VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Friday hosted Nobel laureates, U.N. and NATO officials and a handful of nuclear powers at a conference aimed at galvanizing support for a global shift from the Cold War era policy of nuclear deterrence to one of total nuclear disarmament.
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DANANG, Vietnam — Promising to put “America first” in his trade practices, President Donald Trump used a speech in Vietnam Friday to denounce multilateral agreements embraced by the region and deliver what appeared to be a rebuke to China, railing against trade practices he says have put Americans out of work.
MOSCOW — A former British intelligence officer who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union said Russian spies now have “the difficult and critical mission” of saving the world, according to a statement released Friday.
George Blake has lived in Russia since his escape from a British prison in 1966. He turns 95 on Saturday.
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is saying “Just Say No” to cigarettes.
The Vatican announced today it no longer would sell cigarettes to employees in its duty-free shop and supermarket—giving up an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year in profit.
NEWTON, N.C.—An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family's swimming pool.
Catawba County Chief Animal Control Officer Jenna Arsenault told news outlets the agency received a 9-1-1 call yesterday morning and arrived to find the young female bovine defiantly staring from the pool in Newton.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s rival political leaders attacked each other on Thursday over a parliamentary citizenship crisis that is threatening to ensnare a growing number of lawmakers.
BRUSSELS — After months of lobbying NATO allies to increase their troop contributions and support to the war in Afghanistan, the alliance came up short Thursday, meeting a bit more than 90 per cent of the military requirements mapped out by commanders, according to NATO officials.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a news release that the insect was stuck in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the famed artist's “Olive Trees.”
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex.—A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church yesterday, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbours and multiple family members ranging in age from five-72.
JUBA, South Sudan — In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation, double the number from the same time last year, according to a report by the United Nations and the government released Monday.
This country could once again plunge into famine in 2018, warn humanitarians and the government.