Keystone/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- The embroidered banner-portraits of the seven people Pope Francis will proclaim saints already hang on the façade of Saint Peter’s Basilica ahead of the solemn ceremony Sunday.
The new tombstone and mosaic portrait of one of them, Pope Paul VI, the somber, timid pope of the turbulent 60s, is already in place in the crypt of St. Peter’s with his title changed from “Beatus” (blessed) to “Sanctus” (saint) above his name.
Among those who will be canonized Sunda..
iStock/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- As the international outrage grows over the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mounting evidence implicating Saudi Arabia is compelling companies and public figures to distance themselves from the kingdom.
The billionaire founder of the Virgin empire, Sir Richard Branson, says he is halting talks over a $1 billion investment by Saudi Arabia in Virgin’s space firms as a result over the Khashoggi case.
ABC News(ISMIR, Turkey) -- A Turkish court has freed American pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in detention, according to Turkish state media.
His case had created a deep rift in U.S.-Turkish relations, with the Trump administration heavily committed to securing his freedom and punishing its NATO ally with economic penalties for not doing so. An evangelical Christian pastor, he had also become a rallying cry for religious freedom advocates in the U.S.
President Donald Trump tweeted about h..
@Rogozin/Twitter(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) -- Officials investigating the failed launch of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft believe they are "clear" on what caused the accident.
The rocket lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday on what was scheduled to be a six-hour flight to the International Space Station.
But roughly two minutes into the flight a booster rocket failed.
The launch was aborted and the two-man crew, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut, Nic..