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Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s leaders are hoping Pope Francis will strongly encourage greater integration in European institutions foll...

Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote

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NATO secretary-general in North Macedonia for 2-day visit NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived for a two-day visit to North Macedonia before this tiny Balkan country officially becomes the alliance's 30th member by the end of the year....
21:13, 06/02/2019

Visit by Pope Francis Helps Put North Macedonia on the Map A first papal visit was a fresh sign of international recognition for the country, which recently settled a long and bitter naming dispute with Greece....
00:00, 05/08/2019

Pope Francis visits Mother Teresa memorial in first visit to North Macedonia In a historic first-ever visit to Macedonia Tuesday, Pope Francis praised the late Mother Teresa in a prayer during mass while on a one-day visit to the small Mediterranean nation....
13:26, 05/07/2019

NATO chief: Ready to welcome North Macedonia as 30th member NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is ready to welcome North Macedonia as its 30th member, after the country ended a decades-long dispute with Greece....
14:52, 06/03/2019

Greek fighter jets overfly North Macedonia under NATO tests SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia says fighter jets from neighboring Greece have carried out NATO-linked test overflights of its territory as part of the country’s process of joining the alliance. The defense ministry said Tuesday&...
18:00, 05/21/2019

The Latest: Pope encourages North Macedonia’s EU integration SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to North Macedonia (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Pope Francis is seeking to encourage North Macedonia’s integration into Europe following the resolution of its conflict with ...
11:00, 05/07/2019

Pope arrives to preach unity in polarized North Macedonia Pope Francis has met leaders in North Macedonia, the birthplace of Mother Theresa. He is expected to preach a message of unity in a country struggling with deepening political division....
16:39, 05/07/2019

Pope, invoking Mother Teresa, encourages North Macedonia's bid to join EU Pope Francis on Tuesday implicitly blessed efforts by North Macedonia and other Balkan countries to join the European Union, saying Skopje could look to its most famous daughter, Mother Teresa, as a stimulus to build a common destiny....
13:13, 05/07/2019

US general for NATO: Afghan violence will rise before vote The top U.S. general for NATO says he expects increased violence in the lead-up to the election in Afghanistan later this month, and says allies will make any necessary adjustments to military operations there....
00:00, 09/14/2019

North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate wins presidential vote North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, won a run-off presidential vote after a campaign dominated by divisions over a change to the country's name that was agreed to mollify Greece and open the way for EU and NATO membership....
01:39, 05/06/2019

North Macedonia holds run-off presidential vote amid divisions over name change Voters in North Macedonia will elect a new president on Sunday in a run-off vote dominated by deep divisions over a change in the country's name agreed with Greece that has opened the path to NATO and European Union membership....
01:52, 05/05/2019

North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate set to win presidential vote-early results show Early results from North Macedonia's presidential election on Sunday showed pro-Western candidate Stevo Pendarovski on course for victory after a campaign dominated by divisions over a change to the country's name that was agreed to mollify Greece an...
23:00, 05/05/2019

North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate appears set to win presidential vote: early results North Macedonia's pro-Western presidential candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, appeared set to win a run-off election on Sunday, according to preliminary results based on 30.6 percent of the votes counted....
23:00, 05/05/2019

Trump says he and North Korea's Kim had 'good relationship'; hopes to say hello at DMZ visit U.S. President Donald Trump said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had "a good feeling" and "a good relationship" and he hoped to meet him at the Demilitarized Zone border dividing the two Koreas later on Sunday....
04:52, 06/30/2019

Greek PM comes unstuck over Macedonia, austerity in European vote Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was struggling for his political survival on Monday after his Syriza party, hurt by austerity and a bitter rift over an accord with North Macedonia, got hammered in European Parliament elections....
00:00, 05/28/2019

First gay pride rally held in North Macedonia In a landmark move, North Macedonia hosted its first ever Gay Pride Parade, with cabinet members and foreign diplomats joining LGBT activists in Skopje. Priests from various denominations attended a counter-rally....
20:39, 06/29/2019

North Macedonia hosts its first Gay Pride march North Macedonia held its first Gay Pride march on Saturday, in a test of the conservative Balkan country's record on respecting minority rights as it seeks to join the European Union....
20:26, 06/29/2019

Pendarovski sworn in as new North Macedonia president SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Stevo Pendarovski has been sworn in as the new president of North Macedonia, promising he will serve all citizens in a deeply divided society and will lobby European Union leaders to approve the start of his countryR...
14:00, 05/12/2019

New Pentagon chief hopes to win NATO allies' support on Iran Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief....
23:26, 06/25/2019

North Macedonia goes to the polls amid rain and rancour Ethnic and political divisions may affect turnout in former Yugoslav republic’s presidential electionVoters in North Macedonia braving heavy rain have begun casting ballots in the second round of a race that will not only decide the country’s new pre...
20:13, 05/05/2019

North Macedonia’s new president clears legislation backlog SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s new president has cleared a backlog of legislation adopted by parliament that his predecessor had refused to sign into law because of a dispute with the center-left government. The office of Stev...
18:00, 05/21/2019

Polls open in North Macedonia’s presidential election SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Polls have opened in North Macedonia for a presidential election runoff between two top vote-getters from the first round. More than 3,400 polling stations opened at 7 a.m. Sunday. The two candidates, Stevo Pendarovski ...
08:39, 05/05/2019

North Macedonia votes in polarized presidential runoff North Macedonian voters are choosing a new president in a poll that could make life more difficult for the ruling Social Democrats. The entire election will need to be re-run if not enough people turn out to vote....
10:52, 05/05/2019

North Macedonia criticizes Interpol over fugitive ex-premier North Macedonia's top prosecutor is accusing Interpol of allegedly refusing to issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who has fled to Hungary to avoid serving a jail sentence....
20:00, 05/08/2019

North Macedonia lawmaker resigns over taped conversation SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A lawmaker in North Macedonia is resigning after an illegally taped phone conversation in which he appeared to be ordering cannabis oil from a private dealer was posted on social media. Pavle Bogoevski, 33, a lawmaker f...
19:39, 05/23/2019

EU urged to open more doors to Albania, North Macedonia The European Commission has implored EU nations to start membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia. But while the two countries may have taken "major steps," some existing EU members aren’t keen to welcome them....
21:52, 05/29/2019

North Macedonia: Stevo Pendarovski wins presidential run-off The ruling coalition candidate Stevo Pendarovski has won won Macedonia's presidential election. The runoff election focused on the name change deal with Greece. ...
02:00, 05/06/2019

Greece, North Macedonia open embassies after name deal Greece has upgraded its diplomatic mission to North Macedonia’s capital of Skopje to an embassy, following a deal to normalize relations with its neighbor — which renamed itself from Macedonia...
16:39, 05/31/2019

North Macedonia van crash kills migrant; 12 others injured SKOPJE, North Macedonia — North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south. Police said Saturday that a van with 1...
22:39, 08/24/2019

North Macedonia police detain 50 migrants within days SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they apprehended 50 Europe-bound migrants who allegedly entered the country from Greece. A police statement said officers chasing a jeep Saturday on the main north-south highway in central ...
23:26, 06/16/2019

NATO chief calls for Gulf calm, ahead of US visit NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is calling for calm in the Gulf region but says the military alliance has no formal role to play there amid a standoff between the United States and Iran...
13:13, 06/25/2019

The Latest: North Macedonia finds migrants hiding in truck The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered eight migrants crammed into a hidden compartment in the roof of a truck, during a routine search at the border crossing with Serbia....
17:13, 05/20/2019

EU chief open to North Macedonia, Albania membership talks BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk is recommending that North Macedonia and Albania be allowed to start membership talks to join the EU, but he says not all member states agree with his assessment. Speaking after talks Wednesday w...
14:26, 06/12/2019

North Macedonia prime minister hints at early elections SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s prime minister says he could call early elections if his country fails to get a date for the start of European Union accession talks, addressing domestic frustration with the slow pace of progres...
18:52, 06/06/2019

North Macedonia firm plugs vintage minis into electric age In the North Macedonian capital Skopje, a small light blue car, reminiscent of bygone Communist times, silently zips through the streets in the first major attempt in the Balkan country to produce its own electric vehicle....
16:13, 06/19/2019

Bulgaria ready to protect North Macedonia's airspace with F-16 jets NATO member Bulgaria could help protect its southwestern neighbor North Macedonia's airspace if it completes a deal for the purchase of eight F-16 aircraft from the United States, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Wednesday....
15:52, 06/12/2019

Czech Republic urges EU to start talks with North Macedonia SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The Czech prime minister is urging the European Union to start accession talks with North Macedonia, saying failure to do so would send the wrong message to would-be members of the bloc. Andrej Babish says EU leaders sh...
17:00, 06/11/2019

EU delays decision on membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia European Union governments failed on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to their hopes of joining the bloc due to resistance from northern Europe....
21:39, 06/18/2019

'Our ticket to Europe': North Macedonia elects pro-western president Stevo Pendarovski wins vote focused on changing country’s name change, consolidating push towards EU and Nato membershipNorth Macedonia’s pro-western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, won a run-off presidential vote after a campaign dominated by division...
03:52, 05/06/2019

The Latest: North Macedonia voter turnout nears threshold SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the runoff presidential election in North Macedonia (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Election officials in North Macedonia say voter turnout in the runoff presidential election is close to the threshold needed...
19:52, 05/05/2019

Italy pushes for EU-North Macedonia talks despite German, Cypriot hurdles A majority of EU governments led by Italy sought on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to their hopes of joining the bloc from northern Europe....
13:26, 06/18/2019

High fashion: North Macedonia uncovers drug-laced clothes SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in North Macedonia have charged three people with smuggling a suitcase packed with cocaine-laced clothes into the country from Peru. A statement from the prosecutor’s office Tuesday said checks conduct...
20:52, 05/28/2019

Migrants hurt in North Macedonia after driver jumps from moving truck Police in North Macedonia said on Saturday that 34 Afghan migrants have been injured in a highway accident after the driver of a truck carrying them north toward Serbia jumped from the moving vehicle attempting to escape a police patrol....
01:39, 07/21/2019

Trump will hit pause as geopolitical tensions rise: Fmr. NATO commander Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander at NATO, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" team to break down the impact of of drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and what the next steps will be....
23:26, 09/16/2019

NATO chief says alliance must prepare ‘to address the rise of China' China’s efforts to establish economic and even military influence far beyond its borders are pushing NATO to develop new plays for the Indo-Pacific, the security bloc’s civilian chief says....
13:00, 08/08/2019

North Macedonia banks on medicinal cannabis growth to boost economy, exports Slave Ivanovski was among North Macedonia's biggest exporters of tomatoes and peppers until two years ago he switched to growing cannabis for medical use....
02:01, 09/18/2019

UN chief hails victory of ‘political will’ in historic Republic of North Macedonia accord The UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje to formally recognize the “Republic of North Macedonia”, is a welcome, “historical” step that should be supported by regional and international Member States, António Guterres has announced....
02:39, 04/29/2019

North Macedonia's special crime prosecutor arrested in alleged extortion scandal SKOPJE - North Macedonia's special prosecutor for organized crime was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of offering leniency in exchange for cash to a businessman after her office indicted him for corruption, the public prosecutor said....
04:13, 08/22/2019

‘I don’t like to give up': veteran UN envoy reveals how two decades of quiet diplomacy gave birth to North Macedonia Last June, a historic agreement settled a 27-year-long name dispute between two countries, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece. One man, Matthew Nimetz,  patiently led the negotiations on behalf of the United Nations for over two dec...
02:39, 04/29/2019

Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020 In a Vatican audience, the pope reiterated his desire to visit Baghdad, despite security concerns. He also called out Western hypocrisy for claiming to promote peace while selling weapons abroad....
18:13, 06/10/2019

Pope’s Thailand visit will also be a family reunion The first papal visit to Thailand in 35 years is a particularly special occasion for the Pope's second cousin, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori. (Sept. 13)        ...
13:13, 09/13/2019

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November Pope Francis will visit Asia in November and will be the first pope in nearly four decades to make a trip to Thailand and Japan, Vatican sources said....
11:39, 09/13/2019

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Meeting Raises Hopes For Peace: Pope Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace....
14:52, 06/30/2019

| Pope Francis wraps up Africa tour with Mauritius visit Pope Francis arrives in Mauritius on the final stop of a three-nation Africa tour where he is expected to celebrate the island nation's tolerance and diversity....
07:52, 09/09/2019

| Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster....
13:52, 09/02/2019

Pope Champions Refugees in Visit to Bulgaria, a Country Hostile to Them Francis began his first visit to Bulgaria and North Macedonia on Sunday by pushing to mend the 1,000-year schism between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches....
16:26, 05/05/2019

Pope expected to make Thailand visit in November: sources Pope Francis is expected to make an official trip to Thailand in November ahead of an already announced visit to Japan, becoming the first pontiff in nearly four decades to go to either country, Vatican sources say....
17:13, 08/19/2019

Putin July visit to pope could pave way for Russia trip Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis next month, the Vatican said on Thursday, an encounter that could help pave the way for an historic papal trip to Russia....
12:52, 06/06/2019

Pope wants to visit Iraq in 2020, berates arms exporters VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he wants to visit Iraq next year, although a date for a trip hasn’t been announced. Francis revealed his desire to go to war-ravaged Iraq at the Vatican on Monday while greeting members of a committee aidin...
21:00, 06/10/2019

Pope, ending Mozambique visit, slams corrupt leaders Pope Francis, ending his visit to Mozambique, on Friday scolded political and business leaders in the resource-rich but poor East African country who allow themselves to be corrupted by outsiders....
11:13, 09/06/2019

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties....
09:52, 06/30/2019

Pope praises Trump-Kim meeting as significant gesture, raises hopes for peace Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace....
13:39, 06/30/2019

Pope Francis says corruption to blame for deforestation, poverty during Madagascar visit Francis made his appeal on a visit to Madagascar, the world's fourth-largest island, which research institutes and aid agencies say has lost about 44 per cent of its forest over the past 60 years, abetted by illegal exports of rosewood and ebony....
22:13, 09/07/2019

Putin To Visit Pope In July, Likely To Pave Way For Papal Trip To Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis next month, the Vatican said on Thursday, an encounter that could help pave the way for an historic papal trip to Russia....
13:26, 06/06/2019

Pope, on Madagascar visit, condemns clan culture of privilege, graft Pope Francis, on a visit to Madagascar, on Sunday condemned what he said was its clan culture of privilege and corruption that allows a very few to live in wealth while the vast majority languish in grinding poverty....
15:52, 09/08/2019

Petraeus praises Trump, calls out NATO, North Korea and China In  a wide-ranging with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, former CIA Director David Petraeus praised President Trump's hard line on NATO, claimed the west needs to rethink its North Korea strategy and warned the United States should be "firm, not provocative...
21:00, 05/10/2019

Is Vladimir Putin's Vatican visit a prelude to Pope Francis' flight to Russia? Pope Francis meets regularly with world leaders. Once. Maybe twice. But a trio of audiences is rare. That's led to speculation over what could be behind Russian President Putin's third trip to the Vatican....
04:39, 07/04/2019

Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet cleric abuse victims, rights groups say Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and intervene on their behalf, said international groups fighting clerical abuse on Thursday....
01:52, 05/03/2019

Hopes rise for an end to ‘heartless’ rationing of IVF Health chiefs reinstate UK patients’ access to fertility treatment as minister says postcode lottery is unacceptableAfter years of savage rationing of IVF treatment, NHS bodies in England are again making it available to childless women, raising fert...
21:52, 06/29/2019

Imran Khan hopes to win over Donald Trump in first US visit Pakistani PM in Washington seeking concessions on military aid and sanctionsImran Khan will meet Donald Trump on his first visit to Washington as Pakistan’s prime minister, burdened by the task of trying to mend relations mired in mutual distrust and...
22:26, 07/21/2019

Japan jumps 2% as hopes rise for more easing from the Fed Stocks in major Asia Pacific markets made strong gains on Friday, as comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve official led to rising expectations the central bank could ease monetary policy more than expected....
15:26, 07/27/2019

US STOCKS-Futures rise on hopes of accommodative Fed U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, as more dovish calls from the European Central Bank fueled expectations of a similar accommodative stance from the Federal Reserve....
15:39, 06/18/2019

European shares rise on hopes of ECB action European shares rose on Thursday, as expectations the European Central Bank will provide more stimulus for an ailing euro zone economy countered disappointment over the collapse of Renault-Nissan's merger with Fiat-Chrysler....
11:13, 06/06/2019

Yields rise on German fiscal stimulus hopes Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday on a report that Germany may be open to running a deficit to boost growth, while stronger stock markets also reduced demand for safe haven debt....
10:26, 08/17/2019

Hopes in China rise for a Trump-Xi trade deal As the presidents of U.S. and China near a highly anticipated meeting on trade, the gap in both sides' expectations regarding a deal remains wide....
20:00, 06/19/2019

Oil prices rise on stimulus hopes, trade optimism Oil prices rose on Tuesday on optimism U.S.-China trade tensions will ease and on hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a potential economic slowdown that could hit oil demand....
11:39, 08/20/2019

U.S. Government-Bond Yields Rise on Trade Hopes U.S. government-bond prices fell after a report that the Trump administration is considering an interim trade deal with China, reversing previous gains that came after the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate....
17:52, 09/12/2019

Asia stocks trade higher as hopes rise for more easing from the Fed Stocks in Asia Pacific traded higher on Friday morning, as comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve official led to rising expectations the central bank could ease monetary policy more than expected....
04:00, 07/19/2019

World stocks rise on hopes of US-China trade truce Global markets advanced Thursday on hopes for a trade truce between the United States and China and the Federal Reserve's hint at lower rates.       ...
17:26, 06/20/2019

Stocks rise amid fresh hopes for a US-China trade deal Technology companies are leading stocks higher on Wall Street in early trading amid fresh optimism among investors that the U.S. and China are making progress toward a deal to resolve their costly trade war...
17:13, 06/26/2019

U.S. stocks rise, dollar pares losses on trade talk hopes A gauge of world equity markets rebounded and the dollar pared losses on Friday after President Donald Trump said U.S.-China trade talks were constructive, easing tensions that pushed stocks on Wall Street toward their biggest weekly loss since Decem...
23:39, 05/10/2019

As Mexico-U.S. talks progress, markets rise on hopes a deal could be close Mexican and U.S. officials resumed talks on trade and migration on Thursday, with markets rebounding on reports that a deal could be close, although it was unclear if Mexican pledges to curb migration flows were enough to stop tariffs on Mexican good...
01:13, 06/07/2019

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party hopes for first UK lawmaker in Peterborough vote Nigel Farage's Brexit Party could win its first seat in Westminster when the eastern English city of Peterborough goes to the polls on Thursday to elect a new member of parliament....
03:26, 06/06/2019

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of Sweden’s 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday’s vote in their favor. The Stockholm-Are plan to stage ice sliding sports across the Baltic Sea at a v...
21:00, 06/23/2019

Hungary's Orban hopes for anti-immigration shift in Europe in vote The European parliamentary election will hopefully strengthen anti-immigration political forces across Europe, Hungarian right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters after he cast his vote on Sunday....
10:00, 05/26/2019

CANADA STOCKS-Futures rise on hopes of easing U.S.-China trade tensions Futures for Canada's main stock index edged higher on Friday, tracking global markets, on cautious hopes for a rapprochement on trade between the United States and China....
15:52, 08/30/2019

Sensex, Nifty Rise On Hopes Of Economic Reforms Ahead Of Budget 2019 The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 Indexes snapped their two day losing streak on hopes that the re-elected National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will announce steps to bolster economic......
19:52, 07/01/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks rise, Bovespa gains on reform hopes A Latin American stocks benchmark rose on Monday, boosted by shares in index heavyweight Brazil, while Latin American currencies were pressured by the dollar, with risk appetite capped by fears of worsening U.S.-China trade ties. Optimism regardi...
23:13, 05/20/2019

World stocks rise, dollar drops as Fed chair boosts rate-cut hopes A broad index of world stock markets edged higher on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar fell as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations for an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank this month....
23:13, 07/10/2019

Vital city vote could save Interlagos's Brazilian Grand Prix hopes The Interlagos circuit has received a major boost in its bid to remain on the Formula 1 calendar, following claims the Brazilian Grand Prix will move to Rio de Janeiro...
12:26, 05/17/2019

Surfing the Green wave? Climate party hopes ride high in EU vote An ebb in support for mainstream parties is raising hopes among Europe's Greens that they could act as kingmakers in the next European Parliament, with growing concerns over climate change likely to hand them their strongest showing yet....
18:52, 05/22/2019

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote The perception is growing among Italians that fascism, officially banned as a political movement in Italy but never really vanquished from popular culture or the political fringe, is rearing its head in alarming ways...
10:26, 05/23/2019

Global stocks gain as trade talk hopes rise, rate-cut pressure ebbs European stocks and U.S. equity futures were higher on Wednesday after a report fueled optimism about progress in U.S.-China trade talks, offsetting disappointment about the size of potential U.S. interest rate cuts....
14:52, 06/26/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-US stocks rise, dollar pares losses on trade talk hopes A gauge of world equity markets rebounded and the dollar pared losses on Friday after President Donald Trump said U.S.-China trade talks were constructive, easing tensions that pushed stocks on Wall Street toward their biggest weekly loss since Decem...
03:52, 05/11/2019

Shares rally, bond yields rise as China fuels trade deal hopes U.S. and European shares advanced on Thursday and Treasury yields ticked higher as China struck a hopeful tone on trade relations with the United States and as Italy appeared close to forming a new government and resolving its political crisis....
03:00, 08/30/2019

Asia shares rise on trade war hopes, firm U.S. data; safe havens sold Asian stocks joined global peers and rose on Friday while safe havens such as government bonds and the yen were on the defensive amid hopes for easing U.S.-China trade tensions and as firm U.S. economic data increased risk appetites....
05:26, 09/06/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Safe-havens rise as recession concerns boost hopes for easing Traditional safe-havens including the Japanese yen and U.S. Treasuries were sought out on Tuesday even as there were signs that more economic stimulus was on its way, as traders focused on concerns over a global deceleration....
17:52, 08/20/2019

Warriors coach Steve Kerr hopes younger generation will vote out lawmakers against gun control Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr opened up about advocating for gun control in an interview Tuesday, saying he believes things are changing in that area....
16:00, 05/31/2019

Stocks jump amid rate-cut hopes, tech shares' bounce; bond yields rise Global stock indexes rallied on Tuesday as U.S. tech shares bounced back from the previous day's selloff and investors weighed the possibility of a U.S. interest rate cut, while yields on U.S. Treasuries rose....
22:13, 06/04/2019

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees in London: All rise as Aaron Judge hopes to get verdict over Mookie Betts Shortly after Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London in 2016, he travelled to New York to push the city's credentials to stage the first-ever Major League Baseball game in Europe....
17:26, 06/28/2019

