France scraps sterilisation law for transgender people

France scraps sterilisation law for transgender people

Rights activists celebrated a major victory in France on Thursday after the country passed legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without undergoing sterilization. The move comes after a handful of European nations strengthened the rights of transgender people by ending requirements such as undergoing medical procedures in order to have their desired […]

Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader over ‘son of a whore’ jibe

Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader over ‘son of a whore’ jibe

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a planned meeting with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte, the White House said Monday, after his Asian ally launched a foul-mouthed tirade against him. Duterte called Obama a “son of a whore” hours earlier, vowing he would not allow the American leader to lecture him on human rights. “President Obama […]