Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report on human rights in Xinjiang promised for months Chinese letter expresses ‘grave concern’ about report UN rights chief set to leave … Read more

After 40 years of extinction, rhinos return to Mozambique

After 40 years of extinction, rhinos return to Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG, July 4 (Reuters) – Over four decades after they became extinct locally, rhinos are roaming again the wilds of Mozambique, which is bringing the endangered species from South Africa in efforts to breathe new life into its parks and boost local tourism. A group of rangers captured, sedated and moved black and white rhinos … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record 3.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – Consumer advocates on Thursday urged US regulators to investigate video game maker Electronic Arts Inc (EA.O) for what they say was the misleading use of a digital “loot box” that “aggressively” urges players to spend more money while playing a popular soccer game. The groups Fairplay, Center for Digital Democracy … Read more

Moscow says 1,847 children among thousands transported from Ukraine to Russia

Moscow says 1,847 children among thousands transported from Ukraine to Russia

Children play on the beach amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Igor Tkachenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 3 (Reuters) – More than 11,500 people, including 1,847 children, were transported from Ukraine into Russia on Monday without the participation of Kyiv’s authorities, Russia’s defense ministry … 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

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy mocks Putin for saying war is going to plan

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy mocks Putin for saying war is going to plan

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 9, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday mocked Moscow’s insistence that the war against his … Read more

Chechen chief Kadyrov says Russian forces will take Kyiv

Chechen chief Kadyrov says Russian forces will take Kyiv

Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov addresses service members while making a statement, dedicated to a military conflict in Ukraine, in Grozny, Russia February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 11 (Reuters) – Ramzan Kadyrov, the powerful head of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, said early on … Read more

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

An activist from Amnesty International holds a sign during a protest outside the Russian Embassy as part of a Global Day of Action for Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion in Mexico City, Mexico, March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s justice ministry said on … Read more

Red Cross says its team is being held close to Mariupol in Ukraine

Red Cross says its team is being held close to Mariupol in Ukraine

GENEVA, April 4 (Reuters) – A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was stopped during an attempt to reach Mariupol, Ukraine, to evacuate civilians and is now being held nearby in Manhush, a spokesperson told Reuters on Monday . The team was being “held in the town of Manhush, 20 kilometers … Read more