Update: US Catholics welcome abuse reporting protocol

Europe 05/09/19, 09:00

The Latest on new church laws regarding sex abuse reporting issued Thursday by Pope Francis (all times local):4 p.m.The head of the U.S. bishops conference is welcoming Pope Francis' new church law about reporting clergy sex abuse and investigating bishops ...

North Macedonia notifies the world about its new name

Europe 02/14/19, 16:19

The foreign ministry of newly renamed North Macedonia says it has formally informed the United Nations, U.N. member states and international bodies that its new name has come into effect under a historic deal to end a long dispute with ...

Greece to ratify Macedonia’s NATO membership this week

Europe 02/05/19, 09:37

Greece is set to ratify Macedonia's accession agreement with NATO this week after the two countries reached a historic agreement to normalize relations.The alliance's 29 members plan Wednesday to sign Macedonia's accession protocol, which must then be ratified by each ...

NATO to sign Macedonia accession protocol next week

Europe 02/02/19, 12:50

Macedonia will sign an accession protocol with NATO on Wednesday under its new name North Macedonia after parliaments in the tiny Balkan country and its southern neighbor Greece ratified a historic name change deal.NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Saturday ...

Greece to ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession in ‘coming days’

Europe 01/31/19, 09:20

Greece will bring Macedonia's NATO accession agreement to parliament for ratification "in the coming days," the government spokesman said Thursday, which will bring into effect the change of the country's name to North Macedonia.Once parliament ratifies the NATO protocol, Greece's ...

Italy senator apologizes for tweet citing anti-Semitic text

Europe 01/22/19, 13:42

A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted.Elio Lannutti came under fire after posting an article on Twitter that cited the fabricated, anti-Semitic "Protocols of Zion," ...

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