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French consent law in the dock over sex with 11-year-olds

Paris - In most developed countries, the age of sexual consent is a fairly straightforward matter.Not so in France, which is in the midst of a furious debate over the issue after a man in his twenties was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old girl.

Russian MPs back law targeting foreign media

Moscow - Russian MPs on Wednesday backed new legislation that could force foreign media outlets to register as "foreign agents" in a reciprocal response to US pressure on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT.

Russian MPs back law targeting foreign media

Moscow - Russian MPs on Wednesday backed new legislation that could force foreign media outlets to register as "foreign agents" in a reciprocal response to US pressure on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT.

Russia could target any foreign media under new law: MP

Moscow - Russia would be able to list any foreign media outlet as a "foreign agent" under new measures expected to be approved Wednesday, a lawmaker said, as Moscow responds to US pressure on the Kremlin-backed RT channel.

A South Korean 'Dreamer,' standing up to Trump

Los Angeles - Jiho Yu feels "like a prisoner" in the United States, the country she calls home, but cannot leave.

Kenya's contentious electoral amendments pass into law

Nairobi - A controversial set of amendments to Kenya's electoral act became law on Thursday, just days after a divisive presidential poll boycotted by the opposition.

France says 20 under house arrest under new anti-terror law

Paris - French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that about 20 people would be held under house arrest under a controversial anti-terror law that went into effect this week.

Men still killing women for 'honour' in Pakistan, despite new law

Islamabad - A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the flow of "honour killings", scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family.

France's Macron signs controversial anti-terror law

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron signed a controversial anti-terror law Monday that gives authorities permanent powers to search homes, shut places of worship and restrict the movements of suspected extremists.

Weinstein affair puts spotlight on non-disclosure agreements

Los Angeles - How did he get away with it for so long?It's a question many have been asking in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, as the number of women accusing the disgraced movie mogul of acts ranging from sexual assault to rape approaches 50.

Italy adopts electoral law that could hobble populists

Rome - The Italian government adopted a new electoral law Thursday that is set to favour mainstream parties over the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) at general elections expected next year.

Polish women table liberal abortion legislation

Varsovia - A Polish women's rights groups on Monday submitted a draft law to parliament to liberalise the EU nation's restrictive abortion law, a move bound to fail in the conservative-dominated lower house.

Polish women table liberal abortion legislation

Varsovia - A Polish women's rights groups on Monday submitted a draft law to parliament to liberalise the EU nation's restrictive abortion law, a move bound to fail in the conservative-dominated lower house.

Three arrested in Florida shooting after white supremacist speech

Miami - Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police said Friday.

Could Weinstein face trial? The mogul's legal woes

New York - Could Harvey Weinstein go on trial for sexual assault, rape or harassment? Experts assess his mounting legal woes with around 40 actresses publicly accusing the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Polish PM backs proposed ban on 'eugenic abortion'

Varsovia - Poland's conservative prime minister said Thursday she supports a draft law banning eugenic abortion in Poland, a devoutly Catholic country which already has one of the EU's most restrictive abortion rules.

French parliament adopts controversial anti-terror law

Paris - The French parliament on Wednesday adopted a controversial anti-terror bill that gives the authorities permanent new powers to search homes, shut places of worship and restrict freedom of movement.

Final vote set for France's new anti-terror law

Paris - France's parliament is set to pass a new controversial anti-terror law on Wednesday pushed by President Emmanuel Macron which has been criticised by rights groups.

France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

Paris - A new law will impose on-the-spot fines for harassment of women in the streets of France, a minister said Monday, as the sex scandal engulfing Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein encouraged French women to tell their stories.

France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

Paris - A new law banning cat-calling and harassment of women on French streets will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour, France's women's minister said Monday.

Israeli bill could shield prime minister from investigations

Jerusalem - Israeli legislation will be proposed to shield future prime ministers from investigations while in office, an official said Monday, prompting opposition concern that Benjamin Netanyahu could use it to evade prosecution.

Hungary NGO sues government over anti-Soros questionnaire

Budapest - A Hungarian refugee rights group said Saturday it has sued Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government for defamation over a "national consultation" questionnaire sent to households nationwide about US billionaire George Soros.

Unsent text message passes for will in Australia

Sydney - A dead man's unsent text message leaving his home and pension to his brother rather than his wife and son and signed off with a smiley face emoji has been ruled a legitimate will by an Australian court.

Facing legal limbo, 'Dreamers' line up for last chance to renew status

Los Angeles - Melissa Garcia was just three years old when she crossed the US border from Mexico in her mother's arms. She remembers almost nothing of the perilous crossing that turned her into an undocumented migrant in a country that she now calls home.

French MPs adopt tough anti-terror law

Paris - France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a new counter-terrorism bill, making permanent several controversial measures in place under a nearly two-year-old state of emergency.

French MPs to vote on tough anti-terror law

Paris - A new counter-terrorism law is expected to sail through France's parliament Tuesday, making permanent several controversial measures under the state of emergency that has been in place for nearly two years in the face of repeated attacks.

French MPs to vote on tough anti-terror law

Paris - French lawmakers are expected Tuesday to pass a tough new counter-terrorism law designed to end the country's two-year state of emergency, with critics saying it will expand police powers at a cost to civil liberties.

French MPs to vote on tough anti-terror law

Paris - French lawmakers will vote Tuesday on a tough new counter-terrorism law designed to end the country's two-year state of emergency which critics say expands police powers at a cost to civil liberties.

Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration

Madrid - Spain will do "everything within the law" to prevent Catalonia from declaring independence, Justice Minister Rafael Catala said Monday, a day after Catalonia's regional government declared victory in a banned secession referendum.

Deep divisions over plan to change Kenya's election law

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition on Thursday called for demonstrations against the government after the ruling party moved to change the electoral law ahead of next month's re-run presidential poll.
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