 08/16/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea’s human rights record GENEVA (AP) — North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country’s human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to “crimes.” Ambassador Han Tae Song said in Geneva that North...
07:32, 05/09/2019

Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights | Michael H Fuchs It has long been abundantly clear Trump has no respect for human rights. Now Pompeo wants to build a new framework to justify the rollback of protectionsThe president of the United States makes racist comments against members of Congress. He puts kid...
09:00, 07/18/2019

We're Finally Going to Know What the Hell Trump Team Told Russia A federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of materials obtained during the course of Robert Mueller’s investigation which seems to point heavily at efforts by the Trump administration and its allies to obstruct justice in the case of admitted f...
08:48, 05/17/2019

Trump: Russia told U.S. 'most of their people' have left Venezuela President Donald Trump said on Monday that Russia told the United States it had removed "most of their people" from Venezuela, where Moscow has maintained military and economic ties with socialist President Nicolas Maduro....
15:48, 06/03/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
16:32, 06/19/2019

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday....
14:00, 04/28/2019

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the latest in a string of protests over a proposed new extradition law — are an omen for the coming years and ...
13:00, 06/17/2019

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoi...
11:00, 06/06/2019

Menendez faults Trump's UN nominee for focusing on human rights at confirmation hearing President Trump’s nominee to replace Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador took fire at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for prioritizing human rights....
15:16, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 1-Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing....
17:16, 06/04/2019

Human rights activists condemn cinema chain over 'anti-choice propaganda' Canada’s largest cinema chain criticized for screening Unplanned, which is said to promote falsehoods about reproductive healthAbortion rights defenders in Canada have accused the country’s largest cinema chain of hiding behind freedom of expression ...
11:00, 07/09/2019

| Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says....
12:48, 06/26/2019

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an international and independent probe into the 2017 exo...
13:48, 07/03/2019

UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in their London embassy, exposed him to “the risk of...
10:32, 04/28/2019

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work, are also front and centre in some of the films c...
09:32, 04/28/2019

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalt...
08:48, 06/11/2019

Israel plans to deport a U.S. human rights activist. Democrats are pushing back. Democratic lawmakers wrote to Netanyahu about the planned deportation of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir, but the Trump administration has taken little action....
12:16, 05/07/2019

Hong and Kong? Berlin's panda cubs at centre of Chinese human rights row Competition to name Meng Meng’s twins intensifies pressure on German governmentThey may have captured the public’s imagination, but the tiny, pink panda cubs born at Berlin zoo a few days ago have also spurred a national debate about whether panda di...
17:17, 09/05/2019

UN human rights chief ‘alarmed’ by detention of child migrants, climate change ``We are burning up our future -- literally,'' Bachelet said. ``The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope. This is not a situation where any country, any institution, any policymaker can stand on the sidelines.''...
05:32, 09/09/2019

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International C...
05:48, 07/17/2019

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of thousands of students spend Fridays demanding climate action....
05:32, 06/07/2019

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent Government measures to protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice....
14:16, 04/28/2019

Rep. Mike Gallagher: U.S. should regulate surveillance sales to China, prioritize human rights The United States should more strictly regulate sales of U.S. surveillance technology to China when it is used to spy on Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, Rep. Mike Gallagher and human rights experts warned....
18:48, 06/28/2019

UN report reveals gross human rights violations to North Korean prisoners Secretary-General António Guterres says in a new report that prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detainees have been subject to sexual violence and severely beaten with clubs and metal rods....
21:48, 08/02/2019

Trump would raise Hong Kong human rights with Chinese president: Pompeo U.S. President Donald Trump would raise the issue of Hong Kong human rights with China's President Xi Jinping at a potential meeting of the two leaders at the G20 summit in Japan this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
09:00, 06/16/2019

US May Deny Visa To Saudi Royal Family Members Over Human Rights Record Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the......
01:32, 07/11/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more This Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children released from the ranks of a north-east Nigeria self-...
16:16, 05/10/2019

Cuban security forces are forcing dissidents into exile: human rights group MADRID, June 19 – Cuba’s state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-run island, a non-governmental human rights organization said on Wednesday. The Madrid-based Cuban Pris...
10:16, 06/19/2019

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties a “failure of leaders...
08:48, 07/26/2019

Russia denies U.S. claim it told Venezuela's Maduro not to flee Russia on Wednesday rejected a U.S. allegation it had persuaded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to flee the country the previous day, calling the assertion a calculated attempt to demoralise the army and escalate the crisis there....
08:32, 05/01/2019

Pompeo says he told Russia's Lavrov election interference is inappropriate U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he discussed concerns about interference in upcoming U.S. elections with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday and told him interference was "not appropriate."...
17:16, 05/06/2019

"I Told My Name, People Stared": MK Stalin On Problems Visiting Russia Sharing a name with one of Europe's most brutal dictators isn't a problem in India, but DMK chief MK Stalin admitted on Friday it raised eyebrows on a visit to Russia....
10:17, 09/13/2019

Mexico human rights group concerned about National Guard detaining U.S.-bound migrants Mexico's newly created National Guard has detained U.S.-bound migrants and the government should make public the rules governing their power to curb immigration, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) said on Monday....
15:00, 07/08/2019

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues appeared first on Boxing News....
11:16, 06/01/2019

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move for...
13:16, 07/09/2019

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before insisting that he was not “losing hope”, thanks to the progress made by powerful grassroots movements f...
10:00, 04/28/2019

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is set to perform in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over the government's alleged human rights violations....
14:32, 07/08/2019

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) declared on Tuesday, describing the situation as an examp...
14:16, 08/06/2019

Human rights group accuses Germany of mistreating rejected Afghan asylum-seeker A European watchdog raised concerns after German police allegedly squeezed the genitals of an Afghan deportee. While deportations are professionally conducted, there is room for improvement, the rights committee said....
01:32, 05/09/2019

The Myanmar Military’s Plans to Prosecute Soldiers Draws Skepticism From Human Rights Watch (YANGON, Myanmar) — Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority drew skepticism Monday from the New Yo...
09:48, 09/03/2019

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi Arabia The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sale...
08:00, 07/10/2019

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day aft...
13:48, 05/01/2019

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday...
12:48, 09/16/2019

U.N. Reportedly Has a List of People Who Could Face War Crimes Charges Over Human Rights Violations in Yemen People directly responsible for alleged war crimes in Yemen could face charges, a panel of experts at the United Nations said Tuesday. The United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Iran could potentially be complicit, according to the report....
01:16, 09/04/2019

Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocideThe Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a holding company controlled by the Myanmar armed forces, who have been accused by UN investigators of c...
15:32, 05/14/2019

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE members who participated in the World Pride parade in ...
18:48, 06/30/2019

Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records • Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporter groups has called on Uefa to improve the experience of fans at European finals...
01:00, 08/28/2019

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which grants a reprieve to 737 inmates, up to end of his ...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Scotland’s Oli McBurnie told to make amends for video by sinking Russia • Steve Clarke: ‘Best thing he can do is go out and score’ • Striker expected to start Euro 2020 qualifier at HampdenSteve Clarke has challenged Oli McBurnie to demonstrate his dedication to Scotland with performances. The Sheffield United striker ca...
16:16, 09/05/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congol; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super-cereal distributed by the World Food Progra...
13:32, 05/03/2019

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set to perform at Jeddah World Fest....
18:48, 07/18/2019

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development”, urging all concerned parties to...
10:32, 04/28/2019

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday....
10:48, 05/21/2019

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern and condemned “any form” of violence or destruction of property and urged the demonstrat...
10:00, 08/14/2019

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination aga...
16:48, 07/12/2019

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims...
13:00, 04/28/2019

Ambassador Grenell: Human Rights Campaign should 'cease to exist' if they stay silent on Antifa attack The United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has slammed organizations like the Human Rights Campaign for their silence in light of the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo over the weekend....
12:48, 07/02/2019

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food in contravention of international laws and standar...
07:48, 05/03/2019

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government to immediately end its “crisis” approach to the i...
11:32, 07/17/2019

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coincid...
04:48, 07/27/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by lep...
12:32, 05/14/2019

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday, adding that the military leader had been given th...
12:48, 08/19/2019

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization...
09:32, 04/28/2019

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activists matter to us? Because their cause is universal. Aerial images of vast crowds flooding the streets o...
08:48, 06/19/2019

