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British Government to Reconsider Gender-Neutral Passport Option?

British Government to Reconsider Gender-Neutral Passport Option?

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13
British lawmakers are about to reintroduce legislation that would provide a third, neutral option for British passports in addition to the binary choices of male and female.

Russian Constitution Change Ends Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

Russian Constitution Change Ends Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

Jul 13
The possibility for Russian same-sex couples to one day marry vanished on July 1 when voters approved a package of constitutional amendments, one of them stipulating that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Conservative Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Tight Race

Conservative Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Tight Race

By Vanessa Gera | Jul 13
Polish President Andrzej Duda, a conservative who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor.

Exit Poll: Duda Leads Poland's Tight Presidential Runoff

Exit Poll: Duda Leads Poland's Tight Presidential Runoff

By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska | Jul 13
A late exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw.

Coronavirus Surge in Eastern Europe Prompts New Restrictions

Coronavirus Surge in Eastern Europe Prompts New Restrictions

By Pablo Gorondi | Jul 12
Countries in Eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to riots in Serbia, mandatory face masks in Croatia and travel bans or quarantines imposed by Hungary.

Poland's Momentous Presidential Runoff Too Close to Call

Poland's Momentous Presidential Runoff Too Close to Call

By Monika Scislowska | Jul 12
An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative, populist incumbent and the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw

Multiple Protests Against French Minister Accused of Rape

Multiple Protests Against French Minister Accused of Rape

By Arno Pedram | Jul 12
Chanting "Impunity is Over!," women's rights activists protested against President Macron's appointment of an interior minister accused of rape and a justice minister who minimized the #MeToo movement.

Video Calls, Separate Bedrooms: Bolsonaro's First COVID Week

Video Calls, Separate Bedrooms: Bolsonaro's First COVID Week

By Daniel Carvalho | Jul 12
Bolsonaro, 65, announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for the virus and had experienced fever, aches and malaise.

Widow Condemns 'Barbaric' Death of Driver Beaten Over Masks

Widow Condemns 'Barbaric' Death of Driver Beaten Over Masks

Jul 12
The wife of a French bus driver who was beaten to death after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for "exemplary punishment" for his killers.

Poland Faces Momentous Choice in Tight Presidential Runoff

Poland Faces Momentous Choice in Tight Presidential Runoff

By Monika Scislowska | Jul 11
Voters in Poland on Sunday will decide a tight runoff election between populist incumbent President Andrzej Duda and his liberal pro-European Union challenger, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.

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