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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.

Saudi Arabia finally allows women to get a drivers license

Saudi-Arabian officials announced that women will be allowed to drive, relenting on the long-standing ban against women drivers in the birthplace of Islam.

EU cautions U.S. against leaving Iran nuclear deal

Iran and the P5+1 countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany—reached a deal on July 14, 2015, that sought to ensure that the Islamic Republic will have a peaceful nuclear program.

EU’s new data privacy law creates headaches for American banks

What happens when a cookie of a European lands in the server of a community bank in the U.S. if, on an off-chance, the Brit browses the bank’s website?

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.

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