News :: International

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond Quits as Scotland's Leader

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Sep 19
Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Texas Hotel Cancels Ugandan President's Room Over Anti-Gay Stance?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 19
Officials from a hotel in Irving, Texas, reportedly canceled a room booked by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni because of a controversial anti-gay bill he supported and because his stay may spark protests near the establishment.

Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Scots Reject Independence in Historic Vote

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Sep 19
Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Police investigators work at a home at Guildford in suburban Sydney, Australia.

Australia Raids Thwarted ISIS Beheading Plot

INTERNATIONAL | By Kristen Gelineau | Sep 18
Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group.

t.A.T.u

Russian t.A.T.u. Singer: I'd Condemn My Son if He's Gay

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A member of the early 2000s Russian pop duo, t.A.T.U, went on Russian TV this week and said she would condemn her son if he grows up to be gay, reportedly saying "a man has no right to be a fag."

Scottish independence referendum Yes supporter 83-year-old Edinburgh resident Isabelle Smith

Scots Decide Whether to Declare Independence

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Sep 18
Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state.

ISIS Militant: Gays are Pedophiles, 'The Worst of Creatures'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A militant allegedly connected with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria condemned the LGBT community, comparing gays to pedophiles, called them "animals" and said they are "the worst of creatures."

Egyptian Police Use Grindr to Arrest Gay Men, Lesbians

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A new report reveals Egyptian police are using dating apps like Grindr to hunt down and arrest gay people.

How AndroFeme works

AndroFeme Provides Hormone Replacement For Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
An Australian-based pharmaceutical company has created AndroFeme, a skin cream meant to restore testosterone levels in post-menopausal women.

President Barack Obama

Ebola Survivor: No Time to Waste as Obama Ups Aid

INTERNATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard and Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 17
An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.