Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says

...Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Monday that the bill to legalize gay marriage, following its landslide approval in Friday's...
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My Turn: Alaska can shape the global Arctic agenda

Foreign ministers from eight Arctic nations recently gathered in the village of Iqaluit...the Arctic Council has primarily been a discussion forum for foreign ministers and various experts, rather than a decision-making body. Though...
Biden reassures Iraqi PM of support

...the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice...aired Sunday in a TV interview, a spokesman for Iraq's prime minister suggested the defense secretary had "incorrect information...
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Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote

...interests, suggesting an approach similar to that of Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary. He also said he wants banks returned...responsible president," said Zbigniew Ziobro, a former justice minister when the Law and Justice party led the government. "He will...
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'Never stop trying to fully repay them'

...for a bigger show of American force there, including ground troops.Vice President Joe Biden spoke Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and pledged full U.S. support for Iraqi efforts to reclaim territory from the Islamic State, including...
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US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

...confirmed as hosts. Garcia's full report was not released but was turned over to Swiss authorities in November.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, also a FIFA executive committee member, told The Associated Press: "We've got nothing to hide. We're...
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Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives his four highest-ranking ministers - those heading defense, the Treasury...this one. Like Cameron, former Prime Minister John Major in the 1990s had a fragile...
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More than a building

...Tsimshian people's perseverance and strength. It's also a fitting tribute to Dr. Walter Soboleff, an ordained Presbyterian minister who passed away in 2011 at the age of 102, inspired many in Southeast Alaska with his Sunday morning radio broadcasts, and...
Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

...sectarian politics it has failed to overcome ever since the Islamic State group began its rampage more than a year ago.Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed Tuesday to arm Sunni tribesmen to help retake Ramadi, a plan the United States has encouraged to better...
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Kerry heads to Russia in first visit since Ukraine crisis

...The State Department said Kerry would meet Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday at the Black Sea resort of Sochi...Turkey, where he will attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers on Wednesday. Kerry will return to Washington that same day...
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