• Spain's Socialist leader Sanchez resigns after losing party vote - source

    MADRID (Reuters) - The leader of Spain's Socialist party, Pedro Sanchez, resigned on Saturday after losing a party assembly vote, a party source told Reuters. The party's members had met on Saturday to decide whether to oust Sanchez, a step which could pave the way for the formation of a new

    Reuters
  • Pope presses Georgian Orthodox agenda despite Mass absence

    Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided at the last minute not to send an official delegation to his Mass ...

    Associated Press
  • Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected

    EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. Google received a copy in April in which the European

    Reuters
  • Orthodox Church snubs Pope Francis in Georgia

    Mass conducted in near-empty stadium in Tbilisi as local patriarchate declines to take part over "dogmatic differences".

    Al Jazeera
  • Congo commission expects presidential vote delay to Dec 2018

    By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said on Saturday that he expects the presidential election, originally scheduled for this November, to be delayed until December 2018, lawmakers present at his speech said. The announcement is likely

    Reuters
  • After 20 years, Ortiz leaving on his own terms _ and on top

    The Mariners traded him. The Twins released him. And even the Boston fans gave up on David Ortiz a couple of times after he struggled to start the spring or limped away before the year was over. But when ...

    Associated Press
  • Pope says gender theory part of "global war" on marriage, family

    Pope Francis warned on Saturday of a "global war" against traditional marriage and the family, saying both were under attack from gender theory and divorce. Francis made his comments in an impromptu response to a question at a meeting of the small Catholic community in the ex-Soviet republic

    Reuters
  • Official: No 'manipulation' of data seen in election hacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers have made their way into state election systems "in a few cases," but the federal government hasn't found "any manipulation" so far of voting information, the Homeland Security secretary said Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: 4 Albanians arrested in Syrian refugees case

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Powerful Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of potentially devastating winds and rain.

    Associated Press
  • French police, migrants clash near Calais camp

    French police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse some 200 migrants and activists after clashes broke out Saturday as they attempted to hold a banned rally by the squalid "Jungle" camp in Calais, regional authorities said.

    AFP
  • Pope calls for Christian unity on Caucasus peace tour

    Pope Francis on Saturday called for Christian unity as he visited the seat of Georgia's ancient Orthodox Church on the second day of his peace mission to the volatile Caucasus region.

    AFP
  • Construction underway and planned for World War II Museum

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With eight projects under construction and 16 more on the drawing board, the National World War II Museum is about to take over 3 ½ square blocks in the city's Central Business District.

    Associated Press
  • Turkey renews OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says parliament has extended by another year a motion allowing cross-border military operations into Syria and Iraq against Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group.

    Associated Press
  • AP-NORC Poll: Half of Trump backers don't trust vote count

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is making the unprecedented assertion that the general election "is going to be rigged," and many people who are drawn to his presidential campaign have major doubts about the accuracy of the Nov. 8 vote.

    Associated Press
  • Russia warns against US attack on Syrian forces

    BEIRUT (AP) — Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes.

    Associated Press
  • Turkish leader accuses EU of insincerity on visa promise

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says the European Union wants to back out of lifting visa restrictions for Turks — a key incentive offered Turkey in a deal to stop thousands of migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece.

    Associated Press
  • Mexico's Colima volcano erupts, 3 hamlets evacuated

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eruptions at the Colima volcano in western Mexico continued Saturday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people from three hamlets on the volcano's slopes.

    Associated Press
  • Orthodox shun pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out

    By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away. Ex-Soviet Georgia is overwhelmingly

    Reuters
  • Mass ascension launches start of Balloon Fiesta

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of balloons took flight this morning, officially marking the start of the 45th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

    Associated Press
  • South African universities say academic year is in peril

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African protesters lob rocks at security guards at one of the continent's leading universities. Police fire rubber bullets at students on another campus. Vice chancellors warn that students might not be able to finish the academic year if a national dispute over financing

    Associated Press
  • Black-clad Poles protest proposal to completely ban abortion

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles, many dressed in black, rallied Saturday in front of parliament in Warsaw to protest a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion.

    Associated Press
  • Turkey extends mandate for troops in Iraq, Syria

    Turkey's parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a one-year extension of an existing mandate to use Turkish troops abroad in Syria and Iraq.

    AFP
  • Afghan Taliban fighters press advance on Helmand capital

    Taliban fighters have advanced closer to Lashkar Gah, capital of the strategic southern province of Helmand, pushing into a farming district on the other side of the river from the town, officials said on Saturday. Capturing the city would give the Taliban their first provincial capital since the northern

    Reuters
  • Brazil politics: Evangelical church expands influence

    Stress on "traditional values and "adherence to Bible" as people search for new direction in scandal-stricken country.

    Al Jazeera
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