Russia calls U.S. claim it told Venezuela's Maduro not to flee part of 'information war' Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday rejected a suggestion by Washington that it had persuaded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to flee in the face of street protests, calling the assertion part of an information war....
04:00, 05/01/2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Russia not to interfere in 2020 election U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russia on Tuesday that Washington would brook no interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and wanted Moscow to take action to show there would be no repeat of its suspected 2016 meddling....
16:48, 05/14/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendsh...
23:16, 07/31/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendsh...
22:48, 07/30/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fever in China is affecting global food prices....
22:16, 05/09/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terro...
09:32, 04/28/2019

Council of Europe Restores Russia’s Voting Rights Ukraine and other former Soviet states opposed ending the suspension, which began with the annexation of Crimea. Russia had threatened to quit the group if it were not reinstated....
07:48, 06/25/2019

Council of Europe to discuss Russia’s voting rights MOSCOW (AP) — The Council of Europe has gathered for a ministerial meeting that could restore Russia’s voting rights in the continent’s main human rights watchdog. The council suspended Russia’s voting rights after it annexed Ukrain...
03:48, 05/17/2019

Council of Europe to discuss Russia's voting rights The Council of Europe has gathered for a ministerial meeting that could restore Russia's voting rights in the continent's main human rights watchdog....
01:00, 05/17/2019

Council of Europe restores Russia's voting rights Russia has received backing from the Council of Europe's assembly to return to the body. Moscow had its voting rights suspended five years ago over the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula....
19:00, 06/24/2019

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Venezuela, urging authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent, and transparent inve...
13:32, 07/02/2019

'We have to fight for our rights': Is Russia ready to defy Vladimir Putin? Discontent and a push for political reforms have led to the largest protests in Moscow in almost a decade On the terrace of a recently renovated market hall overlooking Moscow’s Trubnaya Square, lounge music beats played as well-dressed customers dra...
12:48, 08/04/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’s Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); trachoma-related blindness on the verge of being eliminated; and updates from the Human...
16:00, 06/27/2019

North Korea, Iran, Russia among least active in combating human trafficking, report says North Korea, Russia and Iran are among the nations cited in a new report as being among the least active in trying to curb the scourge of human trafficking, the form of "modern slavery" that's ensnared an estimated 40 million victims worldwide....
10:48, 07/22/2019

UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing in Russia The sentencing in Russia of a Danish Jehovah’s Witness on Thursday to six years in prison on charges of “organising the activity of a banned extremist organisation” has been described as a “dangerous precedent” by the UN human rights chief....
11:48, 04/28/2019

Germany faces backlash over Russia's return to European rights council Pro-democracy advocates, a former CIA officer and world chess champion Garry Kasparov have slammed the German government's response to Russia's voting rights being reinstated in the Council of Europe....
14:48, 06/27/2019

Death Row Convict Was 12-Years-Old When Crime Committed, Top Court Told A death row convict in jail for 24 years for killing seven people, including two kids, should not have been given death penalty as he was a 12-year-old at the time of the crime, according to a report......
16:00, 05/16/2019

Parliament suspension not a matter for judges, UK Supreme Court told Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful....
05:32, 09/18/2019

Amrapali's Lawyers Given Flats, Penthouses As Fee: Supreme Court Told In yet another startling revelation, the embattled Amrapali Group gave away flats and penthouses as fees to lawyers representing it at various judicial forums, forensic auditors informed the Supreme......
21:00, 05/02/2019

'Bulk hacking' by UK spy agencies is illegal, high court told Rights group argues powers of MI5 and GCHQ to obtain and store data breach human rights“Bulk hacking” powers exploited by the intelligence services to access electronic devices represent an illegal intrusion into the private lives of millions of peop...
10:48, 07/27/2019

U.S. still strongly supports Ukraine's Crimea claim: Pence U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as U.S. President Donald Trump mulls cutting aid to the European nation....
17:32, 09/01/2019

Putin Says "Genius Musician" Elton John Mistaken On Russia LGBT Rights Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Elton John was "mistaken" about LGBT rights in Russia, while praising the British singer as a musical genius....
13:00, 06/29/2019

Putin says 'genius musician' Elton John mistaken on Russia LGBT rights Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Elton John was "mistaken" about LGBT rights in Russia, while praising the British singer as a musical genius....
07:16, 06/29/2019

In Ayodhya Hearing, Top Court Told About Existence Of 12th Century Temple Terming archaeological evidence as "credible" and "scientific", the counsel for deity "Ram Lalla" told the Supreme Court Tuesday that it referred to the existence of a "Vishnu Hari" temple in middle......
13:00, 08/20/2019

Pragya Thakur, Other Malegaon Accused Told To Attend Court Once A Week The BJP's Pragya Thakur and the six other accused in 2008 Malegaon blasthave been told to be present before the court at least once a week for the proceedings of the case, a special court in Mumbai......
04:48, 05/17/2019

Ram Temple Existed In Ayodhya Before Babri Mosque, Supreme Court Told The counsel for the Ram Lalla Virajman, a party in the Ayodhya land dispute, claimed in the Supreme Court on Friday that a "massive" temple of Lord Ram dating back to the second century BC existed at......
15:32, 08/16/2019

No Resources To Complete Stalled Amrapali Projects: Supreme Court Told Noida and Greater Noida authorities on Friday told the Supreme Court that they don't have the requisite resources and expertise to construct the stalled projects of the embattled Amrapali Group and......
16:32, 05/10/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya; huma...
09:16, 04/28/2019

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launch...
10:16, 04/28/2019

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime and drugs, an official report has said....
06:48, 05/30/2019

Ashton Kutcher 'freaked out' after date found killed, Los Angeles court told Actor testifies at trial of ‘Hollywood Ripper’, who is charged with murder of Ashley Ellerin in 2001 along with two othersActor Ashton Kutcher told a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday that he was “freaking out” after learning that a young woman was found...
18:48, 05/29/2019

Facebook told staff but not users about single sign-on risks, says court filing Plaintiffs in a court case against Facebook have argued that the social network knew about the security risks that lead to a major hack in 2018 but did not warn their users about them....
07:00, 08/16/2019

Ashton Kutcher 'freaking out' after date found slain, Los Angeles court told Actor Ashton Kutcher told a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday that he was "freaking out" after learning that a young woman was found dead in Hollywood the day after he called at her home for a date....
16:16, 05/29/2019

The Supreme Court Just Outlined How It Might Get Rid of Abortion Rights Abortion rights may be in trouble in the United States, according to a new Supreme Court opinion that outlines how conservatives might overturn Roe v. Wade....
18:48, 05/13/2019

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that authorities had violated the freedom of expression and personal security of two journalists detained on terrorism charges after the 2016 attempted coup, broadcaster NTV said....
11:48, 05/02/2019

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioural disorders....
11:00, 05/29/2019

U.S. abortion rights groups fight new Missouri law in court Opponents of a new law in Missouri restricting most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy will ask a federal judge on Monday to stop the law from taking effect this week....
03:32, 08/26/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN w...
16:32, 07/12/2019

French boy thrown from London gallery suffered brain bleed and spine injuries, court told A teenager appeared in court on Tuesday charged with attempted murder after a six-year-old French boy was reportedly thrown from a 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in central London....
10:16, 08/06/2019

Michael Flynn Told Special Counsel About Efforts to Influence His Cooperation, Court Filing Shows (WASHINGTON) — Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, ...
01:32, 05/17/2019

‘Depraved human being’: Jeffrey Epstein accusers voice their anguish in court About 20 women detail turmoil from Epstein interactionsAccusers say billionaire sexually abused them as teenagersJeffrey Epstein was called a coward and a “depraved human being” in a New York courtroom on Tuesday by women who accused him of sexually ...
15:00, 08/27/2019

Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court 'Hotlanta' case Months after joining the gay-friendly Hotlanta Softball League, Gerald Bostock was out of a job in a Georgia county government office and was convinced he had become the victim of workplace discrimination based on his sexual orientation....
07:16, 09/13/2019

Kentucky Supreme Court voids victims’ rights amendment FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has voided a proposed amendment on crime victims’ rights because the question posed to voters was too vague. Voters in November approved the amendment on Kentucky’s version of Marsy’s...
11:00, 06/13/2019

Jealous teenager stabbed his friend to death at Greenwich home for fake Rolex watch, court told A jealous teenager stabbed his friend to death for his Rolex watch and posed for pictures with the timepiece — which turned out to be fake — a few hours after the killing, the Old Bailey was told....
05:48, 05/10/2019

Top Court To Examine Abortion Laws After Plea Alleges Violation Of Rights The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of certain legal provisions that allow abortion only to save the woman's life or in case of abnormal foetus and allegedly violate......
10:16, 07/15/2019

