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Respect ‘status quo’ of Jerusalem, says Pope in response to Trump move

Posted: December 7, 2017 at 4:53 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Hot News, News

Pope Francis, speaking hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, called on Wednesday for the city’s “status quo” to be respected, saying new tension in the Middle East would further inflame world conflicts. Trump is due on Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. […]

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Malta Charges Three Veteran Criminals in Journalist’s Murder

Posted: December 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Hot News, News

Three veteran Maltese criminals linked to a failed bank robbery and other crimes have been charged with the car-bomb killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known journalist, whose exposés of corruption in high places infuriated the Mediterranean island’s political and business elite. The suspects, who appeared late Tuesday in court in Valletta, Malta’s capital, pleaded not […]

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How Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Purged Rivals

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, News, Travel

The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter. On Nov. 4, guests at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton were notified by the opulent hotel that: “Due to unforeseen booking by local authorities which requires an elevated level of security, we are unable to accommodate guests … until normal operations are restored.” The purge was already under […]

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Zimbabwe army chief criticizes infighting in ruling party

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Hot News, News

Zimbabwe’s army commander Monday criticized the instability in the country’s ruling party caused by President Robert Mugabe who last week fired a vice president. Zimbabwe Defense Forces commander Constantine Chiwenga issued a written statement, days after Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was widely backed by the army and was once viewed as a […]

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Federal appeals court allows Trump’s travel ban for six Muslim-majority countries to partially go into effect

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Hot News, News

A federal appeals court Monday partially revived President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries, allowing it to go into effect against people without a “bona fide” connection in the U.S., such as close family members. The decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means that the federal government can start blocking travel into […]

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Ousted Catalan leader appears to backpedal on independence bid

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Hot News, News

The deposed Catalonian president has said that “a solution other than independence is possible”, in an apparent climbdown from his hard line on separatism for the region. Carles Puigdemont, who was ousted after leading an illegal independence referendum last month, told Belgian newspaper Le Soir he is “prepared to accept the reality of another kind of relationship […]

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Macron stands with survivors and families of Paris attacks

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 5:49 pm   /   Featured, Hot News, News

French President Emmanuel Macron paid homage Monday to families and survivors of France’s deadliest terror attack in Paris two years ago in which 130 people died and more than 35 were wounded. Visibly moved, Macron and his wife Brigitte consoled relatives and survivors at a ceremony in the French capital to mark the occasion. Psychiatrists and security […]

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France raises prospect of new sanctions on Iran over ballistic program

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm   /   Featured, Hot News, News

France’s foreign ministry suggested on Monday that new sanctions could be imposed on Iran if needed over its ballistic missile program. Iran rejected on Sunday a call by French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Tehran’s ballistic missiles, saying they were defensive and unrelated to a nuclear agreement with world powers. “As you know, the […]

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Texas church turned into a memorial after mass shooting

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm   /   Featured, Hot News, News

The same day that the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held its first service since a gunman opened fire on parishioners last week, killing 25 people and an unborn child, residents and visitors got to see how the church had been turned into a memorial.     On Sunday evening, the church opened its doors and invited the […]

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Soldier shot by North Korean guards while defecting to the South

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Hot News, News

A North Korean soldier was shot by his former comrades while defecting to South Korea across the demilitarized zone, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Monday. The wounded soldier was evacuated from the site for emergency medical attention, the statement said, after defecting from a North Korean guard post at the Joint […]

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