Category: World News

Vatican calls for abolition of death penalty in new hard-line stance

ROME — Pope Francis on Thursday hardened the Catholic Church’s stance against the death penalty, with the church saying it…

2 months ago

Hurricane Maria claimed 1,139 lives in Puerto Rico over 3 months, new report estimates

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, battering the U.S. territory with heavy rain, flash…

2 months ago

Almost 1 million people moved from Venezuela to Colombia in just 2 years, study shows

BOGOTA, Colombia — Almost 1 million people from Venezuela are thought to have poured into neighboring Colombia in the last…

3 months ago

Violence flares in Kashmir after protester is run over and killed by Indian paramilitary vehicle

MUMBAI, India — Indian forces fired tear gas Saturday at a funeral march for a man who was killed after…

4 months ago

Italy mired in political turmoil as populist parties rage

ROME — Italy sank deeper into political uncertainty as populist leaders pulled the plug on their attempt to form a…

4 months ago

Venezuela says it’s expelling top US diplomats

WASHINGTON — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announced that he is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy…

4 months ago

Catalonia crisis threatens Spain’s budget

MADRID — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces a resurgent confrontation with Catalonia over the regional government's choice of leaders,…

4 months ago

Deadly clashes continue in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Deadly new clashes erupted Tuesday in the Gaza Strip as thousands of Palestinians staged angry…

4 months ago