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Pope Francis expands Catholic Church sexual abuse law to cover lay leaders

World - 6 hours 2 min ago
Pope Francis has updated a 2019 church law governing clerical sexual abuse and extended it to include accountability for Catholic lay leaders of Vatican-approved religious organizations.

Daylight savings row leaves Lebanon on brink of two timezones

World - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 17:22
Already facing one of the world's worst economic crises, the Lebanese people could soon face a new challenge -- two different timezones.

'I am not scared': Disqualified Gandhi will continue questioning Modi

World - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 17:05
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday he had been disqualified from parliament because he has been asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi tough questions about his relationship with Gautam Adani, founder of the Adani conglomerate.

Sicilian island sees record-high migrant arrivals by boat

World - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 16:37
A record of more than 2,000 migrants arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa in the past day, an Italian official said on Saturday.

Suspect in Haitian president's assassination accepts plea deal in Florida

World - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 14:45
A suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who was killed in his bedroom in July of 2021, accepted a plea agreement from US federal prosecutors on Friday.

Parthenon fragments returned by the Vatican go on display in Greece

World - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 13:45
The Vatican has returned three fragments of the Parthenon sculptures kept by the Vatican for centuries to Greece.

The far out, far-right plot that Germany is still trying to unravel

World - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 07:58
An extremist and until recently almost unheard-of network in Germany is back in the spotlight after police carried out nationwide raids against it.

Have we found the 'animal origin' of Covid?

Science & Nature - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 07:47
Genetic data released by China three years after it was gathered has provided 'the best evidence' of how the pandemic started, scientists say.

Analysis: China thinks it's diplomatically isolating Taiwan. It isn't

World - Sat, 03/25/2023 - 01:12
When the Honduran President announced last week her country planned to establish diplomatic ties with China, the ripples were felt far beyond this Central American country of population 10 million. To many, it was the latest confirmation of China's growing clout on the world stage.

What the banking crisis means for mortgage rates

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 19:26
Mortgage rates have taken would-be buyers on a ride this year — and it's only March.

Analysis: Why the Syrian drone strikes and US retaliation may yet be a big deal

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 18:54
The US has conducted an airstrike in Syria against what it said were Iranian-affiliated facilities after a suspected Iranian drone struck a facility housing US personnel in the country, killing an American contractor and wounding five US service members.

Deutsche Bank, UBS stocks sink as European banking crisis fear returns

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 18:38
Europe's banking stocks tumbled Friday in a sign that investors are still nervous that the recent crises at some banks could spill over into the wider sector.

World Athletics regulations on transgender women athletes risk human rights violations, rights groups say

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 16:40
Trans rights advocates have warned sports governing bodies that "blanket bans" on transgender women from competing in women's categories risk "violating fundamental human rights principles."

The French are up in arms over retiring at 64. How do other countries compare?

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 16:17
A nationwide strike in France to protest a rise in the retirement age drew more than a million people onto the streets on Thursday before ending in violent clashes with police in Paris and other cities.

Ukrainian orphanage tried to hide its kids when war began. Then the Russians came

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 16:00
• Live Updates: UN documents hundreds of disappearances and arbitrary detentions by Russian and Ukrainian forces • Watch: Retired general identifies one thing he says will bring Putin to the negotiating table

King Charles state visit to France postponed amid violent pension protests

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 14:42
King Charles's state visit to France has been postponed amid planned protests planned next week over the French government's controversial pension reforms.

Netanyahu acted illegally by getting involved in judicial overhaul, says Israel's attorney general

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 13:34
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acted illegally by announcing Thursday that he would involve himself directly in his government's moves to change the country's judicial system, Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara told him in an open letter Friday.

Huge French pension reform protests give way to fiery overnight clashes

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:34
More than a million people took to the streets across France on Thursday with protests turning violent in some areas as demonstrators voiced their fury at proposed pension reforms.
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