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Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections

Election Day in the U.S. is less than a month away, and time is running out for Americans living overseas to vote absentee How to vote absentee from abroad in the US elections (23 Sep 16) Here’s what to do before it’s too late: Already registered, requested and received your ballot? Fill it out and send it back to your election office ASAP to make sure it is received by your State’s deadline. The Federal Voting Assistance Program recommends mailing your voted ballot by October 15. Registered and requested, but still haven’t received your ballot? You can use the...

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Outrage over ruling on ‘brutal’ gang rape of teen girl

A 14-year-old girl was gang-raped and left partially clothed and unconscious in freezing temperatures. Now prosecutors are appealing the sentences for the young men found guilty, most of whom will not set foot in jail. Hamburg state prosecutors said on Monday that they are appealing the sentences against several young men, found guilty last week of raping a 14-year-old girl. “We want the mild verdict to be reassessed as to whether it is legally wrong,” state prosecutors’ spokeswoman Nana Frombach told broadcaster NDR. Four young men between the ages of 14 and 21 had gotten the girl drunk in...

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