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Bishop’s fate highlights China’s power amid Vatican talks

SAIQI, China –  Good Friday celebrations in one Chinese parish had a conspicuous absence: their bishop, who just the day before was taken away by the government. Bishop Guo Xijin (SHE’-jin) is at the center of talks between the Vatican and the atheist Communist Party that are expected to yield a historic deal on who […]

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Prince Philip absence raises health concerns

Ninety-six-year-old Prince Philip missed a traditional Maundy church service that he was scheduled to attend Thursday with Queen Elizabeth II, raising concerns about his health. The service is a traditional pre-Easter event held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The prince’s last-minute decision to skip the service was related to some “trouble with his […]

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Identity thieves use French first lady’s name to seek perks

PARIS –  An aide to French first lady Brigitte Macron has filed a legal complaint over identity theft, after his accounts were apparently used to seek special Formula One tickets and other VIP treatment. The French presidential palace said Friday an investigation is underway. Hotels and other businesses in multiple countries received requests for special […]


Elton John says he has yet to receive his royal wedding invitation

Elton John, who is rumored to perform at the Royal Wedding, says he hasn’t received an invite yet.  (Reuters) Did Elton John’s invitation to the royal wedding get lost in the mail? The legendary performer — who is rumored to be performing at Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle — told BBC Radio 2 on Thursday that he […]

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At least 6 dead, 500 hurt after clashes along Israel-Gaza border

At least six Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured in clashes with Israeli troops in several locations along the Israel-Gaza fence Friday. Witnesses said hundreds of Palestinians participated in the clashes and the Israeli military said some of those protesters rolled burning tires and threw stones at forces stationed at the border. It said trooped […]


‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile again test-launched by Russia, as Putin brags of ‘invulnerable’ arsenal

A new intercontinental ballistic missile hailed by Russian President Vladimir Putin as being able to fly over the North or South Poles and strike any target in the world reportedly was test-launched for the second time Friday. Russia’s defense ministry released a video purportedly showing the Sarmat ICBM blasting off in spectacular fashion from the […]

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American service member is among the 2 dead in Syria bombing, officials say

March 29: Commander Abu Ali Nejm, third from right, a leading member of the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council, speaks with his fighters at the front line against Turkish-backed fighters, at Halawanji village, north of Manbij town.  (AP) An American was identified Friday as one of the two coalition troops killed yesterday by a roadside […]


Boston Dynamics’ latest robot can open doors

The latest robot update by Boston Dynamics — a company known for its unnerving SpotMini robots — can now open doors, as shown in the company’s latest YouTube video. The video, titled “Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?” shows a signature yellow dog-like creation from Boston Dynamics walking toward a door and examining it, […]


Burger King employee threatens to ‘shoot the place up’ if his hours are not increased

A former Burger King employee was arrested on Tuesday evening after bursting into the restaurant with a weapon — but he wasn’t looking to empty the cash register. Instead, police say he just wanted his manager to give him more hours. Steven Ramirez, 33, barged into a Burger King location in Las Vegas at around […]


Why the United States doesn’t have a national airline

Why the United States doesn’t have a national airline For some travelers, an airline is irrelevant; flight prices and schedules carry more weight than reputation or livery. But for others, an airline is an introduction to the destination, and a crucial part of the journey. Flag carriers in particular are known for presenting a nation’s […]