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Vatican rebuffs German bishops over reform proposals

Plans to include laypersons in a reform process have sparked anger in the Vatican. The Catholic Church in Germany is now on a head-on collision course with Rome....

Vatican rebuffs German bishops over reform proposals

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German League Rejects Champions League Reform Proposals The initial proposals envisaged a single, three-tiered European competition with internal promotion and relegation, effectively making it harder for smaller clubs to break into European competition....
23:16, 05/15/2019

Pope caps reform of Vatican bank with new statutes Pope Francis has approved new statutes for the Vatican Bank, making an external audit obligatory and introducing other changes to bolster reforms that have turned around the once scandal-ridden institution....
15:32, 08/10/2019

Italy rebuffs German migrant appeal as rescue boat docks at Lampedusa A migrant rescue boat on Saturday breached a ban on docking in Italy for the second time in a week, arriving illegally in Lampedusa, as Italy rejected a German call to open its ports to charity vessels....
01:32, 07/07/2019

CBOE CHAIRMAN WILLIAM J. BRODSKY TO TESTIFY ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM PROPOSALS BEFORE U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES Chicago, July 16, - William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), on Friday, July 17 will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services regarding the Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Proposals.The House committee session...
20:16, 05/02/2019

Tory leadership race: Jeremy Hunt says German chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to look at new Brexit proposals Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt says German chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to look at new Brexit proposals put forward by the next prime minister to "solve this problem."...
23:32, 07/01/2019

PBoC: China’s rate reform is no reform at all The People's Bank of China has thrown out a four-year-old lending rate and introduced two new references, but onshore bankers have doubts about what the central bank's change will achieve....
19:32, 09/23/2019

US Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis U.S. Catholic bishops have convened a high-stakes national meeting under pressure to defuse the ever-widening clergy sex-abuse crisis that has weakened the church....
16:48, 06/11/2019

Polish bishops admit they haven't done enough to stop abuse Poland's bishops are acknowledging that they have not done enough to prevent clerical abuse of minors and say there are "no words" to describe their shame about sex scandals involving priests....
20:32, 05/22/2019

Conservatives want Catholic bishops to denounce pope as heretic A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have urged bishops to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic, in the latest ultra-conservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity....
20:32, 05/01/2019

Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene Roman Catholic bishops are under pressure to carry out significant reforms to confront an ever-growing sex abuse scandal as they convene a national meeting in Baltimore. The pressure comes not only from longtime critics of the church’s response to clergy sex abuse, but also from insiders who n...
20:00, 06/09/2019

Ikea Accused Of "LGBT Indoctrination" By Polish Bishops Polish bishops on Saturday denounced Swedish furniture giant Ikea for what it called "LGBT indoctrination" after an employee was sacked for refusing to take down a homophobic comment he posted on the......
04:16, 07/07/2019

Conservatives want Catholic bishops to declare pope a heretic A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have appealed to bishops to declare Pope Francis a heretic, in the latest ultra-conservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity....
15:00, 05/01/2019

Chilean bishops and prosecutors to share intel on sex abuse investigations Chilean bishops and prosecutors signed an agreement to streamline criminal investigations of sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic Church, the public ministry said in a statement on Tuesday....
23:48, 04/30/2019

Italy’s Catholic bishops ‘morally obliged’ to report abuse VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Italian Catholic Church hierarchy says it has approved guidelines establishing a “moral obligation” to report cases of clergy sex abuse to police. The Italian bishops’ conference approved the guidelines during an assembly that ended Thursday. The text wasn&#...
19:00, 05/23/2019

Italy's Catholic bishops 'morally obliged' to report abuse The Italian Catholic Church hierarchy says it has approved guidelines establishing a "moral obligation" to report cases of clergy sex abuse to police....
22:32, 05/23/2019

Catholic Bishops Vow to Hold Themselves Accountable for Sexual Abuse and Cover-Ups The United States’ Catholic bishops enacted a new system meant to help restore faith in the church. But some worried about “bishops policing bishops.”...
16:32, 06/14/2019

U.S. Catholic bishops approve new national sex abuse reporting hotline The hotline, which would field allegations that bishops committed abuse or covered it up, would take complaints by telephone and through an online link. It’s supposed to be operating within a year....
05:00, 06/13/2019

Catholic bishops in US approve new hotline for sexual abuse victims The Church has made the move as it looks for a way of providing assistance to victims. Some experts, however, criticize the measure, saying it does not go far enough....
18:48, 06/13/2019

Pope decrees bishops must be directly accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed....
15:48, 05/09/2019

Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene this week in Baltimore With the sex abuse scandal continuing to shake the Roman Catholic church to its core, U.S. bishops are scheduled to meet Tuesday to address the issue.        ...
23:32, 06/09/2019

Catholic bishops stop short of mandating lay involvement in abuse investigations The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has passed a slate of measures designed to combat sex abuse and hold church leadership accountable for mishandling cases, including creating a national hotline for reporting abuse....
13:48, 06/14/2019

Pope outlines new procedures to report, investigate bishops accused of sexual misconduct, cover-ups VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope outlines new procedures to report, investigate bishops accused of sexual misconduct, cover-ups....
12:16, 05/09/2019

EU rebuffs British PM Johnson's Brexit gambit The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border....
18:16, 08/20/2019

Theresa May rebuffs fresh calls to resign Prime minister has no plans to step down before getting Brexit deal passed, says No 10Theresa May has no intention of setting out a fresh timetable for her departure, Downing Street has signalled, with a spokesman insisting she is determined to “get Brexit done”.The spokesman dismissed calls from Co...
20:32, 05/08/2019

Chamber of Commerce rebuffs Trump on China pullout The U.S Chamber of Commerce said Friday that President Trump's call for U.S. businesses to pull out of all trade with China was the wrong course. The nation's largest business trade association warned against any further escalation of rhetoric between the nations....
06:16, 08/24/2019

Pelosi rebuffs Nadler on impeachment after Mueller flop House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler pushed to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump during a closed-door meeting Wednesday, only to be rebuffed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to four sources familiar with the discussions.At a caucus meeting following the hotly...
02:48, 07/25/2019

Madonna rebuffs Israel Eurovision boycott calls JERUSALEM (AP) — Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year’s Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will “never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda.” Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in Tel Av...
14:16, 05/14/2019

UK charity rebuffs ties to Republic of Congo leader A new report has investigated the UK-registered Brazzaville Foundation and raised questions over its role in the oil-rich Republic of Congo, especially in connection with President Denis Sassou N'Guesso....
01:48, 05/16/2019

Kremlin rebuffs call to release Ukrainian sailors The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed a call by an international maritime tribunal for Russia to release 24 Ukrainian sailors, saying the court had no jurisdiction over the strait where Russian security forces captured them....
15:32, 05/27/2019

China rebuffs U.S. criticism of trade white paper Chin's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday rebuffed U.S. criticism that a Chinese white paper misrepresented trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies, saying the United States should stop making a laughing stock of itself....
12:32, 06/04/2019

Egypt's Sisi rebuffs videos alleging corruption Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday allegations of corruption within the army and government were "lies and slander", in his first public response to graft accusations that have gone viral online....
23:16, 09/14/2019

Hope Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer House Judiciary Committee questions about her time in the White House, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information for their obstruction of justice probe. (June 20)        ...
11:00, 06/20/2019

"Nothing New": Saudi Arabia Rebuffs Report on Jamal Khashoggi Murder Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday rejected a UN report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable......
03:48, 06/20/2019

US pushes to 'starve' Iranian military after Tehran rebuffs talks U.S. officials imposed sanctions on two Iranian military technology networks, undermining the regime’s ballistic missile supply chain days after Tehran rebuffed talks with President Trump....
16:16, 08/29/2019

Saudi Arabia rebuffs U.N. expert's report on Khashoggi murder Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday rejected a U.N. report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
00:16, 06/20/2019

Kremlin rebuffs call to release Ukrainian sailors: Vedomosti The Kremlin said an investigation and trial of 24 Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia in the Black Sea must be completed despite an international maritime tribunal calling for their release, the Vedomosti newspaper reported late on Sunday....
10:16, 05/27/2019

Iran Rebuffs Trump Assertion That U.S. Ship Downed Drone Iran denied that the U.S. Navy downed one of its drones in the Strait of Hormuz, a day after several close encounters between American warships and the Iranian military in the vital oil shipping route further raised tensions....
13:00, 07/19/2019

Supreme Court rebuffs bid to expand legal protections for gun silencers The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid to widen legal protections for gun silencers in a case involving two Kansas men convicted for failing to register the devices as required by federal law, as the justices again sidestepped a chance to rule on the scope of the right to bear arms....
16:16, 06/10/2019

China warns its companies on U.S. travel, rebuffs trade criticism China warned its companies operating in the United States on Tuesday they could face harassment from U.S. law enforcement agencies, as it also rebuffed U.S. criticism of a trade white paper as "singing the same old tune"....
12:00, 06/04/2019

Sri Lanka leader rebuffs probe after criticism over Easter attacks Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday criticised a parliamentary investigation into the Easter bombings, a day after two high-profile testimonies accused him of mishandling the island's national security....
23:48, 06/07/2019

Sweden rebuffs Trump over U.S. rapper charges, saying courts independent Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country's judicial system was independent of political interference....
13:32, 07/26/2019

Russia rebuffs Ukraine's case over rebel support at U.N. court Russia told a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday that the court lacks jurisdiction in a case filed by Ukraine against Moscow over its alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine....
17:00, 06/03/2019

Sweden rebuffs Trump over US rapper charges, saying courts independent Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country's judicial system was independent of political interference....
15:00, 07/26/2019

Iran Rebuffs European Efforts to Defuse Gulf Tensions Iran rebuffed European efforts to defuse tensions in the Persian Gulf, calling military escorts to secure shipping a provocation and rejecting U.K. terms for resolving a crisis over seized tankers....
17:16, 07/28/2019

PG&E receives more equity commitment proposals Power producer PG&E Corp said on Monday it had received more proposals for equity commitments to support the company's reorganization, following an earlier offer by hedge funds Knighthead Capital Management and Abrams Capital Management....
03:32, 08/13/2019

UPDATE 2-Japan rebuffs Seoul's calls to scrap export curbs Japan pushed back on Tuesday against calls from South Korea to scrap curbs on some high-tech exports, ratcheting up tension in a decades-old diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt the global supply of memory chips and smartphones....
09:16, 07/09/2019

Nadal rebuffs interrogator who dared to question Centre Court status It was a case of "Don't you know who I am?" for Rafael Nadal when a reporter had the temerity to question whether he deserved to be on Wimbledon's Centre Court when women's world number one Ash Barty had been cast off to a smaller outside arena....
02:16, 07/09/2019

China rebuffs Trump claim U.S. tariffs are making firms leave Foreign investors remained enthusiastic about China, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, following U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that his tariffs are causing companies to move production away from the world's second largest economy....
00:48, 05/22/2019

DNC rebuffs push for unofficial climate change-focused presidential 'debates' The Democratic National Committee voted down a resolution at its summer meeting in San Francisco Saturday that would have freed the party's presidential candidates to participate in unofficial “multi-candidate” forums focused solely on climate change....
12:48, 08/25/2019

Venezuela Supreme Court chief rebuffs Pence's threats of sanctions Venezuela's Supreme Court head, Maikel Moreno, on Wednesday rebuffed the U.S. government's threats to sanction members of his court if they did not reject President Nicolas Maduro's government and back opposition leader Juan Guaido....
02:00, 05/09/2019

Supreme Court Rebuffs Donald Trump On Census Citizenship Question The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday against adding a question about citizenship to the US census, calling the rationale for it "contrived," in a defeat for President Donald Trump on an issue with......
21:00, 06/27/2019

Putin rebuffs call by Japan's Abe to sign World War Two peace treaty Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo's military ties with the United States and many other issues made it hard for Japan and Russia to sign a World War Two peace treaty....
12:00, 09/05/2019

Justice Department Rebuffs Court Order to Turn Over Flynn Conversations The Department of Justice has refused to abide by a judge’s order to make public transcripts of conversations between Michael Flynn and Russia’s former ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak....
19:48, 06/01/2019

Kremlin rebuffs Trump on Syria, says military action in Idlib is justified The Kremlin rebuffed criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian government military action in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, saying on Monday it was needed to shut down rebel attacks being launched from there....
17:00, 06/03/2019

WRAPUP 1-China warns its companies on U.S. travel, rebuffs trade criticism China warned its companies operating in the United States on Tuesday they could face harassment from U.S. law enforcement agencies, as it also rebuffed U.S. criticism of a trade white paper as "singing the same old tune"....
12:32, 06/04/2019

