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Migration: EU plans mandatory pact to 'rebuild trust'

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 15:10 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Conceding after years of chaos and dispute that its costly asylum system is broken, the European Union announced Wednesday a major overhaul of the rules in the hope that more countries will finally be...

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 07:48 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a...

UN agencies urge 'fresh start' for EU's failed asylum policy

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 06:49 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Two U.N. agencies on Tuesday appealed to the European Union to set aside years of divisive debate over the best way to manage migrants and refugees and make a “fresh start,” as Brussels...

EU postpones summit after Michel goes into quarantine

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 18:37 Last update: about 2 days ago

The coronavirus pandemic forced the European Union to postpone a scheduled summit for a week after EU Council President Charles Michel went into quarantine because a close collaborator was diagnosed...

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 09:24 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was...

Pope seeks to 'liberate' Virgin Mary from the Mafia

Friday, 18 September 2020, 13:58 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis is giving his blessing to a new Vatican think tank that is seeking to prevent the Mafia and organized crime groups from exploiting the image of the Virgin Mary for their own illicit...

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