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Anti-LGBTQ+ Russian Orthodox Head Escapes EU Sanctions Thanks to Hungary's Homophobic Leader

Anti-LGBTQ+ Russian Orthodox Head Escapes EU Sanctions Thanks to Hungary's Homophobic Leader

By Samuel Petrequin | Jun 5, 2022

Thanks to the insistence of Hungary, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has been removed from the latest round of European Union sanctions to punish Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Philippine Volcano Spews Ash and Steam, Alarms Villagers

Philippine Volcano Spews Ash and Steam, Alarms Villagers

Jun 5, 2022

A volcano southeast of the Philippine capital spewed ash and steam about a kilometer (half a mile) into the sky on Sunday, scattering ash on nearby villages and alarming residents, officials said.

Colorful Pageant, Street Parties to Cap Platinum Jubilee

Colorful Pageant, Street Parties to Cap Platinum Jubilee

By Sylvia Hui | Jun 5, 2022

Royal fans were hoping for an appearance by Queen Elizabeth II after a colorful street pageant through London on the final day of a holiday weekend celebrating the monarch's 70 years on the throne.

Mystery Solved: UK Queen Shares Secret with Paddington

Mystery Solved: UK Queen Shares Secret with Paddington

By Danica Kirka and Sylvia Hui | Jun 5, 2022

Now we know what is in Queen Elizabeth II's handbag.

Pageant Participants in Queen's Jubilee Celebrate Diverse UK

Pageant Participants in Queen's Jubilee Celebrate Diverse UK

By Danica Kirka | Jun 4, 2022

Just as the queen promised the UK at the height of the pandemic that people would meet their friends and families again, so performers at her Jubilee are celebrating dance again as part of a community.

Billie Jean King Receives France's Legion of Honor Award

Billie Jean King Receives France's Legion of Honor Award

Jun 3, 2022

Tennis legend and LGBTQ rights activist Billie Jean King received France's highest civilian honor, the Legion of Honor, on Friday.

Jerusalem Holds Annual Pride Parade Despite Threats

Jerusalem Holds Annual Pride Parade Despite Threats

By Isaac Scharf | Jun 2, 2022

Thousands of people attended the annual Jerusalem Pride Parade on Thursday amid heavy protection by Israeli police, who arrested three people suspected of threatening the event.

Pride Parade, Nightclub Needle Attacks Puzzle European Authorities

Pride Parade, Nightclub Needle Attacks Puzzle European Authorities

By Jade Le Deley | Jun 2, 2022

A spate of attacks in which people were jabbed by hypodermic needles has taken place at Pride events, soccer games, and nightclubs in Europe.

EU Lawmakers Demand Explanation for Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland Getting Billions

EU Lawmakers Demand Explanation for Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland Getting Billions

By Vanessa Gera | Jun 2, 2022

A centrist group in the European Union legislature demanded an "urgent" explanation Wednesday amid reports the EU's executive arm was prepared to release billions of euros to Poland's government.

Africans See Inequity in Monkeypox Response Elsewhere

Africans See Inequity in Monkeypox Response Elsewhere

By Maria Cheng and Chinedu Asadu | Jun 1, 2022

The resources to slow the spread of monkeypox have long been available — just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades.

Man in Wig Throws Cake at Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

Man in Wig Throws Cake at Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

May 30, 2022

A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.

WHO: Monkeypox Won't Turn into Pandemic, but Many Unknowns

WHO: Monkeypox Won't Turn into Pandemic, but Many Unknowns

By Maria Cheng | May 30, 2022

The World Health Organization's top monkeypox expert said she doesn't expect the hundreds of cases reported to date to turn into another pandemic, but acknowledged there are still many unknowns about the disease.

'Real Housewives' Franchise Takes Its Drama to Flashy Dubai

'Real Housewives' Franchise Takes Its Drama to Flashy Dubai

By Isabel Debre | May 30, 2022

The camera pans across a vast expanse of desert before careening toward an artificial island lined with luxury homes in the Persian Gulf. Eerie chords ring out, as though warning viewers: This is not your "Real Housewives of Orange County."

Colombia Presidential Race io Runoff; Leftist Vs Businessman

Colombia Presidential Race io Runoff; Leftist Vs Businessman

By Astrid Suarez and Regina Garcia Cano | May 30, 2022

In a blow to Colombia's political class, a leftist former rebel and a populist businessman took the top two spots in the country's presidential election Sunday and headed to a runoff showdown in June.

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

May 29, 2022

A Qatari-born doctor, living in the U.S. came out, making him the first openly gay citizen from the country that punishes homosexuality.

UK to Hold Days-Long Bash to Celebrate Queen's 70-Year Reign

UK to Hold Days-Long Bash to Celebrate Queen's 70-Year Reign

By Danica Kirka | May 29, 2022

Britain is getting ready for a party featuring mounted troops, solemn prayers — and a pack of dancing mechanical corgis. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne.

Spanish LGBTQ+ Groups Wary of Monkeypox Stigma as Pride Nears

Spanish LGBTQ+ Groups Wary of Monkeypox Stigma as Pride Nears

By Alicia León and Ian Sullivan | May 27, 2022

With one of Europe's largest gay pride celebrations right around the corner, Spain's LGBTQ community is worried that the outbreaks of monkeypox on the continent could lead to an increase in homophobic sentiment based on misunderstandings of the disease.

WHO: Nearly 200 Cases of Monkeypox in More than 20 Countries

WHO: Nearly 200 Cases of Monkeypox in More than 20 Countries

By Maria Cheng | May 27, 2022

The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease.

Brittney Griner's Wife Tells ABC She Wants WNBA Star Home

Brittney Griner's Wife Tells ABC She Wants WNBA Star Home

By Doug Feinberg | May 25, 2022

Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months.

Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

By Maria Cheng | May 24, 2022

Health authorities in Europe, North America, Israel and Australia have identified more than 100 cases of monkeypox in recent days.

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