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Feds: Ghislaine Maxwell deserves at least 30 years in prison

Jun. 23, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell should spend at least 30 years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of teenage girls over a 10-year period by her onetime boyfriend, financier Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors said Wednesday in written arguments. Prosecutors...

All eyes on the NFL's pending decision on Deshaun Watson

Jun. 16, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

While Deshaun Watson maintains his innocence and fights to clear his name, the Cleveland Browns and football fans everywhere wait for the NFL to determine an appropriate penalty for the star quarterback accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women. A person familiar with the league’s...

Lawyers urge leniency at sentencing for Ghislaine Maxwell

Jun. 15, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell told a judge Wednesday that she should face no more than four to five years in prison for her sex trafficking conviction and role in financier Jeffrey Epstein’s decade-long sex abuse of teenage girls. They said in a...

Swedish government survives key vote amid troubled NATO bid

Jun. 07, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's justice minister narrowly survived a no confidence vote in parliament Tuesday over surging crime, in a ballot that had threatened to topple Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s minority government as the country is jockeying to join NATO amid strong...

French movement calls out sexual misconduct in politics

May. 26, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rape accusations against a newly named French minister have galvanized a movement aimed at exposing sexual misconduct in French politics and encouraging women to speak out against abusers. Left-wing groups are using the issue to rally opposition to President Emmanuel...

Japan to send FM to S. Korean president's inauguration

May. 06, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that its foreign minister will attend new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's inauguration ceremony next week as part of an effort to bring the countries' strained relations back to normal. Although the decision to send Foreign Minister...

Nobel laureate demands justice for sexual violence victims

Apr. 13, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In Ukraine, allegations mount of sexual violence against women by Russian soldiers. In northern Ethiopia, a woman taken to an Eritrean Defense Forces camp was raped by 27 soldiers and contracted AIDS. In Central African Republic the bodies of a woman and two girls were found...

Indonesia passes sexual violence law amid growing cases

Apr. 12, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Parliament approved a far-reaching law on Tuesday that sets punishments for sexual violence after being spurred into action by a recent case in which an Islamic boarding school principal raped and impregnated several students. The legislation...

UK teacher's killer gets at least 36 years behind bars

Apr. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Friday sentenced a sexual predator to at least 36 years in prison for the murder of Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher killed as she walked to meet a friend in London. Koci Selamaj, from Eastbourne on England’s south coast, pleaded guilty to...

Will Smith's slap sparks debate on defense of Black women

Apr. 01, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It started with a Black man slapping another Black man on live television at the globally televised Oscars, presumably in defense of a Black woman who was being ridiculed over her hairstyle. But to many Black people, it was about more than a slap or an insult. It...