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First same-sex weddings in Germany, quiet LGBT revolution in Malta

Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples.

EU seeks to resettle more North African refugees

The European Union unveiled a new plan to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, the majority of them from northern Africa.

IMF chief tells bankers to not dismiss cryptocurrency

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.

Hamilton wins wet and wild Singapore Grand Prix

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton struck a decisive blow in his championship battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel as he took the honours in Formula One's first wet night race.

Why do 71 nations don’t want to ban nuclear weapons?

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

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