Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador and is freezing new trade with the country in an escalating feud over human rights

Getty Images/Business Insider Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada’s ambassador and frozen all new trade and investment with Ottawa over an escalating dispute centered on jailed human rights activists. The feud appears to have begun on Friday, when Global Affairs Canada tweeted that it was “gravely concerned” about a new wave of arrests in the Kingdom targeting […]

EU citizens are ‘far from’ having their rights secured after Brexit

Getty Brexit committee of MPs calls on the government to provide more information on the “settled status” scheme for EU citizens living in the UK. A deal on citizens rights is “far from” done, MPs of the Exiting the European Union Committee warned. EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU are […]

Nikki Haley calls Human Rights Council UN's 'greatest failure' in bid to justify US exit

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has launched another attack on the UN human rights body, calling it a failure for listing such countries as China and Cuba among its members. She had no qualms about Saudi Arabia, though. Haley was speaking at the Heritage Foundation think tank, explaining the reasons for the US […]

Roe v. Wade probably won’t get overturned — but here’s what could happen to slowly chip away at abortion rights if the Supreme Court becomes largely conservative

Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would solidify a 5-4 conservative majority if he were confirmed.  This makeup of the court has many pro-abortion-rights activists concerned that abortion access and even the landmark case Roe v. Wade could be in danger. Legal experts, however, told Business […]

Terry Gilliam Flies Too Close to the Sun, Loses Rights to ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote‘s curse has struck again. After Terry Gilliam had seemingly won a decades-long battle against God and the universe with the film’s triumphant screening at Cannes last month, the embattled director has been dealt yet another blow. Despite a Paris court ruling in his favor prior to the Cannes screening, Gilliam […]

North America bid wins FIFA World Cup 2026 hosting rights

The North American joint bid comprising the USA, Mexico and Canada has won the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The decision was announced at FIFA’s annual congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The bid beat off competition from Morocco and was chosen in a vote by 203 of FIFA’s 210 member federations present in […]

Planting spies, paying people to post on social media, and pretending the news doesn’t exist: This is how China tries to distract people from human rights abuses

Kevin Frayer/Getty The Chinese Communist Party is keen to portray itself as a peaceful and scandal-free power. It refuses to acknowledge its human rights abuses, and discrimination against LGBT community and feminists. It’s not easy to do in the digital age, where nearly half of China’s citizens use the internet. These are four of the […]

‘Solo’ is Star Wars’ toothless confrontation of robot rights

Major spoilers for Solo ahead. The most interesting character in Solo is a robot. L3-37, voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), is a free-thinking, loud-mouthed Droid who introduces an entirely new concept into the Star Wars universe: robot rights. From the beginning, Droids like R2-D2 and C-3PO were presented as beings with thoughts and personalities of […]

Saudi Arabia arrested 10 activists who campaigned for women’s rights to drive just weeks before it plans to lift the ban on driving

AP Photo/Amr Nabil Authorities in Saudi Arabia detained several women’s rights activists who campaigned for women’s driving rights just weeks before the country is set to lift the ban on women driving. At least 10 women’s prominent rights activists have been arrested in the last week. Saudi Arabia is set to lift its driving restriction […]