Human Rights / Civil Rights

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange’s detention over rape allegation

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange’s detention over rape allegation

Published 20/05/2019

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court [more…]

Afghan working women still face perils at home and office

Afghan working women still face perils at home and office

Published 20/05/2019

KABUL (Reuters) - Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed [more…]

Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny

Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny

Published 20/05/2019

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes [more…]

Delon honored at Cannes as festival shrugs off criticism

Delon honored at Cannes as festival shrugs off criticism

Published 19/05/2019

CANNES, France (Reuters) - An emotional Alain Delon received a prize for his six decade-long acting career on Sunday as the Cannes Film Festival shrugged [more…]

Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education overhaul in appeal to black…

Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education overhaul in appeal to black…

Published 18/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools [more…]

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill

Published 18/05/2019

(Reuters) - Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama [more…]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg hails French hate speech plan as EU model

Facebook’s Zuckerberg hails French hate speech plan as EU model

Published 10/05/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hailed France’s efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel [more…]

Argentine graphic novel draws ‘Dirty War’ for new generation

Argentine graphic novel draws ‘Dirty War’ for new generation

Published 06/05/2019

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine creative duo is looking to keep alive memories of the horrors faced by people during the country’s so-called “Dirty [more…]

Exclusive: Trump administration proposal would make it easier to…

Published 03/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering reversing long-standing policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public [more…]

Mexico warns of ‘deep concern’ over armed groups on U.S. border

Mexico warns of ‘deep concern’ over armed groups on U.S. border

Published 22/04/2019

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Saturday it had “deep concern” about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after [more…]