IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of “100 … Continue reading IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' – top Vatican investigator

The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a “very important signal” to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law, the Vatican’s top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday. Reuters Continue reading Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' – top Vatican investigator

Confederate monument's pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina

The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school’s president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue. Reuters Continue reading Confederate monument's pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina