Europe: France’s Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Ruled Constitutional
The court’s action cleared the way for President François Hollande to sign the legislation into law.
UN chief in Russia as Syria crisis deepens
Ban Ki-moon is the latest world leader to visit Moscow for talks with President Putin regarding the ongoing conflict.
No New S-300 Air-Defense System To Syria Says Russia — But Maybe Old Ones
An anonymous reader writes "Yesterday, Russia's Foreign Minister declared that Moscow would not sell any new surface-to-air missiles to Syria, although there is a catch. He said old contracts are being honored. Could old contracts just be code for an already signed, but undisclosed deal for the S-300? Lavarov certainly left the door open: '...when questioned in particular about the S-300, his reply was not clear if the "earlier contracts" were for the S-300 or something else.' With Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu going to the Black Sea town of Sochi early next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin, it seems they may have something to talk about."
Europe: Russia: Leftist Group Suspended
Russian prosecutors suspended a leftist opposition group for three months in what critics of President Vladimir V. Putin say is an intensifying crackdown on dissent sponsored by the Kremlin.
Europe: Russia: Dagestan Will Let Putin Choose Its Next Governor
Lawmakers in Russia’s Dagestan region voted Thursday to cancel popular elections for governor and allow President Vladimir V. Putin to choose its next leader.