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Angry protesters took to the streets in Paris to show their disapproval of proposed new legislation that will allow same-sex couples and single women the right to conceive children with medical help. The French bioethics law, which was fronted by President Emmanuel Macron, will essentially end discrimination over reproductive rights and enable lesbian couples and single women

Protesters calling for free elections are set to hit the streets of Moscow for a second weekend running. A week ago demonstrations were met with a heavy police presence and 1,300 protesters were detained. Watch Euronews' Galina Polonskaya report on last week's detentions in the player below: Police have again warned protesters against turning out on Saturday calling the unauthorised rally illegal. "We are officially warning the event is illegal,” said a press statement from Moscow police. “We suggest that Muscovites and...

Two members of the German heavy-metal band Rammstein defied Russia’s anti-LGBTQ policies by sharing a kiss during a concert in Moscow on Tuesday. Guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe kissed onstage as the band performed “Ausländer,” German for “foreigner.” “Russia, we love you,” the band wrote in an Instagram post accompanied by an image of the musicians’ kiss. The kiss was widely praised for its defiance of Russia’s so-called “gay propaganda” law, which prohibits “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships” to...

Two members of the German heavy metal band, guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe, shared a kiss on stage during a performance in Russia’s capital city Moscow to protest the country’s anti-LGBTQ attitudes and laws. While homosexuality isn’t illegal in Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s ‘gay propaganda’ law has created a hostile environment for LGBTQ people. A prominent LGBTQ activist was recently murdered after her name was listed on a vile ‘gay-hunting’ website. Elsewhere, in self-governed Russian state Chechnya, gay people have...

Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was discharged from a Moscow hospital on Monday and returned to prison after being treated for suspected poisoning from a chemical agent. Navalny, currently serving a jail stint for calling for unauthorised protests, was hospitalised after suffering an acute allergic reaction on Sunday, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said. The Moscow hospital treating him said on Monday it had discharged him after his condition had improved but refused to disclose further information due to patient confidentiality. Navalny's...

A murder suspect in the southern Romanian town of Caracal has admitted to killing two teenage girls, his lawyer said on Sunday, in a case that sparked nationwide outrage. Gheorghe Dinca, 65, who works as a mechanic, has been detained over the deaths of Alexandra Macesanu, 15, who was last seen earlier this week, and Luiza Melencu, 18, who was reported missing in April. "He confessed the facts," Dinca's lawyer Bogdan Alexandru told reporters at the suspect's residence in Caracal. Macesanu called...

Hong Kong's embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives a news conference following violent clashes on Sunday night. Protesters have been demonstrating for several weeks over an extradition bill. They are demanding the full withdrawal of a bill to allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial, where the courts are controlled by the Communist Party, fearing it would undermine Hong Kong's judicial independence. They are also demanding independent inquiries into the use of police force against protesters. On Sunday night, men...

Rosselló found himself in hot water after text messages containing homophobic and sexist language exchanged in a group chat with 11 cabinet members and aides leaked earlier this month, adding to existing public anger over alleged corruption. In several messages, Rosselló referred to people as ‘cocksuckers’. In one message, he said senator Eduardo Bhatia had “historic cocksucker levels” and in another message he said journalist Benjamín Torres Gotay was an “unprecedented cocksucker.” The nearly 900 pages of messages, obtained by Puerto...

Puerto Rico’s embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló refuses to resign despite tens of thousands of demonstrations taking to the streets of San Juan following the release of a cache of leaked chats that made light of hurricane victims and included misogynistic and homophobic comments. In one exchange, the group mocked senator Eduardo Bhatia, to which Rosselló replied: “Historic cocksucker levels.” On another occasion, the governor referred to journalist Benjamín Torres Gotay as an “unprecedented cocksucker.” The governor’s officials also mocked a photo of...

The controversy erupted on Saturday after 889 pages of messages on Telegram between Rosselló and several members of his administration were published. The messages include Rosselló using a gay slur to attack a journalist and a former senator. He also described a former New York City lawmaker who was born in Puerto Rico as a "whore."Several involved in the group chat have stepped down, but Rosselló has defied calls to resign.Martin, who was born in Puerto Rico, was among those targeted...

Hong Kong police locked down the city centre on Sunday as it braced for yet another mass protest over an extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled financial hub into crisis and triggered violent clashes. Tens of thousands are due to march from Victoria Park in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay to Wan Chai, just one metro station away, after police shortened the route, citing safety concerns. Rally organisers lost their appeal to have the march route end in...

A Trump administration lawyer who is in charge of a civil rights division had multiple run-ins with the law for his aggressive protests for Christian conservative causes and harassment of women. Matt Bowman is a Christian conservative extremist, and he also happens to be one of the top lawyers in Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Mother Jones reports that he was arrested multiple times from 1996 to 2002 for harassing women while protesting hospitals where he...

Pro-EU protesters are taking to the streets of London to rally against the expected appointment of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson as the UK's next prime minister. You can watch live footage in the video player, above. Johnson is the favourite to win the race to be next Conservative Party leader — and PM — after incumbent Theresa May announced she was quitting. He has vowed to conclude Brexit by October 31, even if that is without a deal being agreed...

FaceApp is one of the most popular apps in the world right now, but privacy advocates are raising concerns about the information that it’s collecting. The app, which was developed by the Russian company Wireless Lab, lets users modify pictures of their faces to make them seem older, younger, as another gender, or hotter. But the data stored in the app isn’t as private as some people could think. The app uses a Facebook login, giving it access to users’ pictures,...

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