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February 20, 2019

Vatican to hold unprecedented summit on priest sex abuse starting Thursday

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- After thousands of cases of clerical sexual abuse of minors have come to light over decades, an unprecedented summit of leading bishops gathered to discuss the protection of minors in the church is set to start in the Vatican on Thursday. Speaking to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis called the upcoming meeting a "powerful gesture of pastoral responsibility in the face of an urgent challenge." The four-day gathering -- ann..
February 20, 2019

‘ISIS bride’ Hoda Muthana is not a US citizen: Sec. Pompeo

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana, who has been asking to return to the United States, is not an American citizen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday, contrary to her family lawyer's assertion. This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
February 20, 2019

Battle of the bands: Richard Branson, Nicolas Maduro to hold rival aid concerts on Venezuelan border this weekend

Gary Miller/Getty Images(LONDON) -- In one of the strangest twists yet in the current crisis enveloping Venezuela, two rival concerts representing the divide in the international community will take place this weekend on the nation’s Colombian border -- one staged by billionaire Richard Branson, the other by an increasingly defiant President Nicolas Maduro. After philanthropist Branson, a critic of the Maduro regime, announced he was sponsoring a Live Aid-style benefit concert in the Colombian b..
February 20, 2019

Vladimir Putin touts new weapons in annual address

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual state of the union-style address on Wednesday, and, for the second year in a row, he used part of his speech to tout a new generation of nuclear weapons. Among the weapons is a nuclear-capable underwater drone, which Putin said will take to the water this spring. He said the weapons are only defensive and that Russia wants good relations with the United States. But he warned that if the U.S. deploys medium r..