Trump rebuffs Kavanaugh impeachment calls after new sexual misconduct report U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Democrats' calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after a new report involving sexual misconduct allegations, encouraging Kavanaugh to sue for libel and suggesting the Justice Department could "rescue" him....
22:00, 09/15/2019

Democrats unveil sweeping climate proposals A series of top Democratic presidential candidates have released sweeping plans to combat climate change over the last two weeks, putting the issue front and center ahead of CNN's climate crisis town halls on Wednesday night....
11:32, 09/05/2019

Australia to set out proposals to rein in Facebook, Google Australia will publish on Friday recommendations to limit the power of Facebook Inc and Google, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers grappling with the U.S. technology giants' dominance of online news and advertising....
03:00, 07/26/2019

Salvini pledges ‘shock’ proposals before EU elections MILAN (AP) — Italian vice premier Matteo Salvini is pledging new “shock” proposals to relaunch Italy’s economy during a campaign rally for next week’s European Parliament elections with representatives of 11 like-minded populist leaders. The League leader spoke to foreign jou...
17:32, 05/17/2019

Talks ‘going backwards’ as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret Downing Street tells Brussels ‘confidential’ documents must not be shared with 27 statesDowning Street’s secrecy over its Brexit proposals has caused a fresh rupture in the negotiations in Brussels, a leaked email reveals, as EU officials warned that the talks are “going backwards”.The row was spark...
19:32, 09/20/2019

Trump cancels visit with Denmark PM after she rebuffs 'absurd' idea of US buying Greenland President Trump on Tuesday abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying there was no point to the trip after Frederiksen called the idea that the U.S. might buy Greenland from Denmark "absurd" -- and said there would be no Copen-haggling about it....
04:48, 08/21/2019

Fiji PM rebuffs 'move to higher ground' advice as Australia frets over climate Fiji's prime minister hit back on Wednesday at remarks by an Australian politician that Fijians should seek higher ground in response to rising seas, backed up by a poll showing Australian voters see global warming as their top threat....
19:48, 05/08/2019

U.S. Air Force calls for proposals to replace Minuteman III ICBMs The U.S. Air Force announced an RFP aimed at Boeing and Northrop Grumman for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a new intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system to replace the 1960s-era Minuteman III ICBM....
23:00, 07/17/2019

Opinion: Three proposals for a sustainable strengthening of press freedom May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day - but in 2019, freedom of the press continues to have a hard time. Still no reason to bury your head in the sand, says Ines Pohl, DW's editor-in-chief....
10:16, 05/03/2019

Nirmala Sitharaman Discusses Budget Proposals With Top Officials Nirmala Sitharaman will present the first budget of the Modi 2.0 government on July 5 against the backdrop of India's economy hitting a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19...
23:16, 06/19/2019

UK 'keeping hold of Brexit proposals to avoid EU leaks' The UK has put forward ideas to end the Brexit impasse, but is stopping Brussels from keeping hold of written details due to fears the proposals will be leaked, it is understood....
23:32, 09/17/2019

Opinion: 3 proposals for a sustainable strengthening of press freedom May 3 is World Press Freedom Day — but in 2019, freedom of the press continues to have a hard time. Still no reason to bury your head in the sand, says Ines Pohl, DW's editor-in-chief....
18:00, 05/03/2019

UK keeping hold of Brexit proposals to avoid EU leaks The UK has put forward ideas to end the Brexit impasse, but is stopping Brussels from keeping hold of written details due to fears the proposals will be leaked....
22:01, 09/17/2019

De Blasio still isn’t ready to talk about his 2020 policy proposals Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday he’s not ready to release policy proposals for his 2020 presidential bid — even though he’s been toying with the idea of a White House run for five months. “Is there anything new that you would propose if you’re elected president to address af...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Italy govt assessing new proposals for Alitalia -Di Maio The Italian government is assessing new offers from potential suitors for flagship carrier Alitalia, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday during a visit to Tunisia....
18:00, 04/30/2019

2020 Democrats highlight education proposals during debate Chicago probe among increasing sexual violence cases, Education Department official says — Operators charged in alleged student loan debt relief schemes...
17:00, 09/14/2019

UK PM candidate Hunt says Germany's Merkel willing to look at new Brexit proposals Jeremy Hunt, one of the contenders to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was willing to look at proposals for a revised Brexit deal....
22:16, 07/01/2019

Still No Viable Brexit Proposals From UK, European Union Says After Talks Britain has still not proposed any workable alternatives to the Northern Ireland "backstop" provisions of its Brexit withdrawal agreement, the EU said Monday after talks between bloc chief Jean-Claude......
15:48, 09/16/2019

Booker vows to bring 'fight to the NRA like never before' with gun control proposals 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker promised on Sunday that if he gets elected president next year he will bring “the fight to the NRA like it’s never seen before.”...
19:48, 05/12/2019

Another German citizen arrested in Turkey for political reasons: German media A man has reportedly been arrested in Turkey for posts he shared on Facebook. A series of arrests of German citizens in recent years has strained relations between the two countries....
10:16, 08/07/2019

Here’s How 2020 Democrats’ Student Loan Debt Proposals Compare Elizabeth Warren and Julían Castro want to help pay off student loan debt. Bernie Sanders wants to forgive it entirely. Student loan forgiveness has become a hot topic in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, with two of the top liberals putting forward competing plans. Here’s a clo...
01:16, 06/25/2019

NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the Sun, and interstellar particles....
10:49, 08/14/2019

Feds asking Quebec, New Brunswick to send proposals to get money for flood help So far, the government has committed almost $792.7 million for 18 projects, all aimed at dealing with flooding, although none are in Quebec or New Brunswick....
16:16, 05/01/2019

White House prepares gun proposals, but where Trump stands is unclear The White House is looking into a number of ideas, including some version of expanded background checks and additional resources for addressing mental-health issues....
18:32, 09/14/2019

EU's Juncker to PM Johnson: Britain must make proposals to replace backstop European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday he must present workable proposals to replace the Brexit backstop in their stalled divorce deal, which the executive said had still not been made....
15:16, 09/16/2019

Axelrod warns Medicare-for-all, immigration proposals unpopular with voters Former President Obama aide David Axelrod Tuesday warned that many of the proposals endorsed by Democratic presidential candidates disregard many polls that show these positions unpopular....
10:16, 07/31/2019

Navy requests proposals for Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle The U.S. Navy continues to build up its unmanned vehicle programs, issuing a request for proposals for the corvette-sized Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle on Wednesday....
06:00, 08/16/2019

Brexit: Ireland says British proposals don't come close to replacing backstop Measures proposed by Britain to replace the "backstop" in its European Union Withdrawal Agreement do not yet come close to what is needed, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday, adding that Ireland wanted to find a solution....
18:48, 08/27/2019

Govt 'out of step' after rejecting proposals to tackle throwaway fashion Calls for a levy on clothing sales to tackle labour abuses and environmental damage caused by "throwaway fashion" have been rejected by the government....
07:16, 06/18/2019

U.S. Navy seeks proposals for Large Unmanned Surface Vessels The U.S. Navy's request for proposals of designs for Large Unmanned Surface Vessels calls for externally-controlled navigation and lengths of about 180 feet....
06:32, 09/10/2019

Spain's Socialists make proposals for government deal but see new election likely Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists believe repeat elections are likely, but will on Tuesday publish over 300 policy proposals in a last-ditch effort to secure allies to form a government, a senior party source said....
13:16, 09/03/2019

France’s Macron Says U.K. Has Given E.U. ‘No Clear or Concrete Proposals’ for New Brexit Deal British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not floated any negotiable changes to the Brexit deal with E.U. officials in the two months since he came to power, according to French President Emmanuel Macron, who said he had heard only “a lot of noise without a lot of serious discussion.” In ...
01:32, 09/12/2019

Navy issues final request for next-generation frigate proposals The U.S. Navy released the final solicitation for companies to bid on the design and construction of the FFG(X), the next generation guided-missile frigate....
19:16, 06/21/2019

Rooftop pool? Notre Dame proposals defy traditionalists Designs from architects around world also suggest glass, crystal and metal spiresAn architecture firm has proposed replacing the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral with a swimming pool, as France prepares to launch an international competition to restore the fire-damaged gothic edifice to its former glory...
18:01, 05/15/2019

NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions that could help us better understand the dynamic space weather system driven by the Sun that manifests near Earth....
05:16, 09/04/2019

The Plan to Use Fitbit Data to Stop Mass Shootings Is One of the Scariest Proposals Yet In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting in America, loved ones grieve, gun control advocates call for common-sense reforms, and politicians suggest new “solutions” that won’t do anything about guns. These proposals frequently focus on mental health, but a new plan before the White House to mon...
18:16, 08/30/2019

Democrats' student debt forgiveness proposals may resonate more in blue states Voters in blue states stand to have more student debt forgiven under Democrats' proposals than those in red states, according to an analysis by CNBC...
18:00, 06/28/2019

Myanmar lawmakers debate proposals to curb military political power Myanmar’s parliament on Tuesday began debating amendments to the constitution aimed at reducing the military’s role in politics, amid objections from army lawmakers....
16:16, 07/30/2019

Sanders to unveil $16tn climate plan, far more aggressive than rivals' proposals Democratic presidential hopeful’s 10-year plan warns of devastating economic consequences if crisis is not addressedBernie Sanders has laid out an ambitious 10-year, $16.3tn national mobilization to avert climate catastrophe, warning that the US risks losing $34.5tn in economic productivity by the e...
14:48, 08/22/2019

Nations Championship proposals face World Rugby deadline of Friday • Governing body needs unanimous support of 10 major unions• France omit Mathieu Bastareaud from World Cup preparationsLeading rugby nations face a deadline of Friday to back or reject World Rugby’s Nations Championship plan.The governing body has confirmed the Six Nations and Rugby Championship uni...
19:48, 06/18/2019

Pricey real estate means many can’t use Liberals’ homebuying proposals: experts Houses in Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria are too expensive for most families to take advantage of the proposals, said Sal Gualtieri, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets....
20:32, 09/14/2019

NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study deep space NASA is expanding plans to use small satellites (aka smallsats) to explore the Solar System. The agency has picked two proposals for smallsat technology that would improve observations in deep space, where they could help improve models that predict......
11:32, 08/19/2019

Proposals call for undocumented immigrants to get full access to healthcare in California Undocumented immigrants in California would gain access to full health benefits starting in 2020, under a proposal making its way through the legislature....
21:32, 06/10/2019

U.S. Democratic candidate Warren targets private equity in new Wall Street proposals U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Thursday called for an overhaul of the private-equity industry as part of a new proposal targeting Wall Street....
20:00, 07/18/2019

NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft....
05:00, 08/16/2019

Rent-control battle in California resumes as landlords push to defeat proposals Rent control is back on the front burner in California as lawmakers consider a bill that would cap monthly increases statewide and Gov. Gavin Newsom weighs in to support "a renter protection package."...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Iran is prepared to work on French nuclear deal proposals: foreign minister Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday....
13:48, 08/22/2019

DeVore: 'Tax the rich' proposals by Warren, Sanders force GOP to defend unpopular interests A former Republican California state assemblyman said Friday on "Fox & Friends" that "tax the rich"-type proposals are attractive to a wide swath of voters because they force the GOP to defend "interests that aren't frankly very popular."...
03:00, 05/11/2019

Trump proposals may redefine poverty, cut Americans from social welfare programs: report The Trump administration is weighing changes to the way poverty is measured in the United States, a move critics say would break with decades of precedent and threaten social welfare recipients, according to a Monday report....
12:32, 05/07/2019

Campaign coverage should pay less attention to policy proposals, more to candidates' views on executive actions Campaign coverage is often criticized for focusing too much on personality and silly controversies, and not enough on policy. Though I am sympathetic to this view point, I also believe that policy reporters need to adjust to political reality by spending less time dissecting the nuances of campaign ...
19:00, 06/21/2019

What Man United chief Ed Woodward thinks about Uefa's Champions League proposals With Manchester United missing out on Champions League football next season, Ed Woodward believes the radical changes being explored to the format of continental club competitions are "partly driven by domestic leagues across Europe not necessarily thriving"....
16:48, 05/16/2019

Here’s what the Vatican, US Evangelicals, and Satanists say about AI The religious have been contemplating the existential threat of artificial intelligence for millennia. Long before Alexa listened in on our conversations or deepfakes threatened women’s safety, Judaism’s Golem and Greek mythology’s automatons roamed religious texts. Today, religious leaders are bush...
00:16, 06/05/2019

Qantas expects final purchase proposals for Sydney-London jets from Airbus, Boeing by Aug Qantas Airways Ltd has asked Airbus SE and Boeing Co to present their "best and final offer" for planes capable of flying 21-hours non-stop from Sydney to London by August, the airline's chief executive said on Monday....
03:16, 06/03/2019

Ohio Gov. DeWine unveils proposals aimed at curbing gun deaths after mass shooting in Dayton Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said no one thing will prevent gun violence, but together, the changes will save lives.        ...
20:48, 08/06/2019

California lawmakers weigh budget proposals to cover health care for illegal immigrants California lawmakers are weighing proposals this week that would offer government-funded health care to adult illegal immigrants but are at odds over how far to go....
10:32, 05/21/2019

US Catholic abuse victims to sue Vatican Five Americans who were sexually molested by Catholic priests will sue the Vatican. They aim to force the Catholic Church to release the names and details of thousands of priests involved in alleged abuse cases....
16:16, 05/14/2019

Vatican calls non-binary gender 'fictitious' The Vatican has come under fire from LGBTQ groups after releasing a guide to sexuality for Catholic schools across the world that describes non-binary gender as "fictitious."...
17:00, 06/11/2019

The Vatican will consider ordaining married men as priests in the Amazon The Vatican will soon consider allowing some married men in the Amazon region of South America to be ordained as priests, in order to help alleviate a shortage of Catholic clergy there....
13:32, 06/17/2019

Sorcery at the Vatican: The Papacy’s Seven Deadly Sinners Mention ‘the Pope’ today and the image it immediately summons up for many people is of a saintly old man standing on a balcony in Rome blessing the crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square  ...
13:48, 08/01/2019

She disappeared at 15. A cryptic tip-off in the Vatican could hold key to her case Emanuela Orlandi left her home in Vatican City 36 years ago and was never seen again. The case has gripped Italians ever since. Now, her brother hopes to find the answer in a small graveyard, just a few hundred meters from where their mother still lives....
09:32, 07/11/2019

Former Vatican treasurer appeals against abuse convictions Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s....
08:32, 06/05/2019

China rebuffs Shanahan’s rebuke over military outposts in South China Sea SHANAHAN DENOUNCES CHINA’S ‘TOOLKIT OF COERCION’: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan went to Singapore with the intent of laying down a marker, namely that the United States will not accept China’s militarization of man-made islands in the South China Sea and its theft of U.S. technology....
20:32, 06/03/2019

Vatican seeks trial for seminarian accused of sex abuse The Vatican’s criminal prosecutor is seeking to indict a onetime seminarian who is accused of sexually abusing younger boys who lived inside the Vatican and served as altar boys at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica...
19:48, 09/17/2019

Vatican missing teenager mystery: bones found after all Human bones found close to the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses will be examined by forensic experts. Not only is the mystery of a teenager's 1983 disappearance yet to be solved, but a new puzzle has surfaced....
21:16, 07/13/2019

Vatican exhumes tombs in quest for missing teen After 36 years of looking for his missing sister, Pietro Orlandi had hoped to finally get an answer on Thursday when the Vatican exhumed two tombs nestled in the shadow of Saint Peter's Basilica....
19:32, 07/11/2019

| US Catholic abuse victims sue to open Vatican archives Five Americans who were sexually molested by Catholic priests will sue the Vatican to get the names and details of priests involved in abuse, an attorney for the group has said....
13:32, 05/14/2019

| US Catholic abuse victims sue Vatican to name predatory priests Five Americans who say they were sexually molested by Catholic priests filed a lawsuit against the Vatican to compel the church to open its archives and hand over the names and details of abusive clergy....
03:16, 05/16/2019

Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies Forensic experts extracted bones from two ossuaries within the walls of the Vatican on Saturday as part of an investigation aimed at resolving the case of a girl who vanished in 1983....
15:48, 07/20/2019

Vatican relaunches women's magazine team after resignations The Vatican has announced a new editorial leadership team for its women's magazine, following the clamorous exit of its previous editor who alleged a campaign of delegitimization by the Vatican's new communications operation....
14:00, 04/30/2019

Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-up VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued a new law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a groundbreaking new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their ...
12:16, 05/09/2019

Vatican Rejects the Idea that People Can Choose Genders (VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementarity” of men and women to make babies. The document, published during LGBT Pride Month, was immediately denounce...
07:00, 06/11/2019

Frenchman takes groping complaint case to Vatican One of a half-dozen men who have accused the Vatican’s ambassador to France of groping them is taking his complaint directly to the Vatican after claiming the Holy See had invoked diplomatic immunity in a French criminal probe...
21:48, 07/03/2019

Pope Francis gets trapped in broken Vatican elevator ​Pope Francis was late for his weekly address on Sunday after he got stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes and had to be rescued by firefighters. He apologized to the thousands who had gathered in St. Peter’s Square for being late. “Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. First of all, I ...
22:16, 09/01/2019

Pope gets stuck in elevator, apologizes to Vatican crowd The Pope apologises to the crowds in St Peter's Square after getting trapped in the Vatican lift. It took the fire brigade 25 minutes to free Francis.        ...
08:16, 09/02/2019

Pope names women to key Vatican department for first time Pope Francis appointed women on Friday to a key Vatican department for the first time since it was founded more than 50 years ago, a move welcomed by Catholic women's groups as a significant advance....
20:32, 05/24/2019

Vatican says China intimidating Catholics loyal to pope The Vatican asked China's communist government on Friday to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms....
15:00, 06/28/2019

Explainer: What next for jailed ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell? An Australian court said on Thursday that it will rule on an appeal by jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell against child sex offences on Aug 21....
05:32, 08/15/2019

Vatican corrects omission in pope's quote about McCarrick The Vatican communications office on Wednesday corrected the Italian transcript of Pope Francis' comments about disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick....
00:32, 05/30/2019

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican's former ambassador...
19:48, 05/14/2019

The Vatican editor who exposed the sexual abuse of nuns – and took on the Pope In the church women’s magazine, Lucetta Scaraffia exposed rape and secret abortions. Then, she and her team quit. She reveals what happenedOn 26 March, Lucetta Scaraffia sent a letter to Pope Francis. She was, at the time, the editor of the Vatican’s glossy women’s magazine Women Church World: a tit...
15:48, 05/08/2019

No bones found in Vatican tombs searched for missing girl The tombs of two 19th-century German princesses were pried open at a tiny Holy See cemetery Thursday and turned out to be completely empty, dashing any expectations they held the remains of a teenager who vanished in 1983 after leaving her family's Vatican City apartment....
22:00, 07/11/2019

Conservative Vatican cardinal withdraws support for Steve Bannon Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, for years a strong backer of Steve Bannon, has yanked his support for the former Trump White House adviser and his plan to set up a right-wing Catholic academy in Italy....
02:48, 06/27/2019

Pope Francis to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine meet at the Vatican to discuss the fallout from the schism between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. The Vatican confirmed the July 4 audien...
11:00, 06/06/2019

Vatican mystery: Exhumed bones 'too old' to be missing teen girl Bones uncovered in the Vatican as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a teenage girl in 1983 are too old to belong to her, a spokesman has said....
22:16, 07/28/2019

| Vatican cancels women's match after anti-abortion protest The Vatican called off a friendly football match involving its new women's team after several Austrian players protested the church's anti-abortion stance....
15:32, 06/23/2019

Former Vatican treasurer cardinal appeals child sex abuse convictions 77-year-old George Pell was jailed for six years after he was found guilty on five charges of abusing two 13-year-old boys at St Patrick's Cathedral while he was archbishop of Melbourne more than 20 years ago....
07:48, 06/05/2019

Vatican formally opens debate on married priests for Amazon The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass....
12:16, 06/17/2019

How Old Are The Thousands Of Bones Discovered Beneath Vatican? 500 Years? 50, Possibly 5? In Rome, in the summer of 1983, a 15-year-old girl vanished on her way home from a music lesson and in the ongoing search for her body thousands of bones have been unearthed by investigators in two ossuary chambers beneath the Vatican. ...
01:48, 07/23/2019

In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, a historic shift which some say could pave the way for their use in other areas where clergy are scarce....
19:48, 06/17/2019

Pope Francis gets stuck in a Vatican elevator, rescued by firefighters “Thank God the firefighters intervened,” Pope Francis said, referring to tiny Vatican City State’s own fire department.        ...
08:16, 09/02/2019

Pope invites leaders to Vatican for global compact on education Pope Francis on Thursday invited world political, cultural, and religious leaders to a meeting at the Vatican next year to agree on "A Global Compact on Education" to better prepare the young for economic, environmental and social challenges....
13:32, 09/12/2019

Vatican hunt for Emanuela Orlandi uncovers two sets of bones Papal authorities seal off area inside Pontifical Teutonic College in search for girl missing since 1983One of Rome’s most enduring mysteries – the 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, a Vatican employee’s daughter – took a new twist on Saturday when papal authorities announced that t...
15:48, 07/14/2019

Five U.S. abuse victims sue Vatican to release names of predator priests Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican, accusing the church of concealing the identities of thousands of predator clergy members....
23:00, 05/14/2019

Vatican seeks to indict two priests in abuse case within its walls The case concerns the alleged abuse of an altar boy at a youth seminary steps from St. Peter’s Basilica. Critics of how the Catholic Church has handled abuse cases will be watching the transparency of the Vatican process....
03:48, 09/18/2019

Vatican omitted part of pope’s crucial quote about McCarrick VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican communications office released only a partial transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about what he knew of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, omitting his claim that he didn’t remember if he had been told in 2013 of McCarrick’s penchant for slee...
11:00, 05/29/2019

Vatican says laws cannot force priests to break seal of confession The Vatican on Monday reaffirmed Catholic teaching that priests cannot reveal what they learn in confession, in an apparent response to moves in Australia and elsewhere to force them to do so in cases of sexual abuse....
14:16, 07/01/2019

Vatican lifts French archbishop’s immunity in groping probe The Vatican said Monday it has decided to lift the diplomatic immunity of its ambassador to France, who is accused of groping and inappropriate touching by multiple men...
20:16, 07/08/2019

Priests, nuns now required to report sex abuse claims, Vatican says The requirement is part of a sweeping new law aimed at overhauling how the Roman Catholic Church deals with accusations of clerical sex abuse and coverup....
22:32, 05/09/2019

Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy VATICAN CITY (AP) — Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican is declaring “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to make priests violate their obligation to keep secret what penitents tell them in confession. The Holy See’s Apostolic Penitentiaria, a tribunal dea...
13:00, 07/01/2019

Vatican women's magazine hires new team after protest resignations Founder Lucetta Scaraffia quit over ‘climate of distrust’ after magazine revealed abuse of nunsThe Vatican has unveiled a new editorial committee for its women’s magazine following the sudden resignation of its former editor and other members over an alleged “climate of distrust”.The publication of ...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-ups under groundbreaking new Vatican law Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities....
13:16, 05/09/2019

Vatican to open tombs in 36-year search for Emanuela Orlandi A Vatican court has ordered two tombs be opened after the family of a teenage girl who went missing in 1983 received a tip about the location of her remains....
05:32, 07/04/2019

At Vatican, empty tombs add new twist to missing girl mystery The Vatican opened two tombs on Thursday to see if the body of a girl missing since 1983 was hidden there and ran into a new mystery when nothing was found, not even the bones of two 19th century princesses supposed to be buried there....
14:16, 07/11/2019

Vatican Encourages Chinese Catholic Priests to Register With Beijing The Vatican encouraged Catholic bishops and priests in China to register with state authorities, a sign of the pope’s bigger push for rapprochement with Beijing even at a cost to the church’s independence....
19:16, 06/28/2019

| Vatican seeks 'effective solutions' for Frenchman in vegetative state The Vatican has called for "effective solutions" to protect the life of a Frenchman living for years in a vegetative state, hours after a court told doctors to resume his life support....
11:48, 05/22/2019

Ex-Vatican treasurer's child sex offence conviction should stand: prosecutor Former Vatican treasurer George Pell's conviction on child sex offences should stand because a victim's account was truthful, a prosecutor told an Australian court on Thursday, the final day of the cardinal's appeal hearing....
09:00, 06/06/2019

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens; 2 ossuaries found The mystery over the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee has taken yet another twist following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery...
14:48, 07/13/2019

Victims of clergy abuse sue Vatican, seek names of abusers MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests plan to sue the Vatican and are demanding to know the names of thousands of predator priests they say have been kept secret. Attorney Jeff Anderson plans to file his lawsuit on Tuesday. The plaintiffs include three brothers who were ab...
23:48, 05/13/2019

Victims of clergy abuse to sue Vatican, seek abusers' names Five victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests plan to sue the Vatican and are demanding to know the names of thousands of predator priests they say have been kept secret....
03:16, 05/14/2019

