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Catalonia Separatists Urge a Show of Strength on the Streets

MADRID — Almost a year after failing to secede from Spain, the separatist politicians who govern Catalonia plan another show of force on Tuesday, with the celebration of the region’s national day. In a defiant speech this past week, Catalonia’s Read more…


Next in Irish Voters’ Cross Hairs? A Law Banning Blasphemy

“Such situations are abhorrent to our beliefs and values,” Mr. Flanagan said. “By removing this provision from our Constitution, we can send a strong message to the world that laws against blasphemy do not reflect Irish values.” The second clause Read more…


Same-Sex Marriages Are Backed in E.U. Immigration Ruling

“We are living in the 21st century, in the E.U.,” he added. “It is the right time to start recognizing these families as families.” Thirteen of the European Union’s 28 member states currently allow same-sex marriage, while a further nine Read more…