The Roman Catholic Church must repair the “systematic failures” that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world, and bishops should start policing each other’s behavior, leading cardinals said on Friday. Reuters Continue reading At Pope's abuse summit, Church seeks to fix 'systematic failures'
A U.S. judge on Thursday appeared open to ordering the government to find potentially thousands of additional children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration, which could greatly expand the scope of a lawsuit challenging … Continue reading U.S. judge weighs expanding lawsuit over family separations to cover more children
Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” Chicago’s police chief said on Thursday. Reuters Continue reading Actor Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was 'dissatisfied' with salary: police
Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Reuters Continue reading Actor Jussie Smollett arrested, accused of lying to Chicago police
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro. Reuters Continue reading House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border
Nigeria’s electoral commission approved on Monday the resumption of political campaigning, the body said in a statement, after the general elections were delayed by a week last Saturday. Reuters Continue reading Nigeria's electoral commission allows resumption of campaigning after vote delay: statement
California will “imminently” challenge President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday. Reuters Continue reading California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'
Britain’s Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit … Continue reading UK's May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on funding for a barrier on the Mexican border, but left open the possibility that disputes over the wall could still cause a partial government shutdown by … Continue reading Wary of shutdown, Trump edges toward support for funding deal
President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to back a deal hammered out by congressional negotiators to avert another partial government shutdown, the White House said on Tuesday, putting the future of the agreement that contains funds for U.S.-Mexican … Continue reading White House says Trump undecided on deal to avert another shutdown
The top four Democratic and Republican congressional negotiators on border security funding resumed talks on Monday, with the possibility of another partial U.S. government shutdown looming if they fail to reach a deal by a Friday deadline. Reuters Continue reading U.S. lawmakers meet on border security, scrambling to avert shutdown
A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand, bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism. Reuters Continue reading 'He is a free man': refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia
Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another U.S. government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday. Reuters Continue reading Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms
Border security talks between Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to avert another U.S. government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said. Reuters Continue reading Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies
Virginia’s highest-ranking Republican said on Thursday that he had never worn blackface, as the state’s Democratic governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general grappled with career-threatening race or sexual assault scandals. Reuters Continue reading Virginia Democrats hunker down amid blackface, sex assault scandal
Virginia’s attorney general on Wednesday admitted to having worn blackface at a college party, becoming the state’s third high-ranking Democrat caught up in scandal since the release Friday of a racist photo from Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook. Reuters Continue reading Virginia attorney general says wore blackface in college as scandal spreads