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International Ireland could make history with gay marriage vote DUBLIN — In what could be a historic vote, an estimated 3 million people across Ireland were expected to cast ballots Friday on whether to approve same-sex marriage, a change that appeared likely to pass despite opposition from the Roman Catholic church in this overwhelmingly Catholic […]
International ISIS Fighters Seize Control of Syrian City of Palmyra, and Ancient Ruins BEIRUT, Lebanon — Islamic State militants swept into the historic desert city of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday, and by evening were in control of it, residents and the Syrian state news media said, a victory that gives them another strategically important prize […]
International Five global banks to plead guilty, pay $5.7 billion on rate rigging Authorities fined five of the world’s largest banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Citigroup (C.N), roughly $5.7 billion and four of them agreed to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges over manipulation of foreign exchange rates, the U.S. Department of […]
International Boko Haram Militants Raped Hundreds of Female Captives in Nigeria DALORI, Nigeria — Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly, in what officials and relief workers describe as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants in Nigeria. In interviews, the women described being locked in houses […]
International Officials: Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State BAGHDAD — The Islamic State seized control of the key Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday, the biggest victory for the extremists this year despite stepped-up U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the region, according to officials in Anbar province. “Ramadi has fallen,” Muhannad Haimour, a spokesman for Anbar province, said […]