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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry 19 May

Friday, 15 December 2017, 14:30 Last update: about 8 hours ago Associated Press

Kensington Palace says the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be held on 19 May. The palace announced the date Friday and confirmed the ceremony will take place in St George's Chapel...

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

Friday, 15 December 2017, 13:40 Last update: about 9 hours ago Associated Press

An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia...

Updated: EU leaders launch new phase in Brexit talks

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:41 Last update: about 9 hours ago Associated Press

European Union leaders give final clearance for Brexit negotiations with Britain to enter second phase involving trade. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be...

Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

Friday, 15 December 2017, 07:30 Last update: about 15 hours ago Associated Press

More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was...

EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens

Friday, 15 December 2017, 07:26 Last update: about 15 hours ago Associated Press

European Union nations bickered openly over migration policy Thursday in an east-west divide centered on several nations that refuse to accept refugee quotas. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland...

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 19:42 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. It was one...

Opponents of refugee quotas give money to bolster EU borders

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 18:40 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia announced Thursday that they plan to spend around 35 million euros ($41 million) to beef up European Union borders as they come under pressure for...

Italy's 2017 Nativity scenes feature Trump, Kim and Jedis

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 18:14 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Naples' Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living rooms this time of...

EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 15:38 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations. As all...

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