International News

April 30, 2018

Domestic battery surges in Russia after decriminalisation

Moscow – The State Duma signed a bill early last year to decriminalise some forms of domestic abuse in Russia – a move condemned by critics […]
April 30, 2018

Mexicans protest ‘epidemic’ of forced disappearances

Demonstrators in Mexico City and Guadalajara took to the streets in a march against widespread disappearances in Mexico, which groups say have reached epidemic proportions. Carrying […]
April 30, 2018

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame accuses ICC of bias against Africa

Kigali, Rwanda – Rwandan President Paul Kagame has repeated his harsh criticism of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for what he calls open bias against Africa, […]
April 30, 2018

Pamplona rape case: Protests over sentence go in to third day

Thousands of people turned out on the streets of the Spanish city Pamplona on Saturday for the third day of protests after five men were cleared […]
April 30, 2018

Red diesel trial collapse shows ‘systemic disclosure failings’

A judge has warned of “systemic failures” in disclosing evidence after a £500,000 red diesel VAT fraud trial collapsed. A linked trial also had to be […]
April 30, 2018

Iranians launch banknote protest to get round censorship

A group of Iranian Twitter users are spreading protest messages by writing slogans on banknotes. “Banknotes are our un-censorable messengers,” one user wrote, referring to a […]
April 30, 2018

Thailand protesters in rare rally over Chiang Mai development

Protesters in Thailand have staged one of the country’s biggest demonstrations since the 2014 military coup as they campaign against a luxury housing development on forested […]
April 26, 2018

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years. The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, […]