Ireland, Enthusiastic About Gay Rights, Frets Over Abortion by KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA


By KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA

While the once-profound influence of the Catholic Church has faded, abortion is an exception, leaving the results of the coming referendum unpredictable.

Published: May 19, 2018 at 07:00PM

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Maduro Wins Venezuela Election Amid Widespread Disillusionment by WILLIAM NEUMAN and NICHOLAS CASEY


By WILLIAM NEUMAN and NICHOLAS CASEY

President Nicolás Maduro won a second term as president of Venezuela, a country in the midst of a historic economic collapse. Voter turnout appeared to be extremely low amid calls for a boycott.

Published: May 19, 2018 at 07:00PM

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