Belfast Marchers Call for Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Belfast Marchers Call for Same-Sex Marriage Rights

May/19 By

Thousands of people marched through Belfast Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British …

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Maltese Soldiers Questioned in Shooting Death of Migrant

Maltese Soldiers Questioned in Shooting Death of Migrant

May/19 By

Maltese police Saturday said they were questioning two soldiers over a drive-by shooting in April in which an African migrant was killed. Ivorian national Lassana Cisse was killed April 6 when he was shot from a car as he walked down a street in Hal Far, close to an army …

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Erdogan Tells of Two Missile Defense Deals With Russia

Erdogan Tells of Two Missile Defense Deals With Russia

May/19 By

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia was a done deal, adding that Ankara would also jointly produce S-500 defense systems with Moscow.    U.S. officials have called Turkey’s planned purchase of the S-400 missile defense system “deeply problematic,” saying it would risk Ankara’s partnership in the joint …

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Austria’s Vice Chancellor Resigns

Austria’s Vice Chancellor Resigns

May/18 By

Austria’s vice chancellor has resigned. Heinz-Christian Strache stepped down Saturday after two German newspapers — Der Spiegel and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung — posted video footage of him appearing to offer state contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. Strache said Saturday he was the “victim of a targeted political attack,” but admitted that …

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Survivors of Nazi Commune in Chile: Germany’s Compensation Not Enough

Survivors of Nazi Commune in Chile: Germany’s Compensation Not Enough

May/18 By

The victims of an infamous Nazi pedophile commune in Chile say the compensation of up to $11,000 Germany has agreed to pay each of them is not enough. Germany said Friday it would pay the funds to the victims of Colonia Dignidad commune founded in 1961 by Paul Schaefer, a …

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Austrian Leader Calls Crisis Meeting After Deputy Filmed Discussing Deals

Austrian Leader Calls Crisis Meeting After Deputy Filmed Discussing Deals

May/18 By

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called a crisis meeting late on Friday after two German newspapers published footage purportedly showing his deputy discussing state contracts with a potential Russian backer in return for political support. Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was filmed talking about the contracts with someone posing as the niece of …

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Britain’s Labor Party: No Chance of Brexit Ratification by July  

Britain’s Labor Party: No Chance of Brexit Ratification by July  

May/17 By

Brexit talks appear to have collapsed a day after British Prime Minister Theresa May set out a timetable for her exit from office — the latest sign of a government in tatters. Britain’s Labor party head Jeremy Corbyn has sent a letter to May saying the Brexit talks have “gone …

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Germany Green-Lights E-Scooters on Roads, Not Pavements

Germany Green-Lights E-Scooters on Roads, Not Pavements

May/17 By

Germany on Friday authorized battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe. Following fierce debate over road safety and the impact on traffic, the upper house adopted a proposal by Transport Minister Andreas …

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Airstrike Kills, Injures Dozens of Civilians in Yemeni Capital

Airstrike Kills, Injures Dozens of Civilians in Yemeni Capital

May/17 By

U.N. agencies are expressing anger and sadness at the deaths and injuries of dozens of civilians, including children, hit by airstrikes on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, Thursday night. This is just the latest tragedy to hit Yemen, which has been at war for more than four years.The U.N. human rights …

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EU Defends Military Reforms Against US Criticism

EU Defends Military Reforms Against US Criticism

May/16 By

The EU on Thursday defended its push to reform the European defense industry in a retort to U.S. accusations that the overhaul would shut out allies such as Washington from European projects. The skirmish over military spending comes as transatlantic ties are at a long-time low with fears running high …

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