Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by … Read more

Floggings. Women banned from parks. ‘This is Taliban 2.0?’

Floggings.  Women banned from parks.  ‘This is Taliban 2.0?’

Women are banned from going to the park. Women are banned from going to public female baths. Women are banned from going to gyms. In the lead-up to Friday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and more than a year into its rule, the Taliban have imposed these restrictions and others. The … Read more

Epstein accuses JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, claiming banks benefited from sex trafficking operation

Epstein accuses JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, claiming banks benefited from sex trafficking operation

New York CNN — Two anonymous women who accuse the late Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse have filed separate civil lawsuits against JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG, claiming the big banks enabled and benefitted financially from Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation. The class action suits were filed in part under a … Read more

Dominican deportations to Haiti fuel growing fears, frustration | Migration News

Dominican deportations to Haiti fuel growing fears, frustration |  Migration News

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have rounded up thousands of Haitian migrants — and anyone who looks like they could be from Haiti — and deported them to a country in the grips of deadly gang violence and instability, advocates say. The forced removals, which rights groups say have escalated this month, have drawn international … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

Germany vs.  Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took for the photographers amassed in front of Germany’s World Cup team to snap a picture, was all it needed for the four-time winners … Read more

BBC relegates World Cup opening ceremony to online coverage | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

BBC relegates World Cup opening ceremony to online coverage |  Qatar World Cup 2022 News

The United Kingdom’s public service broadcaster has been criticized for choosing not to air the Qatar World Cup 2022 opening ceremony on its main coverage programme. The BBC relegated coverage of the opening ceremony on Sunday to its second-tier streams, including its “red button” service, its online iPlayer app and its sports website. Viewers tuning … Read more

Vancouver’s new mayor takes heat over planned trip to Qatar World Cup

Vancouver’s new mayor takes heat over planned trip to Qatar World Cup

Vancouver’s new mayor is facing criticism over plans to head to Qatar this month for the 2022 World Cup. Ken Sim says the soccer trip was booked well before he became mayor, and that it is being paid for with his own money. The trip will see Sim miss his first police board meeting, and … Read more

Former detainees in liberated Kherson allege Russian brutality, torture under occupation

Former detainees in liberated Kherson allege Russian brutality, torture under occupation

Kherson, Ukraine CNN — Oleksander’s restless pale blue eyes speak as loudly as his words. He is on edge, and with good reason, as he returns to the jail in the newly liberated city of Kherson where he says Russian guards beat him daily. We pass cell blocks and rusting outdoor exercise cages, move through … Read more

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson | Russia-Ukraine war News

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian soldiers of committing war crimes and killing civilians in Kherson, which was retaken by Ukraine last week. “Investigators have already documented more than 400 Russian war crimes. Bodies of dead civilians and servicemen have been found,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address on Sunday, without specifying the … Read more

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson | Russia-Ukraine war News

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine’s Kherson |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian soldiers of committing war crimes and killing civilians in Kherson, which was retaken by Ukraine last week. “Investigators have already documented more than 400 Russian war crimes. Bodies of dead civilians and servicemen have been found,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address on Sunday, without specifying the … Read more