‘A Dazzling and Powerful Force for Good and Change’: Friends and Colleagues Remember the Late Artist and Feminist Trailblazer Paula Rego
Mysterious Group of Companies Tied to Bank Rossiya Unites Billions of Dollars in Assets Connected to Vladimir Putin
A growing body of evidence documents the campaign of mass detention and forced assimilation in Xinjiang, begun under President Xi Jingping and his subordinates in 2017. The Chinese government has called the camps “vocational skills education and training centers,” but the Xinjiang Police Files and previous exposés by journalists, researchers and activists point to another conclusion. They reinforce allegations that the camps are part of a nationwide policy to promote conformity to Communist Party doctrine and majority Han cultural norms and crack down on expressions of cultural, political and religious diversity.
Pop Art Visionary Marisol Was All But Forgotten. Now, a New Exhibition Places Her on Equal Footing With Her Pal Andy Warhol
A project to track down and catalogue the vast wealth held outside Russia by oligarchs and key figures close to Russian President
The Wagner Group is said to be used by the Russian government in conflicts where plausible deniability is called for. The use of these mercenaries - described as "ghost soldiers" - also allows Russia more secrecy about its military operations abroad and the number of losses.
“Looking at what Portugal's score has been over the last 10 years, [this] shows a worrying stagnation"
A Dutch magazine revealed serious accusations of sexual abuse of minors by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, the former Apostolic Administrator of Dili, Timor Leste. According to De Groene Amsterdammer, an independent weekly news magazine, numerous people have come forward, under condition of anonymity, with allegations of sexual violence suffered at the hands of the bishop, now 74 years old, when they were still minors. In January 2003, Belo left Timor Leste for Portugal. In June 2004, he was assigned as “assistant to the priests” in Maputo, Mozambique, where he also dedicated himself to teaching catechism. He has subsequently returned to Portugal
GNR agents filmed slapping young woman in Albufeira – and immobilising young man with knee on neck
Brazil Is Among Worst in Ranking of Countries Based on Environmental, Social and Anti-Corruption Indicators
Firm action to prevent portuguese police ill-treatment and ensure that cases are effectively investigated
Scientists attribute the global warming trend observed since the mid-20 century to the human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" — warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space.
Dza Wonpo in eastern Tibet has been the target of intensive surveillance, arbitrary arrests and searches
An Afghan woman was reportedly set on fire by Taliban fighters because they were dissatisfied with her cooking amid a wave of capricious attacks as the Islamists revel in their victory. The alleged incident described by an Afghan judge comes after the group attacked people waving the Afghan flag and a Germany charity was forced to close after Islamists went door to door hunting journalists and interpreters.
The couple hid Valentina's body in a forest area, in the Serra d'El Rei (Peniche municipality), and agreed the following day to alert the authorities to the child's "false disappearance".
Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça was last seen riding his bicycle in Lousada, Portugal on March 4, 1998. When Rui didn't appear at a tutoring appointment later that day, a search began — but Rui never turned up.
Maria Malveiro received the maximum sentence – 25 years in prison – for the murder of 21-year-old Diogo Gonçalves, while Mariana Fonseca was cleared of murder charges and handed a four-year suspended sentence for the crimes of desecration of a corpse, theft and fraud.
Statistics from the CoE that compare the situation in prisons across the 47 member states that it comprises, found that Portugal has a higher-than-average rate of overcrowding and also has an inmate death rate that is significantly above the European average.
Online incel forums are steeped in extremist misogyny, with members regularly suggesting women should be raped and murdered. They encourage each other to rise up in a “day of retribution” or “incel rebellion”, when they will punish society, and women in particular, for their suffering, by murdering as many “normies” (non-incels) as possible.
Within the next two decades, temperatures are likely to rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, breaching the ambition of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and bringing widespread devastation and extreme weather.