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Spanish police free 29 Chinese women forced into prostitution

Madrid - Police said Sunday they had rescued 29 Chinese women who had been drugged and forced into prostitution in hotels and nightclubs across Spain in an operation that smashed a human trafficking ring.

Sex trade less visible, but alive and well in northern Europe

Oslo - Streetwalkers have largely disappeared from the sidewalks but prostitution remains alive and well in northern Europe where laws criminalising the purchase of sex have been in place for years, illustrating the limits of legislation.

French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex

Paris - French lawmakers passed a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,750 euros ($4,270) on prostitutes' clients.

S. Korea constitutional court upholds strict anti-prostitution law

Seoul - South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday upheld a strict anti-prostitution law that punishes individual women who trade sex for money.

United Airlines pilot charged with running six Houston brothels

Houston - It is alleged a pilot who flew international flights with United Airlines led a double life and allegedly ran several Houston brothels. He and another woman face pimping-related charges.

Colombia minister admits police ran male prostitute ring

Estanzuela - Colombia's defense minister admitted Thursday that members of the national police operated a male prostitution ring but denied top bosses knew about it, after the scandal sparked two high-level resignations.

Colombia police chief resigns amid gay sex scandal

Estanzuela - Colombia's national police chief resigned on Wednesday, caught up in a male prostitution scandal that has also seen the country's deputy interior minister quit his post.

Switzerland grants its final special 'stripper visas'

Ginebra - More than 700 foreign strippers received a special Swiss work permit in 2015, the last issued in a controversial programme that expires on January 1, the immigration office said Tuesday.

Photo Essay: Creek Street, Ketchikan historic red-light district Special

Ketchikan - Ketchikan, a historic town built along the seafront on Tongass Narrows, is known as "the salmon capital of the world," but its past evokes an infamous village which in the first half of the 19th Century was known as “the Pacific Coast's wickedest city".

Italian convicted of supplying prostitutes to Berlusconi

Rome - A former Italian businessman was Friday sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison for paying prostitutes to join parties with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Double Dutch barred in Amsterdam brothels

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Thursday that Dutch brothel owners must share a language with the sex workers who display their wares in the shop windows of Amsterdam's notorious red-light district.

'Brothel' cabarets thrive in breakaway Cyprus statelet

Nicosia - A white stretch limousine pulls up outside a northern Nicosia hospital to drop off cabaret girls for their monthly HIV test, in a breakaway statelet where officially prostitution is illegal.

Sweden urges Amnesty to learn from its prostitution laws

Stockholm - Sweden is urging Amnesty International to study its pioneering prostitution law, amid disappointment over the human rights group's vote to back the decriminalisation of the sex trade, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

Amnesty votes on whether to back decriminalising sex trade

Dublin - Amnesty International was going through a fraught vote Tuesday on whether the human rights organisation should back decriminalising prostitution, following a heated debate on the divisive issue.

Man arrested for soliciting a prostitute with his son

Pittsburgh - A Pittsburgh man was arrested over the weekend and charged with drug possession and child endangering after he allegedly solicited a sex worker with seven-year-old child in the vehicle.

Turkey swinger suspects risk up to 177 years in jail

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors have demanded jail sentences of up to 177 years for 29 people in the southeastern province of Adana suspected of setting up swingers' clubs, local media reported Monday.

Lord Sewel exposed in 'drugs and prostitutes' romp

London - A senior member of Britain's House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber Monday after he was filmed allegedly snorting drugs off a prostitute's breasts.

'Dodo the Pimp' cleared of providing prostitutes for DSK parties

Lille - A French court acquitted Friday the owner of a string of Belgian bordellos nicknamed "Dodo the Pimp", who was accused of providing prostitutes at sex parties attended by ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

French court acquits Strauss-Kahn of pimping charges

Lille - A French court acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of pimping charges on Friday, drawing a line under four years of legal woes over his sexual escapades that torpedoed his career.

Pimp or libertine? Strauss-Kahn to hear verdict in French trial

Lille - A French court will rule Friday on whether ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of pimping charges after a trial which exposed lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies and prostitution.