Vatican opens debate on married priests in remote parts of Amazon VATICAN CITY — The Vatican formally opened debate Monday on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The call for study on the proposal was contained in the working document, rele...
07:00, 06/18/2019

‘Look where the angel is pointing’ tip gets Vatican to open 2 tombs in decades-old disappearance of teen The Vatican announced on Tuesday that it will open two tombs in the centuries-old cemetery next week and test the DNA of bones in an attempt to solve the case of a Vatican employee’s missing teenage daughter who disappeared thirty six years ago....
00:00, 07/04/2019

Vatican omitted part of pope’s remarks about sex abuse priest McCarrick VATICAN CITY — The Vatican communications office released only a partial transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about what he knew of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, omitting his claim that he didn’t remember if he had been told in 2013 of McCarrick’s penchant for sleeping ...
17:48, 05/29/2019

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen The Vatican has opened two burial chambers in an attempt to solve the case of an Italian teenager who vanished 36 years ago. In a twist, experts are also looking for the remains of two 19th century German princesses....
23:00, 07/20/2019

Pope Francis and Putin meet at Vatican, discuss Syria, Ukraine A day before he is scheduled to meet with Ukranian Catholic leaders, Pope Frances welcomed Russian  President Vladimir Putin Thursday, speaking with him for just under an hour about a variety of issues....
21:32, 07/04/2019

Bizarre twist in missing teen case as Vatican tombs unsealed The mystery behind the disappearance of an Italian teen 36 years ago intensified Thursday as the tombs of two 19th-century princesses buried at the Vatican were unsealed. Not only was the body of Emanuela Orlandi not found, but neither were the remains of Princess Carlotta Federica or Princess Sophi...
17:16, 07/11/2019

Vatican urges China to stop intimidating Catholics loyal to pope The Vatican has asked China’s communist government to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms....
22:32, 06/28/2019

Family of missing Vatican teen hoped for clues. Instead they got empty tombs Emanuela Orlandi: The 36-year mystery into missing Italian teen deepened on Thursday after Vatican officials exhuming two tombs discovered they were completely empty....
17:16, 07/11/2019

Vatican cancels football match with Vienna over anti-abortion protests The Vatican canceled a friendly football match between its new women's team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Catholic Church's stance on abortion....
01:00, 06/24/2019

Vatican Finds Empty Graves During Search For Teen Missing For 36 Years The mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Italian teenager 36 years ago deepened Thursday after two graves at the Vatican thought to possibly hold her remains were discovered to be empty....
16:00, 07/11/2019

Vatican finds only empty graves in search for body of Emanuela Orlandi The Vatican said the two graves opened in the search for Emanuela Orlando who disappeared 36 years ago, did not reveal her body. Her brother was present at the excavations in the Teutonic Cemetery....
13:16, 07/11/2019

Vatican waives immunity for France envoy accused of sexual assault The Vatican has waived immunity for its envoy to France, who is under investigation for sexual assault, according to the Bishops' Conference of France....
01:16, 07/09/2019

Search for Emanuela Orlandi, Missing for Three Decades, Leads to Vatican Cemetery Vatican officials on Thursday will open two tombs to determine whether 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared in 1983, could be buried inside....
06:32, 07/11/2019

Vatican lifts diplomatic immunity for envoy facing assault claims Move clears way for papal nuncio Luigi Ventura to face criminal chargesThe Vatican has waived diplomatic immunity for its envoy to France, who is under investigation for sexual assault.The move – an indication of the Vatican’s tougher approach to sexual misconduct and abuse – clears the way for Arch...
20:32, 07/09/2019

A girl vanished in Rome 36 years ago. Now the Vatican is opening tombs to investigate Two tombs in Vatican City will be opened next week to determine if they contained the remains of a 15-year-old girl who vanished in Rome in 1983.        ...
21:32, 07/02/2019

Thousands of bones discovered in Vatican crypt in search for missing teenager Thousands of bones have been unearthed in two ossuaries discovered in the Vatican City, as part of an ongoing search for clues into the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl more than three decades ago....
17:16, 07/21/2019

As satanic groups rise, Vatican opens up exorcism summit to non-Catholics With a rise in reported demonic possessions and devil worship in the era of social media, the Roman Catholic Church opened its doors to non-Catholics for the first time during its annual exorcism training conference....
19:32, 05/10/2019

Latin lovers tune in: Vatican broadcasts news in language of ancient Rome Friends, Romans and Latin lovers - lend the Vatican your ears. Vatican Radio is starting its first regular news bulletin in the language of Caesar and Cicero....
17:00, 06/07/2019

Vatican Mystery Deepens as Tombs Prove Empty in Search for Missing Girl The fate of Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared at the age of 15 in 1983, has become one of Rome’s longest-running whodunits, with her family unrelenting in their quest to uncover the truth. A tip that her body might be buried in the Vatican City’s Teutonic Cemetery prompted officials to open two tomb...
16:00, 07/11/2019

New twist in search for missing Vatican teen with discovery of two 19th century ossuaries The mysterious, 1983 disappearance of a Vatican official's teen daughter took another intriguing turn on Saturday with the discovery of a pair of "ossuaries" -- small, box-like chambers containing remains of the dead -- belonging to two 19th century German noblewomen....
22:16, 07/13/2019

Is Vladimir Putin's Vatican visit a prelude to Pope Francis' flight to Russia? Pope Francis meets regularly with world leaders. Once. Maybe twice. But a trio of audiences is rare. That's led to speculation over what could be behind Russian President Putin's third trip to the Vatican....
23:16, 07/03/2019

The bones found in the Vatican's cemetery are "too old" to belong to the missing teenager Emanuela Orlandi The Vatican has said human remains discovered during an excavation earlier in July do not belong to missing teenager Emanuela Orlandi, again dashing hopes that the decades-long mystery of her disappearance would finally be solved....
11:48, 07/30/2019

Pope Francis Arrives Late for Weekly Appearance After Getting Stuck in Vatican Elevator (VATICAN CITY) — Where’s the pope? He’s stuck in a Vatican elevator. Thousands of people who were gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the traditional Sunday on-the-dot-of-noon appearance by Pope Francis were watching for the window of the Apostolic Palace to be thrown open so ...
19:48, 09/01/2019

Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell loses appeal against sex abuse convictions, remains in jail Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys and will remain in prison for at least another three years, an Australian court ruled on Wednesday....
04:48, 08/21/2019

Vatican tombs opened in search for missing teen empty of original remains Workers who opened two tombs in the Vatican to search for the remains of a 15-year-old girl who went missing 36 years ago were greeted by another mystery -- the disappearance of the remains that should have been there....
06:48, 07/12/2019

Vatican considers allowing married men to become priests in clergy-scarce Amazon region The Vatican is considering allowing married men to become priests to help counter a shortage of them in a part of the world where some estimates say there are only one for every 10,000 Catholics....
18:16, 06/17/2019

My Catholic, trans child is living proof of how wrong the Vatican is on gender | Anonymous No, my child’s transition has not led to the ‘destabilisation of the family institution’. Instead, we are stronger than everThe recent document from the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education talks of an “educational crisis”, and alleges that discussions in relation to gender have “helped to ...
15:32, 06/13/2019

U.S. suit seeks names of accused Catholic priests, 'secret' evidence at Vatican Five Minnesota men will file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican in an effort to order the Catholic Church to release names and files involving thousands of clergy who've been accused of sex abuse....
17:48, 05/14/2019

Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager rebuffs questions at 'impeachment hearing' Donald Trump's former campaign manager refused to answer multiple questions put to him in the first hearing of what Democrats are calling an impeachment investigation....
11:48, 09/18/2019

Health Insurers Walk Delicate Line Against Democrats' Health Proposals As Democratic presidential candidates take aim at the health-insurance industry, companies are striking a delicate balance, trying to fight the plans without attracting the political spotlight or sparking investor alarm....
18:16, 07/31/2019

Divine intervention: Vatican aide defies police to restore power to homeless shelter Pope Francis aide crawls into manhole to return power for hundreds of homeless in unused state-owned buildingAn aide to pope Francis has shimmied down a Rome manhole in order to restore electricity for hundreds of homeless people living in an unused state-owned building.Cardinal Konrad Krajewski bro...
11:00, 05/13/2019

Vatican begins examination of bones found in cemetery in a bid to solve mysterious disappearance of girl The Vatican is making yet another effort to solve the mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee after bones were found at a Vatican City cemetery last week....
18:32, 07/20/2019

Australian court to rule on ex-Vatican treasurer Pell's child sex offense appeal next week An Australian court will rule on the appeal of jailed former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell's child sex convictions next week, the court said on Thursday....
05:32, 08/15/2019

UPDATE 1-German property group DIC Asset to buy German Estate Group German property group DIC Asset has agreed to buy German Estate Group (GEG) for 225 million euros ($253 million) in cash from real estate investor TTL and private equity firm KKR, the companies said on Wednesday....
11:16, 06/05/2019

Suspicious bones were found in a Vatican building while investigators were digging into the case of a girl who disappeared in 1983 AP Investigators have found bones in a Vatican building that they will test next week to see if they belong to a 15-year-old girl who disappeared from Rome in 1983. Emanuela Orlandi, whose disappearance has captivated Italians for decades, was the daughter of a lay employee of the Holy See. Her fam...
01:48, 07/14/2019

| Catholic abuse hits Vatican | US presidential race: WATCH the top World news videos for today Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse | Montana governor in Democratic presidential race; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
07:32, 05/15/2019

Expert says Vatican space holds bones of dozens amid bid to solve girl’s 1983 disappearance A genetics expert hired by the family of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared in 1983 said Saturday that an underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds thousands of "adult and non-adult" bones that appear to be from dozens of individuals....
23:32, 07/20/2019

Vatican invokes Cardinal George Pell's 'right to appeal' after child sexual abuse conviction upheld Former Vatican treasurer, and most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of child sexual assault, maintains innocence after losing appealThe most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of child sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his conviction,...
11:16, 08/21/2019

Cardinal Pell, highest Vatican official to face justice over abuse, appeals guilty verdict George Pell, who oversaw the Vatican’s finances before he was charged, was found guilty in December of sexually assaulting two 13-year-old boys who sneaked into his change room, or sacristy, and drunk sacramental wine....
15:48, 08/20/2019

Major oil producers commit to supporting ‘economically meaningful’ carbon pricing regimes after Vatican climate summit VATICAN CITY (AP) — Major oil producers commit to supporting ‘economically meaningful’ carbon pricing regimes after Vatican climate summit....
15:48, 06/14/2019

Mystery grows: Vatican opens tombs in search of missing girl's remains, bones of 2 princesses gone The tombs of two 19th-century German princesses were pried open at a tiny Holy See cemetery on Thursday and turned out to be completely empty.        ...
18:32, 07/11/2019

German property group DIC Asset to buy German Estate Group German property group DIC Asset has agreed to buy German Estate Group for 225 million euros ($253 million) in cash from real estate investor TTL and private equity firm KKR, the companies said on Wednesday....
10:00, 06/05/2019

How the bail industry is stopping reform across the US On the side of a building just outside the county jail in Des Moines, Iowa, there is a drive-thru window. But it is not dishing out burgers and fries. The main item on its menu is freedom, and it can come at a steep price....
02:48, 08/31/2019

Finally, Some Real Gun Reform (At Walmart) The deadliest of August’s many mass shootings took place at a Walmart in El Paso, where a Fox News-echoing white supremacist murdered 22 people. And since we don’t have a functioning federal government that’s willing to respond to this problem, there was some hope that the second-largest employer in...
23:16, 09/03/2019

YOUR MONEY: Retirement reform wants more of your tax dollars now Saving for retirement is such a lofty goal that the U.S. government has always been willing to give tax incentives to encourage people to do more of it....
01:32, 06/01/2019

Macron must not buckle on pension reform In Paris, protesters brought the French capital to a near standstill on Friday. They're furious over President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform program, and they're promising that larger protests will follow....
21:00, 09/13/2019

Qatar: Dragging its feet over reform? As allegations linger over financing terrorism and treatment of foreign workers, is Qatar doing only the minimum over reform? Conflict Zone's Tim Sebastian meets foreign ministry spokesperson Lolwah Al-Khater....
21:48, 06/13/2019

Why Ethiopian Leader’s Reform Agenda Is Under Attack Since taking power last year, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been on a drive to open up Africa’s second-most-populous nation. He has scrapped bans on opposition and rebel groups, purged allegedly corrupt officials, ended two decades of acrimony with neighboring Eritrea and put out the welco...
16:16, 07/04/2019

French PM sets out "Macron II" reform drive France will reduce unemployment benefits for high earners and offer incentives to those who work beyond normal retirement age, two major planks of a renewed reform drive by President Emmanuel Macron after months of "yellow vest" protests....
20:00, 06/12/2019

