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Tens of thousands gather for Pope's Fatima visit

Francis has riled the more doctrinaire wing of the church with his mercy-over-morals priorities, particularly after the last two doctrine-minded papacies. The Archdiocese of Goa and Daman will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, even as Pope Francis travels to Fatima in Portugal to lead the centenary celebrations of the apparitions of Mary in that town. Read More »

Taiwan among world's top targets in massive ransomware attack

There have been reports of infections in 99 countries, including the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy and Taiwan. "Unlike most other attacks, this malware is spreading primarily by direct infection from machine to machine on local networks, rather than purely by email", Lance Cottrell, chief scientist at the U.S. Read More »

Mexico: Gunmen Kill Activist Who Searched for Disappeared Persons


Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez Martinez died on her way to the hospital after being shot multiple times on the official Mother's Day in Mexico, according to Reuters. She was known for successfully investigating the kidnapping and murder of her daughter by a drug cartel . Erika Guevara Rosas, Amnesty International director for the Americas, said Mexico had become a "very unsafe place" for those who devote their time to searching for kidnapped people. Read More »

Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

Beijing has asked the deployment be canceled because of THAAD's powerful radar and regional surveillance capabilities. Moon also called China's Xi Jinping on Wednesday and spoke to the Chinese leader for 40 minutes. China has been upset by the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system that was approved by Moon's conservative predecessor as a hedge against North Korea, placing Seoul in a hard spot between its closest military ally in Washington and its largest trading partner in Beijing. Read More »

Hollande préside mercredi son dernier Conseil des ministres


Il "a voulu dire tout le plaisir qu'il a eu à travailler avec les trois Premiers ministres" et leurs gouvernements, a rapporté Stéphane Le Foll après ce dernier conseil autour de la grande table du salon Murat de l'Élysée. "Il y a l'approche de la transmission effective, qui viendra dimanche et qui scellera sa prise de fonctions". "Je me suis posé cette même question, qui revient sans cesse: comment puis-je être utile à mon pays?" Vendredi, il recevra l'ensemble du personnel de l'Elysée, ... Read More »

Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

A report via WHIO told of the slain police chief expecting his seventh child with his wife and had only been chief about three weeks when the deadly shooting occurred. "I think at this point, we're going to keep (the kids) at home today", Roush said. Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says the gunman took two passers-by hostage behind the nursing home in a wooded area Friday. Read More »

Le limogeage du patron du FBI fragilise Donal Trump

Donald Trump a contesté, mercredi, que le limogeage du patron du FBI aurait été motivé par l'enquête sur d'éventuelles collusions entre des membres de son équipe et la Russie. Dans le même entretien à NBC , Donald Trump a assuré qu'il "n'y a pas de collusion entre moi, ma campagne et les Russes". A la question de savoir si c'est Rod Rosenstein qui avait entrepris de réévaluer la position de M. Read More »

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

Bart's Health, which runs several London hospitals, said it had activated its major incident plan, cancelling routine appointments and diverting ambulances to neighbouring hospitals. This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an global attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected. Computer systems at private companies and public organisations - including hospitals - were attacked on Friday in an apparent extortion plot. Read More »

See Jeremy Corbyn in 360 With The Labour Party's Latest Video


The latest YouGov poll, of more than 1,600 people between 9 and 10 May, gave the Conservatives a 16 point lead over Labour (46% versus 30%). It's a good way to connect with voters because it is inherently more emotional. It's an extraordinary question when you think about it: would you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people? Speaking after his party unanimously approved the final version, which will be officially unveiled next week, Mr Corbyn said it would be "an offer that ... Read More »

Ex-NYPD cop allegedly humped the shark in dead-fish sex mystery


A spokesperson for the school's athletics department said that McElwain, who became aware of the photo over the weekend, was not the man in it. "They were mocking, according to this gentlemen, I guess in the United Kingdom there's some websites that naked women get on sharks, so they were trying to mock what women were doing with sharks". Read More »

