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Mural of Rainbow Flag Sparks Rare Palestinian Debate on Gays

Jul 1
A Palestinian artist whose mural of a rainbow flag on Israel's West Bank separation barrier was whitewashed by anti-gay protesters says his work sparked a rare debate among Palestinians about gay rights.

Greece makes Concession but No Deal Seen Before Sunday Vote

By Elena Becatoros | Jul 1
Greece's government has made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were still not good enough and that a deal was nevertheless impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday.

US, Cuba Reach Agreement to Open Embassies

By Julie Pace | Jul 1
The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.

Greece's Bailout Expires, Country Defaults on IMF Payment

By Elena Becatoros and Derek Gatopoulos | Jun 30
Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund

Don't Blink or You Might Miss the Leap Second on Tuesday

Jun 30
Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer - by a second.

Mexico Won't Send Contestant to Miss Universe

Jun 30
Mexico's national beauty pageant director confirms the country won't send a contestant to the Miss Universe contest because of insulting remarks by Donald Trump, an owner of the pageant.

Angry Protesters Whitewash Rainbow Flag on West Bank Barrier

By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Jun 30
Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights, painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier.

26 Million Facebook Users Change Profile Picture with Rainbow Pride Filter

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
If you've noticed that your Facebook news feed looks a lot gayer, you can thank Facebook's rainbow pride filter. According to CNN 26 million social media users have used the website's free tool to transform their profile picture from drab to fab.

US Envoy Confident Australia Will Manage Gay Marriage Debate

By Rod Mcguirk | Jun 30
The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country.

Mexico's Televisa Drops Miss Universe After Trump's Remarks

Jun 30
Mexican media giant Televisa says it will no longer broadcast the Miss Universe Pageant or engage any other communication project with Donald Trump.

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