Congress: Pass immigration reform now to help immigrants like me I never expected to live in Richmond, Virginia. In fact, I never even imagined living in the United States. But after being here since 2017, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. And as June, Immigrant Heritage Month, comes to an end, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be an American — ...
12:00, 06/29/2019

With the Far Right Out of Power in Italy, the E.U. Edges Toward Migration Reform After six days at sea on Sept. 14, the Ocean Viking sailed into port carrying 82 asylum seekers. It was the first rescue ship to dock in Italy since Matteo Salvini, one of Europe’s most fervent antimigrant politicians, lost his job as Interior Minister. He had shut Italian ports to rescue ship...
00:32, 09/20/2019

Radical gun reform may finally have a voice in Washington An ambitious agenda by the March for Our Lives activists may be the first time the majority of Americans get real representationMarch for Our Lives, the national youth gun violence prevention movement founded by survivors of last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, released a sweeping gun r...
13:48, 08/23/2019

Occupational licensing reform is not a partisan issue You won't find President Trump agreeing with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on many issues, but the need for occupational licensing reform is one major exception. They, along with many other politicians and academics both Left and Right, have identified how state and local “licenses to work” restr...
22:17, 09/12/2019

Sweeping tax reform plan unveiled to help Americans ‘keep more’ Plans by President Trump and conservative governors to cut taxes are getting a big push in a new report that urges sweeping reforms in personal and business taxes to let Americans keep more of what they earn and spark wider job creation....
15:48, 08/21/2019

Australian PM says Beijing should adopt reform to end U.S. trade war Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that China should reform its economy to end a trade war with the United States that is damaging the global economy, comments that could strain ties with the country's largest trading partner....
10:16, 06/26/2019

Modi Is India’s Best Hope for Economic Reform To win a fresh mandate for himself and his party in India’s upcoming elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made extravagant promises and worrisome threats. He can fairly be accused of fanning flames of hostility toward India’s Muslim population of up to 200 million, and when terror...
15:16, 05/09/2019

Senate negotiations on asylum reform collapse The Senate’s bipartisan negotiations on asylum reform are dead, Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said in an interview on Thursday.The South Carolina Republican said his talks with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin are “going nowhere” and that his committee will vote on a GOP-drafted bill as soon as...
00:32, 07/26/2019

Boeing 737 Max crash families call for reform of FAA Family members of victims from two Boeing 737 Max crashes called for a reform of the Federal Aviation Administration during testimony Wednesday before a House committee in Washington, D.C....
11:16, 07/18/2019

Indonesia president says to go all out in second term to boost economic reform Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged on Thursday to slim the government during his second term and cut red tape hampering investment to achieve an ambitious growth target in Southeast Asia's biggest economy by 2045....
09:48, 05/09/2019

'More than lip service': Detroit voters look for policy reform in Dems For its voters, hosting the second debate of the 2020 Democratic primaries is an opportunity to shed light on systemic issuesFor Detroit resident Jerry Hebron, gun control and criminal justice reform issues are personal.In June, her cousin, who was about to graduate from high school with honors, was...
11:48, 07/29/2019

Oxygen greenlights Kim Kardashian prison reform documentary NEW YORK (AP) — Oxygen Media has greenlighted a two-hour documentary that will capture Kim Kardashian West’s efforts to free prisoners she believes were wrongly accused. It’s a move by the network to expand its true-crime programming. The project has the working title, “Kim Kardash...
02:16, 05/08/2019

| EU urges Nigeria electoral reform after disputed polls European Union election observers called on Nigeria to consider urgent electoral reforms after identifying "systemic failings" in the recent presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections....
15:48, 06/16/2019

South Africa's Ramaphosa faces obstacles to reform Even with a decisive election victory for South Africa’s ruling party this week, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africa's most developed economy, say analysts and some party insiders....
10:00, 05/06/2019

Chip Roy finds a promising angle on healthcare reform Just half a year into his congressional tenure, Chip Roy is taking the oft-abandoned helm of the Republican Party's lead on healthcare reform. For nearly a decade, Republicans have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Healthcare Act, and for nearly a decade, Republicans have proven themselv...
03:00, 07/02/2019

Hariri says Lebanon far from bankruptcy, cites risks of no reform Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Monday Lebanon was far from bankruptcy but failure to pass a "realistic" budget that brings down the state deficit would be tantamount to a "suicide operation" against the economy....
22:16, 05/06/2019

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West isn’t the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It was also important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Kevin Hart and a host of others. Common says a society must “look out for those who are overlooked.” Hart is drawn to ...
19:00, 05/23/2019

Ardashir’s Effective Reform of the Sassanid Military Machine In the third century AD, Parthia and Rome had been waging war against each other for far too long. Sometimes Parthia was the victor while at other times Rome was the victor ...
14:16, 08/29/2019

Ivanka Trump quietly talking to lawmakers about gun reform Ivanka Trump has been quietly reading up on gun reform proposals and meeting with their congressional advocates following the deadly mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, according to a new report. The first daughter and White House senior adviser reached out to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) about a bi...
04:00, 08/14/2019

| UEFA postpones key Champions League reform meeting UEFA have postponed indefinitely a crucial summit with Europe's top football clubs and leagues in which controversial Champions League reforms were set to be discussed....
17:32, 08/15/2019

Parliament frustrates new Ukraine president's election reform Lawmakers dealt an early blow to Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday by rejecting proposed changes to the electoral system ahead of a snap parliamentary election due in July....
15:48, 05/22/2019

Asia Bibi Calls For Reform In Pakistan Blasphemy Law Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was freed from death row by the Supreme Court in a high-profile sacrilege case last year that polarised the society, has called for reforms in the country's......
00:48, 09/04/2019

Sanders, Harris pitch immigration reform in Calif. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris dueled Friday over Hispanic votes in California, a central front in the nation's immigration battle where Latinos represent the state's largest ethnic group. (May 31)        ...
10:48, 06/01/2019

Kim Kardashian West is making a documentary about prison reform Since she helped free Alice Marie Johnson, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has gotten the bug for political activism -- specifically prison reform....
11:16, 07/30/2019

Young Afghan General Tries to Reform Police With American Way of War Coming up through elite U.S. and British training, he is a favorite of Western commanders. But his police forces are under siege, and corruption is still a problem....
08:32, 07/12/2019

Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz actually agree on lobbying reform Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered to “make a deal” with Texas senator Ted Cruz on Thursday after the diametrically opposed politicians actually agreed with each other on lobbying reform. The Democratic socialist wrote on Twitter that “at minimum there should be a long wait period...
03:32, 05/31/2019

Biden wants to reform U.S. prison system, decriminalize marijuana Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden revealed his plan for criminal justice reform Tuesday, which eliminates prison sentences for drug use, ends cash bail and puts a moratorium on placing youths in adult prisons....
18:00, 07/23/2019

Watch Senate hearing on cannabis banking reform Lawmakers, industry representatives and advocates are testifying to the Senate committee about the challenges that cannabis companies face in states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal....
20:32, 07/23/2019

US lawmakers look to legalize pot in 'historic' marijuana reform hearing U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a "historic" hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana....
02:48, 07/11/2019

Pacifist constitution reform at stake as Japan goes to polls Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday that could determine whether his dream of revising the post-war, U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution can be kept alive....
04:48, 07/21/2019

Capital gains tax reform may be coming. Here's what Republicans and Democrats want Some Republicans are pushing an idea to tie the tax to inflation, which would lower what many owe. Democrats want to see the rich pay more.       ...
08:32, 09/23/2019

The Latest: New Chicago mayor promises government reform CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Lori Lightfoot as Chicago mayor (all times local): 1 p.m. Lori Lightfoot says one of her first actions as Chicago mayor will be to sign an executive order limiting the powers aldermen have in their wards. Lightfoot joked Monday during her inaugural ad...
21:00, 05/20/2019

Lawmakers expect to grapple with gun reform when Congress returns Congress comes back to Washington Monday with a packed agenda — but few common causes between Democratic and Republican lawmakers. “We’ve got a big fight coming up in Washington — and that is on guns,” warned Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on “The Cats Roundtable” Sunday. ...
01:32, 09/09/2019

Inside the Stealth Campaign for ‘Responsible Rent Reform’ Landlords and developers, fending off a new Democratic majority and proposed rent laws, have adopted some of the tactics of their progressive critics....
10:32, 06/10/2019

Fannie and Freddie Shares Slide on Reform Plan Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares fell more than 8%, a day after the U.S. Treasury released a blueprint to release the companies from government control that some investors found lacking in specifics....
02:16, 09/07/2019

Bail-reform poster boy busted for driving without license again A teenage poster boy for bail reform who once spent more than a year on Rikers Island just landed back in a familiar place — the jail. Over the weekend, teen trouble-magnet Pedro Hernandez was busted yet again, this time for reversing his car against traffic and blowing through several stop si...
01:32, 06/10/2019

| Under siege, Somalia moves to reform its army, pay troops Deployed in one of the world's most dangerous conflicts, Somali soldiers risking their lives daily against Al-Shabaab insurgents were growing weary of being paid months late and shortchanged by their superiors....
02:32, 07/27/2019

Vatican rejects gender reassignment as an attempt to 'annihilate nature' The Vatican has condemned gender theory, which allows people to choose or change their gender, as being a "confused concept of freedom" in a new official document....
03:32, 06/11/2019

Russian official: G20 disagreements focus at WTO reform, climate change Work on the final G20 documents is not going easy, the group's Russia sherpa Svetlana Lukash said on Friday, naming World Trade Organisation reform, information security, climate change and migration as among issues members were struggling to agree....
09:32, 06/28/2019

Schumer, Gillibrand promise ‘full court press’ on gun reform ​​Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday said they will ​put on a “full court press” ​to force the GOP-controlled Senate to take up gun safety measures by inviting ​an array of speakers — including survivors of ​​mass shootings — to tell th...
10:32, 09/16/2019

"10 Years Of Debate, No Result": India, G4 On UN Security Council Reform India along with the other G-4 nations today strongly criticised the "very frustrating" developments in the UN Security Council reform process this year, expressing their displeasure and......
11:16, 06/28/2019

Paris Commuters Hit As Metro Workers Strike Over Pension Reform Paris metro and other public transport workers walked off the job Friday over a planned pension overhaul, sparking huge traffic jams and forcing many people to stay home for the one-day strike action....
22:32, 09/13/2019

U.S. EPA asked to consider small business impact of E15, credit reform proposal The U.S. EPA needs to look more closely at how small businesses would be affected by its proposed rule to lift the summer ban on higher ethanol blends of gasoline and make changes to the biofuel credit market, the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy said on Monday....
02:00, 04/30/2019

Veteran Virginia prosecutors face challengers bent on reform FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A national movement seeking to elect reform-minded prosecutors has created a couple of sharply contested primary races in northern Virginia. Incumbent prosecutors Theo Stamos In Arlington County and Ray Morrogh in Fairfax County have decades of experience prosecuting high-profile...
17:32, 06/04/2019

India’s Economy Needs Tougher Reform. How Will Modi Use His Election Mandate? Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a historic second five-year term — with a single-party majority — for the Bharatiya Janata Party this week. He campaigned in 2014 promising economic growth and job creation, and prioritized business-friendly outreach to lure investment and manufactu...
23:48, 05/25/2019

Several clubs declare opposition to proposed Champions League reform "Several European clubs from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France and Portugal have publicly declared their opposition to a proposed creation of a nearly closed Champions League, saying that other clubs are also concerned."...
18:48, 06/07/2019

Bail reform would turn NYC into ‘The Purge’: police union boss New York City will descend into lawless free-for-all for criminals — similar to the movie “The Purge” — when the new bail reform goes into effect, a police union official said. “New York state is becoming a revolving door for criminals,” SBA President Ed Mullins said on 970 AM Sunday mor...
01:48, 06/03/2019

Bill to overturn education reform fails in Mexico's Senate A measure to roll back part of a contentious education reform in Mexico is on hold after the country's Senate rejected legislation previously passed in the lower house....
02:00, 05/02/2019

Ben & Jerry’s Debuts New Flavor to Promote Criminal Justice Reform (WASHINGTON) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled a new flavor to highlight what it calls structural racism and a broken criminal justice system. Justice ReMix’d is described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies. A por...
18:00, 09/04/2019

Germany's grand coalition to present bill on property tax reform German lawmakers in the ruling coalition have settled a dispute over property tax reform. A bill is expected to be presented to parliament before the summer break....
17:48, 06/17/2019

Bail-reform poster boy wanted by cops for reckless driving A crime-prone teenager — who became a poster boy for bail reform when prosecutors dropped a 2015 robbery charge against him — was wanted by cops yet again on Monday, sources said. Pedro Hernandez, who was freed on June 3 when the charges in his robbery case were dropped, was wanted on reckless drivi...
09:16, 06/18/2019

