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German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage - The Guardian

German MPs have voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, prompting joyous and unusual scenes in parliament as Green party politicians tossed glittered confetti across the chamber and gay couples sitting in the public gallery kissed and embraced ...and more »

German lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage; Merkel votes no - CNN

(CNN) German lawmakers voted by a wide margin to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, a landmark decision which came just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her longstanding opposition to a free vote on the issue. The bill gives homosexual ...and more »

Germany legalises same-sex marriage - The Economist (blog)

“THINGS take longer to happen than you think they will,” the economist Rudiger Dornbusch once said, “and then they happen faster than you thought they could.” In the 16 years since Germany granted legal partnership rights to gay people, 13 European ...and more »

What to Know About the Hamburg G20 Summit - Council on Foreign Relations

The G20 summit comes amid tensions over trade, climate, and refugee policy and increased uncertainty over the U.S. commitment to multilateral institutions. Backgrounder by James McBride. June 30, 2017. The inner city of Hamburg, Germany. Christian ...and more »

Volatility returns; Merkel challenges Trump; Oil jumps - CNNMoney

CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index, which looks at seven measures of market sentiment, ticked over into "fear" territory. Meanwhile, the VIX index of volatility surged as much as 40%. Powered by SmartAsset.com. Disclosures SmartAsset.com · U.S. stock ...and more »

Angela Merkel's rival, Martin Schulz, claims chancellor is too soft on Trump - Deutsche Welle

Merkel's challenger for the chancellor's seat has called her out for going easy on the US leader. Schulz said Germany should not make concessions to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and Recep Erdogan at the upcoming G20. Deutschland SPD Programmparteitag ...and more »

German Parliament approves same-sex marriage - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks to Baden-Wuerttemberg governor Winfried Kretschmann of the Green Party prior to a debate of the German parliament Bundestag on the gay marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017. (Markus Schreiber/AP ...and more »

'My brother can finally marry his boyfriend' - BBC News

Many social media timelines are full of rainbow colours today as Twitter users celebrate Germany's decision to legalise same-sex marriage. The bill won a clear majority after Chancellor Angela Merkel - who argued marriage was between a man and a woman ...and more »

Week Ahead: G-20 Summit Among International Environment Events - Bloomberg BNA

Washington is taking a break during the week of July 3, but foreign nations aren't. A Group of 20 summit in Germany that will focus on climate change highlights the week's international environment and energy events. German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...and more »

Marriage for all: celebrities tying the same-sex knot - Deutsche Welle

After Germany made a historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage, we look at the actors, musicians and celebrities who have already tied the knot with their same-sex partners. Elton John and partner David Furnish (picture-alliance/AP Photo/L. These ...and more »