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Pope Francis' sexual abuse commission, hit by resignations and criticism, gets a reboot

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT

Last week Pope Francis announced he was reviving a panel he created to advise the Vatican on how to handle sexual abuse by clergy. The issue has dogged the Roman Catholic Church in recent years, and critics have accused Francis and his two predecessors ...


As death toll soars, Syria cease-fire proposal hangs on Russia

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:27:00 GMT

UNITED NATIONS-- Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded.


Pakistan Supreme Court bans ex-PM from leading his party

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:12:00 GMT

Feb. 21 (UPI) --Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to bar Nawaz Sharif from his position as president of the country's ruling party and reverse all of his decisions. "The Election Commission is directed to remove the name of Nawaz Sharif as president ...


Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman, incident 'not terror-related'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:49:00 GMT

The area in the Forest neighborhood was reopened after about three hours and police spokeswoman Kathleen Calie later confirmed the incident was not terror-related. During the search, Associated Press television images showed armed police officers hiding ...


Man kills self after tossing grenade at U.S. Embassy in Montenegro

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:34:00 GMT

Feb. 22 (UPI) --A man attempted to throw a grenade into the U.S. embassy in Montenegro on Wednesday but ended up killing himself, government officials confirmed. No other people were injured in the attack. the embassy was closed at the time of the blast.


The Latest: German court defers decision on diesel ban

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:41:00 GMT

A German court has deferred ruling on whether authorities can ban diesel cars from cities to lower air pollution, a move that could have drastic consequences for the country's powerful auto industry. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig began ...


Amnesty's Annual Report Offers a Scathing Assessment of the World's Human Rights

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:37:00 GMT

From U.S. President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, to Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign, the world has spent the past year coping with discriminatory policies, atrocities, and hate-filled rhetoric from leaders, Amnesty International says in its latest ...


Video shows quick cop catch Egyptian boy falling from window

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:47:00 GMT

An Egyptian police officer on patrol outside a bank likely saved a young boy's life this week by being in the right place at the right time, and being quick with his hands. Five-year-old Ammar Motaz Abd El-Salam was with his family at a party on Saturday ...


Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:48:00 GMT

Psst, have you heard? Russia is sowing divisiveness in an effort to sway voters, or worse. But this time the target isn’t a coming election but the Oscars, according to one of two filmmakers whose documentaries have been nominated for Academy Awards and ...


France 'manipulating' case against businessman sought over Sarkozy allegations: lawyer

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:39:00 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - The lawyer for a French businessman suspected of funneling money from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign accused French authorities on Thursday of manipulating the case against him.


From 'snub' to scandal, Trudeau's India visit sparks outrage

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:48:00 GMT

New Delhi (CNN)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's week-long trip to India has gone from bad to worse. Already dogged by bad press and speculation that the prime minister had been "snubbed" by the Indian government, on Thursday Canadian officials were ...


Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny could spend election in jail

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:13:00 GMT

Moscow (CNN)Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was briefly detained in Moscow on Thursday, ahead of the country's presidential election from which he has been banned. Navalny, the best-known political opponent of President Vladimir Putin, reported ...


Colombia boosts security after looting at stores with ties to FARC

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:40:00 GMT

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security after mobs broke windows and stole food at 16 supermarkets in Bogota and other cities that the government said are a front for hiding assets of former FARC rebels. Police fired tear ...


Haley: UN must end 'barbaric' attacks in Eastern Ghouta

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:34:00 GMT

The US ambassador to the UN has joined the chorus of voices calling for an end to human suffering in the besieged Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta. In a statement on Wednesday, Nikki Haley urged the Security Council to pass a draft resolution calling ...


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