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

One dead, three injured following gas leak at nuclear plant in Spain

One person has died and three have been taken to hospital after a carbon dioxide leak at the Asco nuclear power plant in the Spanish region of Catalonia, local emergency services said on Wednesday. A fault in the plant’s fire prevention system caused the gas leak, which was not linked to any radioactive material, the… Read More One dead, three injured following gas leak at nuclear plant in Spain

Russia and Ukraine hold military drills amid tensions

Russia staged military drills in the Black Sea, south of Ukraine, on Wednesday and said it needed to sharpen the combat-readiness of its conventional and nuclear forces because of heightened NATO activity near its borders. Ukraine, which says it believes Russia may be preparing an invasion, held exercises of its own near the frontier with… Read More Russia and Ukraine hold military drills amid tensions

New Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson resigns on first day in job

Sweden’s first female prime minister, Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, resigned on Wednesday after less than 12 hours in the top job after the Green Party quit their two-party coalition, stoking political uncertainty. But Andersson said she had told the speaker of parliament she hoped to be appointed prime minister again as the head of a… Read More New Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson resigns on first day in job