Pope Francis on Thursday opened a landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse, calling for “concrete measures” and handing top Catholic bishops a roadmap to tackling paedophilia in the church.
A Paris court on Wednesday fined Swiss banking giant UBS 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) for encouraging customers to commit tax fraud, a record in France where public opinion has grown vocal for crackdowns on tax dodging.
Brussels, Belgium – Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee has urged the European Union (EU) to “transcend economic interests” and exert pressure on Saudi Arabia to ensure justice in the sensational killing.
Senator Bernie Sanders launched a second bid for the White House on Tuesday, taking direct aim at Donald Trump in an announcement that called the incumbent a “racist” and a “pathological liar.”
AFP: The French president’s disgraced former bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, was Tuesday placed in provisional detention, his lawyer said.
BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected the position of the United States on Huawei, saying China hopes all countries will abide by the principle of fair competition and jointly safeguard a fair and non-discriminatory market environment.
DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is not seeking to buy Premier League football club Manchester United, the kingdom’s media minister said on Monday, denying reports and adding that there had only been a meeting with the Saudi wealth fund regarding sponsorship.
FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday his parents had been placed under house arrest following an investigation into alleged corruption.
Former acting head of the FBI Andrew McCabe revealed earlier this week there had been conversations at the top echelons of the government about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Mr Trump after he fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.
New Delhi (National Times) – India has hiked tariff on Pakistan’s exports to India after accusing Pakistan of direct involvement in a terrorist attack that left 40 Indian security personnel dead on the disputed Kashmir territory.
PARIS/ROME (Reuters) – France recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday, a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbors and European Union allies, after what it described as “repeated, baseless” attacks by Italian political leaders against France.
London – Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday suffered a humiliating defeat over her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union, thrusting the country further into political chaos with only 10 weeks to go until it is scheduled to leave the bloc.