A protestor lies on the ground on a downtown intersection as Cleveland police officers block them from a RTA bus following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on manslaughter charges in Cleveland, Ohio, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Protests erupt after acquittal of Cleveland police officer

CLEVELAND - Protests erupted in Cleveland after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012.  Full Article 

Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra 9:05am EDT

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday.

A Greek national flag flutters next to a statue of ancient Greek goddess Athena, in Athens May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece cannot make debt repayments: minister

ATHENS/LONDON - Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail.  Full Article 

Libyan Navy boat carries illegal migrants who attempted to flee the coast to Europe back to the coastal city of Tripoli, May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Tripoli seeks aid to halt Europe-bound migration

TRIPOLI - Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said.  Full Article 

People react as Ireland voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum, in Dublin May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Irish voters back gay marriage

DUBLIN - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.  Full Article 

Reverend Katie Hotze-Wilton signs a marriage license at a same-sex wedding ceremony at City Hall in St. Louis, Missouri November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Whitney Curtis

In defense of the courthouse wedding

Financially speaking, toned-down weddings make a ton of sense. After all, think of all the other places newlyweds could spend that money to get their marriage started on the right financial foot.  Full Article 

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Female activists march for peace in North Korea

Female activists lead North Korean women in the "2015 International Women's Grand March for the Reunification and Peace in Korea" in Pyongyang.