Fascist symbols, rhetoric, salutes on the rise ahead of Italian EU vote MILAN — A banner emblazoned with the words “Honor to Mussolini,” unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator’s body was hung upside down after his 1945 execution. One-armed salutes and fascist slogans shouted at protests. Ita...
22:13, 05/23/2019

"Don't Think We Are Ready": Trump On Possible Visit To North Korea US President Donald Trump said Monday that it is "probably not" the right time for him to visit North Korea but he could see doing so sometime in the future....
05:13, 09/17/2019

U.S. hopes for North Korea talks in days, weeks: Pompeo The United States hopes to get back to denuclearization talks with North Korea in the coming days or weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
23:13, 09/08/2019

Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program....
06:39, 07/16/2019

China's Xi says world hopes North Korea-U.S. talks can succeed The world hopes North Korea and the United States can talk to each other and for those talks to be successful, Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, praising Pyongyang's efforts toward denuclearization....
15:13, 06/20/2019

U.S. calls for no more North Korean 'provocations,' hopes to resume talks The United States on Thursday urged North Korea to refrain from further provocations after the communist country test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles and said it still hoped for a resumption of working-level talks on North Korea's denucl...
01:13, 07/26/2019

U.S. still hopes for talks after latest North Korean missile tests North Korea's latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, but efforts to resume denuclearization talks remained in doubt....
01:13, 08/02/2019

Xi Jinping to make first official visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day state visit, his first official trip to the country since he came to power in 2012....
15:52, 06/17/2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea Xi Jinping is set to become the first Chinese president to travel to North Korea in 14 years. The visit comes as denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States appear to be at a standstill....
15:26, 06/17/2019

S. Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul’s previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear te...
13:13, 05/17/2019

China's Xi leaves on first state visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping departed for Pyongyang on Thursday on a state visit to North Korea, state media said, accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner....
04:52, 06/20/2019

US Hopes For Talks With North Korea "In Days, Weeks": US State Secretary The United States hopes to get back to denuclearization talks with North Korea in the coming days or weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
00:52, 09/09/2019

| Famine on rise in Near East and North Africa: FAO Famine is on the rise in the Near East and North Africa with more than 52 million people undernourished, most of them in conflict zones, the UN food agency says....
21:13, 05/09/2019

New Pope, new problems in the teaser for HBO's The Young Pope follow-up Nothing much happens, but a lot is going on, in the newly released teaser trailer for HBO’s The Young Pope follow-up The New Pope. John Malkovich’s Giovanni Paolo III has ascended to the papal throne, and Jude Law’s Lenny Belardo has descended to the...
21:26, 08/28/2019

Trump to make first visit to DMZ in hope of meeting North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea on Sunday, hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks....
03:52, 06/30/2019

South Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul’s previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test....
19:26, 05/17/2019

Ahead of a visit to North Korea, China's Xi says he supports denuclearization President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea this week will mark the first time in 14 years that a Chinese leader is visiting the reclusive country....
19:13, 06/19/2019

China's Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea on a visit 'big on symbolism' China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea — the first by a Chinese state leader in 14 years....
09:13, 06/20/2019

China's Xi arrives for state visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Pyongyang for a two-day state visit to North Korea. China's state broadcaster CCTV showed huge crowds of people at the airport, waving flowers and chanting slogans to welcome Xi. (June 20)  ...
16:00, 06/20/2019

Breaking down Trump’s visit to North Korea — and a scuffle behind the scenes At one point, incoming White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham side-checked a North Korean guard who was blocking reporters from the room while security officials frantically tried to cordon off the area with yellow rope....
02:13, 07/01/2019

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit Chinese President Xi Jinping says North Korea is taking the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper a day ahead of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Kor...
05:39, 06/19/2019

China's President Xi Jinping to Make First Visit to North Korea Xi Jinping will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss bilateral relations, as well as efforts to resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula, in the first such state visit by a Chinese leader in more than a decade....
17:13, 06/17/2019

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks on North President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam....
01:26, 05/16/2019

Xi visit raises prospect of 'concrete cooperation' with North Korea China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader....
19:13, 06/19/2019

Kim Jong Un wants American basketball players to visit North Korea At least it’s one way he’s on the ball! North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un begged the US to send a team of “famous basketball players” as an assist to diplomatic relations, according to a report. The quirky dictator — alre...
21:13, 05/10/2019

Pompeo says hopes Trump letter to North Korean leader can restart talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program....
23:13, 06/23/2019

Iran's Foreign Minister Plans North Korea Visit: Reports Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is planning to visit North Korea, Iran's state television reported on Sunday, without giving the date of the visit....
20:13, 04/28/2019

Xi Jinping Says Pyongyang Is Moving in the ‘Right Direction’ Ahead of His Visit to North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries’ official media Wed...
13:13, 06/19/2019

Democratic presidential candidates slam Trump for North Korea visit Several 2020 presidential candidates criticized President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un in North Korea as a dangerous and one-sided gesture....
21:52, 06/30/2019

Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump At a time when tensions among North Korea, China and the United States have been high, some officials see Mr. Xi’s trip to Pyongyang as a way to cool things down....
16:52, 06/17/2019

North Korea berates 'thoughtless' Mike Pompeo, warns hopes for talks fading  A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behavior as "rogue" and warned that Pyongyang's hopes for talks with Washington are fading....
13:26, 08/31/2019

Japan supports U.S.-North Korea process, hopes latest talks lead to progress: Abe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan supported the United States and North Korea's "process" and wished for the latest talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to result in positive developments, Japanese media reported....
05:26, 07/01/2019

METALS-Base metals rise on revival of U.S.-China trade hopes London industrial metals prices advanced on Wednesday amid reports of progress in trade negotiations between the United States and China. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday it was a good sign that top U.S. officials would b...
07:52, 07/24/2019

METALS-Base metals rise on trade talk hopes, nickel at 3-month high Industrial metals prices rose on Wednesday after U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened a new round of talks, raising hopes of resolving a year-long trade war, with nickel reaching a three-month high....
12:52, 07/10/2019

Amit Shah To Visit North East Next Month, Will Meet Chief Ministers In his first visit to the North East as Home Minister, Amit Shah will meet chief ministers and governors of the eight states for two days next month and would review the security situation and......
18:00, 07/18/2019

Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone....
02:39, 06/29/2019

'I Love Thee, China': North Korea woos Xi in lavish state visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of "serious and complicated" international affairs, was good for regional peace, North Korean state media said on Friday....
07:00, 06/21/2019

In North Carolina Do-Over Vote, a Reliable Republican District Is Up for Grabs The election in the Ninth Congressional District on Tuesday will in many ways be the first test of the political terrain heading into 2020, and of the two parties’ dueling strategies....
07:52, 09/09/2019

Trump steps into North Korea in historic DMZ visit, agrees to resume nuclear talks President Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un and stepped across the border into North Korea, marking the first time a sitting U.S. President done set foot on North Korean soil....
13:39, 06/30/2019

"I Love Thee, China": North Korea Woos Xi Jinping In Lavish State Visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of "serious and complicated" international affairs, was good for regional......
07:39, 06/21/2019

Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’...
09:52, 06/30/2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week, State Media Reports (BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader ...
19:26, 06/17/2019

Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea amid Hong Kong protests, tension with US Chinese President Xi Jinping will be traveling to North Korea for a state visit – the first in 14 years by a Chinese leader, state media said Monday....
15:39, 06/17/2019

The baby Trump blimp will rise again for Trump's London visit The London-based Stop Trump Coalition, which owns the blimp, is reviving the baby blimp to protest the president's visit this week.        ...
23:26, 06/03/2019

US government unveils new North Korean hacking tool as tensions continue to rise The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Thursday publicly identified a new North Korean malware capable of funneling information from a victim's computer network....
04:00, 05/10/2019

White House moves to speed vote on North America trade deal The Trump administration took a procedural action aimed at speeding up a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal, but the move rankled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has sought more time to review the pact....
06:52, 05/31/2019

White House moves to speed vote on North American trade deal The Trump administration on Thursday took a procedural action aimed at speeding up a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal, but the move rankled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has sought more time to review the pact....
01:26, 05/31/2019

Trump makes his first visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone, ahead of meeting Sunday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Trump makes his first visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone, ahead of meeting Sunday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un....
08:26, 06/30/2019

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013 BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013....
07:13, 06/20/2019

Trump to trigger process that could accelerate congressional vote on North America trade pact: Washington Post The White House plans to trigger a process on Thursday that would allow President Donald Trump to submit his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico to Congress within 30 days, a challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had warned against such a ste...
23:13, 05/30/2019

U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next week The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said on Friday....
09:13, 08/17/2019

South Korea Urges North Korea Summit Before Donald Trump's Seoul Visit South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide......
03:39, 06/20/2019

Trump has no plans to meet with North Korea's Kim during South Korea visit: senior U.S. official U.S. President Donald Trump has no plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he travels to South Korea over the weekend after attending a summit of the Group of 20 leaders in Japan, a senior administration official said on Monday....
05:00, 06/25/2019

Trump to visit South Korea as Pompeo raises hope for new North Korea talks after letter U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this weekend after an exchange of letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boosted hopes for talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program....
20:26, 06/24/2019

South Korea urges North Korea summit before Trump Seoul visit, U.S. door 'wide open' South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide open" for talks with Pyongyang....
20:39, 06/19/2019

North Korea describes Donald Trump's border visit as 'bold and brave' North Korea today heralded Donald Trump's visit to the country as an "amazing event" as regional powers welcomed the meeting between the US President and Kim Jong-un....
13:00, 07/01/2019

Donald Trump visit: US President compares Brexit backstop issue with US-Mexico border during Ireland visit Donald Trump appeared to compare the backstop issue to the US-Mexico border as he expressed confidence that the Brexit logjam over the Irish border would work out "very well"....
07:39, 06/06/2019

The Latest: N. Macedonia police ram car, 2 migrants injured Authorities say two Afghan migrants were severely injured when police in North Macedonia intentionally crashed into a car allegedly smuggling the pair through the country...
17:52, 09/12/2019

Indian Delegation To Visit US Ahead Of PM Modi's Visit An Indian delegation of political leaders and foreign policy experts will be visiting the United States ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there to address the United National General......
22:13, 09/15/2019

Hungarian court rejects extradition of Macedonia ex-leader BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Budapest court has rejected an extradition request from North Macedonia for its former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski. Gruevski fled North Macedonia in November to avoid a two-year prison term for corruption and was later ...
13:13, 06/27/2019

Macedonia’s president-elect to focus on EU accession drive SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s president-elect says his first task in coming weeks after assuming his post will be to lobby European Union leaders in Brussels to approve the start of his country’s accession talks in June...
15:13, 05/06/2019

Macedonia's president-elect to focus on EU accession drive North Macedonia's president-elect says his first task in coming weeks after assuming his post will be to lobby European Union leaders in Brussels to approve the start of his country's accession talks in June....
16:13, 05/06/2019

Macedonia on track for EU accession talks but not Albania: diplomats North Macedonia is likely to win European Union support to start membership talks later this year, diplomats say, but its Balkan neighbor Albania faces opposition in France, Germany and the Netherlands....
18:39, 06/14/2019

UN welcomes progress in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia naming dispute The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the naming dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, has welcomed the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia parliament’s decision to ratify an agreement on...
02:39, 04/29/2019

