Nicaragua proposes suspending Vatican ties after comments
Nicaragua ’s government says it has proposed suspending relations with the Vatican days after Pope Francis compared President Daniel Ortega’s administration to a communist or Nazi dictatorship amid a crackdown on the Catholic Church in the country.
Pope: Vatican seeks talks on Nicaragua's Catholic crackdown
Pope Francis says the Vatican is in contact with the Nicaraguan government about its crackdown on the Catholic Church and hoped that “at the very least” nuns from Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity religious order would be allowed to return to the country.
First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince
Minnesota’s Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his “indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned.
Deposed Myanmar leader warned of possible army obstruction
The military detained Suu Kyi and other senior politicians on Monday and said it would rule under a one-year state of emergency. Her homeland, meanwhile, was under the control of a military leader, Ne Win, a former comrade of her father who had seized power in 1962. Protests against the military government had been growing before Suu Kyi returned to Myanmar in 1988 to nurse her dying mother. Placed under house arrest in 1989, Suu Kyi was detained for 15 of the next 22 years, mostly at her dilapidated lakeside home in Yangon. Asked once in a BBC interview about her once-saintly reputation, Suu Kyi replied: “I am just a politician.
Warnock and Loeffler work to consolidate voters for runoff
In Georgia's second runoff election, Republican U.S. Sen David Perdue started with an even wider lead, having won 88,000 more votes in November than Democrat Jon Ossoff. Through Wednesday, nearly 2.1 million voters had cast ballots, roughly on pace with the Nov. 3 general election. Miles Coleman of the University of Virginia Center for Politics said the joint effort has helped Warnock wrap up Democratic voters. Henderson also frets that Loeffler has never been to his county, so far from Atlanta that many watch out-of-state television. “The Democrats have really struggled to turn out Black voters in rural parts of the state," Coleman said.
Ultimate motherly love: Why Mother Teresa was such a saint
So, what made Mother Teresa such a figure of goodness? After leaving home at age 18, Mother Teresa joined the Sisters of Loreto at Loreto Abbey in Ireland and learned English there. Mother Teresa wasnt just a champion of one or two causes. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2016, almost two decades after her death, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint.
Kosovo’s Thaci strongly denies committing any war crimes
Kosovo president Hashim Thaci speaks during a televised address to the nation, in Pristina, Kosovo, Monday, June 29, 2020. Kosovos president on Monday denied committing war crimes during and after a 1998-1999 armed conflict between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia and said he would resign if the indictment is confirmed by an international war crimes court. (AP Photo/Astrit Ibrahimi)
Albania Holocaust memorial honors locals who protected Jews
Israeli Ambassador in Albania Noah Gal Gendler speaks during the inauguration of a memorial in Tirana , on Thursday, July 9, 2020. A memorial to the six million Jews murdered during the World War II and for the Albanians who protected them from the Nazis was inaugurated Thursday in the capital. (Xhulio Hajdari /Tirana City Hall via AP)
Albania Holocaust memorial honors locals who protected Jews
Israeli Ambassador in Albania Noah Gal Gendler speaks during the inauguration of a memorial in Tirana , on Thursday, July 9, 2020. A memorial to the six million Jews murdered during the World War II and for the Albanians who protected them from the Nazis was inaugurated Thursday in the capital. (Xhulio Hajdari /Tirana City Hall via AP)TIRANA – Albania unveiled a Holocaust memorial in the capital on Thursday to honor the dead and the Albanians who protected Jews from the Nazis. Albanians protected their few hundred Jewish friends, and helped other Jews who fled from Germany and Austria by either smuggling them abroad or hiding them at home. A small Jewish community living in Albania left the ex-communist country for Israel just after the fall of the regime in 1991.
Asia Today: Virus forces cancellation of Asian peace prize
Barbershops and beauty salons are now allowed to operate under strict health measures as the lockdown continues to ease in the capital. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)BANGKOK A Philippine peace award has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking only the third disruption in six decades for the annual prize regarded as an Asian Nobel. The Philippines is a coronavirus hotspot in Southeast Asia, with about 22,400 infections, including more than 1,000 deaths. In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region: WHO FINDS PANDEMIC WORSENING: The head of the World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus pandemic is worsening. But Tijjani Muhammad-Bande hopes to announce an alternative for leaders to deliver their usual speeches during the assemblys so-called General Debate.
Despite global reopening push, some jobs are gone for good
The government ordered all restaurants closed in March to combat the spread of the coronavirus, and Wannapa hasn't worked since. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK –BANGKOK (AP) — Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back. She said if she can’t find work, she’ll have to return to her family’s rubber plantation to start life all over again. Some days she earns more than what she was making at her old job, but it’s hard work, and unpredictable. LONG ROAD AHEADSo why aren't all the jobs coming back, if economies are reopening?
Lawsuit: Famed Jesuit abused boy 1,000 times around world
In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 photo, Bobby Goldberg stands in the living room at his home in suburban Chicago. Goldberg has filed a lawsuit claiming he was abused more than 1,000 times in multiple states and countries by the late Donald McGuire, a prominent American Jesuit priest who had close ties to Mother Teresa. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO, IL – A globe-trotting Jesuit priest with ties to Mother Teresa sexually abused an American boy “more than 1,000 times, in multiple states and countries,” a lawsuit filed Monday in California state court in San Francisco alleges. In 1994, Mother Teresa wrote a letter of support to the Jesuit order to express her “confidence and trust” in McGuire. Last year, when the Midwest Jesuits released a list naming 65 accused Jesuits, including McGuire, Provincial Brian G. Paulson issued a similar apology.