Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

France approves same-sex marriage bill

Deputies in France's national assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for same-sex marriage. Before it is signed into law, the bill must first still pass through the Senate in April. Experts say it is likely the senate will give its consent, French daily Le Monde reports.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

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