State GOP blast Dems over backing controversial bail reform law ALBANY — Democratic lawmakers are having buyers remorse after voting for a law that allows many criminal defendants to be released without bail pending trial, Republicans charge. On Monday, a contingency headed by Long Island state Senators Jim Gaughran (D-Suffolk) and Monica Martinez (D-Suffolk) ba...
08:00, 06/11/2019

French government unveils ‘tough’ reform of jobless benefits PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s government has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for the unemployed to claim benefits. Labor minister Muriel Penicaud said Tuesday that the reform was “tough yet important.” Unions have denounced the plans as unfair and damagin...
15:16, 06/18/2019

Fannie & Freddie regulator on next steps in mortgage market reform CNBC's Diana Olick talks with Mark Calabria, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, about the administration's next steps in its plan to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....
21:32, 09/12/2019

South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26....
02:48, 08/24/2019

Brazil markets spooked by minister's complaints on pension reform Brazil's economy minister and lower house speaker exchanged harsh words on Friday over progress on pension reform, creating another drag on Brazilian financial assets already feeling the heat from global market weakness....
04:16, 06/15/2019

Ahead of G7 summit, Macron presses U.S. to help reform taxes on big tech French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday U.S. tech giants paid unfairly low taxes, failing to contribute to the common good, and urged Washington to help reform the global corporate tax code....
12:16, 08/22/2019

Renault may block Nissan reform over boardroom dispute: source Renault has signaled it will block reforms launched by alliance partner Nissan in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal unless it is granted representation on new board committees, a source close to the French carmaker said....
00:48, 06/10/2019

March for Our Lives unveils sweeping gun reform agenda: 'The time is now' Student activists call for 30% reduction in civilian firearms and mandatory buyback programMarch for Our Lives, the organization created by survivors of the February 2018 mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, released an audacious policy agenda calling fo...
15:16, 08/21/2019

Exclusive: EPA to unveil less ambitious U.S. biofuel credit reform - sources The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil a narrowed-down version of its proposed biofuel credit market reform this month after regulators concluded many of the agency’s initial ideas required more time to study, according to four people briefed on the matter....
03:32, 05/24/2019

Bail-reform poster boy Pedro Hernandez wanted by cops yet again Bail-reform poster boy Pedro Hernandez is a wanted man once again, this time for allegedly smashing the window of a car he and a pal traded paint with in The Bronx, according to cops and police sources. Hernandez and an unidentified pal were cruising the Cross Bronx Expressway early May 25 in a rent...
05:00, 07/11/2019

Rebel Bramson defeated in bid for board seat to reform Barclays Activist investor Edward Bramson lost his battle for a seat on the board at Barclays after shareholders voted against his bid to overhaul the under-fire investment bank from within....
20:32, 05/02/2019

'Orange is the New Black' introduces criminal justice reform fund "Orange is the New Black" is launching the Poussey Washington Fund, a real-life initiative to help incarcerated women, named after Samira Wiley's character....
16:48, 07/26/2019

Trump’s and Biden’s dueling claims on criminal justice reform President Trump gave no credit to Barack Obama for a significant change in sentencing, and former vice president Joe Biden, in turn, minimized what Trump accomplished in 2018....
20:00, 08/14/2019

Alaska and Amazon vie to hire 2,200 to be freed under Trump prison reform President Trump's criminal justice reform law will release some 2,200 federal inmates next week, and reform supporters are finding broad interest among employers, including Alaska's seafood industry and retail giant Amazon....
16:00, 07/12/2019

Two years into presidency, Macron refocusing economic reform drive When Emmanuel Macron became French president two years ago he promised a clean break with the past. Within months of taking office he had cut tax on companies and investors and made hiring and firing easier via changes to labor laws....
16:00, 05/13/2019

AP Interview: Indonesia leader to speed reform in final term AP Interview: Indonesia’s president vows he will push ahead with sweeping and potentially unpopular economic reforms, saying he will not have political constraints in his final term in office...
09:32, 07/27/2019

Ukraine parliament takes aim at president's election reform plan Parliament dealt an early blow to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday by rejecting proposed changes to Ukraine's voting system before a snap national election, which the speaker said lawmakers would seek to annul....
19:48, 05/22/2019

Economic Survey To Chart Out Reform Road Map Of PM Modi Government The survey prepared by Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian is likely to flag headwinds that the economy might face in its pursuit to become the world's fifth largest economy....
08:48, 07/04/2019

Tax reform flooded Hamptons real estate inventory, says broker While the stock market continues its double-digit climb, the Hamptons just posted its sixth straight quarter of falling sales. Justin Agnello of Douglas Elliman joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss....
19:48, 07/29/2019

Amsterdam sex workers lukewarm about plans to reform Red Light District Mayor Femke Halsema is seeking to place new restrictions on the neighborhood to combat the excesses of mass tourism. The women of De Wallen, however, are concerned about their livelihood and their safety....
02:48, 07/05/2019

Malaysia to reform labor laws to cut 'over-dependence' on foreigners, says Mahathir Malaysia will review its labor laws to cut an "over-dependence" on foreign labor and address other issues, the country's prime minister said Thursday, amid simmering discontent against overseas workers who make up 46% of the labor force....
09:16, 08/01/2019

After massacres, Trump urges gun background checks, immigration reform U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday tied any potential action on gun control after two mass shootings over the weekend killed 29 people to immigration reform, and sought to blame the nation's rising violence and divisions on the media....
16:16, 08/05/2019

2,200 inmates to be freed from U.S. jails in accordance with drug offender reform act The measure, known as the First Step Act, gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to participate in programs designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, with credits that can be used to gain an earlier release....
00:48, 07/14/2019

Hunt and Johnson rule out abortion reform in Northern Ireland Tory leadership rivals accused of neglecting women’s rights in order to keep DUP supportPro-choice campaigners in Northern Ireland have accused Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt of pandering to religious fundamentalists in the Democratic Unionist party by ruling out any abortion reform for the country.T...
23:00, 07/02/2019

Bail-reform poster boy Pedro Hernandez says police are targeting him A teenage poster boy for bail reform who has racked up more than 15 arrests insists he’s no hardened criminal — and blamed police for his lengthy rap sheet, claiming they won’t stop targeting him. Pedro Hernandez, 19, spent more than a year on Rikers Island after refusing to take a no-jail plea deal...
06:32, 08/19/2019

DOJ announces release of 3,100 inmates as part of criminal reform push The Department of Justice announced Friday that 3,100 federal inmates are being released as part of the criminal justice reform bill President Trump signed into law last year....
20:48, 07/19/2019

Biden, Booker escalate feud over U.S. criminal justice reform Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and Senator Cory Booker traded accusations over their criminal justice records on Wednesday, with Booker calling the former U.S. vice president an "architect of mass incarceration" and Biden slamming Newark's "stop and frisk" policing when Booker was ma...
05:16, 07/25/2019

Marijuana retailers ask Congress for financial reform, access to banks Owners of cannabis companies told a Senate committee Tuesday that they are forced by federal law to operate as cash-only businesses, making it difficult to pay taxes and creating safety concerns....
20:16, 07/23/2019

Official over Puerto Rico police reform resigns in protest Federal official overseeing a court-ordered reform of Puerto Rico’s police department accused of corruption, illegal killings and civil rights violations resigns, says he has lost trust in the process...
20:32, 05/14/2019

Kim Kardashian West locks arms with prison reform warriors NEW YORK (AP) — Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody are warrior attorneys with a mission: freeing nonviolent drug offenders serving life in a federal system the lawyers are working to reform. When it comes to the cause, their energy is boundless. And they’re immensely grateful to Kim Kardashi...
17:32, 05/23/2019

Protests abating, Macron sends PM to map out exit from reform 'death valley' President Emmanuel Macron will seek on Wednesday to rebuild momentum behind his measures to shake up the French economy now that yellow vest protests against him are abating and his popularity is picking up....
06:48, 06/12/2019

Market reform, Aramco IPO in focus as Saudi seeks to reassure investors Saudi Arabia is pressing on with capital markets reform and its planned IPO of Aramco in spite of drone attacks on its oil facilities that briefly spooked markets. Virginia Furness reports from Riyadh....
18:32, 09/18/2019

Industry Body CII Lists 10 Reform Ideas To Boost Economic Growth In the pre-Budget consultation meeting with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) suggested 10 reform ideas to boost economic growth. According to a......
15:16, 06/13/2019

Brazil Congress readies pension reform vote, markets surge Brazil's lower house of Congress began final debates on Wednesday ahead of a vote on a landmark overhaul to the country's pension system, as expectations of the bill's passage pushed Brazilian financial markets to historic highs....
22:16, 07/10/2019

Brazil lower house expected to vote on pension reform Wednesday Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to begin voting Wednesday on a landmark overhaul to the country's pension system, after it was pushed back a day due to ongoing political bargaining between the government and opposition lawmakers....
14:32, 07/10/2019

WFE Board urges consistent regulation and more transparency from G20 market reform efforts Paris, 22 September 2009 - The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Board of Directors urged leaders of the G20 nations at their upcoming summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), to press for market reforms that enhance transparency and create more uniform rules between exchange-traded and less-regu...
20:16, 05/02/2019

Brazil government insists on private accounts in pension reform: official Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's chief of staff said on Thursday that he is working with congressional leaders and House Speaker Rodrigo Maia to keep private savings accounts as part of the text of the government's pension reform bill....
18:48, 06/13/2019

Rent reform laws stir woes in NYC’s real estate industry As the industry awaits the litigation of the upcoming constitutional challenges to the newly enacted apartment rent laws, executives are counseling clients and calculating their next moves. “The scary thing is what it portends for future government actions and the economic impacts,” says Jay Nevelof...
05:00, 07/10/2019

Trump calls for background checks, immigration reform after mass shootings President Trump on Monday called on lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation requiring strong background checks for firearms purchases — and accused the media of fostering “the anger and rage that has built up over many years.” “We cannot let those killed in El Paso...
15:48, 08/05/2019

Kim Kardashian West thanks Ivanka Trump for support on criminal justice reform Kim Kardashian West tweeted her gratitude toward Ivanka Trump Thursday after speaking at the White House on behalf of those attempting to return to the workforce after prison.  ...
10:16, 06/14/2019

EU studies reform of 'outdated' energy taxes, higher levies for air, sea transport The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates, fossil fuel levies and the end of waivers for the air and sea transport sectors....
07:32, 09/10/2019

Wealthier Americans pay greater tax share under Bill de Blasio reform plan Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio unveiled a major tax reform plan Thursday to hike taxes for the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations -- just hours after he promised to "tax the hell out of" the rich....
21:48, 08/01/2019

Trump immigration reform is a 'great' proposal, though Dems likely to pan plan, ex-ICE director says President Trump's new immigration reform proposal is a "great plan," but Democratic leadership may oppose the measure because they are averse to White House attempts to secure the southern border, former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said on "America's Newsroom" Thursday....
00:00, 05/17/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. reform plan for Fannie, Freddie seen by Sept. -housing regulator The Trump administration's hotly anticipated blueprint for overhauling mortgage guarantors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may not be published until September as the U.S. Treasury juggles several other pressing issues, the housing regulator told Reuters....
04:48, 07/18/2019

Hong Kong protesters take to the hills, as leader pledges housing reform Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop for the latest in more than three months of demonstrations that have sometimes flared into violence....
14:48, 09/13/2019

Pete Buttigieg's Supreme Court Reform Plan Is Dumb as Hell 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a plan to overhaul the Supreme Court, and although it’s probably impossible to get any worse than the system we have now, Mayor Pete sure is giving it the old college try....
13:00, 06/04/2019

Dodd-Frank's Terrible Excuse For Financial Reform Sadly Lives On As described in my book, Jimmy Stewart Is Dead, the way to keep banks from gambling with the financial system is to prohibit their borrowing and establish the Federal Financial Authority (FFA) to verify and disclose in real-time the assets they hold. I call this system Limited Purpose Banking (LPB)....
21:48, 05/01/2019

Saudi Arabia easing male guardianship law: True reform or symbolic PR? Saudi women are treated as legal minors their entire lives — they even need permission from a male guardian to travel. This rule is set to be relaxed, but will it actually help lead to gender equality in the country?...
22:16, 07/22/2019

Russian athlete Lasitskene slams slow pace of doping reform MOSCOW (AP) — The only Russian track athlete currently holding a world title says the country’s top officials and coaches in the sport should be replaced because of the slow pace of anti-doping reforms. High jumper Mariya Lasitskene’s message — in a country where top athletes rarely spea...
14:48, 06/10/2019

