During Sunday's homily in Spanish, the 78-year-old Argentine pontiff called the crowd to be open to "miracles of love for the sake of all the families of the world". "The urgent challenge of protecting our home includes the effort to bring the entire human family together in the pursuit of...
Pro-independence parties in Spain's Catalonia region have won an absolute majority in regional elections, near complete results show. With more than 90% of the votes counted, the main separatist alliance and a smaller party won 72 seats in the 135-seat regional parliament. They said earlier a majority would allow them to...
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton likened the controversy over his wife Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account while secretary of state to the same Republican and media tactics to stir controversy during his presidency, according to an interview made public on Saturday. Hillary Clinton, who was the Democratic...
Vladimir Putin has phoned musician Elton John and offered to meet, several days after prank callers impersonating the Russian President managed to fool the singer. "Putin called him and said, 'I know you were pranked by those telephone guys, don't be offended by them, they're harmless, but that of...
The United States and India agreed on Tuesday to train troops in six African countries before they are deployed to U.N. peacekeeping missions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. He spoke after meetings with his Indian counterpart, Shushma Swaraj, on economic and security ties, which have been growing between...
A civil lawsuit has been filed in Sao Paulo against German carmaker Volkswagen on Tuesday (22 September) accusing the company of allowing the torture and detention of employees who were opposed to Brazil's former military dictatorship. The complaint claims that 12 former employees were arrested and tortured in the Volkswagen...
Reported tornadoes hit three Midwestern states on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. One of the storm systems rumbled through Illinois, causing damage to the roofs of homes and taking down trees in Will County, in the southern Chicago metro area. Both Chicago airports were experiencing flight delays Friday night...
The Vatican City seems to be ready to practise what Pope Francis preaches, at least on the subject of immigration, by housing a family of refugees who had fled the Syrian civil war. The family of four – Melkite Greek Catholics from Damascus – arrived in Italy on 6...
A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to encourage a hesitant Vice President Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race for U.S. president. The letter, signed by nearly 50 people, calls the Obama-Biden administration a "spectacular success." It cites job creation, a lower unemployment...
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is courting controversy again by running cartoons deriding the response of predominantly Christian European countries to a flood of migrants from mainly Muslim war zones such as Syria and Iraq. The magazine became a symbol of freedom of speech after it was the target of...