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Chelsea Manning released from prison

On the day of her expected release from a maximum-security military prison, director Tim Travers Hawkins announced production on Pulse Films’ feature documentary “XY Chelsea” with exclusive rights to Manning’s story.

Slovenia finally allows same-sex couples to marry from now on

Under the new law, same-sex couples can go on sick leave if their partner is sick and inherit property and receive a widow's pension if their partner dies.

EU nationals living in Britain face legal chaos

European lawmakers and officials foresee problems because Britain lacks information on which EU nationals are in the country before its divorce.

Finland sticks to EU values, no repeal of same-sex marriage

Finnish lawmakers rejected a petition from more than 100,000 people demanding the repeal of a law allowing same-sex marriage that takes effect on March 1.

US releases Puerto Rican freedom fighter after 17 years

Rivera disembarked from an American Airlines jet that landed in the capital of San Juan and was placed under house arrest.

Brave Romanians continue their resistance against corruption

A Romanian court has ruled that the speaker of the Senate, accused of making false statements in a property fraud case, can go on trial.

Calculated campaign of extrajudicial execution in Syrian prisons

Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse".

European Parliament recognition for same-sex adoptions

The greatest opposition came from MEPs from France’s far-right Front National, which remains opposed to same-sex parenting. .

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