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FILE - In this May 1, 2011 file photo, Cardinal George Pell, left, reads a bible during the blessing of a statue of John Paul ll at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Australian police say they are charging Pell with historical sexual assault offenses. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
June 28, 2017 - 9:12 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2011 file photo, Cardinal George Pell, left, reads a bible during the blessing of a statue of John Paul ll at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Australian police say they are charging Pell with historical sexual assault offenses. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
June 28, 2017 - 8:40 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior...
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FILE - A Friday, Sept. 5, 1997 aerial photo taken from files of the island where Princess Diana is buried in the grounds of the Spencer family estate in Althorp, England, near Northampton north of London. Prince William, his wife, Kate, and Prince Harry will attend a private service at the late Princess Diana’s grave on what would have been her 56th birthday. In a brief statement, Kensington Palace said Wednesday, June 28, 2017, that the July 1 service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by Diana’s family. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prince William, his wife, Kate, and Prince Harry will attend a private service at the late Princess Diana's grave on what would have been her 56th birthday. In a brief statement, Kensington Palace said Wednesday that the July 1 service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury...
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In this Monday, June 26, 2017 photo, migrants cross the Roja river near the northern Italian town of Ventimiglia, as they try to reach the French border. The aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday, June 27, 2017, that about 100 migrants, including unaccompanied minors, had been sleeping for weeks near the river bank by the Italian border town. (Chiara Carenini/ANSA via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 2:37 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy threatened Wednesday to close its ports to aid groups rescuing migrants off Libya's coast as it struggles to cope with the highest rate of rescues this year, officials said. Italy's ambassador to the EU, Maurizio Massari, raised the issue during a meeting with EU migration...
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June 28, 2017 - 2:32 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story June 27 about European regulators' $2.7 billion fine against Google, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from a press representative, misspelled the name of an antitrust expert at Georgetown. He is Larry Downes, not Downs. A corrected version of the...
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June 28, 2017 - 12:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have ditched plans to ban a messaging app after its owner agreed to Russian registration. Alexander Zharov, head of the Russian communications regulator, said in a statement on Wednesday that Telegram would be free to operate in Russia, despite previous threats to...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the Bank of England's financial stability report at the Bank of England in the City of London on Tuesday June 27, 2017. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 12:09 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The battered British pound rose sharply after the head of the Bank of England made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer. The pound traded 0.9 percent higher on the day at $1.2934. The pound's value against the U.S. dollar jumped after the...
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June 28, 2017 - 11:23 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The battered British pound rose sharply after the head of the Bank of England made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer. The pound traded 1 percent higher on the day at $1.2938. The pound's value against the U.S. dollar jumped after the...
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A bulldozer works on creating a buffer zone along the Egyptian border with the Gaza strip, near Egyptian army watch towers, left, and near smuggling tunnels, right, in Rafah, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said Wednesday the creation of a 12-kilometer-long (7.5-mile) corridor 100 meters (330 feet) wide was agreed upon in recent face-to-face negotiations with Egyptian officials and is part of the Islamic militant group's efforts to combat extremists and improve ties with Cairo. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
June 28, 2017 - 11:19 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has begun work on a buffer zone along Gaza's border with Egypt, the Islamic militant group said Wednesday, as part of an effort to assure Cairo that it's serious about preventing the cross-border flow of weapons and militants. Hamas officials hope the creation of the...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
June 28, 2017 - 11:19 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted terrorist attack aimed at ousting him from power. The confusing incident, which may ratchet up tensions in a country already paralyzed by...
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