Give endangered jaguars legal rights, Argentina campaigners ask court With fewer than 20 left in the South American country’s Gran Chaco forest – the big cats could be classed as a ‘non-human person’Argentina’s supreme court has been asked to recognize the legal rights of the South American jaguar, of which fewer than ...
12:32, 07/19/2019

Pennsylvania woman wins Supreme Court property rights case WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a Pennsylvania woman in a case that gives citizens another way to pursue claims when they believe states and local governments have harmed their property rights. The high court ruled Friday in the ca...
08:32, 06/21/2019

In El Paso court, migrants no longer get legal advocates or rights briefings More than three months after the Migration Protection Protocols were expanded to include the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border, confusion about the program still dominates the proceedings in federal immigration court....
09:00, 07/11/2019

Top Kansas court rules state constitution protects abortion rights The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state's constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion and upheld an injunction blocking a state law that would have banned a common second trimester abortion procedure....
11:00, 04/28/2019

She Won a Major Victory for Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court. Here’s What She Thinks About the Future of Roe Three years ago this month, on June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled in the biggest abortion case in more than two decades: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In a vote of 5 to 3, the Justices struck down two provisions in a Texas law as unc...
08:32, 06/17/2019

Top Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Civil Rights For LGBTQ Community The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order which had rejected a petition seeking various civil rights such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community....
06:02, 08/12/2019

GitHub is reportedly blocking access to its site for users in places like Crimea and Iran, which are under US sanctions (MSFT) Microsoft GitHub has reportedly begun restricting access to its service for people who live in areas under US trade sanctions. A programmer in the Russian-occupied Crimea region and another in Iran said the popular code-sharing site curtailed their ...
03:16, 07/28/2019

Premier League star jumped from hotel window wearing just his boxers amid blackmail plot, court told A Premier League star jumped from a window in only his boxers after being was filmed in a hotel room with a woman amid a blackmail plot, a court has been told....
12:48, 09/19/2019

Hong Kong Court Issues Landmark Ruling in a Victory for LGBT Rights (HONG KONG) — Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese terr...
09:00, 06/06/2019

Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
07:48, 05/21/2019

Canadian court rules parts of assisted-suicide law violate patient rights Two severely ill and handicapped Canadians can ask for immediate help in ending their lives, a court in the province of Quebec ruled on Wednesday, in a judgment that deemed parts of the country's existing laws governing physician-assisted suicide as ...
19:16, 09/11/2019

U.S. abortion rights activists blast new state bans in Supreme Court rally Hundreds of U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states....
10:32, 05/21/2019

Immigrant-rights groups ask Supreme Court to delay decision on 2020 census Immigrant-rights groups asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to postpone ruling on their legal challenge to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census until allegations that the query was intended to bolster Republican political advant...
02:48, 06/13/2019

Turkish court rules academics' rights violated in Kurdish letter case: Anadolu Turkey's highest court on Friday ruled the sentencing of nine academics for signing a letter in 2016 that called for an end to the conflict in the country's southeast amounted to a violation of their rights, state-owned Anadolu agency said....
09:00, 07/26/2019

Lawyers for U.S. consulate worker charged in Turkey applied to European rights court: source Lawyers for Metin Topuz, a U.S. consulate employee in Turkey on trial on espionage charges, applied in January to the European Court of Human Rights, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, a day before his next court date....
15:17, 09/17/2019

Trump court pick denounced feminists, gay-rights groups and diversity efforts in 90s, 2000s editorials A White House aide nominated by President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court seat has a history of denouncing women's marches against sexual assault, dismissing education about multicultural awareness and accusing a major LGBTQ group of exploit...
22:32, 08/23/2019

Russia says it wants a relationship with US on energy but 'ball not in our court' The International Energy Agency expects America to become the world's leading oil exporter, with its shale boom keeping a lid on the crude futures that OPEC and its allies hope to boost....
11:00, 09/12/2019

Jodie Chesney murder trial: Girl scout stabbed to death by dealers after friend bought cannabis from rival suppliers, court told Girl Scout Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death by dealers after her friend bought cannabis from a rival rather than their new batch of the drug, a court has heard....
10:48, 09/19/2019

US, UK, France and Iran may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, UN says The United States, United Kingdom, France and Iran may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by supplying weapons to various parties involved in the conflict, a United Nations panel has said....
15:16, 09/03/2019

UK, US and France may be complicit in Yemen war crimes – UN report Panel lists 160 key actors in Yemen war who could face charges, adding to pressure on UK to end Saudi arms sales Britain, the US and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves ...
09:16, 09/03/2019

Far-right AfD 'complicit' in German pro-migrant politician's murder Senior members of Angela Merkel's CDU have criticized the "hate and incitement" circulated by the far-right AfD, saying it is partly to blame for the death of pro-immigration politician Walter Lübcke....
13:16, 06/19/2019

Far-right AfD 'complicit' in German pro-migrant politician's killing Senior members of Angela Merkel's CDU have criticized the "hate and incitement" circulated by the far-right AfD, saying it is partly to blame for the death of pro-immigration politician Walter Lübcke....
03:32, 06/20/2019

U.S. places sanctions on Maduro’s son, Nicolasito, says he is ‘complicit’ Maduro's son has been involved in propaganda and censorship, has profited from Venezuelan mines, and helped pressure the military to keep humanitarian aid out of the country, the Treasury Department said....
18:16, 06/28/2019

Tommy Robinson trial: EDL founder was 'reckless' and breached reporting ban, court told Tommy Robinson was "reckless" and breached a reporting restriction because he wanted the public to see the faces of defendants in a criminal trial, High Court judges have heard....
12:16, 07/05/2019

Trump court pick denounced feminists, gay-rights groups and diversity efforts in 1990s, 2000s editorials A White House aide nominated by President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court seat has a history of denouncing women's marches against sexual assault, dismissing education about multicultural awareness and accusing a major LGBTQ group of exploit...
21:00, 08/22/2019

| Russia court hands first jail terms to protesters Two Russians have been sentenced to two and three years in jail respectively in the first major convictions over anti-government demonstrations this summer....
02:16, 09/04/2019

European Court Condemns Russia Over Whistleblower's Death Russia has been condemned by Europe’s top human rights court for violating the rights of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky by failing to provide adequate medical care that could have saved his life when he died in detention awaiting trial in 2009, a dec...
08:32, 08/27/2019

Edie Campbell: 'Fashion has an environmental problem – and I am complicit' With the clothing industry slow to respond to the impending climate catastrophe, how does a major model square her career with concern for the planet?Read more from the autumn/winter 2019 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplementFashion...
07:16, 09/13/2019

Cyprus minister: Turkey complicit in migrant trafficking NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ interior minister is accusing Turkey and breakaway Turkish Cypriots of helping to traffick migrants to the internationally recognized southern part of the ethnically split island nation. Constantinos Petrides told...
10:32, 06/24/2019

Officials: Woman Told Responders God Told Her To Start Fire In Frankfort FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) – A woman accused of an arson fire in Frankfort allegedly told emergency crews that God instructed her to start the fire. Penny Lineweaver WAVE reports that police arrested 35-year-old Penny Lineweaver on Sunday morning. S...
12:32, 05/20/2019

UN court: Russia must free detained Ukraine ships, sailors A U.N. maritime tribunal has ruled that Russia must release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and release 24 detained sailors....
04:32, 05/25/2019

NY woman fined and released for bringing marijuana into Russia, court says A New York woman arrested in Russia on suspicion of possessing marijuana she claimed was medicinal has been released, a Russian court said in a statement....
19:50, 09/19/2019

European Court says Russia not facing up to domestic abuse problem Russia failed to protect a woman from repeated acts of violence by her former partner, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, saying her case showed that Moscow was not facing up to its domestic abuse problem....
10:48, 07/09/2019

U.N. report says U.S., Britain, France may be complicit in potential war crimes in Yemen In a scathing report, investigators blamed all parties to the five-year-old conflict for abuses ranging from airstrikes and shelling to arbitrary killings and torture....
13:49, 09/03/2019

Google employees refuse to be ‘complicit’ in any contracts with border control, ICE More than 600 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for US Customs and Border Protection....
18:00, 08/15/2019

Bigotry makes politicians ‘complicit in the violence that follows’ : UN independent experts Responding to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on Saturday, a group of independent UN experts has called out the “increased use of divisive language”, as well as attempts to marginalise racial, ethnic and religious minorities”, by some politician...
17:16, 08/07/2019

George Barker death: Man accused of 'merciless' knife attack on gym user fled country after murder, court told A kickboxer "brutally stabbed to death" at a south-east London gym just days after becoming a father was killed by a man who then fled the country, a court has heard....
14:32, 08/22/2019

