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

Green party MPs toss confetti across chamber and gay couples kiss in gallery, while Angela Merkel votes no despite permitting bill. Kate Connolly in Berlin. Fri 30 Jun 2017 12.27 EDT First published on Fri 30 Jun 2017 02.48 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Did Merkel trip on gay marriage vote, or was this more canny politics? - The Guardian

The German leader's no vote is a sign she has to appease her core conservative base – but the snap election might be more deliberate than she let on. Kate Connolly in Berlin. Fri 30 Jun 2017 14.27 EDT Last modified on Fri 30 Jun 2017 17.48 EDT. Share ...and more »

Germany 'massively weakened' draft G20 climate plan to appease Trump - Climate Home

Latest draft of German plan for next week's Hamburg meeting contains major concessions to US and opens door for coal projects to be defined as “clean”. President Donald Trump meets with German chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office, Friday, March ...and more »

German parliament backs same-sex marriage - Financial Times

German lawmakers on Friday voted to legalise gay marriage, making the country the 14th EU nation to grant equal rights to same-sex couples. Chancellor Angela Merkel sprang a surprise by voting against the reform, even though she paved the way for the ...and more »

Why we should care about the German elections - (blog)

German parliamentarians used to pride themselves on being boring, but the past two years have turned Teutonic politics upside down. After a decade of dreary stasis under Angela Merkel, a system designed to run on tramlines has become a rollercoaster ...and more »

All of Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favour of same-sex marriage - The Independent

All six of Germany's Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the bill and announcing: "Marriage is between a man and a woman." Despite the Chancellor's opposition, the historic ...and more »

Angela Merkel challenges Donald Trump on climate change and trade ahead of G20 -

Angela Merkel on Thursday set the stage for a showdown with Donald Trump when she announced that next week's G20 summit in Hamburg will focus on climate change. The summit was expected to be dominated by Mr Trump's first meeting with Vladimir ...and more »

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

The annual summit of the Group of Twenty (G20), a gathering of the world's largest economies, has evolved into a major forum for discussing the most pressing global issues. One of the group's most impressive achievements was its robust response to the ...and more »

Marriage Equality Moves Forward in Germany - Human Rights Campaign (blog)

HRC celebrated a vote by the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany's parliament, to make marriage equality the law of the land. Once the legislation is approved by Bundesrat, the upper house, - which is expected to be a formality - and signed into law ...and more »

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

German chancellor says Trump administration's decision to quit Paris climate agreement means EU must show leadership on issue. Agencies in Berlin. Thu 29 Jun 2017 08.10 EDT First published on Thu 29 Jun 2017 07.40 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »