Category: General

Pope Cautions against ‘Unfair’ Middle East Peace Plans

ROME, ITALY – Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

In a speech Sunday during a visit to the Italian southern port city of Bari to reflect on peace in countries …

Posted in General February 23, 2020

Amid ‘Anonymous’ Fallout, White House Adviser Reassigned

WASHINGTON – Victoria Coates, a top official on the National Security Council, is being reassigned amid fallout over the identity of the author of the inside-the-White House tell-all book by Anonymous.

Coates, who serves as national security adviser for the …

Posted in General February 20, 2020

US Warns Against Chinese Leadership of Intellectual Property Watchdog

STATE DEPARTMENT – Top American officials are warning that the ability to protect intellectual property is under a grave threat if a Chinese-backed candidate becomes the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a self-funding agency of …

Posted in General February 19, 2020

Ministers seek to Reinforce Drive to Cut Libya Arms Supplies

MUNICH, GERMANY – Foreign ministers and other top officials from about a dozen countries gathered Sunday in Germany to keep up the push for peace in Libya after countries with interests in its long-running civil war agreed to respect a …

Posted in General February 16, 2020

Algeria Marks One-year Anniversary of Anti-government Protests

PARIS – Algeria is marking the one-year anniversary this week of its massive popular uprising pretty much the way it started � with more street protests and a sense that demands for fundamental political change remain unmet.

The political landscape …

Posted in General February 15, 2020