Russia's court sends protester to prison for three-and-a-half years: Ifax A Russian court sentenced a protester for 3-1/2 years in prison on Monday for using violence against a policeman during an unauthorized protest in Moscow, Russia's Interfax news agency reported....
04:16, 09/16/2019

Flynn detailed attempts to obstruct Russia probe: U.S. court filing Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller information about attempts by people tied to the Trump administration and Congress to obstruct the Russia investigation, court documents released on Thursday show...
21:32, 05/16/2019

UPDATE 1-Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline takes EU to court over new gas rules A Russian-led project to lay a new gas pipeline to Europe is taking the European Union to court to challenge new rules it says endanger its business model, opening a new front in a fight that has divided EU nations....
05:32, 07/26/2019

UPDATE 2-Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline takes EU to court over new gas rules A Russian-led project to lay a new gas pipeline to Europe is taking the European Union to court to challenge new rules it says endanger its business model, opening a new front in a fight that has divided EU nations....
09:32, 07/26/2019

Russia must free detained Ukrainian ships, sailors, UN court rules The 24 Ukrainian sailors in Russian custody need to be immediately released, a UN maritime court has ruled. Ukraine's president said Moscow could show its readiness to end the Crimea conflict by releasing the sailors....
12:32, 05/25/2019

Russia's Rostec unit ready for out-of-court deal with Boeing on 737 MAX order A unit of Russian conglomerate Rostec said on Tuesday it was ready for an out-of-court settlement with Boeing over its order for 35 Boeing 737 MAX jets, a spokesman for Rostec's subsidiary Avia Capital Service told Reuters....
08:32, 08/27/2019

How MIT was complicit in allowing Jeffrey Epstein to launder his reputation | John Naughton The financier’s links to the institution are symptoms of a deep malaise in big techIn the parallel moral universe known as the tech industry, the MIT media lab was Valhalla. “The engineers, designers, scientists and physicians who constitute the two ...
12:32, 09/14/2019

Court documents show efforts to influence Michael Flynn in Russia probe Michael Flynn told investigators from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress tried to influence his cooperation with the Russia probe, according to a court filing made public Thursday. T...
23:16, 05/16/2019

Ayoub Hassan death: Teenage murder accused escaped from West Kensington stabbing scene on 'Boris Bike', court told A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering another teenager behind a Waitrose in west London by stabbing him in the heart made his getaway on a "Boris Bike", a court has heard....
15:00, 08/20/2019

Lee Pomeroy murder accused told ex 'I've done something bad' in chilling phone call, court hears A man accused of murdering another train passenger rang his ex-girlfriend hours after the attack and told her he had "done something bad", a court has heard....
17:16, 06/27/2019

Immigrant rights groups to high court: 'We count!' Immigrants rights groups rallied at the Supreme Court Thursday as justices put a hold on the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. (June 27)        ...
13:32, 06/27/2019

Dubai court restores yacht to Russia tycoon, move disputed in divorce contest A $436 million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the world's costliest divorce battles has been released by a Dubai court after being impounded last year, but legal wrangling over the fate of the vessel continued....
12:00, 04/28/2019

American detained in Russia on spy charges says guards injured him; court extends detention by 2 months A retired United States Marine detained in Russia for eight months on allegation of spying will remain in detention for two more months, a Moscow court ruled Friday despite the man’s claims that prison guards had injured him....
13:00, 08/23/2019

Hundreds of Google employees say they won't be 'complicit' in cloud computing work with Customs and Border Protection More than 590 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)....
20:32, 08/14/2019

Nancy Pelosi Says Facebook's Policy Toward Faked Video Shows It Is Complicit in Political Meddling Last week, a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi went viral, slowed down so the House Speaker’s words were slurred, giving off an appearance of intoxication. Facebook left the video up, albeit alongside a message indicating the video is manipulated and...
13:48, 05/30/2019

Health and Human Services halts federal research using human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as a victory....
16:16, 06/05/2019

House passes sweeping legislation to expand LGBTQ civil rights but GOP lawmakers worry it may threaten the rights of women A Republican-backed motion to block the Equality Act, which would provide civil rights protections to gay and transgender people, failed on Friday as the House of Representatives voted to approve the bill, 236 to 173. ...
19:32, 05/17/2019

2 men charged in years of sex abuses at German campsite BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have charged two men for allegedly being involved in sexually abusing children at a campsite for years. Detmold prosecutors said Friday that a 56-year-old suspect identified only as AV was charged with nearly...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Why are people silent about the abuses and exploitation in porn? Mia Khalifa - once a popular adult actor - has revealed not only the pittance she was paid but also the rampant exploitation in an industry that often seems immune to criticismMia Khalifa – once the most popular porn star on the planet – has just don...
22:32, 08/14/2019

Amnesty Int'l charges Myanmar military with new abuses Myanmar's military, accused of massive human rights violations against the Muslim Rohingya minority less than two years ago, is committing war crimes and other atrocities as it engages in new military operations in the western state of Rakhine, the h...
18:48, 05/28/2019

Lawsuit over U.S. airport screener abuses is revived A federal appeals court on Friday handed a victory to fliers who object to invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, saying screeners are not absolutely immune from lawsuits accusing them of abusive conduct....
10:00, 08/30/2019

The Government Cut Their Internet. Will Abuses Now Remain Hidden? With ethnic conflict spreading in Rakhine State in Myanmar, a government-led online shutdown could hide human rights abuses and leave vulnerable populations in the dark....
01:32, 07/02/2019

| 'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes Eleven-year-old Jerry's crime was breaking curfew laws after fleeing violence at home. His punishment? Being sent to a youth detention centre, where he says he endured sexual abuse....
21:48, 07/22/2019

UN fears Myanmar internet blackout a 'cover' for abuses Mobile internet has been shut down in parts of conflict-torn western Myanmar under a decree by the government. A UN investigator warns the army could be using the blackout as a cover for "gross human rights violations."...
02:32, 06/25/2019

AP Exclusive: UN health agency struggles with travel abuses LONDON (AP) — Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show the World Health Organization spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking the agency’s own rules by flying in business class, booking expensiv...
06:16, 05/20/2019

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid concerns of a further escalation, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Frida...
09:32, 04/28/2019

'Most renewable energy companies' linked with claims of abuses in mines Corporate watchdog urges clean-up of supply chains as analysis finds weak regulation and enforcement has led to lack of scrutiny Most of the world’s top companies extracting key minerals for electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines have been...
04:48, 09/05/2019

Moratorium call on surveillance technology to end ‘free-for-all’ abuses: UN expert Surveillance technology should be banned immediately until “effective” national or international controls are put in place to lessen its harmful impact, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Tuesday....
08:48, 06/25/2019

Listing Abuses, PM Targets Rahul Gandhi's "Love Dictionary" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been facing what has been called 'Gandhigiri' from Rahul Gandhi, today said no one has taken the Congress chief to task....
09:16, 05/08/2019

Haryana Minister Anil Vij Abuses Protesters, Faces Backlash Mercurial Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday lost his cool when a group of people raised slogans against him as he was campaigning in a village in Ambala....
12:48, 05/07/2019

US Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar Military Leaders Over Rohingya Abuses The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya......
02:00, 07/17/2019

Sudan military admits abuses committed in Khartoum attack Several officers arrested over protest camp crackdown in which more than 100 killedMilitary rulers in Sudan have admitted that security forces committed abuses when they attacked a protest camp in Khartoum earlier this week.A spokesman for the transi...
07:00, 06/14/2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander in chief over Rohingya abuses The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United St...
16:48, 07/16/2019

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar's military leaders over Rohingya abuses Steps are the strongest the country has taken in response to massacres of minority Rohingya in 2017Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders...
21:16, 07/16/2019

| Tanzanian press champion hopes prize 'lifts veil' on abuses A Tanzanian journalist awarded a prestigious prize for press freedom said he hoped the recognition will "lift the corner of the veil" on the plight of reporters in his homeland....
09:48, 07/17/2019

WhatsApp threatens legal action against public claims of messaging abuses WhatsApp has threatened legal action against those who publicly claim the ability to abuse its messaging platform, after the emergence of a raft of companies advertising products to bypass usage restrictions....
08:48, 06/11/2019

"Shehzadi Teaching Abuses": Yogi Adityanath Jabs Priyanka Gandhi Yogi Adityanath, the BJP stalwart, slammed Congress's newly minted general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over a widely circulated video in which children used abusive language for Prime Minister......
12:48, 05/03/2019

New York City sues T-Mobile over 'rampant' customer sales abuses New York City sued T-Mobile USA Inc on Wednesday, accusing the fourth-largest U.S. mobile phone company of engaging in "rampant" sales abuses of customers for its lower-priced, prepaid wireless brand, Metro by T-Mobile....
16:16, 09/04/2019

