Berlusconi seeks resurrection of political power

Jul 22, 2014

Berlusconi seeks resurrection of political power

Silvio Berlusconi’s acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister’s determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power. The 77-year-old’s conviction to seven years in jail for paying for sex with an ...

N. Korean ex-spy shunned stuck in the cold

| Jul 12, 2014

N. Korean ex-spy shunned stuck in the cold

Once their espionage cases are resolved, some former North Korean spies find that life in the South can be pretty good. They write books, land TV gigs, work for think tanks and in general benefit from their new home’s fascination with their old homeland. ...

Jul 10, 2014

U.S. police seek graphic photos of teen in sexting case

A U.S. teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors in Virginia told a judge they need photos of the 17-year-old’s erect penis to ...

Jun 9, 2014

EU eyes using vice to boost economies

European governments are turning their attention to prostitution, drugs and contraband as possible ways of boosting their economic growth profiles, as they struggle away from their debt crises. Italy caused a stir when it announced last month that it would begin including revenues from ...

Jun 8, 2014

Aussie store manager assaulted with sex toys in brazen stickup

A shop manager was pelted with sex toys by an intruder wearing a wig and crotchless pants in an Australian erotica store stickup, local police reported Sunday. The man forced his way into the Brisbane adult shop through the roof just before 5:30 am ...

Man from 'Mars' rails at online porn, feminism

Jun 6, 2014

Man from 'Mars' rails at online porn, feminism

He claims to have saved hundreds of thousands of marriages. But John Gray, author of the 1992 “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” is worried by where relationships are going — notably online. Free to view Internet porn is “like taking heroin” ...

Porn could affect men's brain size, German research hints

May 30, 2014

Porn could affect men's brain size, German research hints

Researchers have found less gray matter in the brains of men who perused large amounts of sexually explicit material. The research, which appeared Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, could not determine if pornography actually caused the brain to shrink, however, and the authors ...

Cambodian sex slavery activist quits U.S. foundation

May 30, 2014

Cambodian sex slavery activist quits U.S. foundation

A Cambodian woman internationally recognized for her work against sexual slavery has resigned from the foundation she helped create following reports that she distorted parts of her own history. Somaly Mam’s memoir, “The Road of Lost Innocence,” said she was abused and sold into ...