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30 October 2016

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LUND, Sweden – Pope Francis is heading to secular Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary …

Martin Luther

Prosecutors to Interview Woman at Center of SKorean Scandal
South Korea is hoping for answers Monday about its biggest scandal in years. At …


Italian Prime Minister Promises to Rebuild After Powerful Quake
ROME — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised Sunday to rebuild after the most …

Prime Minister

South Korea: Park's shadowy confidante returns to answer questions
Seoul (CNN)The “Rasputin”-like woman at the center of the scandal rocking the South …

Park Chung-hee

UNICEF says 2 billion children breathe toxic air
NEW DELHI – As Indians wake Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival …


Report: Afghan girl from iconic National Geographic photo freed on bail
People visit the exhibition dedicated to the work of U.S. photographer Steve McCurry, known for his National Geographic photo of the “Afghan girl” at CerModern museum in Ankara, on September 16, 2015. PAKISTAN– Days after being arrested in Pakistan on …

National Geographic photo

Italy earthquake: 6.6-magnitude tremor rocks nation's center
(CNN)A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy on Sunday morning, injuring at least 20 people, in the strongest tremor to hit the country in more than three decades. The earthquake follows tremors last week and comes on the heels of a …

Italy earthquake

Italy hit by strongest quake in nearly 36 years, but no deaths reported
The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks that had survived the earlier jolts across a mountainous …


Turkey detains Cumhuriyet editor in chief Murat Sabuncu
Turkish police have detained the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, an opposition newspaper, according to Turkish media reports. Reports say that along with Murat Sabuncu, Guray Oz, a Cumhuriye columnist, was also detained on Monday morning. Their …


Georgia ruling party scores landslide win in disputed polls
Tbilisi (AFP) – Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party has scored a landslide win in disputed parliamentary polls, according to official results released on Monday, prompting the main opposition force to allege fraud. The Central Election Commission said …


Emirati police find strange fruit covered in writing, nails
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Police in one of the sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates say they found and determined a strange fruit covered in writing and nails was not dangerous. Police in Sharjah, a conservative emirate neighboring Dubai, posted a …
EU-Canada sign long-delayed trade pact
BRUSSELS — The European Union and Canada signed a landmark trade pact Sunday, ending days of drama after a small Belgian region refused to endorse the agreement and deeply embarrassed the EU. As protesters gathered outside EU headquarters in Brussels …


Pro-Russian Candidate Leads Moldova Presidential Vote but Faces Runoff
MOSCOW — In a blow to Western efforts to tug former Soviet lands out of Moscow’s orbit, a strong supporter of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia finished far ahead of pro-Western candidates in a presidential election on Sunday in Moldova. But the …


Large cache of weapons found near family home of Serbia's prime minister
Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of Serbia participates in a panel discussion during the annual Clinton Global Initiative on September 20, 2016 in New York City. BELGRADE, Serbia– Serbia’s prime minister said Sunday an investigation will determine …


Serbian PM Brushes Off Weapons Discovery Near His Residence
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic sought to reassure the public about his safety on Sunday, a day after the discovery of a weapons cache hidden near his home that forced police to evacuate him and his family from their residence. Vucic, speaking in …


Opera Fan’s Last Wish Led to Terror Scare at the Met
No one had seemed more excited for the pair of Rossini operas at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday than Roger Kaiser, a Texas opera buff who, the police believe, inadvertently created a terrorism scare that forced the Met to cut its matinee short and …

Metropolitan Opera

Aleppo: Opposition groups step up offensive
(CNN)Groups fighting the Syrian regime in Aleppo on Sunday intensified attacks on the government-controlled western section of the city. Jaish al Fateh, an umbrella group that includes multiple rebel and Islamist factions, issued a statement Sunday …


Iraqi Christians, scarred by Islamic State’s cruelty, doubt they will return to Mosul
IRBIL, Iraq — At the evening service, the priest counseled forgiveness to a congregation with little reason to forgive. They were Christians from Mosul, brutalized by the Islamic State and betrayed, in some cases, by neighbors, and nothing — not the …


