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Uganda passes bill banning identifying as LGBTQ

In this file photo taken on Aug 19, 2014, a Ugandan man is seen during the third Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride celebrations in Entebbe, Uganda. (PHOTO / AP) KAMPALA – Uganda's parliament on Tuesday passed a law that criminalizes identifying as LGBTQ, handing authorities broad powers to target Ugandans who already […]

Major review: London police institutionally racist and sexist

A Metropolitan Police officer walks beside a protest march against the Islamic revolutionary Guard Corps near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, in central London, on Jan 21, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) LONDON – London's Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic and unable to police itself, an independent review said on Tuesday, […]

Report: Kremlin told officials to stop using iPhones

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) listens to Sergei Kiriyenko, the Kremlin's first deputy chief of staff in charge of domestic politics during a meeting on the development of local self-government in Kirov, Russia on Aug 5, 2017. At a Kremlin-organized seminar for officials involved in domestic politics, Kiriyenko told Russian officials involved in preparations for Russia's 2024 presidential […]

East Congo militants kill at least 22 in string of attacks

Democratic Republic of Congo Defense Forces gather in the North Kivu province village of Mukondi, March 9, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo – Suspected militants killed at least 22 people in a string of attacks across the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern Ituri and North Kivu provinces overnight Saturday, officials and […]

Sudan factions agree to form transitional govt on April 11

Demonstrators march during an anti-government demonstration in the Sharoni area in the north of Sudan's capital Khartoum on March 14, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) CAIRO – Sudan's political factions have agreed to form a new transitional government on April 11, Khalid Omar Yousif, the spokesperson for the signatories to the political settlement, said on Sunday. […]

Putin makes surprise trip to Mariupol

This handout video grab released by Russian Presidential Press Office on March 19, 2023, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Mariupol. (PHOTO / AP) MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the city of Mariupol, Russian state news reported on Sunday, in what would be the Kremlin leader's first trip to the Donbas region since […]

Macron faces no-confidence vote over pension reform

Protesters hold a banner with Emmanuel Macron's face during a protest in Paris, March 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) PARIS – President Emanuel Macron faces a critical moment on Monday when the French National Assembly is due to vote on no-confidence motions filed after his government bypassed parliament on Thursday to push through an unpopular […]

Montenegro president headed for run-off election

Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic speaks in his headquarters in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, March 19, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) PODGORICA – Montenegro's veteran president, Milo Djukanovic, will face a run-off on April 2 against a pro-Western former economy minister, after no candidate secured a 50 percent majority in a first- round election on Sunday, according to […]

Montenegro votes in presidential election

Pedestrians walk in front of a pre-election billboard featuring an image of Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, reading "European statesman, our President Milo. Who else?", in Podgorica on March 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) PODGORICA – Montenegrins began voting on Sunday in a presidential election that will influence the outcome of a parliamentary vote in June […]