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Trial of French priest Bernard Preynat

Church sexual abuse Online Paris The trial of a former French priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of Boy Scouts in the 1980s and 1990s is set to begin in France on...

Former Pope Benedict wants name removed from controversial book: aide

Monitoring desk VATICAN CITY Former Pope Benedict wants his name removed as co-author of a controversial book on the issue of priestly celibacy, his personal secretary...

Malaysia drops sex assault probe of PM-in-waiting Anwar

Monitoring desk KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will not face charges over claims he sexually assaulted a male former aide, prosecutors said...

Trump: Timing of threat from Soleimani ‘doesn’t really matter’

Online WASHINGTON President Donald Trump fueled controversy on Monday over his decision to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by saying “it doesn’t really...

Saving Iran deal ‘more important than ever’

Monitoring desk BRUSSELS The EU’s diplomatic chief on Tuesday urged all parties to the Iran nuclear accord to save it, saying escalating tensions made the deal “more...

Trudeau cites US ratcheting up tensions with Iran in plane’s downing

Online OTTAWA Victims of an Iran-downed jetliner would still be alive if not for a recent escalation of tensions partly triggered by the United States, Canadian Prime...

Niger army chief fired after 89 killed in extremist attack

Mahamadou’s action on Monday came after the death toll from an attack by Islamic extremists on Niger’s military last week news agency NIAMEY Niger’s president has...

Lava gushes from Taal volcano as alert level raised

Online PHILIPINES Red-hot lava gushed out of the Taal volcano in the Philippines on Monday, with seismologists warning an eruption could happen any time. A day after a...

Hong Kong denies entry to Human Rights Watch director

News Desk HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities barred the head of Human Rights Watch from entering the Chinese territory Sunday, the advocacy group said. Kenneth Roth, Human...

Harry, William present united front ahead of royal crisis summit

Monitoring Desk SANDRINGHAM Prince Harry and his brother Prince William put on a united front as they were summoned to showdown talks Monday on Harry’s future after he...