The Malta Independent 27 January 2020, Monday

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Cardinal at centre of two Popes storm doubles down on celibacy

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 06:55 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, Emeritus...

Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 07:04 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities...

Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law

Friday, 24 January 2020, 09:12 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. The U.K. is finally leaving...

'Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

Friday, 24 January 2020, 07:54 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

“Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other...

Iraq's Parliament calls for expulsion of U.S. troops

Sunday, 5 January 2020, 17:37 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of U.S. troops from the country Sunday in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general, raising the prospect of a withdrawal that...

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