Mexican Supreme Court postpones hearing on marijuana legalization case

Mexican Supreme Court postpones hearing on marijuana legalization case

Agence France-Presse Mexico’s Supreme Court postponed on Wednesday a much-anticipated hearing on a citizen group’s bid to legally smoke marijuana, a potential landmark case in a country beset by drug violence. While dozens of legalization supporters gathered outside the court in the capital’s historic center, a judicial official said the justices decided to delay the

China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

Agence France-Presse China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday, after decades of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement left it with an ageing population and shrinking workforce, heightening the challenges of slowing growth. All couples will be allowed two children, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing a communique issued by the

‘This victory truly belongs to the nation’: Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ireland

‘This victory truly belongs to the nation’: Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ireland

Agence France-Presse Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world’s first country to vote for gay unions. “The Presidential Commission today signed the ‘Marriage Bill 2015′ into law,” the president’s office said in a statement, paving the way for the first

Polish court rejects Roman Polanski extradition to US

Polish court rejects Roman Polanski extradition to US

Agence France-Presse A Polish court on Friday quashed a US bid to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty in 1977 to raping a 13-year-old girl but left the country before sentencing. The court ruled “inadmissibility in extraditing Polish-French citizen Roman Polanski to the US,” presiding judge Dariusz Mazur said at the court in

Kim Jong Un demands ‘modern and precise’ rockets

Kim Jong Un demands ‘modern and precise’ rockets

International Business Times

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for the modernization of anti-aircraft rockets with better “precision” during a firing drill in a western division of the inter-Korean border, the country’s state media reported Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency. Kim’s instructions to his military comes a day after South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo…