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UN investigator: Contemporary slavery extensive around globe

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. investigator says contemporary forms of slavery are widely practiced around the world, including forced labor for China’s Uyghur minority, bonded labor for the lowest cast...

'Comfort women' history urged to be archived in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation urged the government to add the history of “comfort women” to Academia Historica’s archives and the national cur...

With war nearby, US shows support for Poland on army holiday

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and other officials marked their nation's Armed Forces Day holiday Monday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic...

Afghan rights leader heartbroken after year of Taliban rule

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A year after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, prominent Afghan rights activist Sima Samar is still heartbroken over what happened to her country. Samar, a f...

Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since...

Latvia Parliament calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

BERLIN (AP) — Latvia’s Parliament on Thursday declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” for attacks on civilians during the war in Ukraine and urged other countries to follow suit. ...

Sri Lankan ex-president who fled homeland arrives in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who last month fled anti-government protests in his country, arrived in Thailand on Thursday night on a flight from Singapore, where he h...

Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder's case endangers press freedom, his wife tells DW

Human rights lawyer Stella Assange — the wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — says her husband's ongoing extradition battle has set a dangerous precedent for press freedom worldw...

Sri Lanka introduces reform bill to clip presidential powers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's justice minister submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Parliament on Wednesday that would clip the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters ...

UN team finds escalating evidence of Myanmar junta's crimes

The United Nations' Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) on Tuesday said it had gathered swaths of evidence of human rights violations across Myanmar in the past 18 months. The ...

Ukraine: Amnesty Int'l report sparks furor, resignation

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of Amnesty International’s Ukraine chapter has resigned, saying the human rights organization shot down her opposition to publishing a report that claimed Ukrainian force...

What fate awaits captured Asov fighters in Russia?

Russia's top court has designated Ukraine's Asov Regiment a terrorist organization. It has now been added to a long list of terrorist groups compiled by Russian domestic intelligence agency FS...

Russia brands Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization Tuesday, a move that could lead to terror charges against some of the captured fighters who made t...

Russia brands Ukraine's Azov Regiment 'terrorist' group

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday declared the Ukrainian Azov Regiment a terrorist organization. Despite its checkered past, the Azov Regiment is hailed in Ukraine as heroes for fighting to defen...

Russia declares Ukrainian military unit a terrorist group

The Russian Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization banned in Russia, a designation that fuels the Kremlin's narrative of the war in Ukraine and that may exp...