DOJ watchdog submits draft report on alleged FISA abuses to Barr The Justice Department’s inspector general told lawmakers Friday his team is nearly finished with its long-awaited review of alleged surveillance abuses by the DOJ and FBI during the Russia investigation, saying they have submitted a draft to the att...
17:00, 09/13/2019

Foreign students hired for summer jobs in US subjected to abuses, says study ‘Cultural exchange’ students subjected to human trafficking, wage theft, retaliation and physical threats, new survey findsForeign students who come to the US seeking a summer “cultural exchange” are subjected to wage theft by employers, retaliation,...
21:16, 07/30/2019

Mani Shankar Aiyar Abuses Journalists, Calls PM Modi "Coward" Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday pushed aside a microphone, made fists and used an expletive at reporters who questioned him about his "neech" (vile) jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi....
17:00, 05/14/2019

U.N. Palestinian Refugee Agency Engaged in ‘Abuses of Authority,’ Report Claims (UNITED NATIONS) — A confidential report by the ethics office of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees claims its top management including Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl “have engaged in sexual misconduct, nepotism, retaliation...
09:48, 07/30/2019

Warren’s Immigration Plan Includes Pledge to Investigate Abuses Under Trump Until Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren had not offered a comprehensive immigration plan. Her proposal includes an aggressive push for liberal priorities....
09:32, 07/11/2019

Congo abuses drive global rise in sexual violence against women Study identifies DRC, India and South Sudan among countries where women are at greatest risk of attackSexual violence is on the increase both inside and outside of wartime contexts and women remain the primary victims, warns new research.In their rep...
02:32, 06/28/2019

Boycott Congress After Mani Shankar Aiyar Abuses Reporters: BJP To Media The BJP on Wednesday said the media in Himachal Pradesh should boycott the Congress to protest its leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's objectionable behaviour with reporters....
16:16, 05/15/2019

Myanmar shuts down internet in conflict areas as UN expert warns of potential abuses A top United Nations official has warned of "serious implications for human rights" in parts of Myanmar after the government shut down mobile data networks....
00:16, 06/25/2019

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi review – masterly study of power and its abuses The Pulitzer-nominated novelist develops the issues raised by #MeToo within the setting of a suburban American drama schoolSarah and David, 15-year-olds at an elite and unconventional drama school in 1980s suburban America, fall in love. An early mis...
00:48, 05/11/2019

Allegations of labor abuses dogged Mississippi plant years before immigration raids Long before U.S. immigration authorities arrested 680 people at agricultural processing facilities in Mississippi this week, one of the five targeted companies faced allegations of serious labor violations including intimidation, harassment and explo...
10:48, 08/09/2019

Part-human, part-animal? Scientists may soon try to grow human organs in rodents Thanks to approval by the Japanese science ministry, scientists will experiment with stem cells to create human organs in rodents.        ...
16:48, 07/31/2019

Scottie Pippen Adds Preschooler To Pending Tenant Lawsuit, Alleging Crayon Abuses Scottie Pippen has added a 5-year-old child to a tenant lawsuit alleging that Pippen’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida home was wrecked up and defiled by, among other things, chaotic crayon and marker scribblings....
21:00, 05/30/2019

Russia to suspend Georgian airlines flights to Russia from July 8 Russia will suspend passenger flights of Georgian airlines to Russia, the Transport Ministry said on Saturday following an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi triggered by the visit of a Russian lawmaker....
09:48, 06/22/2019

How Russia (yes, Russia) plans to land cosmonauts on the Moon by 2030 Rockets for the Moon: developmental new vehicles (payload capacity to LEO in metric tons), including various Angara rockets, the Soyuz 5 booster, and Super Thrust Block 1 and Super Thrust Block 2. [credit: ...
17:16, 05/28/2019

Pompeo will meet with Russia's Putin, Lavrov during visit to Russia U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Russia on May 12-14, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the State Department said on Friday....
07:00, 05/10/2019

NGO's softly-softly tactics tackle labor abuses at Malaysia factories Transparentem didn’t rush to expose abuses at five factories and shame their western customers – instead it asked the companies to work with the factories to fix the problemsThe 18-month investigation unearthed serious abuses at five apparel factorie...
06:16, 06/22/2019

Top Court Stays High Court Order Stopping Retrospective Black Money Law The Supreme Court today stayed the Delhi High Court order which had held that the 2016 black money law cannot be allowed to operate with retrospective effect from July 2015 to book and probe......
04:00, 05/21/2019

Florida appeals court sends abortion challenge back to lower court A Florida appeals court on Thursday sent a lawsuit challenging a state measure requiring a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions back to the lower court after a judge ruled last year that the law was unconstitutional....
21:16, 08/01/2019

Supreme Court To Hear Maharashtra Leader's Plea Against High Court Order The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on June 14 a plea of Maharashtra lawmaker Dhananjay Munde against the Bombay High Court order directing registration of a case against him in an alleged illegal......
05:16, 06/13/2019

P Chidambaram's Plea In High Court For Bail; Challenges Lower Court Order Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media corruption case, today approached the Delhi High Court seeking bail. Mr Chidambaram also challenged a trial court's September 5 order......
02:16, 09/11/2019

Jayalalithaa Gifts Case: Top Court Rejects Plea Against High Court Order The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to interfere with the 2011 order of the Madras High Court quashing a case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and two others for receiving......
05:00, 07/09/2019

Supreme Court Stays High Court Order Against NCP Leader In Land Case NCP leader Dhananjay Munde got relief today from the Supreme Court which stayed the Bombay High Court's order directing registration of a case against him for alleged illegal purchase of a government......
04:00, 06/14/2019

Gillibrand slams NRA, conservatives in Supreme Court filing, warns court could be restructured Kirsten Gillibrand signed on to a Supreme Court brief in a high-profile Second Amendment case over now-defunct New York city laws and regulations, urging the justices to drop the matter....
14:32, 08/13/2019

King's court: LeBron dedicates court at his hometown school LeBron James dedicates outdoor basketball court at school he founded for underprivileged children in his hometown       ...
21:32, 08/14/2019

"J&K High Court Report Doesn't Support Statement": Top Court To Activists Claims the Jammu and Kashmir High Court is inaccessible are not supported by a report from the Chief Justice of that court, the Supreme Court said today, in an observation that comes child rights......
01:16, 09/20/2019

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court. The high court ruled Monday that a lawsuit involving hundreds of people who sued allegin...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Court officers injured in scuffle with visitor at Manhattan Supreme Court Two court officers were injured Tuesday during a skirmish with a visitor at Manhattan Supreme Court, authorities and sources told the Post. Corey Marrant walked into the courthouse on Centre Street shortly before noon wearing a body camera, and lay o...
18:48, 06/11/2019

Cases With Court-Monitored Probe Showed Better Outcome: Top Court Judge Cases in which probe was being monitored by courts have shown a better outcome, Justice Dhananjaya Chandrachud has said, while making an observation regarding the acquittal of all the accused in the......
02:32, 08/18/2019

Top Court Not To Meddle With High Court Order Involving TMC Leader's Wife The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with the Calcutta High Court order which put in abeyance the summons issued by the Customs Department against Trinamool Congress lawmaker Abhishek......
15:16, 07/03/2019

Centre Moves Top Court After High Court Seeks Mehul Choksi's Medical Data The Centre Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Bombay High Court order which sought fugitive Mehul Choksi's medical report to ascertain if he was fit to be extradited to India to face trial......
02:00, 07/02/2019

US Supreme Court Sends Lesbian Wedding Cake Dispute Back To Lower Court The US Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another......
17:16, 06/17/2019

U.S. Supreme Court sends lesbian wedding cake dispute back to lower court The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case pitting gay rights against religious right...
08:48, 06/17/2019

Centre Asks Top Court Collegium To Rethink Pick To Head Andhra High Court The government is learnt to have asked the Supreme Court collegium to reconsider its recommendation to elevate a judge of the Allahabad High Court as chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court....
10:32, 07/21/2019

Appeals Court Judges Send Emoluments Suit Against Trump Back to a Lower Court A three-judge panel said a lower court judge hearing a lawsuit by congressional Democrats had not adequately considered questions about separation of powers....
19:32, 07/19/2019

Supreme Court says lower court should reexamine case over same-sex couple denied wedding cake The top court scrapped a ruling from the Oregon Court of Appeals in favor of the same-sex couple. The owners of the bakery, which refused the make the cake due to religious beliefs, claimed that state fines pushed them out of business....
09:32, 06/17/2019

