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Turkey Bans First Gay-Lesbian Festival

The governor’s office on Friday banned Turkey’s first gay festival from taking place, saying it would offend society’s moral values.

The “Gay-Lesbian Cultural Festival” was scheduled to start Saturday and last one week, during which movies, documentaries and panel discussions were planned.

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Italy steps toward populist government as Conte gets mandate

new  Italy’s president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government Wednesday, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running western Europe’s first populist government.