Cubans have voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in a groundbreaking national referendum, the country's National Electoral Council announced Monday. Voters in Sunday’s referendum approved a new 100-page family code ... On Monday, PresidentMiguel Díaz-Canel celebrated the measure's passage, tweeting, "Love is now the law." ... .
TikTok is facing the prospect of a £27m fine for failing to protect the privacy of children, the UK’s data watchdog has said. An investigation conducted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the video-sharing app may have breached data protection law between May 2018 and July 2020 ... He said the ICO had several ongoing investigations ... .
An Arizona woman is accused of smuggling hundreds of illegal immigrants into the US after they coughed up as much as $15,000 a pop to get across the border, authorities say ... The caller said there were “multiple people kidnapped including her husband,” police said ... ....
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine and its global fallout transfixed the meeting of world leaders at the U.N.General Assembly this year. When it wasn’t out front, it lurked in the background of virtually every speech ... And U.N ... He warned of starvation, destabilization of nations, riots, and mass migration if help doesn't arrive quickly ... U.S ... ___.
Danish authorities reported a gas leak Monday from the defunct Nord Stream 2 pipeline close to the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, according to Interfax news agency ... The coast services have set up a 5-nautical-mile security zone as a security measure," Interfax reported ... .
TOKYO, Japan – Thousands of Japanese and foreign dignitaries gather in Tokyo on Tuesday to honour assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe, at a rare state funeral that has sparked controversy and protest ... The ceremony for Abe, held at the Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo, is expected to cost at least 1.7 billion yen (12 million USD) ... .
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Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to "use all means" to protect Ankara's rights and interests against Greece. “We will not fail to use all the means to defend our country’s rights and interests against Greece, when necessary,” Erdogan said at a press conference after a cabinet meeting on Monday ... .
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth...Scientists expected the impact to carve out a crater, hurl streams of rocks and dirt into space and, most importantly, alter the asteroid’s orbit ... Monday’s target ... ___ ... .
PARIS. More than 75 people have been killed in the Iranian authorities' crackdown against unrest sparked by the death of Kurdish woman following her arrest by morality police, a rights group said Monday. The Iranian authorities' official death toll, meanwhile, remained at 41, including several members of the security forces ... .
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What began as a small regional political, economic and security bloc back in 1996 with five members — the Shanghai Five — is now the world’s largest organisation with more than 30 per cent of the globe’s GDP. And yet the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is rarely in the news unlike ASEAN, the GCC, the EU and Opec... 16, 2022 ... AP ... Read more ... .
London - Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday that he had founded the WagnerGroup private military company in 2014, the first public confirmation of a link he has previously denied and sued journalists for reporting. The Wagner Group, staffed by veterans of the Russian armed forces, has fought in Libya,..read full story. .