India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘Failed Abuse Victims

India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘Failed Abuse Victims

One of the Catholic Church’s most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai is one of four men organising a major Vatican conference on child abuse this week. We found two separate cases where the cardinal, who is […]

Man Kills 5 After Being Sacked at Company

Man Kills 5 After Being Sacked at Company

A man who was being fired from his job shot dead five people and injured several others at his workplace in the US state of Illinois, police say. The gunman was also killed during an exchange of fire with police officers. Five officers were shot and wounded. The shooting took place at a manufacturing company […]

US Charges China’s Huawei With Fraud

US Charges China’s Huawei With Fraud

The US Justice Department has filed a host of criminal charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The charges against the world’s second largest smartphone maker include bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology. The case could ratchet up tensions between China and the US, and impact […]

France Angered By Italy’s Africa Remarks

France Angered By Italy’s Africa Remarks

France has summoned Italy’s ambassador after the Italian deputy prime minister accused the French of exploiting Africa and fuelling migration. On Sunday, Luigi di Maio called on the European Union to impose sanctions on France for its policies in Africa. He said France had “never stopped colonising tens of African states”. Italy and France have […]

Trump Angered By Democrats Rejection

Trump Angered By Democrats Rejection

US President Donald Trump has attacked Democrats for rejecting his proposals to end the longest government shutdown in US history. He said his plans had been dismissed before he had even presented them. Mr Trump had offered “compromises” in exchange for funding for his security wall along the Mexican border, the issue that has caused […]

Brexit: Theresa May’s Deal is Voted Down In Historic Commons Defeat

Brexit: Theresa May’s Deal is Voted Down In Historic Commons Defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a […]

France Sees Ninth Round Of Protests

France Sees Ninth Round Of Protests

Thousands of demonstrators turned out across France for new “yellow vests” protests, with dozens of arrests and clashes in Paris and other cities. Police in the capital used water cannon and tear gas as scuffles broke out at the Arc de Triomphe, on the ninth consecutive weekend of protests. Some 84,000 demonstrators were recorded nationwide, […]

US Shutdown Bites as Federal Workers Miss Payday

US Shutdown Bites as Federal Workers Miss Payday

Hundreds of thousands of US government workers have missed their first payday of the year as the partial shutdown of federal agencies bites deeper. Employees such as prison guards, airport staff and FBI agents have been working without pay. The government shutdown, which began last month, will become the longest in history on Saturday on […]

Bay of Pigs Veteran Fernández Dies

Bay of Pigs Veteran Fernández Dies

JOSÉ Ramón Fernández Álvarez, best remembered for directing revolutionary troops under the orders of Commander Fidel Castro during the Bay of Pigs counterrevolution, is dead. Cuba announced that retired Brigadier General and Hero of the Republic of Cuba Fernández Álvarez passed away in the early hours of January 6 at the age of 95. Familiarly […]

Syria conflict: Bolton Says US Withdrawal Is Conditional

Syria conflict: Bolton Says US Withdrawal Is Conditional

The withdrawal of US troops from Syria depends on certain conditions, US National Security Adviser John Bolton says, in a further indication that the process is being slowed down. On a trip to Israel and Turkey, he said he would seek Turkish assurances that Kurds in northern Syria would be safe. The US also wants […]

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