Society

Refugee conditions in Greece 'deteriorating': Angelina Jolie - 03/17/2016

ATHENS, GREECE- Hollywood star and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie turned the spotlight of celebrity Wednesday onto the plight of thousands of refugees crowded in camps in Greece. After...

Vatileaks trial to resume next week with witness testimony - 03/08/2016

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- The Vatican trial of five people accused of leaking or publishing stolen confidential documents will resume next week, with witnesses taking the stand, a spokesman said...

John Paul II had 'intense' friendship with married woman: BBC - 02/16/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, James Pheby- Pope John Paul II had a close relationship with a married woman which lasted over 30 years according to letters which feature in a documentary being shown by the...

US woman upset over botched haircut pulls gun on barber - 02/11/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- A California woman gave new meaning to the saying "bad hair day" on Wednesday after she tried to shoot her stylist over a botched haircut, police said. Adrian Blanche...

Britain pledges $1.74 bn in aid for Syria and neighbours - 02/04/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- The British government announced £1.2 billion (1.6 million euros, $1.74 billion) in aid for war-torn Syria and its neighbours on Thursday, ahead of a donors' conference in...

Nobel laureate Pamuk chides EU for ignoring Turkey's rights record - 02/02/2016

ANKARA, TURKEY- Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the...

Gay Syrian refugee's hope of new life tested by Dutch camps - 01/31/2016

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, Nicolas Delaunay- Omar had long dreamt of escaping discrimination in Syria, and drawn by exuberant images of the Gay Pride march in Amsterdam he hoped to find a new life in...

Pope says he's 'a sinner in need of God's mercy' - 01/11/2016

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- Pope Francis describes himself as "a sinner" in need of God's mercy, in an upcoming book where he also urges the Catholic Church to focus on its mission as a grassroots,...

Argentina activist finds stolen granddaughter 39 years on - 12/25/2015

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, Liliana Samuel- The long-lost granddaughter of a founder of an Argentine rights group that fights to find babies stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship has been found,...

Pope hails climate deal, but stresses need to help poor - 12/14/2015

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- Pope Francis on Sunday hailed the UN climate accord reached in Paris but warned the key now lay in its implementation, especially in help for the poor. "The climate conference...
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