Russia launches investigation into complaint against Netflix over LGBT content

Russia is investigating a complaint against Netflix after the public commissioner for protecting families accused the streaming company of violating Russian law on “gay propaganda”, the Vedomosti daily reported. The commissioner, Olga Baranets, complained to the Interior Ministry that Netflix was in breach of a 2013 law that bans disseminating “propaganda on non-traditional sexual relations”… Read More Russia launches investigation into complaint against Netflix over LGBT content

Two Chinese nationals killed, several abducted following attack on mining camp in eastern DR Congo

Two Chinese nationals have been killed and an unknown number of other people kidnapped in an attack by the CODECO militia on a mining camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an army spokesman said on Thursday. A local chief and a civil society leader also confirmed the two deaths and said eight other Chinese… Read More Two Chinese nationals killed, several abducted following attack on mining camp in eastern DR Congo

Armed men disrupt Libya presidential election appeal of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

A lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya’s late dictator, said armed men had prevented him lodging an appeal on Thursday against his client’s disqualification from next month’s presidential election, adding to fears of turmoil around the vote. Disputes about issues including the eligibility of candidates are threatening to derail the election, set for… Read More Armed men disrupt Libya presidential election appeal of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

Peru opposition lawmakers file motion to impeach President Pedro Castillo

Opposition lawmakers in Peru, including from the party of narrowly defeated right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, presented a motion in Congress on Thursday seeking to remove leftist President Pedro Castillo. The motion, citing “moral inability” to govern, was presented with the signatures of 28 legislators. It will face a vote in Congress, as yet unscheduled,… Read More Peru opposition lawmakers file motion to impeach President Pedro Castillo

Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised following positive test for coronavirus

Czech President Milos Zeman was taken back to hospital on Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, his office said, just hours after his release following more than six weeks of treatment for an unrelated condition. Zeman, 77, was released to home care on Thursday morning but an ambulance took him back to the Central… Read More Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised following positive test for coronavirus