Denmark: Consent law leaves sex workers out in the cold 

There was broad support for the draft bill in a first parliamentary hearing last Friday. "It is time for the right to sexual self-determination to become the focal point when it comes to rape. As...

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong to plead guilty to protest charges

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Monday that he plans to plead guilty to charges related to a demonstration outside police headquarters during anti-governme...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty at trial over protest involvement

Prominent Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong announced on Monday (Nov. 23) that he and two other leading activists will plead guilty at the opening of a trial over their involvement in last year's pr...

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong to plead guilty in protest at trial

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Monday he will plead guilty to all charges related to his involvement in last year’s protests. He will be joined by two other known act...

In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

BEIRUT (AP) — Khaldoun Jaber was taking part in an anti-government protest near the presidential palace outside Beirut last November when several Lebanese intelligence officers in plainclothes approac...

Russia's 'foreign agent' bill foreshadows civil society clampdown

The general thrust of several draft laws put forward in Russia's State Duma in the past few days is that the country is facing threats from abroad and the state must act quickly to ward them off. ...

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiative...

Will German companies stop cooperating with Belarus?

The German family-owned company Eickhoff manufactures equipment for the mining industry and supplies it to various countries, from Russia to Australia. One of its partners is the potash producer Belar...

Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan l...

'Something very historical': Push for diverse Biden Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native Americans are urging President-elect Joe Biden to make history by selecting one of their own to lead the powerful agency that oversees the nation’s tribes, setting up one of s...

Khadim Rizvi: Pakistani cleric's funeral flouts coronavirus rules

Supporters of Khadim Hussain Rizvi gathered in the eastern Lahore city on Saturday to pay respect to the hardline Sunni cleric, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 54. Rizvi, a leader of the ha...

Court hears arguments on dead North Dakota candidate's seat

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Constitution gives Gov. Doug Burgum the right to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, his lawyer argue...

Egypt crackdown on leading rights group sparks condemnations

CAIRO (AP) — A crackdown by Egyptian authorities on the most prominent human rights group still operating in the country sparked a storm of condemnations of Egypt's rights record Friday by the U.N. an...

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong remains defiant in face of potential five years in prison

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong on Friday told DW that he faces up to five years in jail if found guilty of instigating unlawful protests last year. Wong rose to prominence during the pro-democracy de...

Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2020. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 2000, lawyers for Al Gore and Georg...