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Sacked cardinal issues manifesto attacking Pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own “Manifesto of Faith,” in the latest attack on the Pontiff’s authority by a leading member of the Church’s conservative wing. Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, 71, a German who was the Vatican’s doctrinal chief until 2017, […]

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday it had begun the “final battle” to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria. IS overran large parts of the country and neighboring Iraq in 2014, declaring a “caliphate” there, but various military offensives have reduced it to a […]

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Japan FM here for visit

Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno will arrive in the Philippines Saturday for a three-day official visit aimed at further boosting the “strategic partnership” and cooperation between Manila and Tokyo. Kōno will fly to Davao City to meet President Duterte and other key Cabinet officials for bilateral discussions on areas of mutual interest, including Japan’s support for the […]

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Doctors plead for conjoined twins  to leave Yemen for treatment

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen are in urgent need of treatment abroad, but are unable to leave because the war there has closed the capital city’s airport. Doctors treating two-week-old Abd al-Khaleq and Abd al-Rahim said Yemen’s war-ravaged health system cannot keep them alive, and the parents are poor. “They need to travel immediately. […]

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Snooze of the Union:  Joshua Trump’s power nap goes viral

Between the late bedtimes and early morning tweets the leader of the free world is renowned for needing just four hours’ sleep but his young State of the Union guest Joshua Trump hardly lived up to the name — nodding off mid-speech. The 11-year-old — who is not related to Donald Trump but has been […]

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In SOTU address, Trump calls for end of resistance politics

Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to cast aside “revenge, resistance and retribution” and end “ridiculous partisan investigations” in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency. Trump appealed for bipartisanship but refused to yield on the hard-line immigration policies that […]

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