Top Court Refuses To Stay Madras High Court Order On Kiran Bedi's Powers The court declined to stay a Madras High Court order restricting Puducherry Lieutanant Governor Kiran Bedi's authority to act independently of an elected government in the Union Territory...
02:32, 05/10/2019

Appeals court rejects challenge of Confederate court statue NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana appeals court has rejected a black man’s request to move his trial to a courthouse without a Confederate monument out front. The 2-1 decision Tuesday gave no reason for denying Ronnie Anderson’s request to m...
09:32, 06/12/2019

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Kavanaugh helped boost number of female law clerks on court U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday credited Justice Brett Kavanaugh with increasing the number of female clerks serving the court....
17:00, 06/08/2019

McConnell to Supreme Court: We won’t let Dems 'pack the court' Mitch McConnell is at war with Senate Democrats over the Supreme Court all over again. The Senate majority leader and his 52 GOP colleagues sent a letter to the Supreme Court on Thursday pushing back against a Democratic amicus brief urging the cour...
22:32, 08/29/2019

Two New Court Rooms Created In Supreme Court For New Judges A day after President Ram Nath Kovind appointed four new judges to the top court, the Supreme Court on Thursday announced the creation of two new court rooms in the premises....
15:17, 09/19/2019

The Man Who Told America the Truth About D-Day Ernie Pyle’s dispatches offered comfort to readers back home. Then the Normandy landings — 75 years ago this week — changed his perspective on the war’s costs....
02:48, 06/05/2019

Utah man allegedly hit girl, 11, with car then told her: ‘We all have to die sometime’ A 19-year-old Utah driver struck an 11-year-old girl on an electric scooter Friday, overturned the vehicle, then charged her after the crash and said: “we all have to die sometime,” according to a witness cited in court documents.  ...
03:16, 06/03/2019

Yanks' Betances told he won't need surgery Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, whose Achilles tendon injury on Sunday finished him for 2019, at least has reason to believe he won't need surgery to repair the partial tear....
00:48, 09/20/2019

A History of the Crusades As Told by Crusaders' DNA History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But the DNA of nine 13th century Crusaders buried in a pit in Lebanon shows that there'...
14:16, 05/19/2019

Sorry, Galaxy Fold fans, but I have to say it: I told you so Sometimes, I really don’t enjoy being right. A perfect example is when I repeatedly warned readers for about a year before the Galaxy Fold was even announced that Samsung’s first smartphone with a foldable screen would end up being a horr...
12:48, 06/14/2019

Jon Jones Says No One Told Him He Was Charged With Battery UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones fought against Thiago Santos on July 6 while a bench warrant was out in New Mexico for his arrest on a charge of battery. That’s according to court docs first uncovered by Albuquerque’s KRQE, which show that J...
08:32, 07/22/2019

Sold for sex, now her story is told in street art Murals in Lower Manhattan tell the stories of trafficking victims, in a campaign to raise awareness of the global issue affecting 40 million people....
09:48, 05/10/2019

Billy Porter Has a Message for Those Who Were Told They Were ‘Too Much’ As an adult, I have struggled with words from my past. You see, I’m what you might call a little bit “extra,” and ever since I was a young tender I was told I was too much. Actually, the word “too” was always ever-present in my childhood. I was too e...
13:00, 08/14/2019

These apps may have told Facebook about the last time you had sex A new report finds that some period-tracking apps shared intimate information with Facebook. In some cases, that data included when the user reported last having sex....
19:00, 09/09/2019

These apps might have told Facebook about the last time you had sex A new report finds that some period-tracking apps, including Maya and MIA Fem, shared intimate information with the social media site. In some cases, that data included when the user reported last having sex....
19:00, 09/09/2019

Mordhau, As Told By Steam Reviews Games with good swordplay are rare. Multiplayer games with good swordplay are rarer still, like Excalibur of Arthurian legend. It’s no wonder, then, that Mordhau has cut through the clutter and laid siege to the Steam charts. Steam users are digging ...
19:16, 05/07/2019

Google just told us why the Pixel 3a has a headphone jack, and it’s exactly what you think Google’s newest Pixel phone is a mid-range device that delivers great features for its price. But make no mistake, this isn’t a real alternative to some of the best 2018 and 2019 flagships out there, iPhones included. By the way, don&rsqu...
05:48, 05/14/2019

My life in sex: 'I’ve been told that, as a fat girl, I should be grateful for attention' The disappointed daterSince I started dating in 2015, I’ve been flashed, stood up, verbally abused and generally used as a replacement for masturbation. I’ve lost count of how often I’ve been ghosted – both before and after sex. I’ve been told that, ...
03:00, 05/24/2019

Dota Underlords, As Told By Steam Reviews Are you someone who still battles in video games by using your fingers to directly input commands, like some kind of barbarian? That’s old hat. Today, auto-battlers are all the rage. Simply buy some guys, arrange said guys, and they (the guys) will d...
15:32, 07/03/2019

Kompany: For 15 years midfielders told me ‘Don’t shoot!’ "Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany revelled in his remarkable match-winning goal which left the club on the brink of defending their Premier League title, and dismissed suggestions he could retire at the end of the season."...
16:32, 05/06/2019

And now for a short story told entirely through Blink-182 soundbites Nobody sounds quite like Tom DeLonge, which is presumably why that 10-hour loop of his verse from Blink-182's “I Miss You” went as viral as it did. Well, if you were a fan of that particular gag, it’s likely you’ll also dig this short clip from c...
18:32, 08/15/2019

No, Tim Cook never told Apple TV+ showrunners to stop being ‘so mean’ For the second time in as many days, Apple is pushing back on high-profile press reports that the company says mischaracterizes actions supposedly taken by its chief executive. This time, the pushback has to do with a widely circulated report from ba...
20:32, 07/02/2019

Ask The Salty Waitress: Ew, my server told me she’s sick Dear Salty: We attended an evening commencement ceremony recently. We ate before it started, but after sitting through the endless speeches we needed a snack. Head over to a local diner-type spot and it’s crowded—everyone at the graduation has the sa...
16:32, 05/14/2019

U.S.'s Ross says he told counterpart Mexico must do more in immigration U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he told Mexican Economy Secretary Graciela Marquez in a meeting on Monday that Mexico must do more to help the United States address illegal immigration....
18:48, 06/03/2019

Remnant: From The Ashes, As Told By Steam Reviews A week after its release, Remnant: From The Ashes remains at the top of the Steam charts. It’s safe to say that its core conceit—what if Dark Souls, but guns—is resonating with people. Is the game living up to lofty, gothy expectations? For the most ...
20:00, 08/27/2019

House Democrats told they’re too focused on impeachment WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have heard a sobering assessment as they gathered privately to discuss campaign strategy: They’re seen as too focused on impeachment of President Donald Trump and voters are not hearing enough about the work th...
17:48, 06/25/2019

Florida residents told to 'kill iguanas wherever possible' People in Florida are being encouraged to "kill iguanas on their own property wherever possible" - because they are becoming a "nuisance" for homeowners....
05:16, 07/03/2019

USWNT isn’t the feel-good story we’re told they are Perhaps I’m a party-pooper by nature and nurture. When I was a kid I heard the music from the ice cream truck then excitedly asked my father for a quarter. “No,” he said, “they play that music when they’re out of ice cream.” Unless you never heard th...
23:00, 07/11/2019

Down A Hole: When Mike Piazza Told Everyone He Wasn't Gay I don’t remember where I was going or why I was going there, but given the neighborhood I was in and when in my life I was there, I was almost certainly going to a bar. It was raining, and as I hustled down a street that was briefly in that golden Ne...
15:48, 07/01/2019

"Why You're Freaking Out": 911 Operator Told Woman Before She Drowned Time was running out for Debra Stevens. But the 911 dispatcher didn't seem concerned. "Somebody save me!" Stevens screamed as the water level crept up inside her car, which was stranded in floodwater....
23:00, 08/31/2019

I told my girls to take risks. But then I had to practice what I preached. “Mommy! It’s your show!” My daughters and I are at a play. My 7-year-old points to a picture of a giant Venus’ flytrap plant in the playbill with the words: “Little Shop of Horrors! Auditions soon!” “......
14:32, 07/08/2019

Swedish man dismayed after being told he cannot change name to Tottenham • 39-year-old David Lind may appeal against decision• ‘There are a lot of strange names. Someone’s called Potato’A 39-year-old Swedish man has expressed his disappointment after he was denied the right to change his name to Tottenham in wake of the c...
08:48, 07/15/2019

Armenia told to refrain from pressuring judges Parliamentarians from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, warned Armenia on Tuesday to refrain from pressuring its judiciary....
08:32, 05/21/2019

