Society

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...

'He's a coward': Women who endured Epstein's sex abuse voice outrage - 08/28/2019

NEW YORK, Julie K Brown, Miami Herald (tca/dpa)- For 10 years, the women who were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein were silenced and ignored, deprived of a chance to confront their abuser by a...

Salvadorean woman facing prison for stillbirth acquitted of murder - 08/20/2019

MEXICO CITY (dpa)- A 21-year-old woman who had been sentenced to 30 years in prison for having a miscarriage was on Monday acquitted of aggravated homicide charges by an El Salvador court. Evelyn...

Church in a gay bar: Religion and identity share a space in Chicago - 08/19/2019

CHICAGO, US, Nicole Blackwood, Chicago Tribune (tca/dpa)- The second Tuesday of every month, Affirming Worship holds church in Atmosphere, a gay bar in the Andersonville district of Chicago. The...

'Bumpy' first night on yacht for US-bound Swedish activist Thunberg - 08/15/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg's first night on a racing yacht ferrying her to New York was "bumpy," she said on Twitter. "A very bumpy night but I slept surprisingly...
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