Democratic governors urge Trump, McConnell to support gun reform laws California Gov. Gavin Newsom and 11 other state governors urged President Donald Trump to pass federal gun reform laws including a ban on assault weapons, among other restrictions on purchasing firearms....
12:01, 09/11/2019

Bail-reform poster boy Pedro Hernandez skates on 2015 robbery Prosecutors dropped a 2015 robbery charge against bail-reform poster boy Pedro Hernandez on Monday after he made good on a pledge to go to college. “Pursuant to the agreement made on October 9, 2018, in which Pedro Hernandez would provide proof in May, 2019, that he has completed a semester in colle...
06:16, 06/04/2019

Julián Castro unveils police reform plan in presidential campaign Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday released a plan to overhaul policing in the United States, with an eye on preventing the police shootings of unarmed people of color that have prompted outrage....
07:16, 06/04/2019

‘Trust Me’: Kamala Harris Makes Big Play on Criminal Justice Reform In an interview, Ms. Harris sought to paint her prosecutorial career as a reason voters should rely on her to deliver a criminal justice overhaul. But her critics say she has been part of the problem....
18:32, 09/09/2019

Donald Trump Proposes Tighter Gun Control Tied To Immigration Reform US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Republicans and Democrats to agree on tighter gun control, suggesting that new legislation could be linked to his pet project of immigration reform....
16:16, 08/05/2019

DAs warn City Council that bail-reform laws will be a major fail Top prosecutors warned the City Council on Wednesday that soft-on-crime bail-reform laws will endanger witnesses and make it easier for ­foreign cartels to smuggle drugs into the state and money out. The city’s five district attorneys — and Bridget Brennan, the special narcotics prosecutor — also te...
06:48, 05/23/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks down, Brazil shares up on hopes of reform While most Latin American stocks weakened on Monday, Brazil shares rose sharply after a pro-government march mounted pressure on Congress to pass reforms seen as crucial to the economy. Sao Paulo's Bovespa stock index jumped 1.2% on broad-based gains. Volumes were limited, however, by market hol...
19:00, 05/27/2019

Sanders to unveil criminal justice reform plan in South Carolina The proposal calls for ending for-profit prisons, setting national standards for the use of force by police officers and halving the prison population....
18:48, 08/18/2019

What Tiffany Cabán's Likely Win in Queens Means for the Future of Criminal Justice Reform 31-year-old public defender Tiffany Caban is projected to be the Democratic nominee for district attorney in a borough home to almost 2.4 million people....
10:32, 06/27/2019

Criminal Justice Reform Is Proving a Tricky Subject for Many of These 2020 Democrats From health care to climate change, the crowded field of Democratic presidential contenders has a number of complex subjects to tackle in stump speeches, interviews and debates. But few are proving as thorny as criminal justice reform, often for very personal reasons. For candidates like former Vice...
22:00, 07/02/2019

Broken promises and lost funding: how Mississippi prison reform failed It was a model on which the Trump administration based its criminal justice reform efforts. But it isn’t workingLast November, as he rallied support for federal prison reform, Donald Trump visited Gulfport, Mississippi, touting the legislation and what Mississippi had accomplished.Trump talked about...
00:32, 05/10/2019

Timeline: From reform hopes to brutal crackdown - China's Tiananmen protests Next Tuesday, June 4, marks 30 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people....
10:16, 05/27/2019

Colorado school shooting prompts Dem presidential hopefuls to call for gun reform After a Colorado school shooting left one student dead and seven more injured on Tuesday, Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 renewed calls for stricter gun legislation....
10:16, 05/08/2019

Florida authorities will probe boys reform school where at least 55 burials were identified Florida authorities announced Thursday they will officially begin examining the grounds of a former boys reform school in Florida in mid-July to determine if it was a crime scene where dozens of former students may have died and been buried. ...
04:16, 06/22/2019

South Africa pledges fiscal discipline in sweeping health reform A proposed switch to universal health coverage in South Africa will be managed in a fiscally responsible way, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost the state $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26....
14:16, 08/23/2019

Kellyanne Conway: Democrats 'have to stop pretending that they want to reform our immigration laws' On “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway talked about a "big immigration package,” addressed President Trump's opinion on Special Counsel Robert Mueller potentially testifying before Congress and responded to backlash over Tiger Woods' acceptance of the Presidential ...
22:48, 05/07/2019

Sanders unveils criminal justice reform plan in South Carolina The proposal calls for ending for-profit prisons, setting national standards for the use of force by police officers and halving the prison population....
23:48, 08/18/2019

Macron's reform drive faces high-risk pension overhaul President Emmanuel Macron embarks this week on the next - and likely most perilous - leg of his reform drive by launching talks with unions on an overhaul of France's convoluted pension system to plug a chronic deficit....
14:48, 09/02/2019

Alyssa Milano praises meeting with Ted Cruz, says she's 'cautiously optimistic' for gun reform Actress/activist Alyssa Milano expressed that she was "cautiously optimistic" after her sitdown with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., on Tuesday to discuss gun violence. ...
11:00, 09/11/2019

Bernie Sanders Unveils Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Plan Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled on Sunday a broad plan to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system that includes the goal of reducing the prison population by half....
19:32, 08/19/2019

House Judiciary Committee Will Return Early to Advance Gun Reform Bills In the wake of multiple mass shootings in recent weeks that have claimed dozens of lives in several states, some lawmakers are willing to cut short their vacations to return to Washington for more work on gun reform....
19:32, 08/19/2019

John Oliver Goes to Work for Prison Labor Reform on Last Week Tonight On Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver returned to one of his favorite topics: The criminal justice system in the United States. He has covered prosecutors, the use of lethal injections, mandatory minimum sentences, and the reentry of prisoners to mainstream society and th...
00:16, 08/06/2019

U.S. Senate committee proposes $301 million for military housing reform plan The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $301 million in new funding to enhance housing safety and oversight on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports documenting squalid conditions in privately run military homes, senior committee staff said Thursday....
03:16, 05/24/2019

NY District attorneys protest lack of funding for criminal justice reform The head of the District Attorneys Association of New York slammed Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature for leaving prosecutors in the lurch — saying they approved an overhaul of criminal justice laws without providing adequate funding. Albany approved new laws this year that ends cash bail for 90 p...
01:16, 07/09/2019

KPMG eyes pensions sale amid audit reform demands KPMG is drawing up secret plans to sell one of its largest advisory businesses as it grapples with reforms aimed at curbing the scale of the big four accountancy firms' consulting work for audit clients....
22:48, 06/28/2019

U.S. tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France's new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it....
23:32, 08/19/2019

Brazil needs concrete progress on reform to anchor inflation -central bank chief Concrete progress on Brazil's fiscal and economic reform agenda is crucial to a benign outlook for inflation, central bank President Roberto Campos Neto said on Thursday, adding that current inflation expectations are in line with targets....
00:32, 07/05/2019

Brazil economy minister threatens to quit if pension reform diluted: report Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes threatened to step down in an interview published on Friday if his ambitious plans to overhaul the country's social security system are watered down and diluted into what he called a "little reform."...
23:48, 05/24/2019

Japan pro-constitution reform forces fall short of 2/3 upper house majority: NHK Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday, but his coalition and its other allies fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to push ahead with revising the pacifist constitution, a projection by public broadcaster NHK showed....
19:16, 07/21/2019

Huawei founder details 'battle mode' reform plan to beat U.S. crisis China's Huawei will spend more on production equipment this year to ensure supply continuity, cut redundant roles and demote inefficient managers as its grapples with a "live-or-die moment" in the wake of U.S. export curbs, founder Ren Zhengfei said....
16:16, 08/20/2019

Japan upper house poll begins, Abe's constitutional reform hopes at stake Campaigning began on Thursday for Japan's July 21 upper house election, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc expected to keep a majority but perhaps with fewer seats, clouding hopes of achieving his goal of revising the pacifist constitution....
05:00, 07/04/2019

Dan Crenshaw: Tlaib's income inequality reform plan 'encourages people not to work' Rep. Rashida Tlaib's, D-Mich., new plan to fight poverty is a "deeply immoral" proposition that encourages people not to work, according to Rep. Dan Crenshaw....
07:48, 06/11/2019

Feds: Kushner’s criminal justice reform working, blacks benefit overwhelmingly The first report of the impact on the bipartisan criminal justice reform package pushed by top Trump aide Jared Kushner shows that it is working to cut sentences, especially for black prisoners....
20:32, 06/07/2019

Huawei Founder Details 'Battle Mode' Reform Plan to Beat US Crisis Huawei will spend more on production equipment this year to ensure supply continuity, cut redundant roles and demote inefficient managers as its grapples with a "live-or-die moment" in the wake of US......
18:16, 08/20/2019

Statement By William J. Brodsky, Chairman And CEO, CBOE Holdings, Inc. On Illinois Pension Reform CHICAGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), today issued the following statement regarding Illinois pension reform: "CBOE Holdings joins the Illinois State Chamber, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Civic...
16:32, 05/02/2019

Millennials' financial futures at stake in Social Security reform debate, Republicans say Congressional lawmakers want to extend Social Security's solvency. But they also want to make sure millennials will get as much money out as they pay in....
22:32, 07/25/2019

Brazil lower house pension reform vote hits delay as savings cut Brazil's lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August, leaders said on Friday, as intense negotiation over amendments delayed the process and reduced savings derived from the overhaul....
05:16, 07/13/2019

Trump presses China to reverse stance on structural reform if it wants trade deal President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was holding up a trade deal with China and had no interest in moving ahead unless Beijing agrees again to four or five "major points" that Trump did not specify....
00:32, 06/12/2019

With flowers and personal stories, Japan sexual abuse survivors seek reform Sexual abuse victims and their supporters rallied in nine cities around Japan this week to protest against recent court acquittals of alleged rapists and urge reform of the nation's anti-rape law....
06:48, 06/12/2019

Brazil pension reform can be saved with 100 billion reais turnaround: Economy Minister The Brazilian government's plans to overhaul its pension system can still be saved if lawmakers reverse changes to transition rules and concessions to legislative aides, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes told Reuters, holding out hope for a compromise....
19:48, 06/17/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil real shines on reform hopes, Mexican peso at 3-wk low Brazil's real strengthened on Wednesday on encouraging signals that President Jair Bolsonaro will be able to push reforms through, but most other Latin American currencies fell as investors turned to safer plays on signs the U.S.-China trade dispute may escalate. Except the real, most regional c...
19:00, 05/29/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks rise, Bovespa gains on reform hopes A Latin American stocks benchmark rose on Monday, boosted by shares in index heavyweight Brazil, while Latin American currencies were pressured by the dollar, with risk appetite capped by fears of worsening U.S.-China trade ties. Optimism regarding a proposal to reform Brazil's pension system bo...
00:16, 05/21/2019

Trump calls for mental health reform after shootings — but his policies threaten coverage Trump's critics and health policy experts say moves out of the White House have made and will make it more difficult for people to obtain the mental health-care that the president is advocating....
18:48, 08/06/2019

2020 election creates 'perfect storm' for drug price reform by year-end "While GOP leaders do not see drug pricing reform as a top priority, both Pelosi and Trump are very committed to having policy change," RBC's Brian Abrahams says....
23:48, 08/05/2019

Nadler says Trump's call for immigration reform after shootings reminds him of Nazi Germany Jerry Nadler said that Trump's call for immigration reform in the wake of two weekend mass shootings that left 29 dead reminded the judiciary committee chairman of Nazi Germany....
17:16, 08/05/2019

Kim Kardashian West Returns to the White House to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform (WASHINGTON) — Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to speak at an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce. Kardashian West, who has been advocating for criminal justice reform issues, tweeted a video of herself en r...
02:00, 06/14/2019

Kim Kardashian Returns to the White House to Discuss Prison Reform: ''I Wanted to Do the Right Thing'' Kim Kardashian is all suited up and ready to talk prison reform. On Thursday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star took Washington, D.C. by storm at the Second Chance Hiring and......
08:48, 06/14/2019

Japan's pro-constitution reform forces fall short of 2/3 upper house majority: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday but his coalition and allies fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to begin revising the pacifist constitution, public broadcaster NHK said....
03:00, 07/22/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil oil workers join pension reform protests with strike action Oil workers at state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA have begun a 24-hour strike in eight Brazilian states as part of nationwide protests against a government proposal to reform pensions, umbrella union group FUP said on Friday....
17:16, 06/14/2019