Ballerina kicked cop in crotch after being told she was too drunk to fly That’s not how you audition for “The Nutcracker.” Police say a Spanish ballerina did a high kick — right into a cop’s crotch — after being told she was too drunk to get on a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport...
03:16, 09/16/2019

Company says it was told duck boats were OK before sinking BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An entertainment company that owned a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer is disputing that an independent inspector told it that its vehicles did not comply with a government standard. Steve Paul says Ripley Entert...
12:16, 05/11/2019

The radio reporter who witnessed D-Day and told the world what he saw Wright Bryan, a war correspondent with NBC Radio and the Atlanta Journal, scooped 600 other reporters by broadcasting the first eyewitness account of the Normandy invasion....
17:00, 06/06/2019

D-Day for civilians told anew with virtual reality Archeologists using laser scanning are mapping caves where French civilians sheltered on D-Day and in the battle of Normandy. The data is then turned into 3-D models allowing viewers to see for themselves the network of caves used on D-Day. (May 29) ...
00:00, 05/29/2019

Mom celebrates premature son's first day of school after told he would likely die: 'He's my little miracle' A United Kingdom mom who was told her son would likely die after he was born months in advance recently celebrated the young boy’s first day of school. ...
11:16, 09/16/2019

What Rahul Gandhi Told Congress About Resigning Rahul Gandhi, speaking at the meeting of the Congress's top decision making body today, insisted that he did not want to continue as party president after its debacle in the national election. He......
06:32, 05/25/2019

Congress Will Try Again to Learn What Trump and Putin Told Each Other As President Donald Trump prepares for another potential meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Congress is pressuring the White House to provide documents from their prior conversations. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who chairs the House commi...
09:00, 06/24/2019

Theresa May told: set a departure date or be forced out Senior Tory Geoffrey Clifton-Brown says lack of date will force rule changes to oust herFollow the day’s political developments – liveTheresa May is under intense pressure to formally announce a resignation date after one of her most senior backbench...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Friends: Trump accuser told us of attack in the ’90s NEW YORK (AP) — Two women have confirmed that the writer E. Jean Carroll told them in the 1990s that she’d been sexually assaulted by Donald Trump in the dressing room of a New York City department store. The women, both journalists, spoke publ...
09:00, 06/27/2019

‘I wish I’d told Dad how much I hated him’ – when children ditch their parents What pushes someone to cut all ties with their mother or father?As a child, Laura craved unconditional love. But instead of cuddles and family outings, her lasting memories are of bitter rows. “My mum never wanted children,” she says. “She told me th...
04:32, 08/27/2019

Senator told FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh Sen. Coons (D-Del.) said “several individuals” contacted his office who had wanted to share information with federal authorities but said they had “difficulty reaching anyone who will collect their information.”...
15:00, 09/16/2019

D-Day joy, hell told anew with virtual reality CAEN, France — The emotion of being liberated from Nazi occupation was so sweet and intense that the French refugees burst into song, a spontaneous rendition of “La Marseillaise” that echoed around the underground network of dank, dark tunnels where ...
15:48, 05/29/2019

NJ ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons TRENTON, N.J. — A referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year was suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also announced mandatory bias training for all referees and co...
09:17, 09/19/2019

Another 26/11 And Will Take Military Action, Manmohan Singh Told Ex-UK PM Former British premier David Cameron released his memoirs on Thursday, in which he speaks of getting on well with "saintly" former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who even confided in him about......
22:00, 09/19/2019

Georgia lawmaker says white man told her ‘go back where you came from’ A black Georgia lawmaker says a white man cursed her out at a supermarket and told her to “go back where you came from.” Democratic State Rep. Erica Thomas said in a tear-filled Facebook Live video that she was in the express lane at a Pu...
18:32, 07/21/2019

Witness says Georgia lawmaker was the one who told man, 'Go back' The Georgia Democratic lawmaker who went viral with her claim that she was told to "go back where you came from" at a grocery store was actually the person who made the statement, a report said, citing a witnesses....
04:48, 07/24/2019

Twitter and Facebook told they must do more to protect female MPs Parliamentary committee grills company representatives over violent and misogynistic abuseTwitter and Facebook have been accused by a parliamentary committee of failing to do enough to protect female MPs and other public figures from violent or misog...
15:48, 05/01/2019

Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn't even close After Google hires Bill Nye to explain that people are just scared to leave their decrepit Windows laptops for Chromebooks, I thought I'd get another opinion. It was harsh....
08:32, 08/18/2019

Ramsey told Jags won't extend in '19, has laugh Jalen Ramsey, after being told he won't get an extension from the Jaguars in 2019, said he's going to "ask for so much money, they have to put me on lay-away."...
19:32, 06/11/2019

"Told Them We Didn't Want This": HD Deve Gowda On Congress-JDS Tie-Up Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda Thursday said he told Congress president Rahul Gandhi that he has been hurt by the repeated public utterances of some leaders of the grand old party and his JD(S)......
12:48, 06/20/2019

Postmates Workers Say They Weren't Told Their Names Would Appear in an Ad This week, gig economy delivery company Postmates ran a full-page ad in the LA Times—signed by more than 1,600 of its own workers—asking the governor of California not to reclassify its workers as actual employees. Postmates workers tell us they were...
13:32, 08/16/2019

Black US lawmaker says white man told her to 'go back where you came from’ State representative Erica Thomas says she was verbally attacked in supermarket while shopping with her nine-year-old daughterA pregnant African American lawmaker in Georgia said she was verbally attacked in a supermarket Friday by a middle-aged whit...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Nile Rodgers: ‘Madonna was the one who told me to get dreadlocks’ The musician and producer talks about how he got his hands on his Brit awards suit and why he always wears a hat to dinnerI remember that when I first saw this suit, I thought it was absolutely stunning. I stopped dead in my tracks. It’s Kim Jones fo...
07:32, 08/20/2019

Stop Using Hijacked Passwords That Google Already Told You Were Bad In February, Google did us lazy bums a favor by adding a Password Checkup extension for Chrome. The way it works is the extension will send you a warning to change your password whenever logging-in to a site using a username or password that’s previo...
09:32, 08/16/2019

Vazquez told police of attempted sex with minor According to a criminal complaint released by Pennsylvania State Police, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez admitted that he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl....
13:48, 09/18/2019

Volkswagen and SEC Are Told to Strike Deal on Lawsuit A federal judge ordered Volkswagen and the SEC to seek a settlement over allegations the auto maker defrauded U.S. investors, rather than continue an expensive legal fight....
01:32, 08/18/2019

Black lawmaker says white man told her to ‘go back where you came from’ "And this white man comes up to me and says, 'You lazy son of a bitch,'" Erica Thomas said, "He says, 'You lazy son of a bitch; you need to go back where you came from.'"...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Balotelli: My mum cried when I told her about Brescia move "Mario Balotelli said it was his late father\u0027s dream to see him play for Brescia after he was presented as a new signing at his hometown club on Monday, adding his mum cried at the news."...
15:16, 08/19/2019

Harvey Weinstein told Cara Delevingne to 'get a beard' Actor says the former producer advised her she would never make it in Hollywood as a gay womanCara Delevingne has revealed that she was told by Harvey Weinstein to “get a beard” to cover up her sexuality in order to succeed in the film industry. In a...
15:32, 09/16/2019

Man Told Starbucks Worker His Name Was Aziz. She Wrote "ISIS" On His Cup Niquel Johnson paid for three drinks in Philadelphia on Sunday, and in typical Starbucks fashion, an employee asked for his name. Johnson, 40, told them "Aziz," his Islamic name pronounced ah-zeez. He......
22:00, 08/30/2019

NBN Co told to forget about recouping investment and focus on service ACCC chair Rod Sims says NBN Co’s priority must be providing customers with better products at prices they can afford The ACCC chair, Rod Sims, says NBN Co should be prepared to sink the value of the $50bn taxpayer investment in the project if it mea...
06:16, 07/31/2019

‘You Should Be in the Kitchen’: At Afghan Assembly, Women Are Told They Don’t Belong Female delegates trying to speak on peace with the Taliban were told to sit down and shut up, raising fears that future governments will not protect their rights....
09:16, 05/03/2019

Jennifer Gunter: ‘Women are being told lies about their bodies’ Dr Jennifer Gunter is the world’s most famous – and outspoken – gynaecologist. And she’s on a mission to empower women with medical facts, taking on wellness gurus, old wives’ tales, the patriarchy and jade eggs along the way‘Dear Ms Paltrow,’ began ...
04:32, 09/08/2019

