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Zimbabwe's court raises age of consent for sex to 18 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the legal age of consent for sex should be raised to 18 from 16, a judgment welcomed by many in a country where rights groups say...

COVID: Germany to relax entry restrictions for summer

COVID restrictions for people entering Germany will be almost entirely dropped from the beginning of next month, the health minister said Wednesday. The relaxation of the rules will remain in place u...

Austria's president seeks reelection after turbulent term

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's 78-year-old president said Sunday that he will seek reelection later this year, following a term that has seen him pilot the Alpine country through repeated political upheaval....

Germany's top court OKs vaccine mandate for health workers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top court said Thursday it has approved rules requiring health workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Federal Constitutional Court announced that it h...

Idaho lieutenant governor wants harshest US abortion ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Janice McGeachin on Monday demanded that Republican Gov. Brad Little call a special legislative session to eliminate rape and ...

Rise of Ugandan leader's son draws excitement and concern

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Public fetes celebrating the son of Uganda's leader are raising concern that he is aiming for the presidency after years of apparently being groomed to succeed his father, Presi...

As US poised to restrict abortion, other nations ease access

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in ...

Hundreds in Jakarta protest talk of 2024 election delay

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets Thursday in Indonesia’s capital, voicing concern over rumors that the government is considering postponing the 20...

S. Korea's top court overturns convictions of gay soldiers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a military court ruling that convicted two gay soldiers for having sex outside their military facilities, saying it stretche...

UN envoy in Bosnia suspends Serb property law

The UN High Representative in Bosnia, Christian Schmidt, on Tuesday suspended new legislation by the Republika Srpska which threatened to weaken the country's central government. The law, passed ...

Turkey detains former Kurdish party officials for PKK links

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have detained 46 people, including former local officials from a pro-Kurdish political party, who are suspected of having financial links to Kurdish militants...

Corruption trial delayed against South Africa's ex-president

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The corruption trial in South Africa of former President Jacob Zuma has been postponed again on Monday pending the outcome of the ex-leader's appeal to get the state prosecutor rem...

Rights court orders Peru not to release jailed ex-president

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Friday ordered Peru to “refrain” from releasing imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori despite a ruling by the South American countr...

Peru won't free Fujimori at request of regional rights court

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities said Wednesday they will comply with a request from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to not release former President Alberto Fujimori from prison until i...

Peru judge bars Fujimori from leaving country once released

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Thursday banned former President Alberto Fujimori from leaving the country for 18 months as soon as he leaves a prison where he has been serving a 25-year sentenc...