Chile church says sorry for conduct guidelines for priests

America 10/02/18, 17:00

Chile's Roman Catholic Church has apologized for a set of conduct guidelines for priests dealing with children that have caused outrage just as the South American country is being rocked by a widespread clerical sex abuse scandal.The recommendations include asking priests not to "touch the area of the genitals or ...

Ex-army general accused of murder leads mayoral race in Peru

World 10/02/18, 16:37

The retired army general blew kisses to supporters and promised an iron fist against criminals in Peru's massive capital city, delivering one of the trademark bombastic law-and-order speeches that have made him a leading candidate to be Lima's next mayor."I'll eat bad guys for breakfast," Daniel Urresti told the cheering ...

Update: Shiite independent tapped to be next Iraqi PM

World 10/02/18, 16:30

The Latest on Iraq's election of a new president, a step toward forming a new government following May elections (all times local):11:15 p.m.Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held.Abdul-Mahdi, who was tapped to be ...

Iraq elects new president in step toward forming government

World 10/02/18, 14:49

Iraq's parliament elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president on Tuesday, a step toward forming a new government nearly five months after national elections.State TV said Barham Salih, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, won 220 votes out of the 273 lawmakers who attended Tuesday's session. He ...

Palestinian students ask Merkel to protect their village

Europe 10/02/18, 14:10

Palestinian schoolchildren in a West Bank hamlet slated for destruction have asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene on their behalf.A picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel hangs on a shack ahead of her expected visit to Israel on Wednesday, in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, Tuesday, ...

French interior minister to quit in new blow to Macron

Europe 10/02/18, 12:57

France's interior minister insisted on Tuesday that he wants to resign, a day after President Emmanuel Macron's office said the leader rejected his resignation and wanted to keep him in the government.But Gerard Collomb, 71, reiterated his decision in French newspaper Le Figaro. The comments appeared as a tug of ...

State seeks closed hearing on legal dispute in Iowa slaying

Europe 10/02/18, 12:57

A prosecutor is alleging that attorneys for an Iowa man charged with killing an amateur golfer have a potential conflict of interest.Prosecutor Timothy Meals is asking a judge to hold a hearing on the alleged conflict and to bar the media from attending.The development comes in the first-degree murder case ...

World Economic Forum hosts Balkan leaders in Switzerland

Europe 10/02/18, 12:36

The head of the World Economic Forum says its move to bring together leaders from four western Balkan countries and regional powers aims to fight "complacency" in a region facing lingering tensions on a route used by migrants into Europe.WEF president Borge Brende says lessons from history show that events ...

Catalan leader issues ultimatum over independence vote

Europe 10/02/18, 12:17

Catalan regional president Quim Torra has issued an ultimatum to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.Torra says he could deny Sanchez the votes he needs to approve the national budget unless the government proposes by next month an independence referendum in Catalonia.Torra, a leading secessionist, said in a speech Tuesday that ...

Finnish ex-prime minister bids to become EU Commission head

Europe 10/02/18, 11:36

Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Tuesday he would run for the head of the European Commission following next year's elections.Stubb announced his bid at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, saying he sees himself as the "next generation candidate" to lead the European Union, a bloc that will ...