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Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

By Ashifa Kassam and Barry Hatton | May 19, 2022

Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe.

State Dept Pushing to See Griner; NBA Commissioner Weighs In

State Dept Pushing to See Griner; NBA Commissioner Weighs In

By Tim Reynolds | May 19, 2022

The State Department said Tuesday that it still pushing to have regular contact with WNBA star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, who has been detained in Russia for nearly three months.

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

By Jake Coyle | May 18, 2022

The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend.

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

By Barry Hatton and Maria Cheng | May 18, 2022

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

May 17, 2022

Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay.

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

May 16, 2022

British health authorities say they identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

By Danica Kirka | May 16, 2022

The woman dubbed Wagatha Christie by British tabloids testified about the sleuthing techniques that led to her nickname, saying she posted fake news about herself on social media as a ruse to discover who was leaking stories about her family to the press.

Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

By Colleen Barry and Paolo Santalucia | May 15, 2022

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music.

Storm Chasers Face Host of Dangers Beyond Severe Weather

Storm Chasers Face Host of Dangers Beyond Severe Weather

By Todd Richmond | May 14, 2022

The deaths of four storm chasers in car crashes over the last two weeks have underscored the dangers of pursuing severe weather events.

Detention of Out WNBA's Brittney Griner in Moscow Extended for 1 Month

Detention of Out WNBA's Brittney Griner in Moscow Extended for 1 Month

May 13, 2022

The lawyer for out WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

By Tom Krisher, Michael Liedtke and Adam Geller | May 11, 2022

As the uproar over Elon Musk's $44 billion buyout of Twitter reaches a crescendo, another Musk drama, still chaotic four years after it began, has been back in court.

Tokyo to Recognize Same-Sex  Unions but Not as Legal Marriage

Tokyo to Recognize Same-Sex Unions but Not as Legal Marriage

By Mari Yamaguchi | May 11, 2022

Japan's capital has announced it will start recognizing same-sex partnerships to ease the burdens faced by residents in their daily lives, but the unions will not be considered legal marriages.

Ukrainian Actor Sasha Ivanov Joins the 'Shrimps' for French Film Sequel, But Longs for Homeland

Ukrainian Actor Sasha Ivanov Joins the 'Shrimps' for French Film Sequel, But Longs for Homeland

May 5, 2022

The French queer comedy "The Revenge of the Shiny Shrimp" was filmed last year in Ukraine where it enlisted the help of 20-year-old actor Sasha Ivanov. Now living in Paris, he longs for his homeland in the midst of a tragic war.

US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

By Eric Tucker and Matthew Lee | May 3, 2022

The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the U.S. will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two U.S. officials said.

Sydney Man Admits Pushing Gay American Off a Cliff in 1988

Sydney Man Admits Pushing Gay American Off a Cliff in 1988

By Rod McGuirk | May 2, 2022

A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday.

Germany: Quitting Russian Oil by Late Summer is 'Realistic'

Germany: Quitting Russian Oil by Late Summer is 'Realistic'

May 1, 2022

Germany says it's making progress on weaning itself off Russian fossil fuels and expects to be fully independent of Russian crude oil imports by late summer.

UK Tribunal Rules for Pastor Whose Homophobic Tweet Led to Backlash

UK Tribunal Rules for Pastor Whose Homophobic Tweet Led to Backlash

By Kilian Melloy | May 1, 2022

A UK tribunal has found that a pastor's "shocking" and "offensive" comments about Pride are still a protected form of speech.

May Day Rallies in Europe Honor Workers, Protest Govts

May Day Rallies in Europe Honor Workers, Protest Govts

May 1, 2022

Citizens and trade unions in cities around Europe were taking to the streets on Sunday for May Day marches, and put out protest messages to their governments.

EU Mulls Punishments for Hungary, which Embraces Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws, Authoritarianism

EU Mulls Punishments for Hungary, which Embraces Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws, Authoritarianism

By Samuel Petrequin | Apr 30, 2022

Hungary, a large recipient of EU funds, has come under criticism for policies such as exerting excessive control over the judiciary, stifling media freedom, and denying the rights of LGBTQ+ people.

Canada to Lift Restrictions on Gay Men Donating Blood

Canada to Lift Restrictions on Gay Men Donating Blood

Apr 29, 2022

Health Canada on Thursday lifted restrictions on gay men donating blood, a move Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said was "good news for all Canadians" but had taken too long.

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