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Pope strives to fight cleric sex abuse with Vatican summit

February 20, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — If Pope Francis needed a concrete example to justify summoning church leaders from around the globe to Rome for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, Sister Bernardine Pemii has it. more »»

Moroccan police crackdown on protesting teachers

February 20, 2019

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital... more »»

The Latest: Pope meets advocates for Polish abuse victims

February 20, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local):

6:10 p.m. more »»

As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

February 20, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain can handle the security risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei, the cybersecurity chief said Wednesday, adding to a growing debate among countries... more »»

Italy's checking if NKorean envoy's daughter was forced back

February 20, 2019

ROME (AP) — Italy is investigating if the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat posted to Italy had been forcibly returned to Pyongyang after her parents disappeared in an apparent defection... more »»

Zimbabwe launches new currency measure

February 20, 2019

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, took steps to address its worsening economic crisis by allowing its surrogate currency, bond notes, and electronic funds t... more »»

Croatian court detains sister after body found in freezer

February 20, 2019

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday ordered one month's detention for a woman suspected of killing her younger sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after... more »»

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

February 20, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. more »»

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

February 20, 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians, including men, women and children, left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday,... more »»

The Latest: Spain diocese establishes clergy sex abuse panel

February 20, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local):

5:05 p.m. more »»

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

February 20, 2019

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in... more »»

The Latest: Vatican thanks abuse survivors for testimonies

February 20, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local):

4:50 p.m. more »»

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

February 20, 2019

PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($. more »»

Civilian evacuation signals possible end to standoff with IS

February 20, 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians, including men, women and children, left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday,... more »»

The Latest: Survivors demand transparency at Vatican summit

February 20, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local):

4:20 p.. more »»

UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect

February 20, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Brexit-driven cracks in Britain's political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of... more »»

The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

February 20, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local):

6:10 p.m. more »»

Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

February 20, 2019

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, security officials said. more »»

Police: 1 dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski resort

February 20, 2019

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — A 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort,... more »»

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

February 20, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that... more »»

 
 

 

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