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Forget Tourism: Pyeongchang's Legacy Likely Debt & Anger

Forget Tourism: Pyeongchang's Legacy Likely Debt & Anger

By Foster Klug, Kim Tong-Hyung | Feb 21
Hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what was promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an ignored, impoverished backwater into a premier Asian ski hub.

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that Family's Profiting From Presidency

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that Family's Profiting From Presidency

By Muneeza Naqvi | Feb 21
Donald Trump Jr. said any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures.

Romanian Museum Defends Screening of Gay AIDS Film 'BPM' Amid Protest

Romanian Museum Defends Screening of Gay AIDS Film 'BPM' Amid Protest

By Alison Mutler | Feb 20
A Romanian museum has defended its screening of French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" amid protests over gay themes which feature in the film.

Ex-Workers at Russian 'Troll Factory' Trust US Indictment

Ex-Workers at Russian 'Troll Factory' Trust US Indictment

By Naira Davlashyan and Irina Titova | Feb 20
While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.

Religious Protests Against Gay Films Show Divide in Romania

Religious Protests Against Gay Films Show Divide in Romania

By Alison Mutler | Feb 19
Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screenings of two movies featuring gay themes, saying they violate traditional values. In response, a new screening of the Cannes award-winning movie "120 Beats Per Minute" is going to be held Tuesday.

Kremlin Dismisses US Election Indictment as Lacking Evidence

Kremlin Dismisses US Election Indictment as Lacking Evidence

Feb 19
The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence.

Oxfam Says Staff Intimidated Witnesses in Haiti Sex Scandal

Oxfam Says Staff Intimidated Witnesses in Haiti Sex Scandal

By Danica Kirka | Feb 19
Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.

Indian Bigamist, Busted for Dowry Demand, Turns Out to Be Trans

Indian Bigamist, Busted for Dowry Demand, Turns Out to Be Trans

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 17
Krishna Sen seemed to embody some of the worst behavior of the male sex: The woman he married in 2014 told police that he smoked, drank, and physically abused her as part of his demands for a dowry.

Nature? Nurture? Or... Sin?! A New Survey Assesses Cis Attitudes About Trans People

Nature? Nurture? Or... Sin?! A New Survey Assesses Cis Attitudes About Trans People

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 16
A recent multinational survey turned up evidence that one third of people in the United States think that trans people are committing a sin.

'3 Billboards' Protest in London for High-Rise Fire Victims

'3 Billboards' Protest in London for High-Rise Fire Victims

Feb 15
Activists for victims of a deadly London high-rise fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police.

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