Author: The Associated Press

Supporters of President Donald Trump wave a Betsy Ross flag with a circle of 13 five-point stars representing the 13 original colonies flies during a protest Dec. 12 in Washington (© Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Vandals hit Black churches in D.C. during pro-Trump rallies

Vandals tore down a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from two historic Black churches in downtown Washington and set the banner ablaze as nighttime clashes Saturday between pro-Donald Trump supporters and counter-demonstrators erupted into violence and arrests. WASHINGTON — Police on Sunday said they were investigating the incidents at the Asbury United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church as […]

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A mound of ashes is seen in the attacked village of Aldeia da Paz outside Macomia, on August 24, 2019. (Images by Marco Longari/AFP Via Getty Images)

Islamic extremists in Mozambique blamed for beheading at least 50 people

Reports of more than 50 beheadings by Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels have raised international alarm over the new level of violence in the country’s north. The killings mark a bloody turn in the three-year insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, prompting condemnations from the United Nations secretary-general and the presidents of France and Zimbabwe. In the past two weeks, the extremists […]

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Brussels closes cafes and bars in new virus curbs

Brussels closes cafes and bars in new virus curbs

The Belgian capital took a step towards restoring its coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, when Brussels ordered cafes and bars to close for a month. Restaurants serving meals at table will remain open, but bars and drinking alcohol in public places will be banned until November 8, the regional government said. This is the second time Brussels has imposed such a measure […]

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President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, speak to the media before a working breakfast meeting at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. (Photo  taken Aug. 25, 2019 by Erin Schaff/The New York Times, Pool, File)

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders who have been infected: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez have also tested positive. U.S. President Donald Trump has joined a growing group of world leaders who have been infected with the coronavirus. Some, […]

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Priest named to be bishop by pope resigns after abuse probe (Image by Pixabay)

Priest named to be bishop by pope resigns after abuse probe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A priest recently tapped by Pope Francis to be made a bishop for a Minnesota diocese has resigned after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor surfaced before he could take up his post. The Vatican announced without giving details on Monday that Francis had accepted the resignation of the Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy, who was […]

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