French president vows to clear migrant encampment from Paris streets

French President Francois Hollande vowed Saturday to shut down a bulging migrant camp in Paris, after his government moved 5,000 people from a camp in northern France in an overdue effort to tackle the migrant crisis. The makeshift camps in Calais on the …

migrant camp

Maduro kicks off Vatican-led talks with Venezuela opposition
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Some members of Venezuela’s opposition have begun meeting with the government in a Vatican-led attempt to defuse the country’s political crisis. But 15 parties belonging to the Democratic Unity alliance are boycotting the …

Nicolás Maduro

Moldova heads to polls for first presidential election in 20 years
CHI?IN?U, Moldova, Oct. 30 (UPI) –Moldova is holding its first direct presidential election in 20 years, pitting those who want closer ties to Russia against those who want to form a stronger bond with the European Union. Polls in Japan, one of 40 in …


Evangelical pastor win's runoff election for Rio mayor
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian evangelical pastor has beaten his opponent in a landslide victory to become Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, signaling a move toward the right in Latin America’s largest nation. The electoral body says Sen. Marcelo Crivella got …

Rio de Janeiro

Some of the most important gains made in Afghanistan are slipping away
Afghan children gesture at US soldiers as they stand guard near an Afghan police checkpoint during a mission in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Some of the most important gains made by the Afghan government and …


US, Chinese nuclear policy have key differences, particularly on deterrence

China is catching up to the U.S. across a wide range of sectors; major banks expect the economy to be the world’s largest in the 2020s, while the yuan’s expanding usage has sparked calls for it to replace the dollar as the world reserve currency.


Refugee Crisis: Australia May Keep Out Asylum Seekers Entering By Boat
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced an anti-immigration bill Sunday with stricter regulations to stem the number of asylum seekers who are smuggled into the country by sea. The new bill will also ban these refugees from ever visiting the …


South Korean President Park Accepts Chief of Staff’s Resignation
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has accepted her chief of staff’s resignation as she begins to overhaul her office amid a public outcry over an influence-peddling scandal. Lee Won-jong offered to resign earlier this week after Park’s approval …


Powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks Italy, strongest earthquake in 36 years to hit country
NORCIA, Italy – The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks that had survived the earlier jolts …


The Killa in Manila: Duterte’s War on Drugs Is Dirty—but Popular
QUEZON CITY, Philippines—The area where squatters live on National Irrigation Authority land is a warren of narrow alleys, shacks improvised from corrugated zinc sheeting and found wood, and dimly lit sari-sari stores selling candy, chips, ice, and loose …

Rodrigo Duterte

Escaped Yazidi Sex Slaves Awarded Top EU Human Rights Award
Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar were among thousands of Yazidi girls and women abducted by IS militants and forced into sexual slavery in 2014. But both survived and now campaign for the Yazidi community. The freedom of thought prize is awarded …

Human rights

Top aides to South Korea president resign amid scandal
Protesters wearing cut-out masks of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, right, and Choi Soon-sil attend a protest Thursday in Seoul. SEOUL — South Korea’s president has accepted the resignation of her chief of staff and four other senior aides, as …

President of South Korea

Iceland's Pirate Party wins seats, but stops short of taking country's helm
The Pirate party stole the hearts of Icelanders, with its anti-establishment appeals of a “crowdsourced constitution,” Internet freedom, and the legalization of drugs. But that wasn’t enough to win the general election Saturday. The Pirates tied for …

Pirate Party Iceland

Thousands of Iranians Protest Regime in Front of King Cyrus’s Tomb

Tens of thousands of Iranians, from various parts of the nation, gathered at the site of the tomb of King Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae Friday morning on the anniversary of his birthday to protest the clerical regime’s policies. According to the National …

Andrew Breitbart

Australian bill would ban refugees who arrived by sea from ever visiting

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has introduced a new anti-immigration bill aimed at stemming the tide of refugees being smuggled into the country by boat. If passed, the law would impose even tighter restrictions on any asylum-seeker who arrives …


