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World 26 Feb 2021 | 3:48 AM

Venezuela cell block overcrowding hits triple capacity, rights group warns

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's pretrial cell blocks in 2020 were overcrowded at a level amounting to triple their capacity, a rights group warned on Thursday, criticizing unsanitary conditions in the facilities due to underfunding in the crisis-stricken country.

World 17 Feb 2021 | 2:23 AM

French Assembly passes bill aiming to curb Islamism

PARIS (Reuters) - France's National Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation designed mainly to counter a rise in Islamism in towns and cities which the government says threatens national unity.

World 13 Feb 2021 | 12:04 AM

The show must go on, but COVID-19 and animal ban threaten French circuses

SENAS, France (Reuters) - William Kerwich hasn't performed a circus show since March. Instead, his family's travelling circus has been parked on a plot of land in southern France, his lions and tigers confined to their pens and his main tent packed up.