EU at odds over Albania, Macedonia joining; Cyprus threatens veto over Turkey European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc, while Cyprus threatened to veto any agreement on future enlargement unless the EU toughens its line on Turkish drilling....
02:13, 06/18/2019

UK Labour must back 'public vote' on Brexit after EU vote: McDonnell Britain's main opposition Labour Party must back a public vote on Brexit, Labour's finance chief John McDonnell said on Monday, after voters deserted the party in droves in European elections amid anger over the country's delayed departure from the E...
11:39, 05/27/2019

Sen. David Perdue: A 'no' vote on the budget deal is a vote for more spending When President Trump set out to negotiate a budget deal, he had two primary goals: continue to reduce discretionary spending as a percentage of the economy and fully fund our military....
20:26, 07/31/2019

The rise and fall and rise of Mike Middleton Mike Middleton had no idea what he was letting himself in for when he agreed to be the first opponent of Audley Harrison The post The rise and fall and rise of Mike Middleton appeared first on Boxing News....
18:52, 05/19/2019

Prince William, Kate visit royal baby Archie, Prince Charles to visit this week Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is a hit with royal relatives: The queen met him first; Prince William and Kate followed Tuesday, and grandpa Prince Charles will see him soon.        ...
11:52, 05/15/2019

UN chief 'commends' leadership of Greece and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as name dispute draws to final close The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Greek Parliament over its ratification of a name change for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Friday, and commended the leaders of both countries for signalling the en...
02:39, 04/29/2019

Trump: A vote for a Democrat is a vote against Israel President Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of "great disloyalty" and went a step further on Wednesday, saying any vote for a Democrat is a vote against Israel....
23:00, 08/21/2019

Brexit vote: Boris Johnson moves to trigger snap general election after losing crunch Commons vote to rebels aiming to block no-deal Boris Johnson has said he will move to trigger a snap general election after suffering a crushing Commons defeat as 21 senior Tory MPs rebelled to stop him from crashing Britain out of the EU....
01:39, 09/04/2019

US gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he came away with no firm commitments from NATO allies to participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against Iran...
20:13, 06/27/2019

Swalwell: 'We're breaking up with Russia and making up with NATO' Rep. Eric Swalwell said if he becomes president, his first act for his foreign policy would be to cut ties with Russia and to come back into the fold with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization....
05:26, 06/28/2019

Former NATO head says US is in ‘dangerous’ position with Iran A former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO said the US is in a “dangerous” position in its standoff with Iran but believes ultimately the Islamic Republic will not go to war. “We’re in a kind of dangerous place right now, because of ...
19:26, 05/19/2019

US military build-up in Gulf 'concerning', says NATO boss The NATO secretary general has said he is "concerned" about a build-up of US forces in the the Gulf and warned it could lead to an accidental conflict....
01:13, 05/15/2019

Russia warns NATO over US-Poland move Russia has warned NATO that US President Donald Trump's pledge to send 1,000 US troops to Poland will "destabilize" Europe. NATO forces in member Poland already include a rotating pool of 4,500 US soldiers....
01:00, 06/14/2019

Ukraine's new president commits to EU, NATO membership Urkainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy intends to keep Ukraine "on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration." He also said he is ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war in Eastern Ukraine....
20:26, 06/04/2019

Is NATO's future at risk over US-Turkey rift? No one is arguing against Turkey's right to buy an air defense system anywhere it wants. But the price of the Russian S-400 may be higher than Ankara anticipated — and could cost all NATO allies. Teri Schultz reports....
22:52, 06/14/2019

NATO and Russia: Maneuvers and countermaneuvers on the Baltic Sea NATO is practicing in the Baltic Sea these days, as it's done before. What's new: The exercise is headed by the US Navy's 2nd Fleet command, a key force during the Cold War era. Russia is running a countermaneuver....
09:52, 06/14/2019

NATO and Russia: Maneuvers and countermaneuvers in the Baltic Sea NATO is again running Baltic Sea drills — but now, the exercise is headed by the US Navy's 2nd Fleet, a key force during the Cold War era. Fleet commander Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis spoke to DW about NATO's objectives....
19:00, 06/14/2019

Serious cyber attack could trigger full NATO response A cyber attack such as the strike that brought down NHS hospitals in 2017 could prompt a response from all NATO countries, the alliance's general secretary has said....
03:26, 08/28/2019

Iran in focus as new Pentagon chief heads to NATO Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be ready to update European allies on tensions with Iran as he heads to NATO headquarters this week during his inaugural trip as Pentagon chief, a senior U.S. official said....
08:26, 06/25/2019

New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future of arms control and tensions among NATO allies....
19:52, 05/01/2019

U.S., Turkey remain in dialogue over S-400, F-35 dispute: top NATO general U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week, NATO's commander told Reuters....
13:26, 06/18/2019

Russia warns NATO over US-Poland troop move Russia has warned NATO that US President Donald Trump's pledge to send 1,000 US troops to Poland will "destabilize" Europe. NATO forces in member Poland already include a rotating pool of 4,500 US soldiers....
09:52, 06/14/2019

Angela Merkel inspects NATO troops in Germany The German military has put on a major display for the chancellor to show off its NATO commitment. Speaking to soldiers, Angela Merkel underlined the importance of showing the alliance was ready to defend its territory....
00:26, 05/21/2019

US threatens to impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey The US has issued an ultimatum to Turkey: If the country buys the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, sanctions will be imposed. The dispute goes beyond the weaponry. Differences on Syria and Iran are at play....
06:39, 05/25/2019

Putin is the greatest gift to NATO since the end of the Cold War, ex-CIA chief says Russian President Vladimir Putin has given NATO a "reason to live again" and is one key factor behind the resurgence and improved capability of the military alliance....
21:52, 09/06/2019

10 Civilians, Two NATO Troops Killed In Kabul Blast The Taliban killed at least 10 people including two NATO troops in a bombing in Kabul on Thursday, in another horrific attack on the Afghan capital as the US and the insurgents negotiate a deal to see......
07:26, 09/06/2019

Trump says he, Poland's Duda will discuss NATO, trade U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would discuss NATO and trade with Polish President Andrzej Duda as the two leaders sat down for talks at the White House, but he said discussions were continuing on whether to deploy U.S. troops to Pol...
19:52, 06/12/2019

European NATO members to boost spending this year The European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will increase defense spending for the fourth consecutive year amid calls by President Donald Trump for the allies to spend more of their budgets on defense....
21:13, 06/25/2019

Peace deal in Afghanistan closer than ever before, says NATO chief NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar....
01:26, 08/06/2019

Turkey says U.S. stance on F-35 doesn't fit spirit of NATO partnership Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. warning that Ankara would be removed from Washington's F-35 fighter jet program unless it drops a planned purchase of a Russian air defense system was out of keeping with the spirit of NATO partnership....
15:26, 06/18/2019

NATO chief says end of nuclear treaty is 'serious setback', after US withdraws NATO members are on edge after the official demise of a landmark arms control pact between the US and Russia, the military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNN Friday, hours after the US withdrew from the pact....
23:39, 08/02/2019

NATO announces change in Baltic air policing duties Detachments from Belgium, the Czech Republic and Denmark will start patrolling the Baltic Sea for NATO this month, replacing Hungary, Britain and Spain, who have been there since May....
23:52, 09/06/2019

Trump designates Brazil a major non-NATO U.S. ally Ahead of a U.S. visit by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonro next week, President Donald Trump has designated the South American nation a major non-NATO ally....
21:00, 05/09/2019

NATO, Afghan forces killed more civilians than Taliban: UN The UN has urged NATO and Afghan forces to immediately "reduce the terrible harm being inflicted" on civilians. The US, along with its NATO and Afghan allies, have killed 717 civilians during the first half of the year....
09:39, 07/30/2019

Trump misses the real NATO success story By almost every measure, the 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization has grown significantly stronger in the two years President Trump has been in office....
08:13, 06/14/2019

EU creates defence and space branch 'to complement NATO' The European Union will create a new defence and space arm to help fund, develop and deploy armed forces, the bloc's incoming chief executive said on Tuesday, naming an ally of French President Emmanuel Macron for the role....
15:52, 09/10/2019

Russia will respond to any NATO steps over missiles, says minister Moscow will respond in kind to any steps NATO takes over Russia's decision to suspend a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday, according to RIA news agency....
10:52, 06/26/2019

Brazil clinches designation as 'major non-NATO ally' to U.S. President Donald Trump has officially designated Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, making good on a promise he made to Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro four months ago....
21:13, 08/01/2019

U.S., NATO Moves in Baltics Raise Russian Fears The U.S. and its NATO allies flexed their muscles along Russia’s western border this week with military exercises and a pledge of new troops that have deepened Moscow’s fears of U.S. intentions in the region....
03:52, 06/15/2019

Lone wolf attackers inspire each other, NATO chief says Nations must work together to stop lone wolf attackers, who take inspiration from each other, NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, during a visit to a mosque in New Zealand where a gunman killed dozens of people in March....
09:52, 08/05/2019

NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says allied defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures to take against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty...
16:26, 06/25/2019

CDU's AKK aims to boost Bundeswehr budget to NATO target Germany's defense minister plans to increase military spending to the NATO target of 2% of gross domestic product. The SPD, Merkel's coalition partners, said they would not allow Trump to dictate military spending....
08:39, 07/22/2019

Kosovo celebrates 20 years of NATO-brought freedom PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the deployment of NATO troops in an operation that helped stop a Serb military crackdown on ethnic Albanians that left more than 10,000 dead. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, ex...
14:26, 06/12/2019

Trump seems to make up a quote by NATO’s secretary general Trump claimed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, "Without Donald Trump, maybe there would be no NATO." Stoltenberg appears to have said nothing of the sort....
20:00, 06/07/2019

NATO chief says end of nuclear treaty is 'serious setback,' after US withdraws The official demise of a landmark arms control pact between the US and Russia is a "bad day" for stability in Europe, the military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNN Friday, hours after the US withdrew from the pact....
10:52, 08/03/2019

Nato's "stupid mistake" in WEC opener hospitalised mechanic Rebellion Racing driver Norman Nato has expressed his regret over the "stupid mistake" in Sunday's World Endurance Championship opener at Silverstone that hospitalised one of the team's mechanics...
16:39, 09/02/2019

NATO looks to outer space as modern warfare evolves Since its founding 70 years ago, NATO has primarily focused on the threat posed by conventional warfare. But these days, conflicts are also fought in cyberspace. Could outer space be next?...
03:00, 06/27/2019

More Afghan civilians killed by government and Nato than Taliban UN figures for first half of 2019 blame 717 deaths on pro-Kabul forces and 531 on militantsMore Afghan civilians were killed by Afghan and Nato forces than by the Taliban and other militants in the first half of 2019, according to UN figures, suggest...
10:26, 07/30/2019

Trump kicks Turkey out of F-35 program in historic NATO rupture President Trump is kicking Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program over the NATO ally’s insistence on purchasing Russian-made anti-aircraft defenses, the White House announced....
22:13, 07/17/2019

Russia shows no 'sign' it's willing to comply with INF nuclear treaty, NATO says There is little hope a key nuclear arms treaty can be saved, as Russia refuses to come back into compliance, says NATO's Jens Stoltenberg. He spoke after a NATO-Russia Council meeting on the INF arms control treaty....
01:00, 07/06/2019

NATO faces big bill if it does not pick AWACS successor soon: officials NATO faces significant costs if it does not act soon to choose a successor for its ageing fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft, often called the alliance's "eyes in the sky", senior officials said....
16:13, 06/15/2019

Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian missiles deal: minister Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S-400 missile defense systems, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F-35 jet project over the purchases....
12:39, 05/03/2019

Albanian soldier killed, 2 injured at Latvia's NATO base The Albanian army has reported that one of its soldiers was killed at a military base in Latvia during training exercises for a NATO mission in eastern Europe....
18:13, 05/06/2019

Albanian soldier killed, 2 injured at Latvia’s NATO base The Albanian army has reported that one of its soldiers was killed at a military base in Latvia during training exercises for a NATO mission in eastern Europe...
17:52, 05/06/2019

Germany approved for $122M guided missile purchase through U.S., NATO The U.S. State Department approved the possible $122 million sale of 91 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles and up to eight Captive Air Training Missiles to Germany through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency....
18:00, 07/01/2019

NATO weighs boost to air defenses over Russia missile system NATO is considering beefing up European air and missile defenses and ramping up its war games plans should Russia fail to respect a key Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty by August, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday...
22:39, 06/26/2019

U.S., NATO allies start Formidable Shield exercise in Scotland Nine nations, led by the U.S. 6th Fleet, on Tuesday began Formidable Shield, a live-fire integrated air and missile defense exercise in Scotland through May 19....
21:13, 05/07/2019

Exclusive: NATO aims to make space new frontier in defense NATO aims to recognize space as a domain of warfare this year, four senior diplomats said, partly to show U.S. President Donald Trump that the alliance is relevant and adapting to new threats after he signed off on the creation of a U.S. Space Force....
13:00, 06/21/2019

NATO completes Aegis defense system upgrade in Romania NATO announced the completion of upgrades to its ballistic missile defense system in Romania on Friday, and a THAAD system temporarily stationed there during the upgrade with now be redeployed....
18:39, 08/09/2019

There is no choice but to spend more on defense, Trump tells NATO allies U.S. President Donald Trump said NATO allies had no choice but to increase their military spending, repeating his demand that all those in the alliance meet the target of spending 2% of GDP a year on defense....
16:26, 06/04/2019

US NATO ambassador says Turkey must back down on Russian missile purchase Turkey has to decide whether to complete a complex arms deal with the U.S. which allows access to the F-35 jet or risk penalties by buying a Russian missile system....
17:13, 06/04/2019

Russian fighter jets push NATO war plane away: TASS Russian fighter jets pushed away a NATO war plane after it tried to approach Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, TASS news agency reported....
16:39, 08/13/2019

Germany Investigates Chinese Reporters It Says Were Snooping Around NATO Base Germany’s military is investigating what information three Chinese reporters collected while Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a NATO unit, signaling heightened mistrust of the state-run Xinhua news agency. The Xinhua reporters raised suspicion ...
18:52, 05/25/2019

Russian Jet Chases NATO Plane Away From Minister's Aircraft: Report A Russian fighter jet saw off a NATO warplane after it approached a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the TASS news agency reported on......
05:39, 08/14/2019

No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses The United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system, just ahead of its expected July delivery....
17:26, 06/26/2019

UPDATE 1-Turkey says U.S. stance on F-35 doesn't fit spirit of NATO partnership Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. warning that Ankara would be removed from Washington's F-35 fighter jet programme unless it drops a planned purchase of a Russian air defence system was out of keeping with the spirit of NATO partnership....
15:39, 06/18/2019

NATO chief urges action if Russia drops INF treaty NATO's leader has warned that Europe's security could be compromised by Russia's decision to exit a Cold War-era treaty. Russia has accused the US and its allies of stoking tensions, saying it is "ready for all options."...
03:00, 06/27/2019

NATO faces big bill if it does not pick AWACS successor soon - officials NATO faces significant costs if it does not act soon to choose a successor for its ageing fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft, often called the alliance's "eyes in the sky", senior officials said....
16:52, 06/15/2019

Russia, Serbia blame NATO for Kosovo police raid BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia and Serbia have blamed pro-NATO and Western influences for an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo that raised tensions in the region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday t...
15:13, 05/29/2019

US nuke locations accidentally exposed in NATO-affiliated report A document accidentally published by a NATO-affiliated body has hit headlines across Europe this week, seeming to affirm a longstanding open secret that is technically still classified: precisely where in Europe the United States stores its nuclear w...
02:52, 07/17/2019

NATO allies agree to partner on acquiring maritime munitions Eight countries, including seven NATO allies and one partner nation, on Thursday reached a memorandum of understanding on multinational cooperation for maritime battle decisive munitions....
18:13, 06/27/2019

NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violation The Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, and Moscow's ambassador to the Baltic country has been summoned over the incident....
17:13, 05/20/2019

European NATO members to boost defense spending this year The European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will increase defense spending for the fourth consecutive year amid calls by President Donald Trump for the allies to spend more of their budgets on defense....
19:13, 06/25/2019

NATO gives Russia 5 weeks to destroy missiles violating INF Treaty NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gave Russia five weeks to destroy ground-launched missiles that violate a treaty with the United States banning certain short- and intermediate-range missiles....
00:39, 06/26/2019

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance....
20:00, 07/12/2019

German troops head for Lithuania NATO exercises, despite air delay Germany's Bundeswehr overcame another potentially embarrassing aircraft glitch by flying tank battalion troops from Leipzig to Kaunas in Lithuania — one day later than planned. The tanks traveled by train....
19:26, 07/28/2019

American to Lead NATO Intelligence as Iraq-War-Era Concerns About U.S. Linger The alliance’s intelligence arm has been a priority for President Trump, but the appointment could make NATO’s analysis look like a rubber stamp for Washington....
21:26, 07/18/2019

More civilians are being killed by Afghan and NATO forces than by the Taliban and other militants More civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and NATO forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of 2019, a UN mission to the country said Tuesday....
19:39, 07/30/2019

Rising NATO superstar Poland to host more American troops, buy US F-35s When President Trump meets Poland’s President Andrzej Duda at the White House Wednesday, the president will have what one senior administration official called “a significant announcement” on a “new facet in the military-to-military relationship” bet...
00:39, 06/12/2019

Kosovo Albanians welcome Clinton, Albright 20 years after NATO intervention Thousands of Kosovo Albanians turned out on Wednesday to welcome back former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his ex-top diplomat Madeleine Albright 20 years after they helped engineer the NATO air war that ousted Serbian forces....
19:39, 06/12/2019

The Latest: Acting Pentagon chief to appeal to NATO allies WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s trip to Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he wants to persuade NATO allies to form a broader international coalition to deter Irani...
20:26, 06/25/2019

Russia delivers missile system to Turkey in challenge to NATO Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance....
15:26, 07/12/2019

UPDATE 7-Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO * Pentagon chief says U.S. position unchanged (Adds dateline, byline, updates with statements from Pentagon and Turkish defence ministry, U.S. Congress, Fitch)...
23:52, 07/12/2019

In NATO debut, new Pentagon chief aims to 'internationalize' Iran effort Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he aimed to recruit support from NATO allies for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his international debut as Pentagon chief....
02:00, 06/26/2019

US Nuclear Weapons Location In Europe Accidentally Revealed By NATO Body A recently released - and subsequently deleted - document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear......
04:26, 07/17/2019

NATO still hasn't picked a successor to its 'eyes in the sky,' and that could cost the alliance big-time Reuters NATO's fleet of early-warning and surveillance aircraft, often called its "eyes in the sky," are aging, and the alliance has yet to choose a replacement. That delay could soon become costly, as the lack of a successor would require NATO to p...
04:52, 06/16/2019

UK Had Warned 16 NATO Allies Of Russia Hacking Attempts: Foreign Minister Britain has shared with 16 NATO allies details of malicious Russian cyber activity in their countries over the last 18 months, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt was to say on Thursday....
07:00, 05/23/2019

U.S. joins 11 NATO allies for Breeze 2019 maritime exercise in Bulgaria The United States and 11 NATO allies began their participation in the nine-day Breeze 19, a maritime exercise hosted by Bulgaria that included three U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft....
23:00, 07/15/2019

Nato and Russia trade barbs after collapse of nuclear arms treaty US pulls out of cold war-era INF treaty after Moscow’s ‘secret deployment’ of cruise missilesA key international nuclear disarmament treaty has formally collapsed amid mutual recriminations between the west and Russia, and with Nato pledging to boost...
17:13, 08/02/2019

Report: NATO jets escort Russian aircraft 6 times last week COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Baltic region’s main news agency says NATO fighter jets were scrambled six times last week after Russian military aircraft violated Lithuania’s airspace. The Baltic News Service says NATO jets identified and...
17:00, 07/01/2019

UPDATE 2-Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian missiles deal -minister Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S-400 missile defence systems, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F-35 jet project over the purchases....
23:26, 05/03/2019

NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia Some alliance officials think the move is needed to counter Russia’s new cruise missiles, but it could be “a point of no return with the Russians,” one expert said....
09:52, 07/05/2019

Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defense minister's aircraft: TASS A Russian fighter jet saw off a NATO warplane after it approached a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the TASS news agency reported on Tuesday....
19:15, 08/13/2019

Incoming Pentagon chief will attend NATO meeting in Brussels next week U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, who becomes the acting defense secretary on Monday, will travel to Brussels next week for a meeting of NATO defense ministers, the Pentagon said on Wednesday....
03:13, 06/20/2019

Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two NATO troops in Kabul A Taliban suicide blast in the center of Kabul killed at least 10 civilians and two NATO soldiers on Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's international military force and the U.S. embassy....
18:13, 09/05/2019

Mattis details differences with Trump over Nato allies and torture in new book Ex-defense secretary avoids direct criticism of the president in his memoir, Call Sign Chaos, but notes the pair disagreed over NatoJames Mattis, who quit as US defense secretary last year, highlights his sharp differences with Donald Trump over Nato...
20:13, 08/28/2019

US threatens to pull troops from Germany if no increase in NATO defense spending The U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has suggested the United States should pull thousands of troops if the country does not increase its required NATO defense spending. ...
23:52, 08/09/2019

Germany informs NATO of huge defense budget increase: report Germany is set to significantly raise its defense spending, according to a news report. It would be the biggest increase since the end of the Cold War....
14:52, 05/17/2019

Turkey bought Russian S-400 missiles designed to down NATO planes. For the US, that's a problem Two years ago, Turkey declared it would buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system because the United States had dragged its feet in selling an American alternative....
15:00, 07/13/2019

NATO chief: Clock ticking on INF treaty as Russia shows no compliance The United States could suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty in a matter of weeks, prompting NATO leaders to prepare for a world with more Russian missiles....
22:39, 07/18/2019

Turkey proceeds with deal for Russian missile system despite US and NATO warnings The delivery of the Russian-made S-400, a mobile surface-to-air missile system, is said to pose a risk to the NATO alliance as well as the F-35, America's most expensive weapons platform....
22:39, 07/08/2019

U.S. Formally Cancels Sale of Fighter Jets to Turkey, a NATO Ally Turkey, whose purchase of a Russian missile system has created friction, called the Trump administration’s move a “mistake that will cause irreparable wounds in our strategic relations.”...
01:26, 07/18/2019

German government will ban small arms exports to non-EU, NATO countries: report The German government will ban exports of German-produced small arms to countries outside NATO and the European Union, the Funke group of newspapers cited government sources as saying....
15:52, 06/24/2019

As Floods Hit North, North East India, Rahul Gandhi Posts Call For Help Over the past days heavy rain has wreaked havoc across the country, with the North East states particularly badly affected. The rains have caused damaged to agricultural fields, flooded villages and......
12:00, 07/16/2019

