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Vatican cardinal announces leave of absence, denounces sex assault charges

(VATICAN CITY) -- Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell said on Thursday that he will take a leave of absence from his post after Australian authorities charged him with multiple counts of sexual ass... Read More

Homeland Security announces new security protocols for international flights to US

(WASHINGTON) -- Instead of expanding the laptop ban, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has mandated new security measures for foreign flights headed directly to the United States, Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.

"Terrorists wan... Read More

Trump accepts invitation to visit France for Bastille Day celebrations

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump will travel to France next month to attend the Bastille Day celebration in Paris and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, the White House said Wednesday.

Tru... Read More

Tillerson urges negotiation to end Gulf crisis but Saudis say no

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held another round of meetings Tuesday in an effort to end the crisis among its Gulf allies but was met with a continued impasse.

As the top U.S. diplomat urges restraint and negotiation, Sa... Read More

Vibrant umbrella art display dazzles Sardinia visitors

(SARDINIA, Italy) -- Sardinia may be one of Italy's lesser-known destinations -- despite being the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and boasting miles of beautiful beaches and rugged mountains -- but a small commune on the island has ga... Read More

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort registers as foreign agent for past work for Ukraine

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort has registered as a foreign agent for past work on behalf of Ukraine, a spokesperson announced Tuesday.

Manafort registered with the Department of Justice's Foreign Agents Regist... Read More

Massive cyberattack spreads ransomware across Europe, US

(MOSCOW) -- A massive cyberattack that freezes computers and demands a ransom to open them has hit companies in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, U.S. officials and private cybersecurity analysts said Tuesday.

Among the American tar... Read More

Queen to receive massive pay boost from public funds

(LONDON) -- The Queen is getting a raise.

Queen Elizabeth II is expected to receive an 8 percent increase in income from public funding, according to the BBC.

The Soverei... Read More

Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption

(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Brazilian President Michel Temer has called a bribery charge filed against him, "fiction."

Temer was hit with an indictment by Brazil's chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot filed with the Supreme Federal Tribunal on Monday, accus... Read More

Travel ban's 'bona fide relationship' test could open legal floodgates

(WASHINGTON) -- In allowing President Trump’s revised travel ban to partially take effect, the Supreme Court left key questions unanswered and likely opened the floodgates for additional litigation.

In a six-justice “per curiam... Read More

Military options the US could use against Syria if there's another chemical attack

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is warning the Syrian regime against conducting another chemical weapons attack, saying in a statement that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian military "will pay a heavy price."

The statement wa... Read More