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Some in Chile feel betrayed as pope scolds critics of bishop's response to alleged sexual abuse

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:40:00 GMT

Pope Francis stunned some Chileans by suggesting that people who have accused a cleric of covering up the alleged sexual abuse of minors by another priest were guilty of slander. The comments, coming as the pope was winding up his visit to Chile on ...

South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:58:00 GMT

South Korea on Saturday requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. South Korean Unification Minister Cho ...

Baby dies, 17 injured after car hits crowd on Rio boardwalk

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:39:00 GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO – A motorist who drove into a crowded boardwalk along Rio's famed Copacabana beach killed a baby and injured 17 people, Brazilian authorities said Friday. Rio de Janeiro's municipal health department reported that an Australian was among ...

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:53:00 GMT

A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. President Sergio Mattarella's office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre, 87, for the honor because she had ...

Top-ranked Halep fends off Davis in marathon match

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:32:00 GMT

MELBOURNE, Australia – Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Halep saved ...

Analysis: Pope Francis uses Latin American trips to recover soul of the Catholic Church

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:13:00 GMT

Pope Francis’ fifth trip to Latin America in just five years as pontiff underscores his careful attempt to recapture the soul of the Roman Catholic Church in the region. During his weeklong travel through Chile and Peru, the Argentine-born pope’s ...

France says no for now to Johnson's idea of giant Channel bridge

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:07:00 GMT

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson’s idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects ...

Cambodia's detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:26:00 GMT

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia’s detained opposition leader Kem Sokha has declined to join a new movement, founded by prominent exiles following a ban on the main opposition party, his lawyer said on Saturday. The Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM ...

Pakistan: Security, Intelligence Cooperation With US Non-Existent

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:11:00 GMT

Pakistan’s defense minister says his country’s deteriorating relationship with the United States has led to a decline in the security and intelligence cooperation between the two allies to an almost non-existent level. Cooperation between the two ...

US government shuts down as Senate talks fail

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:42:00 GMT

The US government shut down at midnight on Friday after a few Republicans joined Democrats in blocking a crucial measure that would have provided short-term funding for the Pentagon and other federal agencies. The Senate fell 10 votes short of supporting a ...

‘It’s Dangerous to Write the Truth.’ Journalists Fear the End of Press Freedom in Myanmar

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:34:00 GMT

The arrest and prosecution of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar has cast a pall over media workers in the country, with veteran reporters and editors conveying fears that any journalist could be the next victim of intolerant authorities and colonial-era laws.

Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:06:00 GMT

JERUSALEM — From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment with a nationalist Israeli government.

U.S. conducts Somali airstrike against al-Shabab, kills four

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Jan. 19 (UPI) --In support of the Somali government, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants, killing four terrorists, U.S. Africa Command said Friday. No civilians were killed during the strike, which happened Thursday about 30 ...

A Leader of Zimbabwe's Opposition Party Was Among Five Killed in a Helicopter Crash

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:43:00 GMT

(RATON, N.M.) — A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area ...

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