Report: Benedict defends ’emeritus pope’ title to critic

Europe 09/21/18, 05:34

A German newspaper that quoted letters by Benedict XVI hitting back at criticism of his 2013 resignation said Friday that he was responding to a conservative German cardinal who took issue with his decision to take the title "emeritus pope."The Bild daily, which first reported on the letters Thursday, gave ...

Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch

Europe 09/21/18, 05:22

British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year.Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were detained in the Netherlands earlier this year and ...

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab’s threat grows

Africa 09/21/18, 03:46

Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say the Somalia-based extremist group has been pushed down Africa's east coast as far as Mozambique as its regional threat expands.The assault on ...

Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star

Africa 09/21/18, 03:39

Call it a struggle for the soul of the ghetto.Uganda's longtime president this month went on a whirlwind tour of some of the capital's poorest slums, handing out checks totaling over a quarter-million dollars.The next day, residents turned up in the red colors of the opposition and instead gave thanks ...

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Africa 09/20/18, 23:55

Philippine troops and police have forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 22 people in a central region.Rescuers dig through the rubble to search for possible survivors, with some sending cellphone text messages pleading ...

Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Africa 09/20/18, 22:56

The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.The toll was likely to go up, John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press after dozens ...

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

Europe 09/20/18, 11:08

European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives.Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor ...

Update: Uganda’s pop star politician vows to fight on

Africa 09/20/18, 06:54

The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local):4:25 p.m.Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine is vowing to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying."The singer whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu spoke to reporters shortly after police escorted him home from ...