The VICE Morning Bulletin
Obama vows retaliation for Russian election hacking, the Syrian government suspends the evacuation of Aleppo, Trump's new Israeli ambassador wants to move the embassy to Jerusalem, and more.
Austria's far-right Freedom Party gets another shot at the presidency, by court order
Norbert Hofer was defeated by less than one percent in May. The Supreme Court says there may have been irregularities that demand a new vote.
VICE News and Reuters
Colombia Is Divided Over Constitutional Court's Ruling in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
The constitutional court’s rejection of a proposal defining marriage as heterosexual has sparked an outpouring of polarized opinion pitting a progressive opinion against deeply rooted conservative traditions.
Court Orders South African President to Pay Back Government for Controversial Home Remodeling
The constitutional court ruling on Thursday ended years of controversy surrounding security upgrades the South African leader made to his private residence, renovations that included a swimming pool, a chicken run, and a visitors center.
Same-Sex Couples Can Now Adopt Children in Colombia
Activists celebrated the constitutional court's decision to remove restrictions on same-sex adoption as an important step towards equality, with a ruling still pending on gay marriage.
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asia & pacific
Cheating Husbands in South Korea Aren't Allowed to Divorce Their Estranged Wives
Though divorce settlements can be arranged with cooperating spouses, South Korean law stipulates that the person responsible for a marriage's failure isn't permitted to file for divorce.
Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Heralds Reform
Jokowi is a cathartic figure in Indonesian politics, the first president to emerge from outside of the country’s powerful elite.
asia & pacific
Thailand’s Anti-Democratic Royalists Precipitate Political Chaos
The polarized country is deeply divided between poor rural dwellers and an urban middle class enjoying the fruits of globalization.