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Love conquers all for Greek-Turkish couples in Athens

Athens - At the foot of the Hill of the Muses in Athens, classical music fills the apartment where Cihan Tutluoglu lives with his husband Alexandros Massavetas.

'Pyramid' of corruption pushes Iraq family to emigrate

Karbala - Hassanein Mohsen spent months protesting against corruption in Iraq. He also lodged complaints against officials. But now he is shunned as a whistleblower and sees only one way out: emigration.

Young mothers from Central America pin their hopes on the American dream

Placid - Amanda Garcia struggles to hold back her tears. After 30 days on the road, waiting in this Texas border town for a bus to Dallas, she is just hours from her goal -- a better life in the United States.

Syrian 'father of martyrs' raises orphaned grandchildren

- Syria's war robbed 83-year-old Abderrazaq Khatoun of 13 of his children and one of his wives, but he was forced to overcome his grief quickly to raise 11 orphaned grandchildren.

Italy court urges more rights for children of gay couples

Rome - Italy's Constitutional Court on Tuesday said the country urgently needs a law on the rights of children of same-sex couples, in a step campaigners said did not go far enough.

Dutch court drops farm kidnap charges against cult father

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Thursday dropped the case against a father who isolated his children in a remote farmhouse for a decade, saying that he was mentally unfit for trial.The 68-year old, identified only as Gerrit Jan van D.

Britain's au pair system 'killed' by Brexit

London - Once a childcare mainstay for many working parents, Britain's au pair system is under threat after Brexit -- piling pressure on families and forcing some mothers to consider quitting their jobs.

Chuck Wicks talks 'Old With You,' inspirations, and family Special

Country singer-songwriter Chuck Wicks chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new single "Old With You."

Dutch farm cult dad unfit for trial: prosecutors

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Thursday they want to drop charges against a father who isolated his children in a remote farmhouse because he is mentally unfit for trial.Gerrit Jan van D.

Greece's #MeToo movement leads to calls for reckoning on incest

Athens - Greece's emerging #MeToo movement, sparked by an Olympian's taboo-breaking decision to go public with allegations of sexual abuse, has raised hopes it can also uncover long-hidden stories of incest in the patriarchal country.

Chatting with Dame Brigitte Kruse: World-renowned auctioneer Special

Dame Brigitte Kruse is a woman of many firsts: the first auctioneer to be knighted by a royal family, and the first female auctioneer to be featured in the "Guinness World Records." She chatted with Digital Journal about her career and latest endeavors.

US first lady to help reunite migrant kids with parents

Washington - US first lady Jill Biden will participate in efforts by her husband's administration to reunite families split apart by former president Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, the White House said Friday.

Meet the Bidens: America's new 'first family'

Washington - President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will become the new White House residents when he takes office on Wednesday.

Family praises Pakistan's bid to stop release of Daniel Pearl murderers

Islamabad - The father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl on Friday welcomed Pakistan's decision to challenge the verdict of a local court ordering the release of a militant convicted of murdering their son in 2002.

Rohingya man reunites with 'dead' family

Lhokseumawe - Weeks after a funeral for the wife and daughter he thought had died at sea trying to reach him, Nemah Shah was stunned when he saw online images of them emerging from a refugee boat in Indonesia.

Hungary MPs approve package of anti-LGBTQ measures

Budapest - Hungarian MPs on Tuesday approved a package of new measures targeting the country's beleaguered LGBTQ community, the government's latest salvo in defence of "traditional" values.

Hungary MPs approve package of anti-LGBTQ measures

Budapest - Hungarian MPs on Tuesday approved a package of new measures targeting the country's beleaguered LGBTQ community, the government's latest salvo in defence of "traditional" values.

Careless talk costs lives: a North Korean execution

Seoul - As a teenager in North Korea, Lee Soon-keum bitterly resented her prisoner-of-war father as his status meant she would have to toil in coal mines like him.Years later, she says she was forced to watch him and her brother executed by firing squad.

Lifting the veil on a German father's Nazi secret

Hamburg - Barbara Brix admired her father, a doctor who passed on his love of history and literature. Until she learned years after his passing that he had been part of a Nazi death squad."I didn't meet my father until I was six years old.

Trump blasts Facebook, Twitter for censoring article critical of Biden

Washington - US President Donald Trump rebuked Facebook and Twitter Wednesday for blocking links to a New York Post article purporting to expose corrupt dealings by election rival Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.

France to double paternity leave to almost a month

Paris - France is to double paternity leave to 28 days, President Emmanuel Macron's office announced Tuesday, a move bringing the country in line with progressive legislation elsewhere in Europe.

'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.

Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone.

'A total lie': False ads, bad advice puts China's mums off breastfeeding

Beijing - Unregulated, aggressive promotion of formula milk, poor medical advice, short maternity leave and workplaces hostile to nursing mothers mean China has among the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world and is falling well short of its own targets, exper...

Israeli same-sex couples seek end to surrogacy discrimination

Jerusalem - Israelis Harel Barak and Yakir Kanneli have been married for four years -- but as a gay couple, they are legally barred from starting a family.

China's two-child policy means more babies named after mum

Bejing - When Wang Rong gave birth to her second son, she reminded her husband of a promise he made even before their wedding: to let her pass on her family name.

Rena Strober talks about new family album, and digital age Special

Singing sensation Rena Strober chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her upcoming family album "Imagine That! The Sesame Street Music of Joe Raposo & Jeff Moss."

Cory Smoot talks 'Teen Wolf,' digital age, family, and success Special

Actor Cory Smoot ("Teen Wolf") chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his career in the entertainment industry while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

S. Korea's Moon under fire over sex offender's family funeral

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who promised to be a "feminist leader" during his election campaign, was under fire Thursday for sending condolence flowers to the funeral of a convicted sex offender's mother.

The Maxwells: scandal and conspiracy

London - Ghislaine Maxwell comes from a family dominated by her father, Robert, whose mysterious drowning at sea left behind conspiracy theories, financial scandal and a fallen empire.
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