Hurricane Dorian floods island as it swipes North Carolina then heads north Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach-fringed barrier islands with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble....
04:26, 09/07/2019

North Pole and Polar Worlds review – why Inuit don't worry about north Exciting tales of heroic polar explorers make a great exhibition, but a book on the North Pole shows that times are too changed not to seek deeper narratives...
19:26, 04/28/2019

‘Frozen dragon of the north’ flew over North America 77 million years ago If you were to travel back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, you’d have plenty of things to fear. Dinosaurs that ruled the land were often massive and the oceans were dominated by creatures just as fearsome. The skies had their own f...
19:39, 09/11/2019

Trump offers to meet North Korea's Kim; North says talks would be 'meaningful' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would like to see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, and North Korea said a meeting would be "meaningful" if it happened....
08:26, 06/29/2019

NATO Ally Turkey Gets Long-Range Russian S-400 Missiles Amid US Warning Turkey received the first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defence system on Friday, the defence ministry said, despite repeated warnings from its NATO ally United States against the purchase....
11:52, 07/12/2019

Georgian leader sees NATO future, seeks tough line on Russia Georgia's president is calling on Western allies to do more to face up to Russia and the "very heavy pressure" she says Moscow has put on her Caucasus nation....
02:52, 06/11/2019

NATO considers extra exercises, surveillance if Russia doesn't destroy missiles Defense ministers from NATO member countries are considering increasing military exercises and boosting intelligence as a response if Russia declines to destroy ground-launched missiles that violate a treaty....
01:00, 06/27/2019

Russia Preps S-400 Missiles For NATO Ally Turkey Amid US Sanctions Threat Russia will begin delivering its S-400 air-defense system to NATO-member Turkey in the coming days, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday, in a deal likely to trigger U.S. sanctions and test the bonds of......
05:13, 07/06/2019

Angela Merkel ignores NATO defense pledge, snubbing US demands to spend more GDP The leader of Germany, Europe’s wealthiest country, has once again rejected U.S. requests to keep a promise to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense so as to ensure the continued viability of the NATO alliance....
08:26, 08/15/2019

US Vice President Mike Pence singles out Germany for not meeting NATO spending Vice President Mike Pence has criticized Germany for allowing the US to bear the "burden of defending Europe." Pence has also suggested deploying an additional 1,000 US troops in Poland....
21:00, 09/02/2019

| North Korea tells South to stop mediating between North, US North Korea said that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked talks on its nuclear programme....
00:52, 06/28/2019

Ex-NATO commander warns we're 'very close' to naval collision or 'inadvertent shootdown' of Russian aircraft A retired NATO commander dubbed Friday's near-collision of a Russian and American ship "shocking" and argued that it demonstrates the potential for a far more serious incident in the future. ...
00:52, 06/08/2019

Esper faces first challenge as Pentagon chief meeting with allied counterparts at NATO headquarters ESPER’S NATO DEBUT: After just one day in his new job as acting defense secretary, Mark Esper makes his debut on the world stage, arriving in Brussels today ahead of a two-day meeting of NATO defense ministers....
13:52, 06/25/2019

NATO wants to avoid 'new arms race' with Russia, promises 'measured' response after treaty scrapped NATO said it will respond “in a measured and responsible” way to Russia’s new missiles, but said the alliance will work to avoid a new arms race after the end of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty....
19:39, 08/02/2019

U.S. kicks NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program over purchase of Russian defence system "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian S-400 air defence systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," a White House statement said....
08:00, 07/18/2019

From the archive: What would you do if you were Pope? It’s January 1970, and Bob Smyth is asking prominent Catholics – Auberon Waugh, Peregrine Worsthorne – an almighty questionFor the Observer Magazine of 18 January 1970, Bob Smyth asked some Roman Catholics what they would do if they became Pope. Sall...
09:13, 09/01/2019

Bolton touts NATO allies' $100B military spending spree after Trump push: ‘Unequaled triumph’ National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that an increase in defense spending from NATO allies, after pressure from President Trump, marked a significant victory for the United States and made the alliance stronger....
00:00, 07/17/2019

Andy Pope does his best work getting to US Opens Golf Notes: Andy Pope's persistence getting to the US Opens, Michelle Wie inspired by NBA Finals, Americans go for major sweep at Portrush        ...
01:00, 06/19/2019

Was Mary Magdalene Destined To Be the First Pope? New evidence has recently been uncovered and it implies that Mary Magdalene was the likely successor of Jesus. The importance of Mary Magdalene has always been accepted because she was the principal disciple at the tomb in all of the four gospels and...
20:13, 06/19/2019

Pope Francis to Appoint 13 New Cardinals The pope named 13 men whom he would appoint as cardinals next month, with the choices highlighting some of his signature concerns: the developing world, relations with Islam and advocacy for migrants....
19:26, 09/01/2019

Pope Thrower Is The 2019 Name Of The Year There was 1:09 left on the clock when Eli Manning, under pressure from the New England Patriots defense, hurled the football downfield. The three-time world champion Patriots, up 14-10 at the time, were defending a perfect run through the regular sea...
18:39, 05/22/2019

Pope Tells Bulgaria to Welcome Migrants Pope Francis urged Bulgaria to welcome the migrant flows it currently blocks in his latest statement against rising anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe....
21:13, 05/05/2019

Pope Says It’s ‘an Honor That the Americans Attack Me’ En route to Mozambique at the start of a six-day trip, Pope Francis called it “an honor that the Americans attack me,” and seemed eager to read a new book about it....
09:13, 09/06/2019

Here’s Pope Francis’ big change to the ‘Our Father’ Lead us not into mistranslation. Pope Francis officially approved a change to the most famous prayer in Christianity. It’s the prayer Jesus taught followers to pray and one of the few things that unites 2.2 billion Christians across the globe. ...
03:39, 06/06/2019

Pope Francis: ‘I Pray There Are No Schisms’ In an airborne news conference, Francis said that his conservative critics denounce him for saying the same things as Pope — now Saint — John Paul II, whom they adored....
00:26, 09/11/2019

Paolo Sorrentino Interview on Loro, The New Pope The 'Loro' and 'New Pope' director Paolo Sorrentino talked to GQ about recreating Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties and Jude Law's white Speedo....
18:52, 09/20/2019

Marilyn Manson joins HBO's The New Pope, which tracks As the title might suggest, Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope wasn’t your old man’s pope. Jude Law’s Pope Pius XIII was a bit of a bad boy, and, now that we know he returns, at least in some capacity, for spin-off The New Pope, we can assume that thi...
21:39, 05/17/2019

Pope: It's OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine Pope Francis says pilgrimages can be organized to a Bosnian shrine where the Virgin Mary is reported to have appeared, but the Vatican is stressing that no decision has yet been taken on whether the apparitions in Medjugorje are authentic....
16:13, 05/12/2019

Pope ordaining 19 men to priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is ordaining 19 men to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica. Most of them are Italians, but other seminarians are from Croatia, Peru, Haiti and Japan. Wearing white robes, the seminarians stood in three rows b...
10:26, 05/12/2019

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring a ‘hit man’ Pope Francis denounced abortion as similar to mob-style murder. “Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he said at a Saturday conference in Vatican City. “Is it licit to hire a hit man to resolve a problem?” Francis added that aborti...
19:00, 05/25/2019

‘It was like meeting the Pope’: how Peppa Pig became a £1bn global phenomenon Fifteen years ago, a strange pink farm animal arrived on our TV screens. Today, Peppa Pig has her own theme parks and devoted fans around the world. What is the secret of her success?If the story of the Peppa Pig franchise were a Peppa Pig episode, i...
09:52, 05/16/2019

Keane: 'I don’t care if it’s Ferguson or the Pope, you’re going to defend yourself' "Roy Keane has reignited his war of words with Sir Alex Ferguson by claiming the legendary Manchester United manager only acted in his best interest."...
23:13, 09/05/2019

Pope says deforestation must be treated as a global threat Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the planet....
19:13, 09/07/2019

Pope heads to Mozambique to help consolidate peace Pope Francis heads to Mozambique on Wednesday to encourage the country's fragile peace, starting a three-nation African tour where climate change, poverty and corruption will also be high on the agenda....
09:13, 09/04/2019

Mummification in Christianity: The Incredible Exploding Pope Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) exploded in 1956.  To understand why this occurred, it is necessary to explore the (Catholic and Orthodox) Christian practice of mummification ...
07:52, 09/05/2019

Pope urges Balkans to embrace diversity Pope Francis has delivered prayers and speeches in North Macedonia, the birthplace of Mother Theresa. He has urged for unity in a country struggling with deepening political division....
22:00, 05/07/2019

Pope apologizes for history of discrimination against Roma BLAJ, Romania — Pope Francis apologized Sunday to the Roma ethnic minority for the history of discrimination against them in Europe and paid homage to Romanian Catholics persecuted during communist rule as he wrapped up his third and final day with a...
22:39, 06/03/2019

Pope calls attacks from US conservatives an ‘honor’ ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said Wednesday it was an “honor” to be attacked by US church conservatives and their Catholic media allies, who have criticized him on issues from theology to climate change and even called for his resignat...
03:00, 09/05/2019

The Latest: Pope urges Bulgarians to see they need migration Pope Francis is urging Bulgarians to open their hearts and homes to migrants, arguing that a country like Bulgaria, which is losing its population to emigration, should well understand the forces that drive people to leave their native lands...
11:39, 05/05/2019

Pope: It’s OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine Pope Francis says pilgrimages can be organized to a Bosnian shrine where the Virgin Mary is reported to have appeared, but the Vatican is stressing that no decision has yet been taken on whether the apparitions in Medjugorje are authentic...
13:13, 05/12/2019

Pope says he may add South Sudan leg onto Africa trip VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he may add a South Sudan leg onto his Africa trip in September if conditions there are “mature.” Francis told a visiting nun from Juba on Friday he wants to go to South Sudan as part of his trip but c...
16:13, 05/10/2019

Deforestation must be seen as global threat: pope in Madagascar Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and reduction in biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the whole planet....
11:26, 09/07/2019

'Thou shall not gossip', Pope tells hairdressers Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbors, but now he says it should also be avoided in those modern temples of cheap talk: beauty parlors and hair salons....
19:52, 04/29/2019

Pope urges Hungarians, Romanians to put troubles behind them Pope Francis urged ethnic Hungarians and Romanians to put their troubled past behind them on Saturday as bad weather disrupted his visit to Transylvania, forcing him to be driven for hours on winding mountain roads....
13:39, 06/01/2019

Pope to honor Romania's communist-era martyrs Pope Francis travels on Friday to Romania, giving him another opportunity to preach a message of European integration and political rectitude even as he pays tribute to Christians killed during the communist era....
01:26, 05/31/2019

Pope Francis 'not afraid' of schism with US Catholics The pope has responded to attacks from conservative Catholics who criticize his stance on social issues and climate change. He accused some of stabbing him in the back....
05:13, 09/11/2019

Pope Francis donates $500,000 to help migrants in Mexico Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to help migrants in Mexico, offering assistance to local projects that provide food, lodging and basic necessities....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to ‘hiring a hitman’ VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed. He is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. During an audience Saturday with participa...
16:13, 05/25/2019

Pope laments abortion with controversial 'hit man' remark The head of the Catholic Church has equated getting an abortion for medical reasons with hiring a contract killer. German officials have condemned such rhetoric, saying it is "absolutely unacceptable."...
18:00, 05/25/2019

