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Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' - top Vatican investigator

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a "very important signal" to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law, the Vatican's top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday. Learn More

 

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IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of "100 percent victory". More »

 

French police fire tear gas as latest 'yellow vest' protests turn violent

PARIS (Reuters) - French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who threw projectiles and set bins on fire in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux on Saturday, as the 14th straight weekend of "yellow vest" protests took a violent turn in the afternoon. More »

 

Japan's PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. More »

 

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed on Saturday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where food and medicine is being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed. More »

 

Far-right activists stage torchlit march in Bulgarian capital

SOFIA (Reuters) - More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general, despite opposition from the Balkan country's political parties and Jewish groups. More »

 

Bangladesh slum fire kills at least eight

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - A fire gutted more than 200 slum houses in the Bangladeshi port of Chittagong on Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 50, police and fire fighters said. More »

 

UK PM May to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker; urges party unity

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, her office said on Saturday, following this week's symbolic defeat in parliament which was widely interpreted as undermining her negotiating strength with the EU. More »

 

Tunisian police and protesters clash after death at police station

TUNIS (Reuters) - Police in Tunisia fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse demonstrators who protested after a young man died inside a police station near the coastal resort of Hammamet, witnesses said. More »

 

Far-right to get seats in Spanish parliament: opinion polls

MADRID (Reuters) - Far-right lawmakers are set to be elected to Spain's parliament for the first time in nearly four decades, two opinion polls showed on Saturday, forecasting that no single party would get a majority in a snap election on April 28. More »

 

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