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World Sep 24Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal
The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned suddenly from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.
Arts Sep 15The home of Rosa Parks is displayed in Italy as U.S. race tensions rise
The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display in Italy. As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home has taken on…
Health Aug 11Global coronavirus cases top 20 million
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil.
Health Aug 09U.S. tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm
Europeans are surprised by the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. as the number of confirmed cases in country hits 5 million.
World Jul 16Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police
The Vatican is telling bishops around the world they should report case of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so.
World Jul 13Families of Italy’s virus dead seek answers, solace and justice
A Facebook group created to let Italian families mourn their coronavirus dead has turned into an activist group that is providing testimony and evidence to prosecutors investigating whether any crimes contributed to Italy’s COVID-19 toll.
World Jun 28World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears of worse to come
The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could…
World May 13As Europe reopens, key virus protections are still elusive
Many countries face challenges as they seek to balance economic and health care needs while reassuring terrified citizens with promises that perhaps were overly optimistic.
World May 09New outbreaks in Germany, SKorea underline risk of easing up
Fresh coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses in Germany and new cases reported Saturday in South Korea linked to a man who had visited multiple nightclubs highlighted the challenges authorities face as they seek to open up their economies.
Health May 04WATCH: Louisiana governor gives coronavirus update
In Louisiana, Republican legislators irritated by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to extend the state's stay-at-home order through May 15 were eager to return to work.