by | December 15, 2018 | 09:42

Pell, who is also the chief of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, faces charges of "historical child sexual offenses" in court proceedings that are under a gag order in Melbourne, Australia. They also confirmed a rift in the Church between some ultra-conservative Catholics and a pope they see as a risky progressive interested in social issues to the detriment of Church doctrine.

by | December 15, 2018 | 08:12

A day earlier, the Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against President Maithripala Sirisena ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament last month. Sri Lanka has been in political crisis since October, when Sirisena abruptly sacked then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Rajapaksa.

by | December 15, 2018 | 03:19

The Vatican said December 12 that Francis in October had written to Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz and Australian Cardinal George Pell thanking them for their five years of service on the so-called Group of Nine, or C-9. Cardinal Pell had already taken an indefinite leave of absence from his job as the Vatican's economy minister. "Based on the progress of the Council's work, there are no plans to appoint any new members for the moment", Burke added.

by | December 15, 2018 | 00:13

The Prime Minister was filmed engaged in a tense exchange with EU Commision president Juncker. The prime minister admitted she had a "robust" discussion with Jean-Claude Juncker, captured by the cameras as leaders sat down for private talks.

by | December 14, 2018 | 22:08

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, on Friday accused the US of failing to shift its Kurdish allies away from the Turkish-Syrian border, which formed part of a deal over control of the Kurdish-majority border city of Manbij involving joint US-Turkish patrols which began last month.

by | December 14, 2018 | 20:59

After being forced to pull a crucial Commons vote on the Withdrawal Agreement earlier this week, Mrs May has acknowledged she needs further concessions from Brussels if she is to win over enough MPs. Secret negotiations between May's Brexit adviser, Olly Robbins, and senior European Union officials had teed up the leaders on Thursday evening to issue a statement assuring the United Kingdom that the backstop would only ever be temporary.

by | December 14, 2018 | 20:15

However, stunned parents didn't quite see it the same way, as they described how the incident began when a fire alarm was set off and the Father Christmas began showing some "very unusual behaviour", at the Corn Exchange grotto in St Ives. "He was shouting at people to leave, which is exactly what we were doing". One observer, Adam Gaynor, said on social media: "The guy dressed as Santa at the Corn Exchange is an absolute disgrace".

by | December 14, 2018 | 18:59

Another passenger who filmed the incident-identified as Juan Ayala under the Twitter handle @PlatanoMan-later appeared to have executed a citizen's arrest on Lushchinskaya, before authorities arrived to arrest her. In that arrest, she also picked up assault charges. Lushchinskaya eventually pauses and appears to call someone before spitting at the woman then using a racial slur against her.

by | December 14, 2018 | 17:08

When paramedics arrived her body temperature was 105.7 degrees. A seven-year-old girl has died after being taken into custody at the US-Mexico border, officials have confirmed. Cynthia Pompa, advocacy manager for the American Civil Liberties Union Border Rights Centre, said: "This tragedy represents the worst possible outcome when people, including children, are held in inhumane conditions".

by | December 14, 2018 | 15:28

Pelosi's opponents have argued it was time for younger leaders to command the party. Under the terms of the agreement that were reached, the top three posts in Democratic senior leadership would be limited to a three-term tenure. 12, 2018. The agreement ensures Pelosi will easily have the 218 votes she needs to win the speakership on the House's first ballot. She'll need a majority of voting House members, probably 218 votes, with outnumbered Republicans likely to oppose her unanimously.

by | December 14, 2018 | 15:24

News 1 reported Monday North Korea erected a "yellow flag" to mark the middle line between North and South , ahead of inspections of demolished guard posts on Wednesday. North Korean inspectors will carry out the same process at the South's bunkers, it added. The experience should be the basis for all of the armed guards within the demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to reduce the Peninsula, separated since the Korean war (1950-53) to four kilometers wide and 250 kilometers in length.

by | December 14, 2018 | 13:44

Dissolving parliament was as a last-ditch attempt by Sirisena to keep the man he nominated for prime minister ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa , in power. Rajapaksa was ousted in 2015 by an unlikely coalition formed by Sirisena and Wickremesinghe, who hail from traditionally opposing parties. Wickremesinghe says his dismissal is invalid because he still commands a majority in Parliament.

by | December 14, 2018 | 13:38

Pompeo urged council diplomats not to remove the arms embargo when it is scheduled to be lifted in 2020, to ban the launches of nuclear capable ballistic missiles by Iran and authorize the inspection of Iranian vessels, both in port and on the high seas.

by | December 14, 2018 | 12:12

He went on to explain that the money legally belonged to Brinks, and that at the time of the incident, the truck was "parked on the shoulder and two armed guards, Brinks employees, were trying to gather the money". According to authorities, the armored truck had a malfunction on one of its doors, causing it to become unsecured. In a statement, Brink's confirmed the truck belonged to the company and said an investigation is under way, but declined further comment.

by | December 14, 2018 | 10:40

Bolton said the West needs to "wake up" to the threat and begin to foster Africa's independence. While some of China's actions pose unmistakable threats to USA military operations and communications platforms, Devermont said, African leaders are not oblivious to risk.

by | December 14, 2018 | 09:29

It has since cleared. The VP reported that seven locations in Norfolk alone had been shut down due to emailed bomb threats , plus others in neighboring cities like Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach. Bomb threats in Calgary, Winnipeg , across B.C. and Sask. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they are aware of the threats and are working with law enforcement to provide assistance.

by | December 14, 2018 | 08:30

The caller claimed to be hiding outside with a gun. Officials near Denver, Colorado are urging parents to not come and get their children following a multi-school lockdown. Schools sent out emails to parents to let them know the procedure for picking up their students. The schools that are on the lockout status are in the "Columbine, Chatfield, & Dakota Ridge areas" according to a tweet from Jeffco Public Schools , and that includes Columbine High.

by | December 14, 2018 | 08:28

The Journal reports that Manhattan-based prosecutors are in the "early stages" of a criminal investigation into how the record sum for such a presidential inauguration was used, as well as whether huge donations were made in return for easy access to the Trump administration as it entered power.

by | December 14, 2018 | 06:54

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina has admitted in federal court that she had worked with a Russian contact to infiltrate American politics. Appearing before Judge Tanya Chutkan , she admitted to conspiring to work with Alexander Torshin , a former deputy governor of Russia's central bank, and two U.S.

by | December 14, 2018 | 06:29

According to her Facebook page , following the surgery, she was out of work for several weeks. Jessica Starr , Fox 2 in Detroit's meteorologist , has died tragically. Jessica Starr (middle) with colleagues Sherry Margolis and Roop Raj. "I'm sad she's gone, I was proud she was part of our program and years, teams, and kids have been hearing about her and that's not going to stop".