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Gay Ireland hails 'a new Republic' as same-sex marriage approved

DUBLIN - Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights. | Video

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Greek PM says on final stretch toward deal with lenders

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.

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Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

LOS ANGELES - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. safety officials said on Friday.

U.S., Environment 9:42am EDT

Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Shi'ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on Saturday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains by the jihadi militants.

World, Iraq 10:57am EDT

Germany declines comment on reported 'deep freeze' with U.S. intelligence

BERLIN - The German government declined to comment on a report that U.S. intelligence agencies were reviewing their cooperation with German counterparts and had dropped joint projects due to concerns secret information was being leaked by lawmakers.

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Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi

WASHINGTON - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. | Video

Politics, Libya 22 May 2015