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Berlin Film Festival Jury Questioned Over Diversity

By Frank Jordans | Feb 13
The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really."

Head Of Google In Europe Grilled By UK Lawmakers

By Danica Kirka | Feb 13
A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes

Facebook Nude-Painting Case Can Face Trial In France

By Philippe Sotto | Feb 13
If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.

EU Is Poised to Restrict Passport-Free Travel

By Derek Gatopoulos, Raf Casert | Feb 12
Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.

Italian Pol Evokes Holocaust, Allegedly Says He'd Send a Gay Son to Furnace

Feb 11
As the battle over civil unions for LGBT couples in Italy continues, a right wing senator is making headlines for allegedly saying that he would burn his son if he were gay.

Indonesia Warns Messaging Apps to Drop Same-Sex Emoticons

By Niniek Karmini | Feb 11
Indonesia's government has demanded that instant messaging apps remove stickers featuring same-sex couples, in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

Portugal Lawmakers Overturn Veto on Gay Rights, Abortion Law

Feb 10
Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday.

Senate to Vote on Hitting North Korea with Tougher Sanctions

By Richard Lardner | Feb 10
The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making in its nuclear weapons program.

In Central American, Gangs An Obstacle in Battle Against Zika

By Christopher Sherman | Feb 10
For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.

Trans Male Model Lands Upcoming Men's Health Germany Cover

Feb 9
A male model recently made history by becoming the first transgender man to land an upcoming magazine cover for Men's Health Germany.

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