Society

Blinded by a brain tumor at 5, this US teen is a beacon of positivity - 12/07/2019

MIAMI (dpa/tca)- Timothy Nijon cuts a big figure in the modest apartment he shares with his mom and two sisters. It's the eve of Thanksgiving, and the 14-year-old boy fills a small front room of...

Last vestiges of Hamburg's historic Reform Jewish Temple under threat - 11/29/2019

HAMBURG (dpa)- Hamburg's Jewish Temple, a synagogue of historic significance for its role in Reform Judaism, is in danger of disappearing entirely, the head of the city's Reform community said on...

Tens of thousands join French protests against domestic violence - 11/24/2019

PARIS (dpa)- Tens of thousands of people took part in demonstrations across France on Saturday to call for an end to domestic violence against women, local media reported. A sea of protesters holding...

Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympics event amid #MeToo allegations - 11/08/2019

TOKYO (dpa)- Opera singer Placido Domingo won’t perform at a pre-Olympics cultural event in Tokyo following allegations of sexual harassment, organizers said on Friday. The Spanish opera star will no...

Greta Thunberg declines Nordic environment prize - 10/31/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has declined to accept an environmental prize from the Nordic Council - in protest at regional governments' lack of action on climate change....

Roses, speeches, candles and concert for Berlin Wall anniversary - 10/24/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Young people from eight European countries will be invited to share their thoughts on a united Europe in the German capital to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin...

British government lifts ban on flights to Egyptian resort - 10/22/2019

CAIRO (dpa)- A ban on flights between the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and Britain has been lifted, the British government said on Tuesday. Flights were suspended to and from Sharm...

Prince Harry starts trip to Malawi in next leg of Africa tour - 09/29/2019

Johannesburg - Britain's Prince Harry is expected to arrive in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, on Sunday, where he will visit an educational project before meeting with the country's president.  ...

Lebanese refugee activist Mhaissen wins Norwegian human rights award - 09/27/2019

COPENHAGEN (dpa)- Lebanese refugee activist Rouba Mhaissen was awarded the prestigious Rafto Human Rights Award on Thursday. The Norwegian Rafto Foundation honoured the work for Syrian refugees in...

Climate activists occupy red carpet on final day of Venice film fest - 09/07/2019

ROME (dpa)- Hundreds of protesters against climate change occupied the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, hours before a closing awards ceremony. More than 300 people wearing white...
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