Taipei holds world's first live film festival since COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Film Festival, held since 1998, became the first film festival worldwide since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to take place in a physical venue, showcasi...

Brazil LGBTQ group hides from virus in Copacabana building

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a courtyard a few blocks from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, a dozen people get settled on broken couches beneath a banner reading “Cure Your Prejudice.” They face the mak...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international stud...

Chinese professor detained over criticism of Xi Jinping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A jurist and law professor at Beijing's Tsinghua University, Xu Zhangrun (許章潤), was detained Monday (July 6) by the Chinese authorities after he openly criticized the ...

UK grants asylum to ex-staffer at its Hong Kong consulate

LONDON (AP) — A former employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful U.K. asylum case from the former British colony. ...

Amsterdam's red-light district emerges from lockdown

AMSTERDAM (AP) — It wasn't quite business as usual Wednesday as Amsterdam's red-light district emerged from coronavirus lockdown, but it was close. “We are, of course, used to taking...

Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in th...

Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in th...

Supreme Court upholds prostitution pledge for AIDS funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld a provision of federal law that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpa...

Patriots owner's prostitution case heads to appellate court

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to ...

Zimbabwe's sex workers on streets despite virus restrictions

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Forced to stay home for weeks without any source of income, Zimbabwe’s sex workers, like many other informal traders, are beginning to defy the country's lockdown and return to...

Changhua councilors propose Taiwan's first lawful 'sex trade zone'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Changhua County Councilors have proposed legalizing prostitution within a specified area with the aim of reducing crime, giving unskilled men and women access to economic ...

Italy detains 10 Nigerians accused in human trafficking ring

ROME (AP) — Italian police have detained 10 Nigerians accused of running a human trafficking ring that allegedly used voodoo rituals and promises of jobs to lure migrants to Italy, where they were put...

Hugill & Ip continues to push its D&I agenda with the private screening of "Suk Suk"

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 June 2020 - Since its early days, Hugill & Ip has been extremely committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the community. Th...

All about Section 230, a rule that made the modern internet

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today. ...