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Scar tissue: Vietnamese women find healing with tattoos

Hanoi - In her tiny Hanoi apartment, tattoo artist Ngoc inks middle-aged women whose lives have been upended by divorce or illness, each of them searching for healing through an art form that is still largely taboo in Vietnam.

EU launches lawsuits against UK over Irish border

Apo - The EU launched legal proceedings against Britain on Monday, alleging that London had broken the protocol of its Brexit divorce agreement covering Ireland.

Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark ruling

Bejing - A Chinese man has been ordered to pay his ex-wife almost $8,000 for years of unpaid housework, in a landmark divorce case that has sparked furious debate in China.

EU leaders sign Brexit deal as British MPs debate

Apo - EU leaders signed their post-Brexit trade deal with Britain and dispatched it to London on an RAF jet Wednesday, setting their seal on a drawn-out divorce just hours before the UK brings its half-century European experiment to an end.

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Washington - Promoters of Britain's divorce from the European Union had said they would revitalize bonds with the United States, where President Donald Trump, with his shared disdain for multinational bodies, seemed the perfect partner.

Does Brexit free Europe to seek closer union?

Apo - British politicians often speak of Brexit as an opportunity to escape Brussels' shackles, but does the divorce also free Europe to go its own way?

UK govt suffers parliamentary defeat over Brexit bill

London - The British government suffered a fresh Brexit setback in parliament late on Monday over controversial legislation that would have allowed it to override parts of the country's EU divorce treaty.

UK stands by 'illegal' bill as Brexit talks enter crucial phase

Apo - Britain stood by its provocative bid to change the terms of its EU divorce deal on Monday, as a make-or-break week of post-Brexit trade talks began under a storm cloud.

UK MPs resume Brexit feuding as new bill faces first Commons vote

London - Britain's parliament on Monday finds itself in familiar territory -- arguing about Brexit -- with threats of rebellion and resignations over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial plan for a new law that will break his EU divorce treaty.

UK rejects EU call to back down over Brexit bill

London - Britain's government on Thursday defied threats from the European Union of legal action over contentious Brexit legislation, and pushed back against a brewing revolt within its own ranks for violating the binding divorce treaty.

'I do...?' China offers pre-marriage counselling to slow divorce rate

Bejing - China is offering state-sponsored marriage counselling to couples before they tie the knot in an attempt to slow rising divorce rates.

UK stands by new EU law despite 'rogue state' accusation

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused Wednesday of presiding over a "rogue state" as his government introduced legislation that intentionally breaches its EU withdrawal treaty in the messy countdown to a full Brexit divorce.

UK admits to breaking EU treaty as top legal official quits

London - Britain will on Wednesday unveil legislation that it admits breaks international law by rewriting parts of its Brexit divorce treaty relating to Northern Ireland, sparking widespread criticism and clouding the latest round of fraught EU trade talks.

Flirting with danger: Message apps add to China marital woes

Shanghai - Echo couldn't figure out why her Shanghai businessman husband routinely came home well past midnight, straining their 10-year marriage -- until she looked at his phone.

Mandatory divorce 'cooling-off' period sparks anger in China

Bejing - Chinese couples seeking a divorce must first complete a month-long "cooling-off" period according to a new law passed Thursday that sparked outrage over state interference in private relationships.

Divorce, harassment and organ donors: China to debate new civil code

Bejing - Divorce, sexual harassment, organ donations, privacy: China's sweeping first-ever civil code will be debated at its annual parliament meeting in Beijing this week.

UK's Johnson hails 'new chapter' as he signs EU divorce treaty

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed "a new chapter" in Britain's history as he signed its divorce treaty with the EU, clearing another hurdle before the country exits the bloc next Friday.

Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault

Apo - Nissan is "in no way" planning to end its partnership with Renault, the Japanese auto giant insisted on Tuesday after a report suggested a divorce was possible in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault

Apo - Nissan is "in no way" planning to end its partnership with Renault, the Japanese auto giant insisted Tuesday after a report suggested a divorce was possible in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Brexit in sight as British MPs scrutinise divorce deal

London - Britain moves a step closer to a historic departure from the European Union on Tuesday, after more than three years of bitter division and political drama, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson brings his Brexit deal back to parliament without the threat of ...
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