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Europe Scrambles to Contain Rise in Coronavirus Cases

Europe Scrambles to Contain Rise in Coronavirus Cases

By Frank Jordans | Sep 21
Political pressure grew Monday in Europe for governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus case without resorting to a spring-style lockdown that would hit the continent's struggling economies.

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Sep 20
In recent weeks, Queensland and the ACT became the first Australian jurisdictions to ban conversion therapy but a national approach is needed.

Sweden Spared Surge of Virus Cases but Many Questions Remain

Sweden Spared Surge of Virus Cases but Many Questions Remain

By David Keyton | Sep 20
When most of Europe locked down their populations early in the pandemic by closing schools, restaurants, gyms and even borders, Swedes kept enjoying many freedoms.

Rights Group: More than 300 Detained at Minsk Women's March

Rights Group: More than 300 Detained at Minsk Women's March

By Yuras Karmanau | Sep 20
Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignation, arresting more than 300.

Trump Backs Proposed Tiktok Deal with Oracle, Walmart

Trump Backs Proposed Tiktok Deal with Oracle, Walmart

By Stan Choe | Sep 20
President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he's targeted for national security and data privacy concerns.

The Pope Affirms LGBTQ Kids to Parents in Rome

The Pope Affirms LGBTQ Kids to Parents in Rome

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 19
Pope Francis met with approximately 40 parents of LGBTQ children on Wednesday and said "the Church loves your children as they are, because they are children of God."

Police Clash with Anti-Lockdown Protesters in London

Police Clash with Anti-Lockdown Protesters in London

Sep 19
Police in London have clashed with protesters at a rally organized by opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Netflix Streams 'Queer Eye,' 'Orange is the New Black' in Saudi Arabia with 'Troubling Compromise'

Netflix Streams 'Queer Eye,' 'Orange is the New Black' in Saudi Arabia with 'Troubling Compromise'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 19
Saudi Arabia has allowed Netflix to stream LGBTQ-centric series "Queer Eye" and "Orange is the New Black" over what Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings as a "troubling compromise."

 US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

By Tali Arbel, Matt O'brien and Matt Ott | Sep 18
The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.

'This is a Big Moment': UK Virus Restrictions Escalating

'This is a Big Moment': UK Virus Restrictions Escalating

By Pan Pylas | Sep 18
Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday in an attempt to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections.

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