Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted through two laws which will place severe restrictions on Russian books and music as Kyiv seeks to break many remaining cultural ties between the two countries following Moscow’s invasion. One law will forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens, unless they renounce their Russian … Read more

‘Our blood is boiling’: Victims angry as son of dictator closes in on Philippine presidency

‘Our blood is boiling’: Victims angry as son of dictator closes in on Philippine presidency

MANILA, May 5 (Reuters) – Former political prisoner Cristina Bawagan still has the dress she wore the day she was arrested, tortured and sexually abused by soldiers during the late Philippines’ dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s brutal era of martial law. Bawagan fears the horrors of Marcos’s rule would be diminished if his namesake son wins the … Read more

Levi Strauss to reimburse abortion travel for employees

Levi Strauss to reimburse abortion travel for employees

May 4 (Reuters) – Levi Strauss & Co said on Wednesday it will reimburse travel expenses for its full- and part-time employees who need to travel to another state for health care services, including abortions. The apparel company best known for its jeans is the latest US company to offer the benefit as various states … Read more

Kyiv police find three bound men they say were executed by Russian occupiers

Kyiv police find three bound men they say were executed by Russian occupiers

Forensic technicians exhume the bodies of civilians who Ukrainian officials say were killed during Russia’s invasion and then buried in a mass grave in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Volodymyr Petrov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Ukrainian police said on … Read more

Police arrest several in Canadian capital as bikers parade turns unruly

Police arrest several in Canadian capital as bikers parade turns unruly

April 29 (Reuters) – (This April 29 story refiles to removes extraneous notes, changes “arrests” to “arrest” in headline) Police in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, arrested several people on Friday, after a march by hundreds of bikers, pedestrians and cars waving Canadian flags through downtown Ottawa turned unruly, authorities said. Friday’s parade was a protest … Read more

At UN, Amal Clooney pushes for Ukraine war crimes justice

At UN, Amal Clooney pushes for Ukraine war crimes justice

UNITED NATIONS, April 27 (Reuters) – Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged countries at the United Nations on Wednesday to focus on international justice for war crimes in Ukraine so evidence does not sit in storage – as it has done for victims of Islamic State ( ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. “Ukraine is, today, … Read more

Canada lawmakers vote unanimously to label Russia’s acts in Ukraine as ‘genocide’

Canada lawmakers vote unanimously to label Russia’s acts in Ukraine as ‘genocide’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Blair Gable Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 27 (Reuters) – Canadian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to call Russia’s attacks in Ukraine a “genocide”, with members … Read more

Your phone number on Google? Search giant now takes removal demands

Your phone number on Google?  Search giant now takes removal demands

OAKLAND, Calif., April 27 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has begun entertaining people’s requests to remove search results containing their home addresses, phone numbers and email accounts, the latest shift in its stance between personal privacy and access to information. The world’s most used internet search tool said on Wednesday that the expansion of … Read more

Faced with criticism, Le Pen allies tone down rhetoric on hijab ban

Faced with criticism, Le Pen allies tone down rhetoric on hijab ban

Marine Le Pen, French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party candidate for the 2022 French presidential election, speaks during a campaign meeting in Avignon, France, April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Critics say hijab ban would be against the constitution Matters linked to Islam a hot-button … Read more

Russia says blast cripples Black Sea flagship, Ukraine claims missile strike

Russia says blast cripples Black Sea flagship, Ukraine claims missile strike

Moskva missile cruiser damaged after ammunition blew up Ukrainian official says vessel hit by missiles Zelenskiy warns of new Russian offensives to avenge defeats Fall of industrial area would give Russia control of port KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, April 14 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday the flagship of its Black Sea fleet was seriously damaged and … Read more