Bernie Sanders' Criminal Reform Plans Are Catching Up With His Radical Economic Platform Most candidates push criminal reform packages that often lack the requisite muscle to make a dent in a system that warehouses black and brown people with reckless abandon. But Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan to tackle some of the more contentious elements of the criminal legal system is just as radical as...
14:48, 08/23/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Pension reform prospects lift Brazil's real, stocks Brazil's currency and stocks rose on Thursday after a congressional committee in charge of analyzing the government's pension reform bill approved its main text. The draft bill, which analysts say is critical to improving Brazil's fiscal health and economy, could now be put to a lower house ple...
00:32, 07/05/2019

INDIA LIVE-Modi not compelled to reform, says investor, as coalition heads for runaway win May 23 (Reuters) - 0845 GMT: WHY SHOULD MODI CHANGE A WINNING FORMULA, ASKS AUTHOR, INVESTOR RUCHIR SHARMA Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not bring about major reform as he heads to a second term in office, said Ruchir Sharma, a global investor and an author on economics and politics who ha...
11:16, 05/23/2019

Amartya Sen Praises Left's Bengal Land Reform, But Points To "Flip Side" Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen has said land reform measures were carried out "extremely well" by the previous Left Front government in West Bengal, but the destruction of industry was its flip......
19:48, 07/06/2019

California Is Blaming Prison Reform for Incarcerated Fire Fighting Labor Shortage Every time a dangerous wildfire breaks out somewhere in California, fire crews race to battle it. Incarcerated people play a major role in this effort; the state has about 2,600 incarcerated people fighting wildfires under the state’s fire camp program. Over the past four years, the state has had tr...
20:48, 09/03/2019

Trump says he'll call Congress back to Washington if GOP and Dems get 'close' on gun reform plan Trump also says he's "in favor" of background checks, and reiterates his support for "red flag" laws preventing mentally ill people from accessing firearms....
04:48, 08/08/2019

Trump Suggests ‘Marrying’ Background Checks With Immigration Reform After Weekend Bloodshed Across America President Donald Trump on Monday suggested Congress should consider “marrying” gun control legislation with immigration reform, following two mass shootings in which 29 people were killed in less than 24 hours — one of which happened in the border town of El Paso, Texas, where seve...
15:48, 08/05/2019

Japan's pro-constitution reform forces fall short of two-thirds upper house majority: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday but his coalition and allies fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to begin revising the pacifist constitution, public broadcaster NHK said....
07:48, 07/22/2019

UPDATE 2-Brazil lower house pension reform vote hits delay as savings cut Brazil's lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August, leaders said on Friday, as intense negotiation over amendments delayed the process and reduced savings derived from the overhaul....
13:16, 07/13/2019

Orange Is the New Black Tackles Criminal-Justice Reform With the Launch of ‘Poussey Washington Fund’ In a case of life imitating art, groundbreaking fan favorite Orange Is the New Black is looking to make an impact on criminal-justice reform in the real world with the launch of the Poussey Washington Fund....
11:16, 07/26/2019

Betsy DeVos and family see profits soar after Trump tax reform bill and deregulation efforts Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family have seen their investments skyrocket since President Donald Trump started enacting pro-business policies. Meanwhile, DeVos has been calling for cuts to funding public education....
20:32, 07/22/2019

Voters happy with their healthcare, survey finds, highlighting risks of sweeping reform plans Voters perceive the U.S. healthcare system as deeply flawed, even as the majority of them report they're satisfied with what they have, according to a survey released Wednesday by RealClear Opinion Research....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Biofuel reform plan criticized by U.S. agricultural groups ahead of Trump meeting: sources U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a proposed biofuel reform package falls short of expectations, four sources familiar with discussions said, complicating plans the administration had for presenting the proposal to President Donald Trump....
20:16, 09/06/2019

Lantern-waving Hong Kong protesters take to hills, as leader pledges housing reform Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the latest in more than three months of sometimes violent demonstrations....
22:32, 09/13/2019

Budweiser APAC's IPO failure hurt retail investors, say newspaper adverts urging reform The dramatic failure of brewer Budweiser APAC's $9.8 billion Hong Kong listing left "mom and pop" investors badly out of pocket, a local broker has said in an unusual series of full-page advertisements in newspapers across the city on Wednesday....
09:48, 07/17/2019

Civil rights groups snub Barr meeting on police reform, despite past outcry Attorney General Bill Barr got a surprise this week when he hosted a listening session for civil rights groups supposedly concerned about the Justice Department's commitment to police reform. ...
18:48, 06/06/2019

Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, as the civilian government fails to bring about democratic reforms and instead resorts to the kind of repression carried out under previous military regimes, said the UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee, speaking at the end of an 11-day ...
18:16, 04/28/2019

As Part of Statewide Reform, New York Graciously Grants Inmates in Solitary One Call Per Week In a move to lessen what experts have deemed the “cruel and unusual punishment” of solitary confinement—which also has been likened to torture—a new bill in New York state guarantees that those sent to segregated units will have access to a phone within 24 hours of isolation, and that they can have ...
00:16, 05/10/2019

South Korea presidential office eases tensions over fast-track reform bills A senior aide to South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday concerns from the country's top prosecutor should be taken into consideration with regard to the fast tracking of reform bills in parliament.....
23:48, 05/06/2019

In White House launch, Democratic Governor Bullock vows to reform campaign finance Democratic Governor Steve Bullock of Montana jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, touting his ability to work with Republicans and promising to take on campaign finance reform on his first day in office....
10:16, 05/15/2019

Trump targets China in call for World Trade Organization to reform 'developing' country status US President Donald Trump put pressure on the World Trade Organization on Friday to change how it designates what are developing countries, singling out China and other countries for unfairly getting preferential treatment....
22:49, 07/26/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam forex gains, Bovespa hits new high on pension reform prospects Latin American stocks rose on Monday led by Brazil's Bovespa which scaled a record high on prospects that the country's pension reform bill will pass in the House of Representatives, while most currencies in the region gained against the dollar. MSCI's index of Latin American stocks rose 0.8%...
23:32, 07/08/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil pension reform helps improve inflation outlook, says central bank chief Brazil Central Bank President Roberto Campos Neto on Thursday welcomed the approval by Congress of a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system, saying the reforms help create a benign outlook for inflation....
06:00, 07/12/2019

Ahead of second round of 2020 debates, Biden unveils sweeping criminal justice reform plan Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled a wide ranging plan to reduce the country’s prison population, reform the nation’s criminal justice system and eliminate racial and income disparities in sentencing....
15:48, 07/23/2019

Trump's 'merit-based' immigration reform plan 'makes sense' for America, Laura Ingraham says President Trump's new immigration reform plan, including its shift toward a "merit-based" system is the right way to "tackle the big issue" before America....
06:16, 05/17/2019

Biden, Booker and Harris expected to spar on criminal justice reform and race in Democratic debate Wednesday's Democratic primary debate could be a referendum on the civil rights records of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, as each candidate looks to secure the crucial black vote....
03:16, 07/30/2019

Trump suggests tightening background checks alongside immigration reform in wake of mass shootings President Trump called Monday for tightening gun background checks in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings that shocked the nation, while also suggesting linking the push to immigration reform. ...
15:16, 08/05/2019

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies firm, Brazil's real gains on pension-reform hope Latin American currencies srengthened on Monday, bucking gloom in emerging markets, with Brazil's real gaining nearly half a percent as investors cheered progress in the government's pension reform bill. The real firmed to 3.8057 per dollar after Brazilian House speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Satu...
17:16, 07/08/2019

Meek Mill eyes prison reform after misdemeanor plea in 2007 gun, drug charge case Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge Tuesday in a deal that resolves a 2007 arrest that has kept him on probation or in prison for most of his adult life....
16:32, 08/28/2019

Patrisse Cullors, Reform LA Jails Lead the Charge to Decriminalize Mental Health with #CancelMcCarthyContract Campaign For years, activist and community organizer Patrisse Cullors has poured her passion for the people into cofounding movements and coalitions such as Black Lives Matter and Reform LA Jails. But with the announcement of her #CancelMcCarthyContract campaign comes one of her biggest challenges yet—the fi...
11:16, 07/26/2019

Trump slams ‘boring’ John Legend, ‘filthy mouthed’ Chrissy Teigen for not crediting his criminal justice reform President Trump lashed out over an MSNBC town hall event on criminal justice reform that didn't discuss the White House's efforts that passed earlier this year....
18:00, 09/09/2019

The Cannabis Debate: What's the way forward on cannabis reform? Our experts give their verdict What do health experts, criminal justice practitioners and political thinkers say is the best way forward on cannabis? Do any of the legalisation models we have reported on so far in our investigation into cannabis reform — Canada, Colorado, California or Uruguay — convince them? The Evening Standar...
15:48, 07/12/2019

China's premier tells foreign CEOs China will commit to reform, opening up China will maintain its long-standing commitment to reform and opening up, Premier Li Keqiang told a group of visiting foreign chief executives on Thursday, adding that restrictions on access will be relaxed in more areas of the economy....
09:32, 06/20/2019

Ben & Jerry’s Takes on Criminal Justice Reform with New Flavor, Justice Remix’d In a world in which the trappings of allyship have devolved into Instagram likes or tawdry photo ops, premium ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has quietly ignored fanfare in favor of doing the actual work....
07:48, 09/04/2019

Donald Trump uses gun massacres in Texas and Ohio to call for 'immigration reform' Donald Trump has claimed the two gun massacres in Texas and Ohio which left 27 dead highlight the need for his "immigration reforms" to be pushed through....
18:48, 08/05/2019

REFILE-China's premier tells foreign CEOs China will commit to reform, opening up China will maintain its long-standing commitment to reform and opening up, Premier Li Keqiang told a group of visiting foreign chief executives on Thursday, adding that restrictions on access will be relaxed in more areas of the economy....
08:16, 06/20/2019

Watch a trailer for Free Meek, JAY-Z and Meek Mill's criminal justice reform docuseries for Amazon Earlier this year, JAY-Z and Meek Mill launched a criminal justice reform organization, itself an extension of the awareness the rappers have brought to the controversial cases of Kalief Browder and Trayvon Martin. Later this summer, the pair’s efforts will continue with the release of Free Meek, a ...
01:00, 06/25/2019

A small error in the tax reform law is crushing small retailers Thousands of small, family-run retailers like ours face enough of a challenge with Washington’s self-inflicted trade war, which is is raising costs and generating uncertainty. At the very least, Congress could help ease the burden by fixing an apparently small error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2...
14:16, 07/03/2019

CBOE CHAIRMAN WILLIAM J. BRODSKY TESTIFIES ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM PROPOSAL BEFORE U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES Chicago, July 17, - William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), today testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services regarding the Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal....
20:16, 05/02/2019

Opinion: More college athlete reform? That's tough when 'amateurism' means whatever the NCAA proclaims it does Whenever the NCAA talks about reform, 'amateurism' means whatever the NCAA proclaims it does. So what does reform really mean?        ...
15:16, 05/15/2019

'Again and again and again': California Gov. Gavin Newsom blasts Republicans' inaction, calls for gun reform California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered an impassioned condemnation of the shooting and criticized Republican lawmakers for inaction on gun control.        ...
15:16, 07/30/2019

Where German is still spoken in the US Over 300 years ago, German immigrants crossed the Atlantic to reach, among other places, Pennsylvania. Their language and culture continues to influence their descendants, as DW correspondent Oliver Sallet discovered....
17:32, 07/10/2019

10 of the most well known German heavyweights Tom Schwarz is a German heavyweight unfamiliar to most boxing fans. These 10 are far more established. The post 10 of the most well known German heavyweights appeared first on Boxing News....
22:00, 06/11/2019

Ben & Jerry's newest ice cream flavor 'Justice ReMix'd' backs criminal justice reform Justice ReMix'd is described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies.       ...
07:48, 09/04/2019

German Minister Becomes First Woman To Get Top EU Job Germany's Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president after she won over socialists and liberals with her vision of......
08:00, 07/17/2019

Get to know the concept of the German Verein Sports clubs, charity organizations or groups sharing a hobby: These associations are all known as "Vereine" in Germany — and living in the country, it's a concept you are bound to quickly encounter....
20:32, 05/01/2019

German YouTubers: Don't vote CDU or SPD or AfD Some 70 influential creators spoke out against Germany's ruling parties for climate inaction. The CDU has had to walk back its criticism of a YouTube star who slammed them for not tackling climate change....
19:32, 05/24/2019

Remembering the German Resistance Who were the people who risked their lives to resist the Nazis in Germany? A visit to the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin provides some answers — 75 years after the 20 July assassination plot....
01:32, 07/20/2019

Hezbollah: What good would a German ban do? US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has made waves after calling for Berlin to issue a domestic ban on the Lebanese political and paramilitary organization. The Foreign Office says no — but is keeping tabs on it....
05:48, 09/08/2019

German doctors convicted over abortion law The doctors were found to have broken a regulation that forbids describing how an abortion is performed. