Thu, Jun 20 2013
Gay rights activists carry a rainbow banner during a gay pride parade in Moscow, May 29 2010. Gay activists evaded riot police with a five-hour car journey across the Russian capital to hold the first ever gay pride parade in Moscow not to be broken up by the security services.
Petrol bombs, stones hurled, police fire tear gas as youths chanting football and anti-gay slogans clash in Serbian capital.
It is regrettable that such inhumane weapons are still used. It is high time that all European states ratify the Mine Ban Treaty and respect its provisions. The same goes for a prompt ratification of the new treaty banning cluster munitions, Hammarberg said.
'The police would never have dared to neglect their duty if they didn't feel support from the political establishment.'
'The only people engaged in deviant behaviour there were the thugs,' said US chargé d’affaires Keith Eddins.
A former top U.S. and Nato commander says the Netherlands' inclusion of gays in their military rendered Dutch peacekeeping troops unable to prevent the slaughter of thousands of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995. Asked for comment, Dutch military officials expressed astonishment.
For 26-year-old Ahmet Yildiz, the choice to live openly as a gay man in Turkey proved deadly.
Gay rights protestors say that the Serbian authorities have capitulated to homophobia
Church joins ultra-rightists and football fans in rejection of gay pride parade in Belgrade on September 20 2009, as the government in Belgrade pledges tight security against attacks on the event.
Group of theology students march through Sofia, saying that Rainbow Friendship Rally planned for June 27 is dangerous and immoral
British ambassador Steve Williams's support for the forthcoming gay rights parade is criticised by a far-right party leader in Bulgaria.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.