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  • Kim Jong Un waves before departing Pyongyang to Singapore on June 10, 2018.

    Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit North Korea, according to reports. 

  • Rabbi Gavriel Price is in charge of figuring out how the Orthodox Union, the largest kosher certifying organization in the world, should deal with meat that is grown in laboratories from animal cells.CreditCredit

    Start-ups are working to make "clean" meats like kosher bacon ready as early as next year, the New York Times reports.

  • Chilean priest Fernando Karadima appears in court of Santiago on November 11, 2015 to testify in a civil lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Santiago for allegedly sexual abuse cover up. 

    Pope Francis has defrocked the Chilean priest at the center of the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his "supreme" authority to stiffen a sentence originally handed down by the Vatican in 2011.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 27- On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow congressman and evangelical pastor. While still an avowed Catholic, Bolsonaro is riding a wave of support from Brazil's evangelical Christians, who have helped make him the...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 27- On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow congressman and evangelical pastor. While still an avowed Catholic, Bolsonaro is riding a wave of support from Brazil's evangelical Christians, who have helped make him the...

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Turkey was a stalwart NATO ally bridging Europe and the volatile Middle East. It was before Turkey descended into a financial crisis delivered in no small measure by his authoritarian proclivities and unorthodox stewardship of the economy.

  • US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers arrives at his house on July 25, 2018 in Izmir. 

    One of Trump's lawyers is involved with pastor Andrew Brunson's defense, and ex-advisor Michael Flynn has reportedly caught Mueller's attention over potentially illegal activity related to the case.

  • Aug 7- M Karunanidhi, five-time chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the dominant figures in the politics of southern India for half a century, died on Tuesday at the age of 94.. An outspoken atheist in a country where politicians often trumpet their piety, Karunanidhi built his political machine as a crusader for social justice, with policies...

  • Pope Francis arrives at the San Pedro Claver home sanctuary in Cartagena, Colombia, on September 10, 2017. Nearly 1.3 million worshippers flocked to a mass by Pope Francis on Saturday in the Colombian city known as the stronghold of the late drug lord Pablo Escobar.

    Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans.

  • SEMBALUN, Indonesia- A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday killing 14 people and sending villagers fleeing from their beds into open fields to avoid collapsing buildings. NABI SALEH, West Bank- A Palestinian teenager released from prison by Israel on Sunday after completing a sentence for...

  • Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Turkeys Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday discussed American pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention in Turkey has become a pressing issue for President Donald Trump, the State Department said. JULY 28, 2018- A prominent Belgrade lawyer who in the past helped to defend late Serbian strongman Slobodan...

  • New Orleans, July 25- Maria Marroquin Perdomo fretted as she waited with her 11- year-old son, Abisai, in the New Orleans International Airport. A day earlier, the mother and son had been reunited in Texas after being separated by U.S. immigration officials for more than a month, an ordeal that followed a harrowing journey from Honduras. Maybe he didnt come, Marroquin...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on January 22, 2017.

    Members of the Arab minority have criticized the law as “racist and verging on apartheid,” according to Reuters.

  • LONDON- A 44- year-old British woman died on Sunday after being exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in western England just a few miles from where Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were struck down by the same agent four months ago. Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell. President Donald Trump on potential nominees to the...

  • VATICAN CITY, June 27- When Pope Francis wanted to appoint a woman as deputy head of the Vatican press office in 2016, he quickly ran into opposition from the Catholic Church's male-dominated hierarchy. Francis declined to say who had resisted his appointment of Paloma Garcia Ovejero, a 42- year-old Spanish journalist, the only woman with an executive role in...

  • VATICAN CITY, June 27- When Pope Francis wanted to appoint a woman as deputy head of the Vatican press office in 2016, he quickly ran into opposition from the Catholic Church's male-dominated hierarchy. Francis declined to say who had resisted his appointment of Paloma Garcia Ovejero, a 42- year-old Spanish journalist, the only woman with an executive role in...

  • The court ordered the top Washington state court to revisit the case in light of its ruling on June 4 in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips.

  • President Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican, May 24, 2017.

    Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.

  • *Says wants more women to lead Vatican departments. In a rare, wide-ranging interview, the pope said he was optimistic about talks that may lead to a historic agreement over the appointment of bishops in China, and said he may accept more bishops' resignations over a sexual abuse scandal in Chile. Reflecting at his Vatican residence on his five years as pope, he...

  • *Says wants more women to lead Vatican departments. In a rare, wide-ranging interview, the pope said he was optimistic about talks that may lead to a historic agreement over the appointment of bishops in China, and said he may accept more bishops' resignations over a sexual abuse scandal in Chile. Reflecting at his Vatican residence on his five years as pope, he...