A new treaty between two of Europe's closest friends - but why now, and what's in it?
A standoff over funding for the US president's promised border wall has led to a shutdown. What's going on?
As the pope prepares to meet tens of thousands of young people from across the globe for World Youth Day this week, he attempted to connect with them on a platform they would easily understand: the internet. During the weekly Angelus prayer at the Vatican Sunday, Pope Francis launched his own user profile on Click to Pray, the official app of the Vatican's Worldwide Prayer Network. "Internet and the social networks are a resource of our time, a way to stay in touch with others, to share… Read Full Article
Pope Francis introduced a digital application that enables the faithful to pray with him, swiping a tablet on Sunday, January 20, to showcase the "click to pray" app ahead of the World Youth Day 2019, which takes place in Panama January 22-27. The Vatican has launched the new multiplatform service on its website clicktopray.org that it says will enable the faithful to "accompany the pope in a mission of compassion for the world." VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Lamia al-Gailani, an Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum's collection after it was looted in 2003, has died at age 80. Her daughter, Noorah al-Gailani, said Sunday that her mother died Friday in Amman, Jordan. She didn't give a cause of death. A devotee of Iraq's heritage and its museums, al-Gailani selected artifacts to display at the reopening of the National Museum in Bagdad in 2015, more than a decade after it was looted in the wake of the U.S.… Read Full Article
Royal Navy pilot Phil Richardson found the wreckage of his grandfather Ron's WW2 plane in Norway.
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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday asked for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. "As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasize that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the court concludes are warranted," he said in a statement shared with The Associated Press through a representative of Ghosn and his family. "I am not… Read Full Article
The gunmen, said to be from an al-Qaeda-linked group, tried to storm a UN camp in the north.
The sale of Nile Perch fish maw in Uganda has become a lucrative business, especially for distributors. The fish maw - or dried swim bladder - is used as an aphrodisiac in China. But Ugandan fishermen bringing in the perch say they are being exploited while others are reaping the profits. Halima Athumani reports from Kampala.