However, chief opponent leader Frigide Barjot blamed that it is to "change the civilization" of France and vowed to take a street protest on May 26 against the newly adopted gay-marriage bill.
Mongolia´s electoral authorities identified Friday three candidates, including incumbent President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, for the presidential election on June 26.
60 people have been injured as two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut. Five of the 60 have been critically injured.
South Korean media are reporting that the DPRK has been releasing its rice reserves to feed its citizens since March. The food shortage is affecting major cities, including Pyongyang. So far, there is no official word from the DPRK on the latest crisis to hit the country.