The polish parliament has approved a controversial bill favouring protests organised by the authorities and the church.
The UK's House of Commons this week passed a bill that obliges internet users to verify their age before viewing free online pornographic videos.
It’s the vote that could either plunge Italy into a fresh crisis and threaten its future in the eurozone, or hand the country a once-in-a-generation chance to streamline government and speed up…
Amnesty International says Rohingya Muslims are being “squeezed by the callous actions of both the Myanmar and Bangladesh authorities.
Opposition and rights groups have said the legislation could allow men accused of sexually abusing girls to avoid punishment.
The Italian authorities have been accused of a crackdown on unofficial sites while regulations restrict the number of registered places of worship.
A French court has rejected an attempt by a group of charities to block the imminent closure of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais.
Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously passed a law against so-called “honour killings”, three months after the murder of a social media star.
Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on…
Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.
Unions in France have vowed to keep fighting the country’s new labour law, but admitted on Thursday that dwindling support meant months of street protests were now…
Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has firmly denied that his government had something to do with the recent hacking of the World Anti doping agency’s database that resulted in the confidential medi
Extremist Islamic cleric StateAnjem Choudary has been convicted of exhorting people to support so-called Islamic State, but why was he given a platform by parts of Britain's media for years?
Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.
The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.
Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…
Two Uber drivers in London have brought a test case at an employment tribunal arguing the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering paid holidays and sick pay.
The Turkish president has vowed to approve the restoration of capital punishment if parliament votes for it, in defiance of EU warnings.
“No means no” when it comes to rape – so says the German parliament after a unanimous vote.
Labour unions mounted a last-gasp protest as the bill returned to the French National Assembly for a second review on Tuesday.
Denmark has used the controversial law to seize migrants assests for the first time since it was introduced in January.
Thousands of protesters, angry about controversial labour reforms, have taken to the streets of France for the eleventh time in four months.
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