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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’

The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:32 p.m.

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won’t be the last. In a sense, that is good news. A …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

First Red Cross aid delivery lands in crisis-torn Venezuela

The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients in a country whose president has long denied …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 9:21 a.m.

Donations flow in as crews assess damage to Notre Dame Cathedral

From certain angles on Tuesday, it was almost possible to look head-on at the front of Notre Dame, see its centuries-old rose windows and carved statues and imagine that all …


Who ruled the world? In ancient Egypt, often times it was a woman.

If you had 10 seconds to name a queen of ancient Egypt, who would it be? Probably Cleopatra, who was famous for her alliances with Roman leaders Julius Caesar and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

U.K. proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with U.S.

The European Union has approved its terms for negotiating a limited trade deal with the United States, setting up a possible showdown with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products …


South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and …


UN says 146 killed in Libya as Italy calls for cease-fire

At least 146 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an offensive on the capital earlier this month, the U.N. said Monday, as Italy called for an …


Clandestine burial sites found as violence surges in Mexico

Mexican officials confirmed the discovery of up to 30 bodies in clandestine burial sites over the same weekend that they said some Red Cross ambulances will get armed escorts for …


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone …


Greece looks to repay IMF early as bond yields tumble

The Greek government on Monday said it is in talks with European bailout lenders to repay its debts to the International Monetary Fund early as market borrowing rates have tumbled …


Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to father 49 children, without telling their mothers he was the donor, may have even more children.


Sudan’s protesters optimistic after weekend talks with army

The Sudanese protest movement on Monday welcomed the “positive steps” taken by the ruling military council, which held talks with opposition leaders over the weekend and released some political prisoners.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:31 a.m.

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world …


Pope Francis ushers in Holy Week

Pope Francis has warned against being judgmental and too full of oneself in his Palm Sunday homily.


Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can help prevent or slow kidney disease.


NRA has history of promoting gun rights outside U.S.

NRA meeting with Australians is just one of many times its sought to influence the gun debate outside the United States.


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster – a …


Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he’s open to a third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by …


Religious symbols proposal ignites fiery debate in Quebec

A proposal to ban many public employees from wearing religious symbols is creating a fiery debate in the Canadian province of Quebec, where people are fighting to freely practice their …


Endangered whale experiencing mini-baby boom off New England

Whale researchers say an endangered species of whale is experiencing a mini baby boom in New England waters.


Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country’s transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn’t hand over ousted President …


Clashes mar peaceful protests as Algerians march anew

Police fired intense volleys of tear gas and used water cannons in clashes in the Algerian capital during the eighth week of massive Friday demonstrations that forced the president to …


S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day

Just two hours after Lee Dong Kil’s daughter was born on New Year’s Eve, the clock struck midnight, 2019 was ushered in, and the infant became 2-years-old. She wasn’t alone, …


European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters’ choice

Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.


WHO says Congo’s Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency

The World Health Organization said Friday that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern,” the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.


Judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation

In a decision decried as “deeply flawed” and a “devastating blow for victims,” International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to open an investigation …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Nero’s opulent, newly restored Domus Transitoria reopens

The first palace built by Rome’s most notorious emperor, Nero, has reopened to the public after an extensive renovation.


Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief arrested in Madrid on U.S. arrest warrant for drug-trafficking offenses

A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.