World Topics

Aug 6, 2014

Gay marriage arguments flooding U.S. courts

A slew of appeals court cases around America on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry are putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict. Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear ...

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Aug 6, 2014

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Migrants flowing into Europe in unprecedented numbers are causing a tense summer in France, as clashes break out among asylum-seekers in overcrowded camps and police fire tear gas to quell the chaos. Sudanese and Eritreans battled in the sweltering heat in France’s port city ...

Aug 5, 2014

Judge: Alabama's restrictive abortion law unconstitutional

A U.S. state’s law restricting doctors at abortion clinics is unconstitutional because it would unduly hamper women’s ability to obtain the medical procedure, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 172-page opinion and an accompanying order, said Alabama state ...

Aug 5, 2014

Thousands of Russians stranded abroad after tour operator fails

Russia is striving to bring back nearly 16,000 tourists stranded abroad after the latest in a string of travel companies failed amid strains over the crisis in Ukraine, tourism officials said Monday. With Western sanctions threatening to tip Russia’s ailing economy into a recession ...

Aug 4, 2014

Spain throws cold water on sex and booze resorts

Wearing only underwear and angel wings, three young women wiggle their hips to entice customers to enter one of the many nightclubs in Magaluf, a Spanish beach resort notorious for its sex and booze excess. “We came to get drunk, basically. Everyone knows Magaluf ...

Sudanese apostate arrives in U.S. with family

Aug 1, 2014

Sudanese apostate arrives in U.S. with family

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived in the United States on Thursday, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter” and later by cheering supporters ...