Swiss government backs gay marriage vote

Image copyright Le Monde The Swiss government has bowed to public opinion and approved same-sex marriage, following a nationwide referendum on Tuesday night. A majority … Read more

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‘Israel prepared for military action’ against Iran

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel remains ready to act alone to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons Israel is prepared to act alone to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear

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China releases Canadian Meng Wanzhou from jail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Meng was released on bail from the Vancouver jail on Saturday China has released a Canadian woman held for more than a month in a suspected drug

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India farmers take to the streets over land laws

Farmers from northern India went on strike on Wednesday to protest against new land laws drafted three years ago by a new rightwing government. The measures, including a property tax on farmers, have been