Alipay enters Australian market with Commonwealth Bank partnership
Alipay has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to deliver payment solutions to Australian and Chinese consumers and retailers. Commonwealth Bank is the first Australian bank to secure a deal with Alipay, which …


Iceland's Pirate Party just tripled their share of the vote since the last election
Karen Pease a supporter of the Pirate Party arrives with her parrot named Mal at the Pirate Party election party in Reykjavik, Iceland, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. AP Photo/Frank Augstein The radical Pirate Party has made gains but not a breakthrough in …

Pirate Party Iceland

Powerful Italy quake spares lives, but strikes at identity (Update)
A view of the facade of the San Benedetto Basilica, in Norcia, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A powerful earthquake rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit …


El Salvador police arrest ex-President Tony Saca
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – (AP) — Former Salvadoran President Tony Saca has been arrested for alleged illicit enrichment, unlawful association and money laundering, prosecutors said Saturday. Saca, a former radio sports announcer, held office from 2004 …

Antonio Saca

Afghanistan failures rising, progress eroding 15 years after U.S. intervention
Opium production is up 43 percent in Afghanistan, the economy is struggling to get off the ground and the government has lost ground to the insurgents over the last year, according to the latest inspector general’s report Sunday that shows a few signs …


The Latest: Italian expert: Recent quakes were foreshocks
ROME — The Latest on the powerful earthquake that has rocked already stricken central and southern Italy (all times local): 6:45 p.m. An Italian seismologist says the recent quakes in central Italy were foreshocks to the powerful 6.6 temblor on Sunday …


Bank of Japan Confronts Wall of Shame
Readers of this column know I lack confidence in Shinzo Abe’s ability to revive Japan. With majorities in both houses of parliament, a popular reform plan and high approval numbers, the prime minister should’ve been able to exact a few major upgrades …

Bank of Japan

The Latest: Experts: Bigger aftershocks possible in Italy
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake that has rocked already stricken central and southern Italy (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A seismologist at the British Geological Survey says experts can’t exclude the possibility that there will be …


'You're an authoritarian': Independent presidential candidate blasts Trump in tweetstorm
Donald Trump isn’t the only presidential candidate who can go on a Twitter rant. Independent candidate Evan McMullin — who has a shot to win Utah this election — took a page out of Trump’s notebook after the Republican presidential nominee called him …

Donald Trump

Facing the China menace
The new president will face immediate challenges — the war against ISIS, fixing Obamacare and boosting sluggish growth — but the economic and geopolitical challenges posed by an increasingly assertive China are perhaps the most vexing and far reaching …


Germany checking if fatal Hamburg stabbing was IS-related
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s federal prosecutor is checking whether he should take over the investigation into a fatal stabbing in Hamburg earlier this month, his office said Sunday. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office told the German news agency dpa …

Hamburg stabbing

Iceland's Pirate Party Makes Gains, But Not Enough to Lead
The upstart party of anarchists, hackers and activists triples its seats in the legislature. Iceland was headed on Sunday for tense talks over its next government after an alliance led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party gained ground against the ruling …

Pirate Party Iceland

How the Epic Battle for Mosul Will End?
Akram Suleiman introduced himself as the head of the Kurdistan journalists’ syndicate in Mosul. But he’s not in Mosul today. Along with hundreds of thousands of others from what was once Iraq’s second largest city, he lives in the Kurdish region of …


Here’s how Sidney Crosby’s speed, skill and smarts haunt the rebuilding Sabres

But those numbers pale in comparison to what Crosby’s done to the Buffalo Sabres since 2010-11. In those 13 games against the Sabres, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain has four goals, 26 points, and a ridiculous 2.00 points per game average. Those numbers …


