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August 26, 2018

Pope Francis in Ireland addresses ‘pain and shame’ from church’s ‘failure’ over sex abuse

Charles McQuillan/Getty Images(DUBLIN) -- Pope Francis marked the first papal visit to Ireland in nearly four decades with a speech acknowledging the "failure" of the Catholic Church to address the "repugnant crimes" of clerical sexual abuse there, which he said has "rightly given rise to outrage." The pontiff made the remarks at a state reception during the first speech of his two-day trip to Ireland, about two hours after landing in Dublin on Saturday. He spoke in Italian before a large audie..
August 25, 2018

One year later, no end in sight for Rohingya crisis as enormous needs remain unmet

Paula Bronstein/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The attacks on Aug. 25, 2017, seemed coordinated. Myanmar military units descended on Rohingya villages in what would become a massacre -- women and girls raped, men and boys executed and homes burned to the ground. The Rohingya, mostly women and children, came pouring over the border into Bangladesh in unrelenting waves in the world's fastest growing refugee crisis at the time, with over 700,000 making the deadly journey, the United Nations report..
August 24, 2018

Michael Cohen could be key witness in state investigation of Trump charity

Yana Paskova/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michael Cohen’s striking accusation on Tuesday that then-candidate Donald Trump directed him to negotiate hush agreements to help the campaign, which violated campaign finance laws, sharpened interest in a separate legal probe connected to the president -- the ongoing investigation of his family charity. Cohen, Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney, could become a key witness in that probe. Less than 24 hours after Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felonie..
August 23, 2018

With new special envoy, Pompeo heading to N Korea amid ‘deadlock’ over denuclearization

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Amid what North Korea calls a "deadlock" in denuclearization talks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Pyongyang next week, with the new Special Representative for North Korea, Steve Biegun, in tow. This will be Pompeo's fourth trip to Pyongyang, his third as the top U.S. diplomat. But it comes after North Korea said talks have been 'derailed' after the U.S. demanded the country reveal its secret nuclear facilities -- which North Korea c..