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France legalizes gay marriage

May 21, 2013

France is the 14th nation on Earth and the 9th in Europe to legally recognize same sex marriage. Read Article »

Chancellor Merkel insists Germany's relationship with EU neighbors remains strong

May 16, 2013

German leadership reaches out to France after weeks of perceived tensions.  Read Article »

India and China work to resolve border dispute

May 21, 2013

The Chinese Premier has started his first trip abroad in India. Read Article »

Russia drops visa requirement for athletes

May 16, 2013

Russia is making it easier for athletes to travel to the country before the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Read Article »

China will help oversee the development of Arctic energy resources

May 16, 2013

China is one of several nations to have been granted permanent observer status on the Arctic Council.  Read Article »

France enters its second recession since 2012

May 15, 2013

The French economy officially entered recession in early 2013, while Germany managed to narrowly avoid the same fate. Read Article »

Euro zone leadership clash over the creation of unified banking system

May 14, 2013

Spain and Portugal are calling for European banking integration while Germany is throwing up legal challenges to stall the plan. Read Article »

Hong Kong's high court rules that transsexuals can marry

May 13, 2013

Hong Kong's highest court has ruled that post-operative transsexuals can marry. Read Article »

World Cup qualifying round between South African and the Central African Republic moved to Cameroon

May 9, 2013

The World Cup qualifying match between South Africa and its neighbor the Central African Republic has been moved to Cameroon to protect players' safety. Read Article »

Arrests made in Belgian diamond heist

May 8, 2013

Police have arrested 31 suspect across Europe in connection to a $50 million diamond heist. Read Article »

Chinese export numbers arouse skepticism among international observers

May 8, 2013

China's stronger than expected trade numbers have made some analysts more nervous than pleased. Read Article »

The Philippines' Mount Mayon spews ash and rocks into the sky

May 7, 2013

The Philippines Mount Mayon experience a small eruption on May 7 2013. Read Article »

An open position as the head of the WTO pits Brazil against Mexico

May 7, 2013

Both Brazil and Mexico are competing to have their candidate named the head of the World Trade Organization. Read Article »

Chinese consumers slow to adopt electric vehicle technology

May 6, 2013

Despite some of the worst air pollution in the world in many of the nationals' metro areas and a strong push from the central government, electrics cars are not catching on in China. Read Article »

St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet and opera house gets its public unveiling

May 6, 2013

The Mariinsky ballet and opera house has opened in St. Petersburg to rave reviews. Read Article »

History is made as Pope Emeritus Benedict returns to the Vatican

May 2, 2013

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has returned to the Vatican after a two month sojourn at the papal summer residence at the Castel Gandolfo. His relocation to permanent residence in the Vatican in early May marks the first time in history when two popes have cohabitated in the tiny city-nation. Read Article »

The EU debt crisis might save some northern European nations money

May 2, 2013

Low interest rates have actually made the euro zone debt crisis a cost savings for some European economies. Read Article »

The Netherlands has its first king in over a century

May 1, 2013

King Willem-Alexander is the first king of the Netherlands since 1890. Read Article »

Russia revives a soviet era award

May 1, 2013

Five Russians have received the first Hero of Labor medals awarded since 1991. Read Article »