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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Political games behind Germany's gay marriage vote - EUobserver

[Updated on 30 June at 10.00] Germany's lesbians and gays received the right to wed on Friday (30 June), when a snap vote on the issue was held in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament. But their gain was the result of political machinations ...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 »

Merkel to put climate change at centre of G20 talks after Trump's Paris pullout - The Guardian

Tackling climate change will be one of the central tasks of the upcoming Hamburg G20 summit of the world's largest economies, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said on Thursday, following the US withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. Merkel, who ...and more »

Angela Merkel Sets Collision Course With Trump Ahead of G-20 - New York Times

BERLIN — A combative Chancellor Angela Merkel set herself on a collision course with President Trump and his “America first” agenda on Thursday, predicting “very difficult” talks over climate change and trade when she hosts a summit meeting of 20 ...and more »

Germany approves same-sex marriage — but Merkel votes no - VICE News

German lawmakers voted by a wide margin Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote on the issue. The move to full marriage equality comes 16 years after Germany recognized civil partnerships, and makes Germany one of the last Western European ...and more »