A T-Mobile salesman told me Galaxy Note 10 just isn't worth it Samsung's latest Notes have received positive reviews. A T-Mobile salesman, however, isn't impressed. Indeed, he suggests two other phones that might be better....
08:32, 09/01/2019

Here's How You'll Be Told to 'Move Along' at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge It’ll take more than a Jedi mind trick to get people to “move along” from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when the attraction first opens. Fans who were lucky enough to secure a four-hour reservation to visit the highly anticipated Disneyland expansion next...
08:32, 05/10/2019

He Told Women He Could Help Them, Was Found Guilty Of Leading A Sex Cult The man who claimed to be a self-help guru, but actually ran what authorities called a cult-like secret society of "sex slaves," was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking on Wednesday....
19:16, 06/19/2019

James Holzhauer Was Told to Smile to Get on ‘Jeopardy!’ He’s Smiling Now He rarely did his homework in school. But Holzhauer’s persistence in mastering ‘Jeopardy!’ has helped him rack up winnings at a clip the show has never seen....
00:32, 05/07/2019

The Day Jeffrey Epstein Told Me He Had Dirt on Powerful People I went to Mr. Epstein’s Manhattan mansion to talk about Tesla. We ended up discussing much more — including his belief that sex with teenage girls should be acceptable....
21:00, 08/12/2019

UK PM Johnson told Tusk: We leave EU on October 31 whatever the circumstances Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain would be leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 whatever the circumstances, a British official said on Sunday after the two met at a G7 summit in France....
07:00, 08/25/2019

The Latest: Gov told staff to fix omission of gays, Latinos ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he told his staff to fix the omission when he found out a proclamation marking the third anniversary ...
14:00, 06/12/2019

Corbyn told to drop 'ego' as temporary PM plan rejected Jeremy Corbyn has been told there is no time to "muck about with people's egos" after his plan to become a temporary prime minister in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit was rejected....
10:32, 08/15/2019

Lawyer who told clients marijuana use was legal ordered to pay $370,000 A Florida lawyer who informed his clients they were legally allowed to grow cannabis was arrested on multiple felony charges and ordered to pay a couple who took his advice nearly $370,000....
12:48, 08/17/2019

Sky customers told to change password following possible data breach Sky customers have been told to change their passwords immediately, raising fears that the company may have been hit by a data breach.The company has sent out emails to customers across the UK urging them to reset their passwords as part of a "securi...
07:32, 07/24/2019

Jesse Watters: Here's why Trump probably hasn't been told anything about Area 51 Ahead of a Facebook-advertised "storming" of Area 51, the panel on "The Five" considered whether President Trump has been told about what goes on at the secretive military installation....
18:00, 07/16/2019

Kim Jong Un told Trump in new letter that he’s open to another summit North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un sent a letter to President Donald in August detailing his willingness to meet the US leader for yet another summit, a South Korean newspaper reported Sunday. It was the second letter the North Korean leader sent to T...
03:16, 09/16/2019

"I Told Them I Will Die As A Proud Indian": Madhubala Mondal To NDTV Madhubala Mondal, 59, wrongfully declared a foreigner and held in a detention centre for three years, speaks to NDTV after being released and recounts some of the horrors she faced during her......
21:16, 06/27/2019

Moto Z2 Force owners on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are told "No Pie for you!" Motorola, through a statement posted on the Lenovo support forum (via Droid-Life), announced late Tuesday that only the Verizon version of the Moto Z2 Force will be updated to Android 9 Pie in the U.S. That means those who purchased the handset from ...
11:32, 06/26/2019

Philippe Besson: ‘I told Macron he had zero chance of becoming president’ The celebrated novelist on his friendship with France’s first couple and his latest book, a French Brokeback Mountain. Plus, a Q&A with translator Molly Ringwald When French writer Philippe Besson was introduced to Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at a d...
05:32, 08/18/2019

Chicago, a little bird told us that you can see The Goldfinch early and for free The primary challenge in bringing The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt’s “800-page behemoth” of a novel, to the big screen is one of adaptation. As we noted in a 2014 Newswire announcing the project:...
00:16, 09/04/2019

An Archbishop told a Jesuit school to fire a gay teacher. They said no A Jesuit high school in Indiana can no longer call itself "Catholic" because it employs a teacher engaged in a same-sex marriage, the Archbishop of Indianapolis says....
18:32, 06/21/2019

16,000 Readers Shared Their Experiences of Being Told to ‘Go Back.’ Here Are Some of Their Stories. After President Trump attacked four congresswomen of color on Twitter, suggesting they "go back" to the places they came from, readers shared experiences of being told the same thing....
10:16, 07/19/2019

'Truth is funnier than anything': the life of Preston Sturges told by his son In a revealing new biography, Tom Sturges looks back on the life of his writer-director father despite barely knowing him“If ever a plot needed a twist, this one does.” That’s one of the most arch, and celebrated lines in Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s ...
01:00, 09/18/2019

Museum apologizes to minority students told: 'No watermelon' Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts has apologized to a group of minority middle school students who say they were subjected to racism by staff and some other patrons during a field trip....
08:32, 05/23/2019

Joe Cordina: ‘Anthony Joshua told me one day – the sacrifices keep the hunger’ Joe Cordina explains why he is giving everything to make it to the top The post Joe Cordina: ‘Anthony Joshua told me one day – the sacrifices keep the hunger’ appeared first on Boxing News....
13:48, 05/04/2019

New Zealand told: 'Stop stealing Maori kids' New Zealand's government watchdog will investigate the practice of authorities seizing newborn babies from their mothers -- including some when they are still in hospital....
01:32, 06/20/2019

With ISIL down but not out, continued vigilance is key, UN Security Council told Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations top counter-terrorism officials told the Security Council on Tuesday....
19:00, 08/27/2019

'I told him not to' go, mother of drowned Salvadoran migrant laments The mother of a Salvadoran man who drowned with his young daughter while trying to reach U.S. soil, becoming a global symbol of the perils of migration, said she urged her son not to leave, fearing danger would meet him on the long journey north....
15:32, 06/26/2019

Can't Accept Gifts Without Permission, UP Government Employees Told After banning mobile phones in meeting, asking officials to report on duty by 9 am, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now come up with another new diktat -- no officials will henceforth......
02:16, 07/01/2019

"Patriots": Trump On Supporters Who Told Congresswoman To 'Go Back' President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his......
20:16, 07/19/2019

Joe Biden Dismisses Report That He Told False War Story After the Washington Post reported that Mr. Biden had conflated several stories into one anecdote, the former vice president insisted the contours of the tale were accurate....
18:32, 08/29/2019

Phillies’ David Robertson told not to throw for 3 weeks PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies reliever David Robertson was told by Dr. James Andrews not to throw for three weeks to allow the flexor strain in his right elbow time to heal. Robertson hasn’t pitched since April 14. Philadelphia does not have a t...
17:16, 05/13/2019

Maid of honor wears T-Rex costume after being told she could wear ‘anything’ This bridal party turned into a Tyrannosaurus wreck! A Nebraska maid of honor showed up to her sister’s wedding dressed as a dinosaur after the bridal party was given free rein over what they wanted to wear to the nuptials. “When you̵...
08:48, 09/03/2019

German Jews told not to wear kippahs in public German Jews have been warned by a leading government official not to wear traditional kippahs in all public settings following a rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country....
04:48, 05/26/2019

"Much To Be Told": Donald Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Donald Trump's one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen headed to prison Monday saying he still had more to tell, after being sentenced to three years for what he says was following his boss's orders....
09:32, 05/06/2019

Air India Express Told Not To Pair Pilots With Big Age Difference National passenger carrier's low cost international subsidiary Air India Express has been recommended not to pair pilots and co-pilots with a significant age difference....
19:32, 05/10/2019

Postmates Workers Say They Weren't Told Their Names Would Appear in an Ad [Updated] This week, gig economy delivery company Postmates ran a full-page ad in the LA Times—signed by more than 1,600 of its own workers—asking the governor of California not to reclassify its workers as actual employees. Postmates workers tell us they were...
18:00, 08/16/2019

Blind date: ‘I told her I wouldn’t call myself straight’ Summer, 26, art publisher, meets Mark, 32, technical delivery managerWhat were you hoping for?I was told he was a cyclist, so nice legs. Continue reading......
01:00, 07/13/2019

Trump told U.S. defense chief: no war with Iran: N.Y. Times U.S. President Donald Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, he does not want to go to war with Iran, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing unidentified administration officials....
14:16, 05/16/2019

Heading To Prison, Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Says ‘Much To Be Told’ NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there “remains much to be told” as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign...
09:48, 05/06/2019