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Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says
Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.
Dutch prime minister thanks American liberators
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has paid tribute at a Memorial Day ceremony to U.S. troops who fought and died liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation in World War II.
Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military
An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi military in the fight against the Islamic State group.
Irish gays wake up to whole new world: When's the wedding?
Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS
The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said.
Official results: Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage in referendum
Official results: Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage in referendum.
Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis
Nigerian airlines are canceling flights as a months-long fuel shortage is aggravated by a strike disrupting fuel deliveries in Africa's biggest oil producer.
Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan
The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.
Somalia: 18 killed in extremist attack in rural Somalia
A Somali military official says dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia early Saturday and clashed with government troops in which 18 militants and soldiers were killed.
Once expelled by France, Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality
German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit, once known as the youthful firebrand "Dany the Red," has been granted French citizenship — nearly a half-century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising.
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