Video: Pro-Beijing protester hurls sports shoe at lawmaker Lau Siu-lai during RTHK TV show
Pro-democracy lawmaker Lau Siu-lai was hit by a shoe during a recording of RTHK’s City Forum on Sunday. The attacker was wearing a blue hat associated with a pro-Beijing group, but the group has said the man is not a member. During a break of the …

Hong Kong

Seoul to reopen Japanese military talks
Senior foreign ministry officials from South Korea, the United States and Japan will meet in Tokyo this week to discuss cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. U.S. Deputy Secretary of …


ISIS stops operating in Mosul; Iraqi military forces, US Army take offensive stand against Al Bagdadi
The Iraqi Military has emerged successful in one of its biggest operations by recapturing the norther cities of Iraq by driving out the IS terror fractions. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as the ISIS have now decided to stop their …


Ruling party set for landslide win as Georgia votes
Georgia votes in the second round of contested parliamentary polls Sunday, with the ruling Georgian Dream poised for a landslide victory after opposition parties alleged fraud in the first round. Led from behind the scenes by billionaire ex-Prime Minister …

parliamentary polls

Oh, Prudence: Chinese Official Waxes Lyrical on Banking Regulation
The uplifting power of verse, for centuries a refuge of rarefied mandarins, has never been lost on China’s government, regardless of how awkward the modern results. Five-year economic blueprints have been rendered in song. Authorities made a rap video …

Official Waxes Lyrical

Powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocks central Italy
A powerful 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It is believed to be the strongest tremor to hit the country in 36 years. Sunday’s earthquake struck around 7:40 a.m. local time and was centered …

Central Italy

In China, Officials Battle Pollution (Data) with Cotton Gauze
In China’s “war on pollution,” five local officials stand accused of fighting back with cotton gauze. Investigators detained the five officials, from a local environmental protection office in the city of Xi’an, after finding they had jammed the …


Everything to Know About the Calais ‘Jungle’ Closure

Migrants are expected to be transported to accomodation centers across France French authorities began clearing out the sprawling Calais ‘Jungle’ camp on Monday, with the first government buses shuttling migrants to accommodation centers leaving the …


Xi Jinping more powerful than ever after being named ruling party's 'core'
(CNN)The word has gone out. On every television channel, on the front page of every newspaper, Chinese President Xi Jinping, in addition to his many other impressive titles, is now officially referred to as “the core of the Chinese Communist party.

Communist Party

Pirates for Iceland and Danes Against Donald: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
“With less than three weeks before election day and three bizarre presidential debates behind us, an unexpected group is on the ground stumping hard for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton: the Social Democratic Youth of Denmark. Forty members of the …

The Week

After Courting China, Rodrigo Duterte Pays a Call on ‘Runner-Up’ Japan
His visit is shorter, and with far less financial and geopolitical incentive at stake Japan is the Philippines’ largest trade partner and aid donor. Both longtime American allies, the two nations are also embroiled in protracted maritime disputes with China.

Rodrigo Duterte

The Shia Power Brokers of the New Iraq
KARBALA, Iraq—The inner sanctum of the Imam Hussein Shrine shines day and night, illuminated by jeweled chandeliers. Their light is reflected in the mirrored domes of the roof, and gleams across the gold-framed marble walls. At the center of the shrine …

Shia Islam

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How a restless reforming pope can help heal Reformation rift

Crux: Covering all things Catholic  – ?1 hour ago?
A painting of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. (Credit: Greg Copeland/Concordia Publishing.

Fourth earthquake rattles Italy: Are more dangerous tremors on the way?

CNN  – ?1 hour ago?
(CNN) Italy was struck by its fourth earthquake in three months on Sunday morning, a 6.6-magnitude tremor which injured twenty people and leveled a historic basilica.

Turkey sacks 10000 more civil servants, shuts media in latest crackdown

Reuters  – ?3 hours ago?
ISTANBUL Turkey said it had dismissed a further 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 more media outlets over suspected links with terrorist organisations and U.S.

Refugee Crisis: Australia May Keep Out Asylum Seekers Entering By Boat

International Business Times  – ?17 minutes ago?
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced an anti-immigration bill Sunday with stricter regulations to stem the number of asylum seekers who are smuggled into the country by sea.

