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Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult
To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.
Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage
Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana's parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or offer social or medical support, in one of the most draconian and sweeping anti-gay laws proposed around the world.
The Pegasus project: why investigations like this are at the heart of the Guardian's mission
When the Guardian's head of investigations, Paul Lewis, first told me about a huge data leak suggesting authoritarian regimes were possibly using smartphone hacking software to target activists, politicians and journalists, perhaps the worst part is that I wasn't particularly surprised.
Jeremy Heywood's widow calls Greensill inquiry a 'travesty'
The widow of a former top civil servant who was heavily criticised in the UK government's inquiry into the Greensill affair has described the process as a "travesty" set up to scapegoat her husband and "distract attention" from events after his death.
One by One, African Countries Dismantle Colonial-Era Death Penalty Laws
Sierra Leone appeared set to become the 23rd African country to abolish capital punishment.
French person among 6 held over plot to kill Madagascar president
Public security minister says those arrested also included two Malagasy and two Malagasy and French bi-nationals.
Labour's local successes show there's a path forward - if the national party dares to take it | Andy Beckett
s Labour's general election defeats have mounted, it's become common to fear that the party will never hold office again.
Amid rising cases, the C.D.C. director warns the U.S. is at 'another pivotal point' in the pandemic.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck a new tone of urgency on Thursday about the coronavirus pandemic, warning that the United States is "not out of the woods yet" and is once again at a "another pivotal point in this pandemic" as the highly infectious Delta variant rips through communities with low rates of vaccination.
That's bad! UK sanctions Equatorial Guinea leader's son who spent aid on Michael Jackson glove
The UK government on Thursday sanctioned five individuals "involved in corruption around the world", including one person spent millions of misappropriated funds on mansions, private jets, including nearly £200,000 on a glove that Michael Jackson wore during the "Bad" tour.
Departing From Trump-Era Practices, Garland Pushes DOJ Independence From White House
Attorney General Merrick Garland has issued new policies on Wednesday designed to emphasize an approach of relative independence the Department of Justice (DOJ) should take with the president and White House staff.