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Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Jun 12, 2021

Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hungary: Bill Would Ban 'Promoting' Homosexuality to Minors

Hungary: Bill Would Ban 'Promoting' Homosexuality to Minors

By Bela Szandelszky and Vanessa Gera | Jun 11, 2021

Hungary's governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosexuality to anyone under 18.

Classroom Couture: 'The Clothes Have No Gender' Movement Gains Steam

Classroom Couture: 'The Clothes Have No Gender' Movement Gains Steam

Jun 10, 2021

After a Spanish student was sent to a psychiatrist after wearing a skirt to class, teachers around the world are showing their solidarity by posting images to social media of themselves in dresses.

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

Jun 10, 2021

The World Health Organization's Europe director warned that the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in India is "poised to take hold in the region."

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

By Kirsten Grieshaber | Jun 10, 2021

Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent is gets ready for the key summer travel season.

Europe Tells Tourists: Welcome Back! Now Work Out the Rules

Europe Tells Tourists: Welcome Back! Now Work Out the Rules

Jun 10, 2021

Europe is opening up to Americans and other visitors after more than a year of COVID-induced restrictions. But travelers will need patience to figure out who's allowed into which country, how and when.

Male Teachers in Spain Are Ditching Pants in Protest

Male Teachers in Spain Are Ditching Pants in Protest

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 9, 2021

After a male student was reportedly expelled and made to see a psychologist for wearing a skirt, the Clothes Have No Gender movement (#LaRopaNoTieneGenero) is inspiring male teachers to wear skirts in support.

EU Lawmakers OK Virus Pass, Boosting Summer Travel Plans

EU Lawmakers OK Virus Pass, Boosting Summer Travel Plans

By Lorne Cook | Jun 9, 2021

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer.

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Jun 9, 2021

Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

WHO: High Vaccination Rates Can Reduce Variant Risks

WHO: High Vaccination Rates Can Reduce Variant Risks

By Jamey Keaten | Jun 8, 2021

A top World Health Organization official estimated that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed to significantly lower the risk that "imported" coronavirus cases like those linked to new variants could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak.

Biden to Get Warm Welcome from Relieved but Wary Allies

Biden to Get Warm Welcome from Relieved but Wary Allies

By Jill Lawless | Jun 8, 2021

When U.S. President Joe Biden flies to Europe this week, he will find his hosts welcoming but wary. His predecessor Donald Trump may be gone, but he leaves a long shadow.

To the Beach! Spain Opens Borders to Tourists, Cruise Ships

To the Beach! Spain Opens Borders to Tourists, Cruise Ships

By Francisco Ubilla, Alicia León | Jun 8, 2021

Spain jump-started its summer tourism season on Monday by welcoming vaccinated visitors from most countries as well as European tourists who can prove they are not infected with coronavirus.

Transgender Salvadoran Killed Despite Long Search for Safety

Transgender Salvadoran Killed Despite Long Search for Safety

Jun 7, 2021

Rejected by her family, Zashy Zuley del Cid Velásquez fled her coastal village in 2014 and hoped that in San Miguel she could live as a transgender woman without discrimination and violence but was shot dead in April, shocking the local LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ Groups, Supporters Rally in Tokyo, Demand Equal Rights

LGBTQ Groups, Supporters Rally in Tokyo, Demand Equal Rights

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 7, 2021

Japanese LGBTQ groups and supporters staged a rally outside Tokyo's Shibuya Station calling for equal rights and public support for enacting a long-sought equality law before the Olympics, despite fading hopes due to the governing party's resistance.

France Tackles Virus Variants as It Readies for Tourists

France Tackles Virus Variants as It Readies for Tourists

Jun 7, 2021

French health authorities are racing to contain scattered cases of the more contagious delta virus variant, as France prepares to reopen its borders to vaccinated visitors and celebrates plunging COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates.

Meghan and Harry Welcome Second Child, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana

Meghan and Harry Welcome Second Child, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana

Jun 6, 2021

The second baby for Prince Harry and Meghan is officially here: a healthy girl who arrived on Friday.

Japan LGBTQ Activists Push for Equality Law Before Olympics

Japan LGBTQ Activists Push for Equality Law Before Olympics

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 5, 2021

Japanese sexual minority groups and supporters, in a last-ditch effort to get long-sought equality legislation passed before the Tokyo Olympics, submitted requests to the governing Liberal Democratic Party, whose conservative members have stalled the bill

Cruise Ships Restart In Venice; Protesters Decry Their Risks

Cruise Ships Restart In Venice; Protesters Decry Their Risks

By Colleen Barry | Jun 5, 2021

The first cruise ship leaving Venice since the pandemic is set to depart Saturday amid protests by activists demanding that the ship be rerouted out the fragile lagoon, especially Giudecca Canal through the city's historic center.

Thousands Join Pride Parade in Conservative Jerusalem

Thousands Join Pride Parade in Conservative Jerusalem

Jun 3, 2021

Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTQ rights in the conservative city amid heavy police security.

Airlines Urge the G7 Nations to Help International Travel

Airlines Urge the G7 Nations to Help International Travel

Jun 3, 2021

The airline industry is ratcheting up its campaign to ease border restrictions and allow more international travel — even by people who aren't vaccinated against coronavirus — despite high infection rates in many countries.

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