Pope in Myanmar: Francis starts trip with army talks

Pope in Myanmar: Francis sets off for tricky trip Reuters Pope Francis departed Rome on Sunday night Pope Francis has departed the Vatican for Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing.Focus will be likely be on whether he uses the term “Rohingya” to … Read more

On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrong

On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrong

A man with an independence flag walks through downtown Barcelona on Oct. 28. (Photo: Santi Palacios/AP)Yesterday, on a bustling Friday afternoon, with a warm autumn sun beaming down and a breeze rustling the palm trees, Barcelona, capital of Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia, marked a new chapter after a long drawn-out, confusing and controversial battle. It … Read more

Manafort, Gates Charged With Conspiracy Against the U.S.

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S., special counsel Robert Mueller’s office announced Monday. Other charges against Manafort and Gates include money laundering, being an unregistered foreign agent and seven counts of failure … Read more

Secret Guilty Plea of Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Reveals Russian Ties

A former Trump campaign adviser struck a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, secretly pleading guilty three weeks ago to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Kremlin-connected Russians. Facebook Twitter Embed Fmr. Trump Adviser Papadopolous Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to FBI George Papadopoulos, who joined the Trump team in spring … Read more

Spacey Apologizes After Actor Accuses Him of Underage Sexual Advance

Kevin Spacey issued a general apology Sunday night after actor Anthony Rapp alleged the Oscar-winning star made a sexual advance at him when he was aged 14. Rapp, who plays Lt. Paul Stamets on the CBS online series “Star Trek: Discovery,” was quoted in an interview with Buzzfeed as saying Spacey climbed on top of … Read more

Don’t Give Up on America. These Kids Haven’t.

To come of age in 2017 in America is to enter adulthood in a time of often overwhelming turbulence. The country is deeply divided, technology is reshaping the world at a breakneck pace, and the future seems filled with uncertainty. As each day appears to bring with it another crisis, from unprecedented natural disasters to … Read more

Trump adviser George Papadopoulos lied about Russian links

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump’s election campaign is the focus of an FBI inquiry An election campaign adviser to Donald Trump has confessed to lying to the FBI about the timing of his meetings with alleged go-betweens for Russia. George Papadopoulos admitted the meetings happened while he was working for the campaign, and … Read more

Catalan independence: Spain’s top prosecutor calls for rebellion charges

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Kim Wall death: Danish inventor Madsen admits dismembering journalist

Europe Europe Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Wall went missing after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine The Danish inventor Peter Madsen has admitted dismembering the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his submarine, but denies killing her.Danish police said in a statement that he also admitted dumping her body parts in the sea.He … Read more

Kevin Spacey apologises over Anthony Rapp ‘sexual advance’ claim

US & Canada US & Canada US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Spacey said he was “horrified to hear the story” Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has made an apology after being accused of making a sexual advance toward a child actor.Anthony Rapp, who was 14, said Spacey invited him to a party and seemed drunk … Read more