Human Rights / Civil Rights

Iraqi nurse spends her weekends stitching wounds at protest site

Iraqi nurse spends her weekends stitching wounds at protest site

Published 24/02/2020

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hannaa Jassem bends over a patient in a makeshift clinic on the edge of Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, one of a handful of [more…]

Berlinale study of slavery unearths the roots of modern Brazil

Berlinale study of slavery unearths the roots of modern Brazil

Published 23/02/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Making films in a bitterly divided Brazil that is increasingly hostile to artistic freedom is an act of resistance in itself, the [more…]

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march

Published 22/02/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people including Roger Waters, co-founder of the Pink Floyd rock group, and designer Vivienne Westwood, marched through central London on [more…]

‘United by Emotion’ chosen as Tokyo 2020 motto

‘United by Emotion’ chosen as Tokyo 2020 motto

Published 17/02/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - ‘United by Emotion’ was revealed as the motto for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Monday as organizers look to hammer [more…]

Philippines’ Duterte says Trump deserves to be re-elected

Philippines’ Duterte says Trump deserves to be re-elected

Published 15/02/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that Donald Trump deserved to be re-elected, praising the U.S. president’s reaction to his decision [more…]

Breaking the subtitle barrier: South Koreans celebrate historic Oscar wins of ‘Parasite’

Breaking the subtitle barrier: South Koreans celebrate historic Oscar wins of ‘Parasite’

Published 10/02/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean social media erupted in celebration on Monday after the dark comedy “Parasite” became the first non-English language movie to win [more…]

Black Democratic group co-chair endorses Steyer in South Carolina

Black Democratic group co-chair endorses Steyer in South Carolina

Published 03/02/2020

(Reuters) - The co-chair of South Carolina’s caucus for African-American women endorsed billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Tom Steyer on Sunday, helpful backing in the first [more…]

Democrat Bloomberg vows to narrow wealth gap for black Americans

Democrat Bloomberg vows to narrow wealth gap for black Americans

Published 19/01/2020

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Sunday pledged to narrow the wealth gap between black and white Americans by boosting black ownership of [more…]

Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal in Obamacare contraception fight

Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal in Obamacare contraception fight

Published 18/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up an appeal by President Donald Trump’s administration seeking to enforce new federal rules allowing [more…]

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Published 13/01/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam and top finance officials praised the Chinese-ruled city’s resilience as a global financial hub on [more…]