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2006-07-07 07:25:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prostitutes in southern India are being given discount shopping cards in return for having regular checks at a sexual health clinic as part of a project to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. UNAIDS, the United Nation's AIDS-prevention agency, recently said India has the highest HIV caseload in the world, with an estimated 5.7 million people living with the virus. "They were very particular about us including a sari shop. Presentation is very important for them," said Sushena...

2006-06-23 12:50:00

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN (Reuters) - The hordes of beer-swilling men who have descended on Germany for the World Cup are proving a disappointment for the host nation's sex workers, preferring to party in public rather than spend time with prostitutes. While some larger red-light establishments in host cities have seen their cash tills ringing, a lot of prostitutes say the anticipated boost for Germany's liberal sex industry has failed to materialize. "The pent-up sexual demand of horny fans...

2006-06-23 12:53:18

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN (Reuters) - The hordes of beer-swilling men who have descended on Germany for the World Cup are proving a disappointment for the host nation's sex workers, preferring to party in public rather than spend time with prostitutes. While some larger red-light establishments in host cities have seen their cash tills ringing, a lot of prostitutes say the anticipated boost for Germany's liberal sex industry has failed to materialize. "The pent-up sexual demand of...

2006-06-17 13:03:19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An accused prostitution ringleader said a Time Warner Inc. Chief Financial Officer was her "sugar daddy" in a relationship where he had showered her with gifts, two New York tabloid newspapers reported on Saturday. A Time Warner spokesman declined to comment on the allegations against CFO Wayne Pace. Andrea Schwartz was accused of operating a high-priced sex for hire business out of a million dollar New York apartment, charging clients up to $1,500 per session,...

2006-06-05 16:35:35

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned thousands of women may be forced to travel to Germany and work as prostitutes during the football World Cup which starts on Friday, a senior U.S. official said. The United States has written to the government and raised its fears in meetings with officials in Germany, where prostitution is legal, said John Miller, the State Department official responsible for the publication on Monday of an annual report on human...

2006-05-25 07:30:00

By Jonathan Allen NEW DELHI -- Plans to toughen India's laws to prevent human trafficking could drive prostitutes underground and jeopardize HIV-prevention in a country suffering the world's second-highest caseload, health officials said on Thursday. The legislation, which would make it an offence to visit a brothel to have sex with a victim of trafficking, has been proposed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. But it has run into criticism from the Ministry of Health and its...

2006-05-03 13:55:03

VIENNA (Reuters) - German security preparations for the World Cup finals are going well, a senior U.S. Homeland Security official said on Wednesday. "It is the work of governments to make sure that we are taking prudent precautions, and I have every reason to believe that the host nation for the World Cup is doing exactly that," Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson told reporters. He was speaking before talks with EU counterparts on security cooperation in areas including terrorism and...

2006-05-03 10:45:42

VIENNA (Reuters) - German security preparations for the World Cup finals are going well, a senior U.S. Homeland Security official said on Wednesday. "It is the work of governments to make sure that we are taking prudent precautions, and I have every reason to believe that the host nation for the World Cup is doing exactly that," Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson told reporters. He was speaking before talks with EU counterparts on security cooperation in areas including terrorism and...

2006-04-18 23:25:00

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO -- Around the world, middle-aged and elderly men tend to be more satisfied with their sex lives than women in the same age group, a survey released on Wednesday said. Substantial majorities of people who are married or who have a partner remain sexually active throughout the second half of their lives, according to a survey of 27,500 people aged 40 to 80 in 29 countries. "There was very little effect of age on sexual well-being," though other factors such as health...

2006-04-04 08:00:00

By Verna Gates and Mickey Goodman ATLANTA - In a sleazy hotel room, "Brittany," then aged 16 and drugged into oblivion, waited for the men to arrive. Her pimps sent as many as 17 clients an evening through the door. A "john" could even pre-book the pretty young blonde for $1,000 a night, sometimes flying in and then flying out from a nearby airport. None of this happened in Bangkok or Costa Rica, places that have become synonymous with sex tourism and underage sex. It took place in Atlanta,...