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Germany: Merkel's Challenger Sees Quick Vote on Gay Marriage

Germany: Merkel's Challenger Sees Quick Vote on Gay Marriage

By Geir Moulson | Jun 27
Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left rivals said Tuesday they would seek a parliamentary vote this week on legalizing gay marriage after the German leader backed off her conservatives' long-standing refusal to budge on the issue.

Serbia's Openly Gay Premier to Head Pro-Russian Government

Serbia's Openly Gay Premier to Head Pro-Russian Government

Jun 27
Serbia's future prime minister has proposed a staunchly pro-Russian official as the defense minister, damping hopes in the West that her nomination signals a shift away from Moscow's influence.

EU Fines Google a Record 2,4 Billion Euros in Antitrust Case

EU Fines Google a Record 2,4 Billion Euros in Antitrust Case

By Lorne Cook | Jun 27
The European Union has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.

Dali's Bones to be Exhumed in Spain for Paternity Test

Dali's Bones to be Exhumed in Spain for Paternity Test

By Aritz Parra | Jun 26
A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed to settle a paternity suit, despite opposition from the state-run foundation that manages the artist's estate.

44 People Detained During Istanbul's Banned LGBT Pride Event

44 People Detained During Istanbul's Banned LGBT Pride Event

Jun 26
Turkey's official news agency says 44 people were detained during a march for LGBT rights that the governor of Istanbul had banned.

Canada PM Trudeau Makes Pride Inclusive and the US Jealous

Canada PM Trudeau Makes Pride Inclusive and the US Jealous

Jun 26
This is how the LGBT community embraces a leader who embraces them.

Norwegians Collect Money to Fix Penis-Shaped Rock Formation

Norwegians Collect Money to Fix Penis-Shaped Rock Formation

Jun 26
Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.

Jewish Group Cacels Meeting with Netanyahu in Protest

Jewish Group Cacels Meeting with Netanyahu in Protest

By Aron Heller | Jun 26
A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

Prince Harry Once 'Wanted Out' of Britain's Royal Family

Prince Harry Once 'Wanted Out' of Britain's Royal Family

Jun 25
Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of the British royal family.

Activists Kept From Gathering En Masse for Istanbul Pride

Activists Kept From Gathering En Masse for Istanbul Pride

By Zeynep Bilginsoy | Jun 25
Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

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