Spanish police dismantle voodoo-linked sex trafficking ring

Madrid - Spanish police said Monday they had dismantled a trafficking ring they said used voodoo rituals -- including animal sacrifice -- to force Nigerian women into prostitution in Spain.

Turkish police crack down on swinger clubs

Ankara - Turkish police have arrested dozens of people on suspicion of pimping and prostitution after raiding swinger clubs in several cities, the Dogan news agency reported Tuesday.

Nicaragua prostitutes study law to help others in trouble

Matagalpa - Cony's usual work clothes are tight-fitting outfits that show off her curves as she waits for clients at the bar.

French senate rejects law punishing prostitutes' clients

Paris - France's upper house of parliament rejected a draft law Tuesday penalising clients of prostitution, as the country wrestles with how to legislate the world's oldest profession.

French lawmakers debate punishing prostitutes or clients

Paris - French senators will on Monday debate whether the law should punish prostitutes or their clients, as France resumes a divisive discussion on how to crack down on the world's oldest profession.

Verdict in Strauss-Kahn case set for June 12: Court

Lille - Dominique Strauss-Kahn will learn his fate on June 12, a French court said on Friday, as the former IMF chief's trial for aggravated pimping wrapped up.

Strauss-Kahn lawyer says pimping case has 'collapsed'

Paris - The pimping case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has "collapsed", a lawyer for the former IMF chief said Wednesday, summing up a trial which has exposed the most intimate details of his client's sex life.

Prosecutor calls for Strauss-Kahn acquittal in pimping trial

Lille - A French prosecutor on Tuesday called for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be acquitted of pimping charges in a trial which has seen lurid details of the former IMF chief's sex life exposed in court.

Prosecutors sum up in DSK pimping trial

Lille - Dominique Strauss-Kahn will on Tuesday hear what punishment, if any, prosecutors seek against him on pimping charges, after two ex-prostitutes dropped a civil suit against the former IMF chief.

Ex-prostitutes drop civil action against DSK in pimping trial

Lille - Two ex-prostitutes on Monday dropped a civil suit against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.
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Lots of seagulls spend time on the banks of the creek to try their luck at catching salmon.
Lots of seagulls spend time on the banks of the creek to try their luck at catching salmon.
William McDaniel  53  called 911 when a lap dancer wouldn t have sex with him.
William McDaniel, 53, called 911 when a lap dancer wouldn't have sex with him.
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The ancient salmon cannery and saltery no longer exists  but the salmon are still swimming upstream ...
The ancient salmon cannery and saltery no longer exists, but the salmon are still swimming upstream Ketchikan Creek to reproduce and die.
A bar in Salobreña  Spain  advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a  naked...
A bar in Salobreña, Spain, advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a "naked waitress".
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The old boardwalk has been restored and the former “houses of ill repute” are now souvenir shops...
The old boardwalk has been restored and the former “houses of ill repute” are now souvenir shops and art galleries.
A bar in Salobreña  Spain  advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a  naked...
A bar in Salobreña, Spain, advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a "naked waitress".
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Dolly Arthur  moved to Ketchikan in 1919  and set up her own business at 24 Creek Street. Dolly s li...
Dolly Arthur, moved to Ketchikan in 1919, and set up her own business at 24 Creek Street. Dolly's liquor and prostitution business operated at the light-green house on the right side of the picture.
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Signs on the lawn of Corbin Prydwen
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Guantanamo military commission court room.
Guantanamo military commission court room.
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Historic Creek Street is a boardwalk supported by wooden stilts on a high slope mostly on the east b...
Historic Creek Street is a boardwalk supported by wooden stilts on a high slope mostly on the east bank Ketchikan Creek.
A transgendered prostitute in downtown Toronto.
A transgendered prostitute in downtown Toronto.
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A bridge over the creek s rapids located at the end of Creek Street.
A bridge over the creek's rapids located at the end of Creek Street.
Ketchikan’s red-light district  known as Creek Street  was built haphazardly on pilings over Ketch...
Ketchikan’s red-light district, known as Creek Street, was built haphazardly on pilings over Ketchikan Creek.
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A creative photo depicting human trafficking
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