Report shows that French clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950

French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years, a major investigation released on Tuesday found, and its authors said the Catholic Church had turned a blind eye to the ‘scourge’ for too long. The church had shown “deep, total and even cruel indifference for years,” protecting itself rather than the… Read More Report shows that French clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950

Ferdinard Marcos, son of late Philippines dictator, declares intention to contest in presidential election

The son of late Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos declared on Tuesday he will run for president, ending speculation about his political ambitions but stirring anger among victims of his father’s brutal era of martial law. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the only son of the late dictator who ruled the Philippines for almost two decades until his… Read More Ferdinard Marcos, son of late Philippines dictator, declares intention to contest in presidential election

Romanian parliament passes vote of no-confidence on PM Florin Citu’s minority government

Romania’s parliament toppled the nine-month-old minority government of Prime Minister Florin Citu in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, but key parties said they would work to return the previous majority coalition to power soon. Romania, one of European Union’s poorest member states, has been locked in political stalemate for a month, threatening its economic… Read More Romanian parliament passes vote of no-confidence on PM Florin Citu’s minority government

British envoy Simon Gass meets with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special envoy met Taliban leaders in Afghanistan to discuss the humanitarian crisis and ways to prevent the country from becoming an incubator for militants. Simon Gass, Johnson’s high representative for Afghanistan, met Taliban leaders including Amir Khan Muttaqi, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Abdul Salam Hanafi, the Foreign Office said.… Read More British envoy Simon Gass meets with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan