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Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

By Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman | Feb 15
By Sunday, Trump's Commerce Department is expected to issue an opinion on whether auto imports endanger U.S. national security enough to justify such import taxes. Trump would then have 90 days to decide whether to impose them.

Thai Party Fields Transgender Candidate for Prime Minister

Thai Party Fields Transgender Candidate for Prime Minister

By Jerry Harmer and Tassanee Vejpongsa | Feb 15
As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she's pursuing a bid to become the country's first transgender prime minister.

It's a Girl! Berlin Zoo's Baby Polar Bear has 1st Checkup

It's a Girl! Berlin Zoo's Baby Polar Bear has 1st Checkup

Feb 15
Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl."

Japanese Same-Sex Couples Sue for Equal Marital Rights

Japanese Same-Sex Couples Sue for Equal Marital Rights

By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 14
Thirteen gay couples filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage Thursday, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality.

Scientists in Hungary Protest Govt Takeover of Research

Scientists in Hungary Protest Govt Takeover of Research

By Pablo Gorondi | Feb 13
Scientists in Hungary on Tuesday protested government efforts to take control of their research funding, a move they say endangers academic freedom.

Gay Muslim Comic Gone From Instagram After Indonesia Warning

Gay Muslim Comic Gone From Instagram After Indonesia Warning

By Stephen Wright | Feb 13
An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation.

Michael Jackson is Back: Danish Mall Reverses Removal

Michael Jackson is Back: Danish Mall Reverses Removal

Feb 13
Denmark's oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson.

Gucci Creative Head Breaks Silence Over 'Blackface' Sweater

Gucci Creative Head Breaks Silence Over 'Blackface' Sweater

Feb 13
Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention.

UK Gay Couple Endure 6 Years of Harassment, Allege Cops Did Nothing - But Local LGBT Group Offers Support

UK Gay Couple Endure 6 Years of Harassment, Allege Cops Did Nothing - But Local LGBT Group Offers Support

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 12
A male couple in the UK endured years of harassment, including human waste being smeared on their door, threatening messages, and sex workers being sent to their address. The police did nothing about any of it, but an LGBTQ group offered support.

Bahrain Refugee Soccer Player Freed by Thailand, Heads Home

Bahrain Refugee Soccer Player Freed by Thailand, Heads Home

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Tassanee Vejpongsa | Feb 11
A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.

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