Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as ‘such cruel violence’

Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as ‘such cruel violence’

VATICAN CITY, April 21 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence” and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter. The blasts, which hospital and police officials said wounded more than […]

Factbox: Reaction to Sri Lanka attacks

Factbox: Reaction to Sri Lanka attacks

Relatives of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church react at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte April 21 (Reuters) – Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials […]

Sri Lanka Easter Day bombings: Death toll rises to at least 138 in multiple attacks on churches and hotels

Sri Lanka Easter Day bombings: Death toll rises to at least 138 in multiple attacks on churches and hotels

Priests walk into the St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte COLOMBO, April 21 (Reuters): Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in […]

Sanders defends herself over Mueller report revelation

Sanders defends herself over Mueller report revelation

U.S. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Washington, April 20 (IANS) After admitting to investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller that she delivered a false statement from the White House podium, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has […]

North Korea slams Bolton’s ‘dim-sighted’ call for sign of denuclearisation

North Korea slams Bolton’s ‘dim-sighted’ call for sign of denuclearisation

A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files SEOUL, April 20 (Reuters) – North Korea has criticised U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s “nonsense” call for Pyongyang to show that it’s serious about giving up its nuclear […]

Egypt holds referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

Egypt holds referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

A woman casts her vote during the referendum on draft constitutional amendments, at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt April 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany CAIRO, April 20 (Reuters) – Egyptians began voting on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until […]

Democrats make legal bid for all Russia probe evidence, Trump poll numbers drop

Democrats make legal bid for all Russia probe evidence, Trump poll numbers drop

Donald Trump and Melania Trump. (Reuters File Photo) WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters): Congressional Democrats took legal action on Friday to gain access to all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe’s findings dented President Donald Trump’s poll ratings. The number of Americans […]

Pope’s Good Friday service focuses on sex trafficked girls

Pope’s Good Friday service focuses on sex trafficked girls

Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi The Church has set its sights on human trafficking in recent years, with Francis branding forcing women into prostitution a ‘crime against humanity’ LONDON, April 19 (Thomson […]

Northern Ireland journalist killed by gunman during riot

Northern Ireland journalist killed by gunman during riot

Journalist Lyra McKee is seen in this undated handout picture released April 19, 2019 by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Courtesy of Lyra McKee’s family and partner/Handout via REUTERS BELFAST, April 19 (Reuters) – A 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the region and […]

Kremlin says Mueller report shows no evidence of Russian meddling

Kremlin says Mueller report shows no evidence of Russian meddling

Official binders given to reporters with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are seen in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst MOSCOW, April 19 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Friday that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report did not contain any evidence the Russian […]

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