Germany celebrates royal wedding despite groom's father's disapproval

Jul 9, 2017

Germany celebrates royal wedding despite groom's father's disapproval

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, a descendant of one of Europe’s storied noble families, married a Russian fashion designer Saturday — despite the public disapproval of the match by the groom’s father.Borne in a horse-drawn carriage, Ernst August Jr., 33, and Ekaterina Malysheva, 30, ...

Germany passes same-sex marriage law

/ Jun 30, 2017

Germany passes same-sex marriage law

Germany legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, joining many other Western democracies in granting gay couples full rights, including adoption.The election-year bill was pushed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leftist rivals, who pounced on a U-turn she made Monday — a maneuver that left many of ...

High infidelity: Ayumi Ito reprises her role in 'Hirugao'

Jun 6, 2017

High infidelity: Ayumi Ito reprises her role in 'Hirugao'

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A Japanese drama that instigated a nationwide debate about female infidelity and societal values, “Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon” has been made into a heart-wrenching movie that aims to have audiences reaching for the tissues.Set three years after the television series ended, the ...

Municipal-run services taps big data for matchmaking

May 29, 2017

Municipal-run services taps big data for matchmaking

One day in May, a woman in her 40s was browsing a tablet computer at a municipality-funded matchmaking center, searching for a prospective husband. She was surprised; the computer suggested candidates she wouldn’t have otherwise considered.“It recommends people who were under my radar,” she ...