Taiwan court rules in favour of same-sex marriage, first in Asia
TAIPEI Taiwan's constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's banking association, the APBEF, ordered all banks in the West African nation to remain closed on Monday amid worsening unrest linked to a four-day nationwide army mutiny, banking and business officials said.
"There was an emergency meeting this morning and the APBEF took the decision that, for security reasons, all the banks would stay closed," a senior official with Banque Atlantique, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.
(Reporting by Joe Bavier and Loucoumane Coulibaly; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message.