Ex-NYPD cop allegedly humped the shark in dead-fish sex mystery


A spokesperson for the school's athletics department said that McElwain, who became aware of the photo over the weekend, was not the man in it. "They were mocking, according to this gentlemen, I guess in the United Kingdom there's some websites that naked women get on sharks, so they were trying to mock what women were doing with sharks". Read More »

Trump a demandé à Comey s'il était visé par une enquête

Le congédiement du directeur James Comey par le président américain, mardi, a poussé les démocrates et d'autres législateurs à s'inquiéter quant à l'avenir de l'enquête, écrit l'Associated Press. "James Comey ferait bien d'espérer qu'il n'existe pas d'+enregistrements+ de nos conversations avant qu'il ne commence à faire des révélations à la presse!", a tweeté M. Read More »

Trump's order creates panel to study voter fraud

Already, Kobach's baseless declarations about voter fraud have been cited by Team Trump to bolster the president's own based-on-air claims. Sen. Patrick Leahy says that a commission assembled by President Donald Trump to investigate the integrity of U.S. Read More »

U.S. supports action to reduce greenhouse gases at Arctic summit

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an worldwide declaration acknowledging the impact of climate change on the Arctic and a need to address greenhouse gases. A State Department official downplayed the significance of the administration's decision to sign the Fairbanks Declaration. "We'd heard ... that there would likely be a significant USA effort to redline or even remove entirely the Paris and climate language", said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive ... Read More »

U.S. warns against North Korea travel after new arrest


But even when requested by the Swedish Embassy, the North "still routinely delays or denies consular access to USA citizens", State Department spokeswoman Katina Adams said. "The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea", the warning said yesterday. The regime's official news agency said on May 6 that he was being held for "hostile acts against the country", although details about the alleged acts were not provided by North Korean authorities. Read More »

Korea demands extradition of South's spy chief

KCNA reported US authorities bribed a North Korean citizen, whom it called "human scum", with $750,000 in order to kill Kim using biochemical substances . "They are on that path and they are committed to doing that", he said. North Korea argued that there would be no need for Washington to "beg or threaten" countries to implement the measures if the sanctions had a clear legal basis. Read More »

Revised budget released for California


The new budget does not provide funding for key legislative priorities such as the Middle Class Scholarship or affordable housing programs. The governor's May revision is the next building block in finalizing the budget process. "We've got ongoing pressures from Washington, and the economic recovery is not going to last forever", Brown said, stressing that he doesn't think further increases in spending will be possible. Read More »

Ajax seeking to 'make history' against Man United

And Manchester United know that they have an able man to lead them in the final who has won 11 of his 13 cup finals since his Porto days. United's Eric Bailly and Roncaglia were sent off after a mass brawl, and the hosts hung on to reach the final. Read More »

Massive Ransomware Hack Hits Windows Users Worldwide

In Spain, some big firms took pre-emptive steps to thwart ransomware attacks following a warning from Spain's National Cryptology Centre of "a massive ransomware attack". By Kaspersky Lab's count, the malware struck at least 74 countries. Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan were the top targets, Avast said. Doctors' practices and pharmacies reported similar problems. Read More »

Scott family says plea represents justice


A SC police officer on Tuesday admitted to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black man he fatally shot in the back during a traffic stop. Scarlett Wilson, the 9th circuit solicitor, said in a statement which reads in part: "Today, in working with the Department, we found justice in a resolution that vindicates the State's interests by holding former police officer Michael Slager accountable for shooting Mr. Read More »

Donald Trump Deletes Tweet Calling Mahmoud Abbas Meeting 'an Honor'

Israel has rejected the 1967 lines as a possible border, saying it would impose security risks. The last peace talks between Israel and Palestine , sponsored by the United States , lasted nine months and broke down in April 2014 over their deep differences on the issue of settlement building. Read More »

Man with knives arrested near UK Parliament identified


In the aftermath of the attack, armed police were deployed at every gate to Parliament and street patrols were increased. The area around parliament has been on a state of heightened alert since a deadly attack on March 22 perpetrated by Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old convert to Islam. Read More »