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Friday, May 22, 2015
Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia's army: OSCE
KIEV - European mediators in the Ukrainian crisis said Thursday that two men captured by Kiev's troops had confessed to being members of the Russian armed forces sent in to back up pro-Moscow separatist fighters.
Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage
DUBLIN - Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.
Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighboring Iraq.
Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.
Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly about her breast cancer in the 1970s, has died. She was 88.
'Happy' Rockefeller dies in New York at 88
Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that restricting welfare payments to EU workers was an "absolute requirement" of his efforts to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the bloc, as he unveiled a new crackdown on immigration.
European legislators on Wednesday unexpectedly voted in favor of a law requiring firms to ensure they do not use so-called conflict minerals from Africa and other areas that end up funding warlords.
California declares emergency over oil spill
The governor of California declared an emergency as crews scrambled to contain an oil slick and clean up popular beaches after a pipeline rupture dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
U.S. House Republicans voted Wednesday to place limits on funding for scientific research, including climate change studies, as they passed legislation that more narrowly defines their priorities.
Nebraska may soon abolish death penalty
Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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