Taiwan accepts same-sex marriage, so why not adoption?

This year, in a landmark legal case, the two men became the first same-sex couple on the island to legally adopt a child neither of them are related to. Now they’re living their family dream with daughter Joujou, 4, in the southern city of Kaohsiung, in an apartment decorated with rainbow flags and family photos. … Read more

Jordan Peterson Would ‘Rather Die’ Than Delete Tweet About Elliot Page That Got Him Suspended

Conservative Canadian author and psychologist Jordan Peterson, who was temporarily suspended from Twitter for his tweet about “The Umbrella Academy” star Elliot Page, said in a nearly 15-minute video posted to YouTube on Friday that he refuses to apologize, even if it means the suspension becomes a lifetime ban. His June 22 tweet about Page, … Read more

Venice reveals details of its € 10 tourist entry fee

Editor’s Note – Sign up to CNN Travel’s Unlocking Italy newsletter for insider intel on Italy’s best loved destinations and lesser-known regions to plan your ultimate trip. Plus, we’ll get you in the mood before you go with movie suggestions, reading lists and recipes from Stanley Tucci. (CNN) – The countdown has begun. From January … Read more

North Korea blames ‘alien things’ near border with South for COVID outbreak

SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters) – North Korea claimed on Friday that the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak began with patients touching “alien things” near the border with South Korea, apparently shifting blame to the neighbor for the wave of infections in the isolated. country. Announcing results of an investigation, the North ordered people to “vigilantly deal … Read more

As China tightens grip, Hong Kong’s luster as ‘world city’ dims

Hong Kong, China – German entrepreneur Joseph loved his life in Hong Kong. When not tending to his logistics company, he would enjoy strolls along the waterfront promenade, weekend brunches in the upscale Soho district and foot and back massages to relieve the daily stresses of life. But less than two years after setting up … Read more

Pair of orcas targeting great white sharks off South Africa’s coast

Great whites used to dominate areas of the Gansbaai coast, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Cape Town, but have been avoiding them in recent years, according to to a paper published in the African Journal of Marine Science on Wednesday. The Gansbaai coast was once a popular spot for great white shark spotting, … Read more

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippines’ new President

Marcos Jr., known as “Bongbong” in the Philippines, won a landslide in May 9 elections on a platform of national unity and a promise of more jobs, lower prices and more investment in agriculture and infrastructure. But critics say his rise to power was the culmination of a decades-long attempt to rebrand the Marcos family’s … Read more

Buckingham Palace finishes report on handling of Meghan bullying allegations – but won’t say what’s in it

Speaking at a news conference to discuss the Royal Household’s annual financial statement, Michael Stevens – the official in charge of the Crown’s finances – said that the private company hired to investigate the allegations had completed its work. Stevens said that several recommendations were made, but he did not reveal in any substantive detail, … Read more