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World 25 Jul 2019 | 10:35 PM Premium

Russia arrests man over murder of LGBT activist

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police said on Thursday they had detained a man over the fatal stabbing of an LGBT activist near her home in St Petersburg and were not treating the murder as a hate crime.

World 16 Jul 2019 | 4:13 PM Premium

Move over Trump: China's tweeting diplomats open fresh front in propaganda fight

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front in Beijing's increasingly assertive approach to diplomacy and propaganda and may be a sign of things to come.

World 08 Jul 2019 | 10:09 PM Premium

Rights violations in contested Kashmir continue unchecked, U.N. report says

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Tensions in disputed Kashmir after a deadly suicide bombing earlier this year are having a severe impact on human rights in the region, a United Nations report released on Monday said.

World 28 Jun 2019 | 6:11 PM Premium

Charlottesville neo-Nazi sentenced to life, judge says 'too great a risk' to release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A federal judge imposed a life sentence on the self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white supremacist rally, saying release would be "too great a risk."

World 26 Jun 2019 | 11:38 PM Premium

Protests in Indian cities after Muslim man is lynched, Modi says he is 'pained'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Protests were held in several Indian cities on Wednesday following the lynching of a Muslim man last week by a Hindu mob that suspected he was a thief.

World 13 Jun 2019 | 11:44 AM Premium

New Zealand massacre suspect set to enter pleas, face new terrorism charge

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Suspected white supremacist Brenton Tarrant is expected to enter pleas, and will face a new terrorism charge, when he appears in court on Friday over the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch.

World 31 May 2019 | 5:37 PM Premium

Danish Muslims feel backlash as immigration becomes election issue

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Growing numbers of Danish Muslims say they have faced verbal abuse, exclusion and hate crimes since mainstream political parties began adopting anti-immigrant policies previously the preserve of the far right.

World 25 May 2019 | 9:13 AM Premium

Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Protesters chanting "black trans lives matter" and "we will not be erased" on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States and decried the Trump administration's proposals to reverse transgender rights.

World 23 May 2019 | 11:04 PM Premium

Lawyer for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter seeking deal to spare man's life

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - An attorney for the man accused of massacring 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year told a judge on Thursday that she was still trying to negotiate a deal in which he would plead guilty if prosecutors agreed not to pursue the death penalty.

World 15 May 2019 | 8:37 AM Premium

Accused California synagogue gunman pleads not guilty to hate crimes

(Reuters) - A California nursing student charged with last month's deadly shooting spree in a San Diego-area synagogue and arson at a nearby mosque pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to more than 100 counts of federal hate crimes and civil rights offences.