After scandals, Pope orders his diplomats to toe the line Pope Francis on Thursday told his ambassadors around the world, some of whom have been involved in sexual and financial scandals, to live humble, exemplary lives and be closer to the poor than to the elite....
17:13, 06/13/2019

Pope urges ethnic Hungarians, Romanians to put troubles behind them Pope Francis urged ethnic Hungarians and Romanians to put their troubled past behind them on Saturday as bad weather disrupted his visit to Transylvania, forcing him to be driven for hours on winding mountain roads....
19:13, 06/01/2019

Pope caps reform of Vatican bank with new statutes Pope Francis has approved new statutes for the Vatican Bank, making an external audit obligatory and introducing other changes to bolster reforms that have turned around the once scandal-ridden institution....
15:26, 08/10/2019

As Pope Francis Champions Migrants, Some Cardinals Court the Far Right Clerics who see the pontiff as dangerously inclusive have been lending public support — and the church’s imprimatur — to anti-migration politicians like Italy’s Matteo Salvini....
12:26, 06/22/2019

Putin to meet pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Pope Francis on Thursday, a day before Ukraine's Catholic leaders meet at the Vatican to discuss the crisis in their country, and amid speculation that the visit could be a prelude to the first tr...
04:00, 07/04/2019

Pope Francis urges unity on first Romania trip The pope called on Romanians to stand together and reject hate at the start of his first trip to the Orthodox majority country. Tensions persist over communist-era confiscations of Catholic properties....
00:00, 06/01/2019

Pope Denies He Knew of U.S. Cardinal's Sexual Misconduct Pope Francis responded for the first time to an accusation that has dogged his pontificate since last year, denying that he knew about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s history of sexual misconduct before it was revealed by a church investigation....
23:52, 05/28/2019

Pope to Mozambique after new accord: ‘Courage brings peace’ Pope Francis praises Mozambique’s president and opposition leader for their courage in signing a landmark new peace accord, as he opens a visit to the southern African nation...
15:26, 09/05/2019

Conservatives want Catholic bishops to declare pope a heretic A group of Roman Catholic priests, academics and intellectuals have issued an open letter to bishops asking them to declare Pope Francis a heretic, in the latest broadside by ultra-conservatives against the pontiff....
13:39, 05/01/2019

Pope gives West Virginia diocese new leader after scandal West Virginia's Roman Catholic Diocese says it's set to discuss its "future leadership," 10 months after the resignation of Bishop Michael Bransfield....
16:13, 07/23/2019

Pope says he would confront Trump directly on border wall Pope Francis said he was willing to tell U.S. President Donald Trump in person that it is wrong to build border walls and appeared to warn him not to resume a policy of separating families....
01:00, 05/29/2019

Pope off to Bulgaria, a poor EU nation hostile to migrants Pope Francis is heading to Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, which conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative....
15:26, 05/05/2019

Pope Orders Officials to Shrink Budget Deficit Pope Francis ordered top Vatican officials to close a widening budget deficit at the Holy See and stop poorly managed spending and investments from undermining the operations of the Catholic Church’s global headquarters....
22:26, 09/03/2019

Pope Francis praises historic Trump-Kim meeting at the DMZ "In the last few hours we saw in Korea a good example of the culture of encounter," the pontiff told thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's square for his weekly address and blessing....
04:26, 07/01/2019

Pope calls for humanitarian corridors to protect migrants Pope Francis said prayers on Sunday for victims of the bombing of a migrant center in Libya last week and called for concerted action to create extensive humanitarian corridors to prevent similar tragedies....
18:39, 07/07/2019

Pope warns of new ideologies as he beatifies Romania martyrs Pope Francis paid homage Sunday to Catholics who were persecuted, tortured and killed during Romania’s communist regime by beatifying seven bishop martyrs on his third and final day in the country...
12:13, 06/02/2019

Vatican corrects omission in pope's quote about McCarrick The Vatican communications office on Wednesday corrected the Italian transcript of Pope Francis' comments about disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick....
23:13, 05/29/2019

Pope moves America's 'first televangelist' closer to sainthood The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a charismatic figure of U.S. Roman Catholicism in the 20th century and a pioneer in using media for religious purposes, is one step closer to sainthood....
19:26, 07/06/2019

Pope appeals for evacuation of migrants from Libyan centers Pope Francis has appealed for the evacuation of women, children and sick migrants trapped in Libyan detention centers as soon as possible, through humanitarian corridors....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Pope takes message of peace, reconciliation to Mozambique Pope Francis is starting his first full day in Mozambique with a speech to members of the government and the armed opposition, who recently signed a permanent cease-fire to cement the country’s peace process...
11:52, 09/05/2019

On Plane to Africa, Pope Shrugs Off His American Critics En route to Mozambique at the start of a six-day trip, Pope Francis called it “an honor that the Americans attack me,” and seemed eager to read a new book about it....
01:00, 09/05/2019

The Latest: Pope celebrates communion for Bulgarian children SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Bulgaria (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Pope Francis is ministering to Bulgaria’s young Catholics, travelling to the Catholic stronghold of Rakovsky for a First Communion Mass and...
14:13, 05/06/2019

Pope's ex-student to welcome his mentor to Madagascar quarry 'cathedral' Three times a year, Father Pedro Opeka celebrates Mass in a vast grey quarry in the hills above Madagascar's capital. This week, he will welcome his old teacher, Pope Francis, to see the chiseled granite altar from where he ministers....
11:52, 09/02/2019

Rain changes travel plans for pope as he arrives in Romania Pope Francis has arrived in Transylvania to visit Romania’s most famous shrine on a day of rain-soaked travel to meet with the country’s far-flung Catholic communities...
12:39, 06/01/2019

Pope Francis Denies He Knew of Abuse by McCarrick In an interview published by the Vatican’s news outlet, Francis directly denied any prior knowledge of sexual misconduct by the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick....
03:26, 05/29/2019

Pope gets stuck in elevator, apologizes to Vatican crowd The Pope apologises to the crowds in St Peter's Square after getting trapped in the Vatican lift. It took the fire brigade 25 minutes to free Francis.        ...
00:13, 09/02/2019

Conservatives want Catholic bishops to denounce pope as heretic A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have urged bishops to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic, in the latest ultra-conservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity....
16:26, 05/01/2019

Pope encourages priests disheartened by sex abuse fallout Pope Francis has sent a letter to priests worldwide offering encouragement in light of the global sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church...
15:00, 08/04/2019

Pope warns against ‘lukewarm’ Christians at Vatican Mass VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has exhorted the faithful to avoid being smug or “lukewarm” Christians. Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday to mark the feast day of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Rome’s ...
12:00, 06/29/2019

Pope to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine meet at the Vatican to discuss the fallout from the schism between the Russian and Ukrainian Ort...
11:52, 06/06/2019

Pope names women to key Vatican department for first time Pope Francis appointed women on Friday to a key Vatican department for the first time since it was founded more than 50 years ago, a move welcomed by Catholic women's groups as a significant advance....
19:13, 05/24/2019

A Clash of Worldviews as Pope Francis and Putin Meet Again A meeting between Russia’s president, seen as the spiritual strongman of European nationalists, and the pope, a moral voice against populism, comes amid an ideological divide in the West....
13:52, 07/04/2019

Detroit monsignor praises pope’s sex abuse law An official with the Archdiocese of Detroit is welcoming Pope Francis' new church law about reporting clergy sex abuse and investigating bishops for cover-ups. (May 9)        ...
02:26, 05/10/2019

Pope urges end to 'culture of insults' in Pentecost message Social media fosters a "culture of insults," Pope Francis has told Sunday Pentecost churchgoers in Rome. In Berlin, Protestant bishop Markus Droge warned against propagators of lies intent on "undermining" democracy....
21:39, 06/09/2019

Pope Francis on delicate mission in Orthodox Bulgaria The pontiff is visiting Bulgaria, which could prove a touchy affair, as the country’s Orthodox Church is not on the best of terms with Rome. But he is popular with the people in both countries....
08:39, 05/04/2019

Vatican says China intimidating Catholics loyal to pope The Vatican asked China's communist government on Friday to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms....
14:52, 06/28/2019

Pope tends to Orthodox ties, Catholic minorities in Balkans Pope Francis, who opened 2019 with trips to the Muslim world, is shifting gears to tend to Orthodox relations, with a delicate visit starting Sunday to the Balkan nations of Bulgaria and North Macedonia....
10:26, 05/04/2019

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in the region....
17:39, 06/16/2019

Led not into temptation: pope approves change to Lord's Prayer New wording for Catholics asks God not to ‘let us fall into temptation’Pope Francis has approved changes to the wording of the Lord’s Prayer. Instead of saying “lead us not into temptation”, it will say “do not let us fall into temptation”.The new wo...
17:00, 06/06/2019

Pope condemns spate of U.S. gun violence, prays for victims Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks on "defenseless people" in a spate of gun violence in three American states, including one that killed 20 people in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas....
03:26, 08/05/2019

Activists demand pope ensure ‘zero tolerance’ in Argentina Victims’ rights groups are calling on Pope Francis to guarantee the implementation of the Vatican’s “zero tolerance” for sexual abuses by clergy in Argentina, where they say the policy has not been carried out...
01:39, 05/03/2019

Pope Sets New Rules for Investigating Bishops on Sex Abuse Pope Francis is enacting new rules for investigating bishops over sexual abuse or its coverup, responding to mounting public pressure on the Catholic Church to improve accountability after a string of abuse scandals involving senior clergy....
12:39, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis says migrants are people, not a social issue ROME — Pope Francis has prayed for migrants in a special Mass, saying they are people and not just a social issue. The Mass, celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday, marked the sixth anniversary of the pope’s visit to the Italian island of Lampe...
02:39, 07/09/2019

Pope warns oil execs of need for ‘radical’ energy transition Pope Francis warned oil executives on Friday that a “radical energy transition” to clean, low-carbon power sources is needed to stave off global warming as he pressed his environmental message in a closed-door Vatican summit....
21:26, 06/14/2019

Pope tells Roma and Sinti people that he suffers with them VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has received and prayed with hundreds of Roma and Sinti people and told them that he suffers when he reads about abuse and prejudice against them. Angry protesters insulted the mayor of Rome on Wednesday for providing...
14:26, 05/09/2019

Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires Pope Francis on Sunday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet....
22:52, 08/25/2019

Pope denounces danger of corruption in Mozambique Mass Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mozambique on Friday by consoling HIV-infected mothers and children and denouncing the rampant corruption that has impoverished one of the world’s poorest countries...
11:13, 09/06/2019

Pope urges Romanians to work together to confront challenges Pope Francis began a three-day pilgrimage to Romania on Friday that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country...
20:13, 05/31/2019

The Latest: Pope Francis urges compassion for migrants A day after the European Parliament elections, Pope Francis issued his annual message on migrants and said the attitude that they are the source of all of society’s ills “is an alarm bell warning of the moral decline” the world faces...
15:52, 05/27/2019

Pope Says Abortion, Even of a Sick Fetus, Is Like Hiring a ‘Hitman’ Conservatives have called Francis unacceptably weak on the issue. But his comments on Saturday, when he called abortion “inhuman eugenics,” were explicit....
22:52, 05/25/2019

Madagascar: Pope Francis holds mass for 1 million The pontiff has urged the crowd to build history "in complete respect for the earth and its gifts." Around 1 million people gathered to hear Francis say mass in the Malagasy capital....
14:39, 09/08/2019

Pope Francis gets stuck in lift for 25 minutes at Vatican Pontiff apologises for arriving late to St Peter’s Square and says he was freed by firefightersPope Francis has said he got stuck in a lift for 25 minutes at the Vatican and had to be rescued by firefighters.The pontiff apologised to the faithful gat...
19:00, 09/01/2019

