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Moroccan teen in gang-rape case urges other girls to be brave

Beni Mellal - A Moroccan teenager allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by men from her village called Wednesday on other girls "to be brave" after meeting with the judge investigating her case, which has shaken the nation.

#Metoo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

Paris - From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment.

Prosecutor wants Frenchman jailed for rape in Nobel scandal

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday called for a minimum three-year sentence against a Frenchman accused of two counts of rape, in one of the first big trials to come out of the #MeToo movement.

Man arrested over viral assault on Paris woman

Paris - A man has been detained on suspicion of assaulting a 22-year-old student who released a shocking video of the attack last month outside a Paris cafe which went viral online.

French rappers freed after brawl shuts Paris airport

Paris - Two of France's biggest rap stars were released on bail Thursday after a brawl between their entourages forced a partial shutdown of a Paris airport.

Rape-accused scholar Ramadan loses latest bid to be freed from French jail

Paris - An appeals court in Paris has upheld a decision by judges to keep Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in jail while he is being investigated on rape charges brought by two women, a legal source told AFP on Thursday.

Woman assaulted on Paris street launches anti-harassment website

Paris - A young woman who posted a shocking video of a man punching her outside a Paris cafe launched a website on Wednesday which allows victims of harassment to tell their stories.

French interior minister defends handling of Macron aide scandal

Paris - France's interior minister on Monday defended his handling of a video showing a top security aide to President Emmanuel Macron hitting a May Day protester, a scandal that has rocked the government and prompted accusations of a cover-up.

One gored, four hurt on day one of famed Spanish bull run

Pamplona - One person was gored and four others injured on Saturday at the first running of the bulls in this year's San Fermin festival at Pamplona, one of Spain's best-loved traditions.

Spanish bull running kicks off in shadow of sex assault

Pamplona - Pamplona's famed San Fermin bull-running festival, one of Spain's best-loved traditions, got off to a typically raucous start Friday -- although a sexual abuse case from a previous edition is still casting a long shadow.

French youths jailed for killing Chinese tailor

Bobigny - Two French youths were jailed Tuesday over a deadly attack on a Chinese tailor that sparked mass protests by the country's Asian community.

Finnish MP guilty of sex assault for 'forcibly kissing' colleague

Apo - A Helsinki court on Monday found a lawmaker guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing a female member of parliament by "forcibly kissing" her after a Christmas party, media reported.

French youths in court over 'racist' deadly attack on Chinese tailor

Paris - Two French youths appeared in court on Friday over the death of a Chinese tailor in one of a string of violent robberies targeting Asians in high-rise Paris suburbs.

Tariq Ramadan loses appeal for release ahead of rape trial

Paris - Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations by four women, has lost an appeal for early release ahead of his trial, the Paris appeals court said Tuesday.

Rape suspect Tariq Ramadan loses bid for release ahead of trial

Paris - The Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who is being held in France over rape allegations by three women, has lost his bid for early release ahead of trial, his lawyer told AFP.

Fresh protest in Madrid against gang rape acquittal

Madrid - Thousands of people marched through the streets of Madrid on Friday in a fresh protest against the acquittal of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman.

Canada presses pope over apology to indigenous communities

Ottawa - Canada is pressing Pope Francis to apologize to children who were plucked from indigenous communities and put in Catholic boarding schools where sexual abuse took place.

France arrests 14 over vicious New Year's attack on police

Paris - Twelve men and two women were arrested Tuesday over a brutal attack on two officers called to a New Year's Eve party in a Paris suburb, an assault that shocked France after a video of the female officer's beating circulated on social media.

Dean charged after clashes at French college, protests spread

Montpellier - The dean of a university in the southern French city of Montpellier has been formally charged, a prosecutor said Thursday, after being accused of abetting a violent attack on students protesting education reforms that have sparked demonstrations at cam...

Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan charged with rape: legal source

Paris - Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with rape, a judicial source said, following claims by two women that he assaulted them in French hotel rooms in 2009 and 2012.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan to face French judge

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan will face a French investigating magistrate Friday after two days of questioning over claims by two women that he raped them in French hotel rooms in 2009 and 2012.

After Weinstein scandal, powerful men fall like dominoes

Washington - Democratic Senator Al Franken on Thursday became the latest in a succession of famous American men felled by allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Weinstein: the Svengali who demanded a high price for Oscar glory

Paris - Small European films like "Shakespeare in Love", "Amelie" and "Cinema Paradiso" might never have become huge worldwide hits without Harvey Weinstein, the powerful Hollywood producer now at the centre of an escalating scandal over his alleged sexual ass...

Stephen Hawking says stop aggression, we need caring to survive

Stephen Hawking has warned that aggression could destroy the human race. He said that we must strive to replace it by empathy, if we are going to avoid self-annihilation.

Sports fans are more likely to be aggressive after watching their team win rather than lose

A Cardiff University team quizzed 197 male rugby supporters going in and out of the city's Millennium Stadium.
 

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