Moldova Presidential Election Appears Headed to Runoff

New York Times  – ?8 hours ago?
CHISINAU, Moldova – Moldova’s presidential election appeared to be headed toward a runoff after a pro-Russia candidate’s lead slipped to just under a majority Sunday, according to near-complete results.

Why Vladimir Putin swore allegiance to ultra-conservatism

The Week Magazine  – ?10 hours ago?
Nineteen years ago this fall, around 200,000 Russians gathered on Moscow’s Red Square to dance to gut-churning bass frequencies and frantic breakbeats.

US Tells Families of Istanbul Consulate Employees to Leave Turkey

TIME  – ?10 hours ago?
The U.S. government has ordered family members of its Istanbul consulate workers to leave Turkey over security concerns. A travel warning issued by the State Department on Saturday says the decision is based on security information that indicates

Canada and EU Sign Trade Deal, Bucking Resistance to Globalization

New York Times  – ?15 hours ago?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, spoke glowingly of a trade agreement signed on Sunday.

Rajoy Masters the Art of Inaction to Win Back Power in Spain

Bloomberg  – ?1 hour ago?
Five days before December’s election in Spain, as candidates criss-crossed the country, the embattled government started up a high-speed rail link between Zamora and Olmedo in the north of the Castilian plain.

Saudis ‘foiled plot to bomb football World Cup qualifier’

BBC News  – ?13 hours ago?
Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted a plan to bomb an international football match in the western city of Jeddah. Militants had plotted to car-bomb a World Cup 2018 qualifying game between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in October, it says.

ISIS claims responsibility for Germany stabbing that killed teen

Fox News  – ?14 hours ago?
The Islamic State terror network on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly stabbing attack earlier this month in Germany that left one teen dead and another undergoing psychiatric treatment.

Talks Begin Between Venezuela’s Government and Opposition

New York Times  – ?1 hour ago?
CARACAS, Venezuela – Members of Venezuela’s opposition sat down with the government for talks aimed at defusing the nation’s political crisis as embattled President Nicolas Maduro seeks to fend off a campaign seeking his removal.

Israel and Azerbaijan beyond oil and arms

Washington Times  – ?6 hours ago?
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov (left) visits the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem in April.

Airstrikes Kill Dozens in Western Yemen

New York Times  – ?19 hours ago?
A medic attended to a man wounded in airstrikes in Yemen on Sunday. Credit Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters. SANA, Yemen – Dozens of people, including many prisoners, were killed after airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition struck a security facility

Protests Erupt in Morocco Over Fish Vendor’s Death in Garbage Compactor

New York Times  – ?13 hours ago?
Demonstrators on Sunday expressed anger at the death of Mouhcine Fikri in Hoceima, Morocco. Mr. Fikri, a fish vendor, was crushed by a trash compactor as he tried to retrieve confiscated merchandise, witnesses said.

Car ramming in West Bank, Palestinian attacker killed: Israel police

Daily Mail  – ?13 hours ago?
A car ramming in the occupied West Bank on Sunday lightly wounded three Israeli police officers, and the Palestinian attacker was shot dead, Israeli police said.

What We Can Expect From a Hillary Clinton White House

Highbrow Magazine  – ?10 hours ago?
The race for White House is effectively over. Hillary Clinton will be the 45th president of the U.S. The question now is what can Americans expect from a Clinton White House.

Some of the most important gains made in Afghanistan are slipping away

Business Insider  – ?8 hours ago?
US troops soldiers patrol war in Afghanistan Afghans Afghan children gesture at US soldiers as they stand guard near an Afghan police checkpoint during a mission in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, December 19, 2014.

Kerry says no FBI contact over Clinton email probe

Yahoo News  – ?16 hours ago?
Tipperary (Ireland) (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that neither he or his department had been contacted by the FBI over its renewed investigation into his predecessor Hillary Clinton’s emails.


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