PARIS, May 18 — French President Francois Hollande (pic) has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalise gay weddings.
France’s official journal announced today the bill had become law after the Constitutional Council gave it the go-ahead yesterday.
The bill, a campaign pledge by the Socialist ... Read More
Former Argentine Army General Jorge Videla (left) listen to the verdict during his trial in this July 5, 2012 file photo. Videla died in prison on May 17, 2013, at age 87. — Reuters pic Read More
ADEN, May 18 — Gunmen shot dead a senior Yemeni military intelligence officer who had been targeted for assassination by al Qaeda-linked militants, a local security official said.Colonel Abdullah ... Read More
SEOUL, May 18 — North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast today, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said, but the purpose of the launches was unknown.Launches by the North of short-term ... Read More
SOFIA, May 18 — Bulgarian truck drivers lifted their traffic blockades at two major border checkpoints with Turkey late yesterday, saying a deal had been struck to end Turkish restrictions on their ... Read More
TOKYO, May 18 — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted north-eastern Japan today, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.No tsunami warnings have been issued.The United States Geological ... Read More
CONNECTICUT, May 18 — A commuter train travelling eastbound from New York City derailed near the Connecticut suburb of Fairfield during the evening rush hour this morning and collided with a westbound ... Read More
WASHINGTON, May 18 — President Barack Obama today trimmed his funding request for the war in Afghanistan and other overseas operations by 10 per cent, reflecting his plans to wind down the US presence in ... Read More
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, May 18 — An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of a 40 kg rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said ... Read More
WASHINGTON, May 18 — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered top military chiefs today to redouble their effort to address the problem of sexual assault, saying the frequency and perceived tolerance of the ... Read More
CAIRO, May 18 — Egyptian security forces clashed with young men in central Cairo after a protest by several thousand opponents of President Mohamed Mursi, state news agency MENA reported.The forces fired ... Read More
PARIS, May 17 — France’s Constitutional Council cleared the way today for same-sex marriage, throwing out a last-ditch effort by opponents to scupper the country’s biggest social reform since abolition of ... Read More
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