EU proposes 10th sanctions package against Russia

This undated photo shows European Union flags in front of EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The European Commission proposed a tenth package of sanctions against Russia and Iranian drone suppliers, and banning Moscow from acquiring advanced technology, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Feb 15, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BRUSSELS – The European […]

France moves to block access to pornography sites for minors

This photo taken in Toulouse, southern France, shows screens displaying an age restriction warning sign and the logos of the pornographic sites Pornhub (right) and Xhamster (left), on May 24, 2022. PARIS – France will present this week a digital-certification mechanism to oblige pornography websites to effectively control the age of viewers on their sites […]

Greek govt survives motion of censure over wiretapping affair

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks during a parliament debate in Athens, Aug 26, 2020. (PHOTO / AP) ATHENS – A motion of censure against the Greek government over allegations of extensive wiretapping was outvoted on Friday, Greek national broadcaster ERT has reported. The motion was tabled by the main opposition party, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, over […]

Spain’s court drops sedition charges against separatist leader

Member of European Parliament and outgoing Junts per Catalunya party president Carles Puigdemont applauds with supporters during the Catalan seperatist party Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) congress in Argeles-sur-Mer, southern France, on June 4, 2022. (RAYMOND ROIG / AFP) MADRID – Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday dropped sedition charges against the leader of Catalonia's […]

Prosecutor fired as banks seek to quash women’s lawsuits in Epstein scandal

The top prosecutor in the US Virgin Islands has been fired less than a week after she filed a lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase of ignoring Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking operation. Attorney General Denise George filed the lawsuit in Manhattan on Dec 27 alleging that the New York-headquartered financial services giant "provided and pulled the levers through […]

Peru: Third impeachment bid against Castillo launched

Hand out photo released by the Peruvian Presidency press office of President Pedro Castillo, announcing in a televised statement his decision to "reshuffle" his ministerial cabinet in Lima on Feb 4, 2022. (ALDAIR MEJIA / PERUVIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) LIMA — Peru opposition legislators on Tuesday presented another impeachment motion against President Pedro Castillo, the […]

Mexico’s pres dismisses protest against electoral overhaul

An areal view shows people protesting against the electoral reform proposed by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and in support of the National Electoral Institute (INE), in Monterrey, Mexico, November 13, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo MEXICO CITY — Mexico's president on Monday shrugged off a major demonstration against his plan to overhaul the country's […]

US FDA panel votes against Veru’s COVID-19 pill

Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, US, Aug 29, 2020. (ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS) NEW YORK / LONDON / MOSCOW – A panel of outside advisers to the US health regulator on Wednesday voted against authorizing Veru Inc's drug for treating high-risk patients hospitalized with COVID-19, citing multiple concerns […]

Thousands march in Peru, demanding resignation of President Castillo

People opposing the government of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo hold a demonstration to demand his resignation in Lima, on Nov 5, 2022. (ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) LIMA – Thousands of people took to the streets across Peru on Saturday to demand the resignation of embattled President Pedro Castillo, a leftist whose government is under investigation […]