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Pope Francis on home turf urges defense of poor and planet

July 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he rides aboard the Popemobile in streets of Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Francis is making his first visit as pope to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. He’ll travel to three South American nations, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, which are beset by problems that concern him deeply, income inequality...

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Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan

July 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, June 15, 2015 photo, Palestinians gather around Mona, a female lion cub, while Ibrahim Al-Jamal, 17, her at the main garden in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip. Saduldin al-Jamal had bought the cubs from the Gaza zoo, hit during last...

UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending

July 4, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino gestures during a press conference after the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. UEFA has decided that the Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first...

China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes

July 4, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, residents take a rest in tents following Friday’s earthquake in Pishan county of Hotan prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Saturday, July 4, 2015. A magnitude...

Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

July 4, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A demonstrator rises his hand reading the word ”No” as a Greek flag waves during a rally organized by supporters of the No vote in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2015. A new opinion poll shows a dead heat in Greece’s referendum campaign with just...

Asian stocks gain as US data eclipses Greek risk

July 2, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Hopes that a deal between Greece and its creditors could be cobbled together in time to avoid a messy Greek exit from the euro sent...

Witness: Man killed by police told officers ‘shoot me’

July 2, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, marchers carry photos of police shooting victim Antonio Zambrano-Montes during a rally in Pasco, Wash. A witness said Zambrano-Montes appeared to be trying to put down a rock when three police officers shot him...

Japan’s UNESCO heritage bid draws ire over past labor abuse

July 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this June 29, 2015 photo, tourists visit a part of Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which means “Battleship Island,” off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. The island is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking...

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

June 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 29, 2015. Stocks closed with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece’s worsening debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average...

Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders

June 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

The U.S. and Puerto Rico flags wave in front of the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, June 29, 2015. International economists released a critical report on Puerto Rico’s economy Monday on the heels of the governor’s...