Cardinal, 9 others on trial at Vatican in money scandals

VATICAN CITY – A trial opened in Vatican City on Tuesday for 10 defendants, including a once-powerful cardinal, in a case based on a sprawling investigation of the allegedly criminal management of the Holy See’s portfolio of assets, including donations by countless

Explosion at chemical complex in German city of Leverkusen

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending a large black cloud rising into the air. Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as “an extreme threat”

Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG–The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday. The Hong Kong High Court handed down the verdict in the case of Tong Ying-kit, age 24. He’s accused

Koreas agree to restore communication channels, improve ties

South Korea says the leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to restore suspended communication channels and improve ties. The presidential office in Seoul said President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached such an agreement during several

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