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Mallard to Go? Dig Of Pompeii Fast-Food Place Reveals Tastes

Mallard to Go? Dig Of Pompeii Fast-Food Place Reveals Tastes

By Frances D'Emilio | Dec 27, 2020

A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out.

Millions Face New UK Virus Restrictions; Border Chaos Eases

Millions Face New UK Virus Restrictions; Border Chaos Eases

Dec 26, 2020

Millions of people in the U.K. faced tough new coronavirus restrictions Saturday, with Scotland and Northern Ireland demanding tighter measures to try to halt a new variant of the virus that is believed to spread more quickly.

Asia Today: Beijing Tells Residents to Stay Put for Holidays

Asia Today: Beijing Tells Residents to Stay Put for Holidays

Dec 26, 2020

Beijing has urged residents not to leave the city during the Lunar New Year holiday in February, implementing new restrictions after several coronavirus infections last week.

Queen Elizabeth Pays Tribute to 'Kindness of Strangers'

Queen Elizabeth Pays Tribute to 'Kindness of Strangers'

By Pan Pylas | Dec 25, 2020

One of the traditional fixtures of any Christmas Day is to see Queen Elizabeth II and her family go to church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure of that.

Pope on Christmas: Vaccines for All; Needy, Vulnerable First

Pope on Christmas: Vaccines for All; Needy, Vulnerable First

By Raf Casert and Pan Pylas | Dec 25, 2020

Ambassadors from the European Union's 27 nations convened on Christmas Day to start assessing the free trade deal the bloc has struck with former member Britain, a historic accord that takes effect in just a week.

Breakthrough: UK and EU Reach Post-Brexit Trade Agreement

Breakthrough: UK and EU Reach Post-Brexit Trade Agreement

By Raf Casert and Jill Lawless | Dec 25, 2020

Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos on New Year's and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.

UK Cops Ticket Gay Men Cruising in Park... Because, COVID

UK Cops Ticket Gay Men Cruising in Park... Because, COVID

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 24, 2020

British police are ticketing gay men who are cruising in a London park, but it's not sex they're penalizing; rather, it's the breaking of COVID restrictions.

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

Dec 23, 2020

Australian firefighters have outdone themselves this year with a set of 2021 calendars.

LGBTQ Life in China: Slow Advancements But Room For Improvements

LGBTQ Life in China: Slow Advancements But Room For Improvements

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 22, 2020

A global progress report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World) finds that LGBTQ people in China have gained some legal rights and protections.

Rainbow Families Not Recognized in Half of EU

Rainbow Families Not Recognized in Half of EU

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 21, 2020

Rainbow families — families in which parents identify as LGBTQ — are not recognized by almost half of the European Union, a new study examines.

Lithuania to Approve Civil Unions in 2021?

Lithuania to Approve Civil Unions in 2021?

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 21, 2020

The former Eastern Bloc country Lithuania, like many other ex-Soviet nations, outlaws marriage equality. But there's a spark of light for same-sex Lithuanian families in a civil unions bill that might pass next year.

UK Holds Crisis Talks as France Closes Border on Virus Fears

UK Holds Crisis Talks as France Closes Border on Virus Fears

By Pan Pylas | Dec 21, 2020

Countries across the world have halted air travel to the U.K. while France has banned trucks from entering for a period of 48 hours while the new virus variant is assessed.

Eurail Launches First Mobile Pass For Paper-Free Travel

Eurail Launches First Mobile Pass For Paper-Free Travel

Dec 20, 2020

While some thought the old-school paper ticketing felt retro-cool, most of us have been eagerly anticipating Eurail's roll-out of the mobile pass.

UK Nixes Christmas Gatherings, Shuts London Shops over Virus

UK Nixes Christmas Gatherings, Shuts London Shops over Virus

By Sylvia Hui | Dec 19, 2020

Families must cancel their Christmas gatherings and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday.

New Study: Bisexual Men More Prone to Eating Disorders Than Gay Men

New Study: Bisexual Men More Prone to Eating Disorders Than Gay Men

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 18, 2020

A new study shows that bisexual men are more likely to experience eating disorders than gay, and even heterosexual, men.

Ian McKellen Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Ian McKellen Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 18, 2020

British actor Ian McKellen has received the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer/BioNtech.

French Teens Protest After Transgender Classmate's Suicide

French Teens Protest After Transgender Classmate's Suicide

Dec 18, 2020

About 100 teenagers rallied in northern France Friday to pay homage to a transgender student who killed herself this week after facing tensions with school officials around her gender identity.

Virus-Stricken Macron at Presidential Retreat with Fever

Virus-Stricken Macron at Presidential Retreat with Fever

By Angela Charlton | Dec 18, 2020

As French President Emmanuel Macron rides out the coronavirus in a presidential retreat at Versailles, critics on Friday called out slip-ups in his virus protection behavior, from a close-quarters handshake to repeated big-group meals over the past week.

Argentina to Add More Transgender People to Labor Force

Argentina to Add More Transgender People to Labor Force

By Débora Rey | Dec 17, 2020

According to Argentina's LGBT community, 95% of transgender people do not have formal employment, with many forced to work in the sex industry where they face violence.

New Study by FDA Could Lift Blood Donation Bans for Gay, Bisexual Men

New Study by FDA Could Lift Blood Donation Bans for Gay, Bisexual Men

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 17, 2020

The FDA is funding a new study on blood donations by gay or bisexual men.

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