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Pope Honors Grandparents on First World Day for Elderly

Pope Francis celebrated the Roman Catholic Church’s first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday.Francis solicited a round of applause from the faithful in St. Peter’s Square and urged people everywhere to reach out to older generations.Francis was supposed to… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

UK Minister Apologizes for Urging People Not to 'Cower From' COVID

British health minister Sajid Javid apologized for and deleted a tweet urging people to take a COVID-19 vaccine and not to “cower” from the virus, saying on Sunday he had made “a poor choice of word.” Javid, who replaced Matt Hancock as health minister last month after his… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Putin Reviews Naval Parade, Touts Russia's Hypersonic Weapons

President Vladimir Putin used a Navy Day parade to deliver his latest reminder of Russia’s military muscle, touting the nation’s hypersonic nuclear weapons at a ceremony in his hometown of St. Petersburg.”Today the Russian navy has everything it needs to defend our… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

US to Stress Need for 'Guardrails' in Sherman's Talks in China

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will tell China in upcoming talks that while Washington welcomes competition, there needs to be a level playing field and guardrails to ensure ties do not veer into conflict, U.S. officials said on Saturday. The senior officials,… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Merkel Aide Warns of COVID-19 Surge in Germany Over Coming Weeks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff fears the number of new coronavirus cases will soar in the next few weeks and could hit 100,000 a day by the end of September, causing big problems for many businesses, he told Bild am Sonntag weekly.After more than two… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Interview: Premier: Iraq Doesn't Need US Combat Troops

Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week.Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Iraq will still ask… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Market Guru Jim Cramer: China 'Is Killing Us' on Education Stocks

News that China’s Communist Party may soon ban education companies from making a profit or raising funds through the stock market sent those stocks crashing Friday and led to a stern investor warning from CNBC financial analyst Jim Cramer. ”They’re killing us,” Cramer said… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

US Launches Air Strikes in Aid of Embattled Afghan Forces

The United States has carried out air strikes to support Afghan government forces who have been under pressure from the Taliban as U.S.-led foreign forces carry out the final stages of their withdrawal from the country. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Pope Francis to Skip Sunday Mass

Pope Francis will skip a Mass on Sunday that he had been scheduled to say before his recent surgery, but the Vatican said there was no cause for alarm and that it was part of normal convalescence… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)