Pope Francis gets trapped in broken Vatican elevator ​Pope Francis was late for his weekly address on Sunday after he got stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes and had to be rescued by firefighters. He apologized to the thousands who had gathered in St. Peter’s Square for being late. “Dear br...
18:13, 09/01/2019

Pope Francis decrees new law to fight sex abuse, cover-up Pope Francis introduced a major change in Catholic law Thursday, requiring all priests and nuns worldwide to report incidents of sex abuse and attempts to cover them up....
18:52, 05/09/2019

Pope requires sex abuse to be reported to church, not police Pope Francis has issued a new law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities...
18:26, 05/09/2019

| Million turn out for Pope Francis Madagascar mass An estimated one million people gathered at Madagascar's Soamandrakizay stadium in the capital on Sunday to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour....
04:13, 09/09/2019

Pope Francis hails peace in postwar Mozambique The leader of the Catholic Church has urged Mozambique's political leaders to uphold peace and tone down divisive rhetoric. The country is hoping to avert political violence in the run-up to elections slated for October....
00:39, 09/06/2019

Pope: Commission on female deacons disagrees on ordination ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says an international commission of scholars has failed to reach a definitive conclusion about whether women were ordained as deacons in the early Christian church in the same way men were. Francis told repo...
23:26, 05/07/2019

Bulgaria Offers Chilly Welcome as Pope Francis Tries to Mend a Schism A Bulgarian Orthodox prelate likened efforts to unify the churches to welcoming the Antichrist, while some Bulgarians shrugged off the pope’s pleas on behalf of migrants....
23:00, 05/06/2019

Pope Francis Decrees New Rules for Reporting Abuse, but Not Penalties The procedures, which come into force on June 1, say church leaders must investigate abuse and cover-ups and must not interfere with secular inquiries....
15:00, 05/09/2019

The New Pope review – enter a seductively camp John Malkovich Jude Law haunts Paolo Sorrentino’s glorious follow-up to The Young Pope, but Malkovich’s purring pontiff-in-waiting is divineAnyone who was captivated by Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope will be relieved that his follow-up, The New Pope, is just as ...
16:13, 09/03/2019

Pope urges China's Catholics to unify after bishop deal Pope Francis is urging China's divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a landmark deal with Beijing over bishop nominations....
11:13, 05/22/2019

Factbox: Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis will visit Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius from Sept. 4-10. Following are some of the highlights of his second trip to sub-Saharan Africa:...
11:52, 09/02/2019

Pope Francis gets stuck in a Vatican elevator, rescued by firefighters “Thank God the firefighters intervened,” Pope Francis said, referring to tiny Vatican City State’s own fire department.        ...
00:13, 09/02/2019

Vatican launches women's football team with pope's blessing Team to make its debut against AS Roma’s women’s team on 26 MayThe Vatican has launched its first women’s football team, with a debut challenge against AS Roma’s Serie A women’s squad on 26 May.More than half of the team is made up of staff working w...
14:26, 05/14/2019

Coptic pope: Displacing Christians is bad for Middle East, Europe The displacement of Christians risks safety in the Middle East and Europe, Pope Tawadros II has told DW. The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church was in Germany to inaugurate a place of worship for the growing community....
11:39, 05/14/2019

Pope issues new rules mandating the reporting of sexual abuse Pope Francis issued new global rules Thursday for reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, mandating for the first time that all dioceses set up systems for reporting abuse and cover-ups....
12:52, 05/09/2019

Pope tells Roma, Sinti people he shares their suffering Pope Francis prayed with hundreds of people from Europe’s Roma and Sinti communities and said he suffered when he heard about the abuse the minority groups suffer...
22:52, 05/09/2019

Pope offers Chinese clergy way to register with civil agency VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is telling Catholic priests and bishops in China they can register as required by authorities while professing loyalty to Pope Francis. The Holy See on Friday issued guidelines about a new Chinese requirement demanding...
13:39, 06/28/2019

Putin to meet with the pope and Kremlin-friendly politicians in Rome But the Italian government hasn’t dramatically broken from policies favored by Washington and other European capitals, as was expected of the new populist leaders....
23:13, 07/02/2019

Pope Francis Changes Church Law Makes Reporting Sex Abuse Obligatory Pope Francis on Thursday passed a measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, following a global clerical pedophilia scandal....
00:00, 05/10/2019

Roger Federer Gets the Pope Treatment on a Chaotic Day at the Italian Open While Federer was awed by the way fans responded to him at the Italian Open, other players were struggling to cope with poor conditions on and off the court....
04:26, 05/17/2019

War Stories: Lucas Pope and what almost sank Return of the Obra Dinn Video shot and edited by Justin Wolfson. Click here for transcript. Lucas Pope is an important name in modern gaming—not only did he help bring us Uncharted and Uncharted 2, but he's also responsible for the indie smash hit Papers, Please, which ma...
03:26, 05/22/2019

Pope sets date for sainthood ceremony for Cardinal Newman VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent Anglican convert, John Henry Newman, who later became a Catholic cardinal and was hailed by the Vatican for improving relations between religions, will be made a saint in October. Pope Francis on Monday decreed that hi...
17:00, 07/01/2019

Pope issues new rules for reporting sexual abuse and cover-ups Pope Francis issued new global rules Thursday for reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, mandating for the first time that all dioceses set up systems for reporting abuse and cover-ups....
16:00, 05/09/2019

Pope says Argentine bishop now facing Vatican abuse trial VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis is on trial at the Vatican on accusations he sexually abused seminarians. Francis revealed the development in an interview with Mexico’s Televisa Tuesday. He said he received the res...
23:00, 05/28/2019

Pope Francis likens abortion to hiring 'hitman', says it's never acceptable Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortion to hiring a hitman and said the procedure can never be condoned, even if the unborn child is gravely sick or likely to die....
21:26, 05/25/2019

The Vatican editor who exposed the sexual abuse of nuns – and took on the Pope In the church women’s magazine, Lucetta Scaraffia exposed rape and secret abortions. Then, she and her team quit. She reveals what happenedOn 26 March, Lucetta Scaraffia sent a letter to Pope Francis. She was, at the time, the editor of the Vatican’s...
15:00, 05/08/2019

Pope stuck in elevator for 25 minutes, freed by fire brigade Pope Francis arrived late for his weekly address in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, explaining that he had been stuck in an elevator in the Vatican for 25 minutes and had to be freed by firefighters....
14:13, 09/02/2019

15-Year-Old Hit, Killed On Pope Lick Train Trestle Identified LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – A 15-year-old girl hit and killed by a train while walking along the Pope Lick train trestle has been identified. The incident happened on May 26. According to WAVE 3 News, Savannah Bright and another girl were walkin...
20:52, 05/28/2019

Pope urges politicians to take 'drastic measures' on climate change Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take "drastic measures" to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency....
14:13, 09/02/2019

Pope vows to fight nun abuse, urges service not servitude VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has vowed to combat the sexual abuse of nuns and urged religious sisters to just say no when clergy want to use them as maids. Francis told 850 superiors of religious orders gathered Friday for the triennial assembly ...
16:13, 05/10/2019

Pope Francis Goes to Africa, With Renewed Focus on Poverty and Climate After years spent grappling with the clergy sex abuse crisis and tussling with conservative clergy, in Africa Francis gets to be the pope he wanted to be....
09:39, 09/04/2019

Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's future Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as most of those named are considered progressive on social issues....
14:13, 09/02/2019

Environment, poverty, corruption on agenda for pope's Africa trip Pope Francis leaves on Wednesday for Africa, where poverty, the environment, foreign exploitation of resources and corruption are expected to be high on his agenda as he visits the continent where Catholicism is growing fast....
22:13, 09/01/2019

| Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse The Roman Catholic Church's approximately one million clergy must report all suspicions of sexual abuse by church leaders at any and all levels, Pope Francis has ordered....
13:52, 05/10/2019

Vatican omitted part of pope’s crucial quote about McCarrick VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican communications office released only a partial transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about what he knew of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, omitting his claim that he didn’t remember if he had been t...
10:52, 05/29/2019

| Pope Francis arrives for Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster....
14:52, 09/04/2019

Pope Francis unveils major new law to fight sex abuse, cover-ups Pope Francis introduced a major change in Catholic law Thursday, which requires all priests and nuns worldwide to report incidents of sex abuse and attempts to cover them up....
17:39, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis issues new law to force clergy to report sex abuse The groundbreaking new law requires clergy to report suspected cases of sexual abuse to their superiors — and report cases where abuse had been covered up. The law doesn't completely meet the demands of victims' groups....
15:13, 05/09/2019

Pope decrees bishops must be directly accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed....
15:52, 05/09/2019

Pope gives joyride to migrant kids newly arrived in Italy VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a joyride in his popemobile to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya. Francis picked up the kids, who hail from Syria, Nigeria and Congo, at the start of his weekly general audience...
11:39, 05/15/2019

Nurture peace and make it last, Pope tells post-war Mozambique Pope Francis urged the people of Mozambique on Thursday to nurture their hard-earned peace and strive to provide equal opportunities for all so as not to slip back into civil war....
14:13, 09/05/2019

| Mozambicans trek from far and wide to attend mass by Pope Francis Travelling nearly 2 000km by motorbike, train, car and plane over four days to see Pope Francis may seem gruelling, but for pilgrim Davide Hilario the trek was simply a reaffirmation of his Catholic faith....
22:26, 09/05/2019

For Pope Francis, a Perfect Moment for an Unsettling Warning on the Environment Francis has made the case against climate change and the earth’s degradation for years. In Africa, he found a backdrop that was fitting if unnerving....
22:39, 09/07/2019

Pope Francis Compares Abortion to Hiring a ‘Hitman’ and Says It Is Never Acceptable (VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. Speaking to a Vatican-sp...
16:13, 05/25/2019

Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action Addressing energy leaders, pope warns of ‘catastrophic’ effects of global heatingPope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “...
21:52, 06/14/2019

Vladimir Putin shows up late for meeting with Pope Francis Authoritarian Russian President Vladimir Putin and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have things in common: Both men have met Pope Francis, and both seem to have trouble showing up for important meetings on time. According to reports, Putin had his third...
22:52, 07/04/2019

Pope Expresses "Immense Sadness" At Photo Of Drowned Migrants Pope Francis expressed great sorrow at seeing a photo of a Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old daughter lying dead, face down in the Rio Grande river after trying to cross into the United States, the......
05:26, 06/27/2019

Report: Lakers bring back Caldwell-Pope, McGee After missing out on Kawhi Leonard but landing Danny Green, the Los Angeles Lakers moved early Saturday to re-sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee to help fill out their roster, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne....
18:26, 07/06/2019

Pope defends migrants after clashes between Italy and rescue ships Pope Francis said on Monday that "no one is exempt" from helping migrants, in an indirect rebuke of Italy's hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini who has tried to shut the country's ports to non-governmental migrant rescue ships....
13:00, 07/08/2019

Pope in Bulgaria tells refugees they bear cross of humanity Pope Francis has met with refugees in Bulgaria’s showcase refugee center and told them they are bearing the “cross of humanity,” after he urged the migrant-skeptic government to not close its eyes to their plight...
10:39, 05/06/2019

Pope Francis meets with Romanian president, religious leaders Pope Francis made his first visit to Romania on Friday, aiming to mend ties with the Orthodox Church, meet with Romanian leaders and visit medieval sites....
17:52, 05/31/2019