1. Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard

    Not long ago, the vote would have been unthinkable. Ireland decriminalized homosexuality only in 1993. But the vote was 62 percent in favor, with 38 percent opposed.

  2. 3 Decades After Hate Crime, Ireland’s Gay Population Hails Vote

    The killing of a gay man that produced a movement also led to a distinction for Ireland: It is the only country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.

  3. The Lonely Fight Against Belize’s Antigay Laws

    Can one challenge to a statute criminalizing sodomy create a domino effect in the Caribbean?

  4. Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Is Expected to Keep Grip on Power

    9:01 PM ETThe Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front has been in power for 24 years. Given its influence in rural areas, it is likely to win again in Sunday’s national election.

  5. Spain’s Many Indicted Politicians Undercut ‘Red Line’ Against Graft

    Across the Valencia, region, about 50 indicted politicians are hoping to win re-election on Sunday, even as they prepare to appear before courts.

  6. Cleveland Police Officer Acquitted of Manslaughter in 2012 Deaths

    The white officer, Michael Brelo, climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at an unarmed black couple. His trial played out amid broader questions about how the police interact with African-Americans.

  7. Salvadorans Flock to Honor Beloved Archbishop on Path to Sainthood

    People crowded the streets in San Salvador for a ceremony to beatify Archbishop Óscar Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 as the country lurched toward civil war.

  8. Pursuits
    In Vietnam, Street Food Moves From Sidewalk to Storefront

    Savoring the specialties in Hanoi and Hoi An restaurants that preserve the informality and limited menus of Vietnam’s beloved street stalls.

  9. Pakistani Journalists Resign to Cut Ties to Axact, a Fake Diploma Company

    The defections came hours after the interior minister said that a preliminary investigation conducted last week had uncovered evidence against Axact.

  10. Abby Wambach, Unconcerned With Broken Records or Nose, Craves World Cup Title

    Before her fourth World Cup with the United States, Wambach, 34, chose to leave her N.W.S.L. team, train often on her own and round into form like a boxer for one final bout.

  11. Beyond French Open Favorites, Some Who Could Surprise

    Kei Nishikori of Japan and Carla Suárez Navarro of Spain are among the players to watch in the men’s and the women’s fields.

  12. T Magazine
    Hong Hao Photographs Things (Well, Everything)

    The Beijing-based photographer documents all that he consumes, by scanning each used item and composing what results into large-format still lifes.

  13. Myanmar President Signs Law Requiring Mothers to Space Out Children

    The controversial population-control bill requires some mothers to space their children three years apart. Critics warn it could be used to repress not only women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.

  14. Saudis Say ISIS Ordered Suicide Bombing of Mosque

    9:05 PM ETThe suicide bombing on Friday killed at least 21 worshipers at a Shiite mosque in a town near Qatif, in the Eastern Province.

  15. Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest While Russia Is Booed

    Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year's Eurovision Song Contest — except for the weather.

  16. Egyptian Court Acquits 17 in Case Arising From Poet’s Death at March

    The charges and unexpected acquittals underscored the increasingly capricious nature of Egypt’s justice system under its military-backed government.

  17. Let’s Make the Republican Debates More, Not Less, of a Circus

    Why not rethink a campaign ritual that didn’t work that well in the first place?

  18. Helio Castroneves, Teased for Hair Dye, Has a Goal That’s No Joke

    Castroneves, 40, is seeking his fourth Indianapolis 500 title, but he may not get an opportunity as good as the one he had last year.

  19. Reviving Japan’s Dreaded and Beloved Ghosts

    Several books offer the histories of the fantastical monsters known as yokai that have influenced generations of Americans through a steady stream of Japanese cultural imports.


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  3. Frank Bruni: Weary of Relativity
  4. Ross Douthat: Can the Islamic State Survive?

PoliticsU.S. Politics

  1. Republican Rivals Skirt Specifics on Plans to Fight ISIS
  2. First Draft: Hillary Clinton to Hold Fund-Raiser Hosted by Spitzer’s Ex-Wife