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Cardinal George Pell meets the media, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault chargesCardinal George Pell has taken a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial czar to face multiple criminal charges in his native Australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
The Turkish Cypriot delegation with Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, center, is pictured at the beginning of a new round of the conference on Cyprus under the auspices of the United Nations, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Rival sides dive deep on security in Cyprus peace talksThe rival sides in talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus are delving deeper into how to implement new security arrangements on the east Mediterranean island after a peace deal is agreed
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Widows of Nigerian activists launch civil case against ShellThe widows of four activists executed 22 years ago in Nigeria are launching a civil action in the Netherlands against energy giant Shell, alleging complicity in their husbands' deaths
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Aerial view of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
In Mosul, Iraqi forces take landmark mosque blown up by ISIraqi commander says his forces have taken Mosul's landmark al-Nuri Mosque compound, blown up last week by IS
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Three young men walk on a wall in front of bins overflowing with garbage at the Faliron coastal zone near Athens, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Greece's municipal garbage collectors are on 13-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high summer temperatures. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Striking garbage collectors protest in AthensHundreds of garbage collectors are marching in central Athens demanding an end to short-term labor contracts, with their nearly two-week strike leaving towering mounds of garbage on city streets as the summer's first heatwave sent temperatures soaring
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo of A.P. Moller-Maersk containers on a ship in the Panama Canal. Hackers Tuesday June 27, 2017  caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.  Russia’s Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said every branch of its business was affected. (Thomas Borberg/Polfoto via AP,file)
Cyberattack: Shipping giant's terminals slowly recoveringShipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the many companies hit hard by a malicious software epidemic, says most of its port terminals are now operational, though some remain crippled
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
FILE -In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 file photo released by the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)
Russia accuses US of plotting chemical weapons 'provocation'Russia accuses Washington of preparing 'provocation' in Syria to blame Assad's government for using chemical weapons
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday, June 26, 2017, is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
The Latest: Mideast biggest airline: Flights to US as normalThe Latest: Mideast's biggest airline says its flights to US operate as normal as new travel guidelines come into effect
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Demonstrators of the Avaaz campaign protest against the climate policy of U.S. President Donald Trump as they wear masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, from left, prior to a gathering of European leaders on the upcoming G-20 summit in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Merkel before G20: Paris accord irreversible, not negotiableGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union is "more determined than ever" to make the Paris accord against climate change a success following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the agreement
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FILE -- In this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leaves the courtroom of the Supreme Court after the court ruled on his appeal in the Holyland corruption case in Jerusalem. The parole board of Israel's Prison Service has granted Olmert early release from prison. Prison Service spokesman Assaf Librati said the board granted Olmert's request to reduce a third of his 27-month incarceration sentence. He will be released on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Debbie Hill/Pool File Photo via AP)
Israel's ex-PM Ehud Olmert granted early release from prisonIsraeli prisons parole board grants former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release from prison
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 15, 2008, file photo, Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Australian police say they are charging Pell with historical sexual assault offenses. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
Key dates in Cardinal George Pell's life and church careerKey dates in Cardinal George Pell's life and posts in the Catholic Church in Australia and at the Vatican
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hua Xiaoqin, left, sister of Chinese labor activist Hua Haifeng, tries to block a reporter approaching Hua Haifeng, right, as he carries his son Bobo leaves a police station after being released in Ganzhou in southern China's Jiangxi Province, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)
Activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier freed in ChinaChinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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