You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

World

  • Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town
     SURUC, Turkey – A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by
  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
     JOHANNESBURG – The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week – months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.
  • Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery
     TOKYO – Japan’s central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move today to shore up sagging growth in the world’s No. 3 economy.
Advertisement

Macedonia to consider gay-marriage amendment

SKOPJE, Macedonia – Macedonia’s parliament has agreed to consider proposed constitutional amendments to effectively ban gay marriage and to impose limits on public debt.

Lawmakers agreed Wednesday to begin the amendment process proposed by the governing conservatives, who with their political allies already have the two-thirds majority of seats needed to approve the changes after winning a landslide election victory in April.

The amendments would define marriage exclusively as a heterosexual union, to limit the national debt to 60 percent of gross domestic product and to limit the country’s annual budget deficit to 3 percent.

A spokesman for the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party in parliament said the amendment was aimed at “protecting traditional, family and religious values of marriage.”

Advertisement