Co-Habiting Legalised In Florida

Unmarried couples in Florida now can live together without running afoul of the law, after the governor signed a bill yesterday striking a measure which made cohabitation a crime. Cohabitation, illegal for a century-and-a-half in Florida, was punishable by a fine of up to $500 and as much as 60 days in jail. That changed […]

France Bans Paying For Sex

France has overhauled prostitution laws by making it illegal to pay for sex. The French Parliament started debating the bill in 2013, but it has been beset by two years of rows between politicians. French media says under the new law, people who pay for sex can be fined $1,700 (€1,500) for a first offence, […]

Nuclear Terrorist Attack Would ‘Change Our World’, Says Obama

The threat from terrorists trying to launch a nuclear attack that would “change our world” is real, President Barack Obama has said. The world has taken “concrete” steps to prevent nuclear terrorism, he told the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. But the so-called Islamic State (IS) obtaining a nuclear weapon is “one of the greatest […]

Belgium Frees Brussels Bombing Suspect

A man known as Faycal C, the only person arrested and charged with involvement in the Brussels attacks, has been released for lack of evidence. Belgian media gave his name as Faycal Cheffou and said he was suspected of being the mystery third man seen in CCTV footage of the bombers. Tuesday’s attacks on the […]

Chinese Flags Defaced In Prague Ahead Of Xi Visit

Chinese flags hoisted in the Czech Republic ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping have been defaced. Dozens of the flags hung in the capital Prague were “spattered with a black substance overnight”, a police spokesman said. The Chinese leader is due to arrive on Monday for a two-day visit before going to […]

Brussels Attacks: Belgium Mourns Amid Hunt For Suspect

Belgium is observing three days of mourning following bomb attacks in the capital Brussels that left 34 people dead and about 250 wounded. A minute’s silence for the victims will be held at midday (11:00 GMT). Police are continuing a huge manhunt for a suspect caught on CCTV shortly before two bombs exploded at Zaventem […]

Migrant crisis: Hundreds Cross From Greece Into Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants have crossed from Greece into Macedonia after finding a way through the border fence. Earlier, some 1,000 migrants, including children, left their sprawling camp in the Greek village of Idomeni and crossed a river near the border. Some 14,000 people have been stranded at the camp, where conditions have deteriorated following days […]

Thousands of Migrants Stranded at Greece-Macedonia Border

About 8,500 migrants are stuck in worsening conditions on the Greece-Macedonia border at a camp designed to support just 1,500 people. The Idomeni crossing has been closed for nearly 24 hours following protests by migrants desperate to continue their journey to Western European countries. Some migrants have been stranded at the overburdened camp for more […]

Greece Recalls Envoy In Migrant Row

Greece has recalled its ambassador to Austria amid sharp divisions among EU states over the migrant crisis. The move came after Austria hosted a meeting with Balkan states on the migrant issue, to which Greece was not invited. Greece called the move an “unfriendly act”. It said its ambassador was recalled for “consultations”. Ministers from […]

US Election 2016: Trump Wins South Carolina, as Clinton Takes Nevada

Donald Trump has won the South Carolina primary in the Republican race for president, cementing his status as the man to beat for his party’s nomination. In the Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in a tight race in Nevada. Both results will be key ahead of the “Super Tuesday” round on […]

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