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German MPs approve gay marriage in snap vote

A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. The reform gives gay men and lesbians full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children. At present, same-sex couples are limited to civil unions. Mrs Merkel’s …

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Many firms hit by global cyber-attacks

Firms around the globe are reporting that they have been hit by a major cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among dozens of firms reporting problems. Ukrainian firms, including the state power distributor and Kiev’s main airport were among the first to report issues. Some experts have suggested that it …

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