Leader of Hong Kong independence movement found guilty of rioting

By Venus Wu HONG KONG, May 18 : A Hong Kong court on Friday found the most prominent leader of the Chinese-ruled territory’s independence movement, Edward Leung, guilty on one charge of rioting, a verdict that carries a maximum sentence of 12 years’ jail. The jury did not find him guilty of inciting a riot […]

U.S. top court weighs Republican challenge to Maryland electoral map

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 28 :The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday considers for the second time in recent months whether to rein in politicians who draw state electoral maps with the aim of entrenching their party in power in a case involving a Maryland congressional district. The justices heard a similar case on Oct. […]

title=”Singapore court rejects gay man’s bid to adopt biological son” data-text=”Singapore court rejects gay man’s bid to adopt biological son” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>Singapore court rejects gay man’s bid to adopt biological son

By John Geddie SINGAPORE, Dec 28 : A Singapore court has rejected a gay Singaporean doctor’s bid to adopt his biological child because he was born by a surrogate mother in the United States through a procedure not available for unmarried couples in the island state. Singapore is in many ways a vibrant, modern society […]

US appeals court hears arguments on Trump travel ban

By Tom James and Dan Levine SEATTLE/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 7 : A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday wrestled with a bid by President Donald Trump to show that his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries is legal. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in Seattle came two days after the […]

US top court weighs baker’s refusal to make cake for gay couple

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 5 : The US Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments in a major case on whether certain businesses can refuse service to gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds in a dispute involving a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a […]