Stories about English from January, 2017
As demonstrations break out against President Trump's executive orders, ordinary people feel their way toward protest.
In reality, it's damned hard.
The pro-Kremlin tabloid “Life” shared a bizarre video, titled “He Beats You Because He Loves You,” reviewing the “top five ways to commit domestic violence” and get away with it.
"It is not appropriate that a citizen who criticises someone more powerful should face legal action of this kind."
A Hungarian court has ruled that last October's sudden closure of the country's leading opposition daily, Népszabadság, was illegal.
Energized by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's ouster, Africans are now criticizing many of the region's international groups for failing to remove other “dictators.”
During the U.S. presidential campaign, Slovenians didn't show much interest in Mrs. Trump. That changed, however, after Donald Trump's surprising victory in the Electoral College
The Chinese Lunar New Year is China's most important season for family reunions, but younger people are increasingly fleeing their relatives and the country altogether.
Same-sex relations were decriminalized in Jordan in 1951, but nearly 70 years later the country's LGBT citizens remain the targets of discrimination and mistreatment, with little protection from the law.
In 2014, Ould Mkhaitir was arrested and convicted of "apostasy" over an opinion article in which he addressed Mauritania's discriminatory caste system.
Against a backdrop of legal complexities and state repression, a Mapuche community in Patagonia is fighting against the Italian textile giant Benetton to regain ownership of their ancestral lands.
The eyewitness told Global Voices that a German-speaking passenger on the Iberia flight called a fellow Lebanese passenger, who was sending text messages in Arabic, a "terrorist."
"Perhaps Emecheta’s grandest legacy was making us realise that feminism isn’t alien to Africa. She clearly defined African feminism as one that is different from that of the West."
"People finally have become bulls to reaffirm their self-respect, determination and identity."
"If you want to know if you are going the right way follow women of color, brothers and sisters."
"When did we get so many forests in Bangkok?", asked a Twitter user.
Better Late Than Never? Trinidad & Tobago Wins 2008 Olympic Gold After Jamaican Athlete Found Guilty of Doping
"It started off as a sprint but ended up as a marathon."
When Trinidad and Tobago's opposition was in government, it introduced the FATCA bill in parliament; ever since, it has been sidestepping passing the legislation. Enter a letter to Donald Trump.
Pressured by civil society, Moldovan legislators debate whether to amend the flawed surveillance-enabling legal changes, called the "Big Brother" Law, or to demand a completely new proposal by the government.
"If you’re not sure how to feel about the ad, why not ask an Aboriginal person who they feel about it. And if you don’t know any Aboriginal people… well…"