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  • As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects

    As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects
    JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s casket, draped in Israel's blue and white flag, made its way to Jerusalem on Sunday aboard a military command car in a somber motorcade flanked with police motorcycles and other military...
  • For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive

    For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive
    ROME — Under the fleeting light of an autumn half-moon, an Italian medical student made his way to the top of a modern high-rise in east Rome, not far from an ancient arch built by the emperor Claudius. From the 11th floor of the apartment block,...
  • Bangladesh vote thwarted by 'Battling Begums'; outcome called farce

    Bangladesh vote thwarted by 'Battling Begums'; outcome called farce
    The last time a parliamentary election in Bangladesh drew such low turnout, the lawmakers elected served only 11 days in office before political turmoil brought down the government. Observers Monday held out little more hope for the lawmakers elected...
  • Ukraine's besieged ruling party gets boost from by-election wins

    Ukraine's besieged ruling party gets boost from by-election wins
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Amid weeks of anti-government street protests, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s ruling party won four of five seats in parliament during a byelection, a defeat for opposition forces seeking his ouster. The opposition...
  • Pussy Riot, Greenpeace could benefit from Russian amnesty law

    Pussy Riot, Greenpeace could benefit from Russian amnesty law
    MOSCOW – Russia’s parliament on Wednesday¬†approved an amnesty law that could allow two jailed members of the punk music group Pussy Riot to go free and pardon 30 people facing charges over a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling....
  • Russian amnesty vote a capper on Putin's year

    Russian amnesty vote a capper on Putin's year
    MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year. Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
  • Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law

    Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Uganda's parliament on Friday passed tough anti-gay legislation that will punish those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" with life in jail. While same-sex marriage has been enshrined in a growing number of...
  • Canada high court strikes down laws against prostitution

    Canada high court strikes down laws against prostitution
    The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down three laws against prostitution in a landmark ruling Friday, deeming the bans on visiting brothels, living off a prostitute's proceeds and public solicitation "overly broad" and potentially dangerous for...
  • A 'do-nothing Congress' for the record books?

    A 'do-nothing Congress' for the record books?
    WASHINGTON — By the numbers, this Congress is on track to make the infamous "do-nothing Congress" of the late 1940s look downright prolific. Before the Senate adjourned Friday for an extended holiday break, the two bodies of the 113th Congress...
  • Iran lawmakers threaten nuclear speed-up if Congress adds sanctions

    Iran lawmakers threaten nuclear speed-up if Congress adds sanctions
    TEHRAN -- More than a third of Iran’s parliament has signed on to a bill ordering an acceleration of the country’s nuclear program if Congress follows through with new sanctions, lawmakers said. In a gesture apparently intended as...
  • Uganda's deplorable anti-gay bill

     Uganda's deplorable anti-gay bill
    Uganda's deplorable Anti-Homosexuality Bill has reappeared periodically for consideration by its parliament, but until now it has always been withdrawn or placed on the back burner. Last week, however, it failed to disappear; instead, it was approved...