Germany legalizes same-sex marriage

Germany’s Bundestag has passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a step up from the previously allowed civil unions. Same-sex couples will now, among other benefits, be able to jointly adopt children. The vote came after the SDP, FDP, and Green parties all said that same-sex marriage would have to be part of any coalition agreement […]

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Republican congressman among five shot by gunman in Virginia

Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been shot along with five others in Alexandria, Virginia, at a baseball practice attended by multiple Republican lawmakers. Scalise, who is the third-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, was reported to be “in good spirits” before going in for a hip surgery. President Donald […]

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Canada will play a larger role in global politics as U.S. pulls back, says Freeland

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, announced on Wednesday that the Government of Canada wants to be more active in global politics, especially with the U.S. “giving up its mantle” under President Donald Trump’s increasingly isolationist policies. Freeland, in her biggest foreign policy announcement since being shuffled into the position in January, also criticized […]

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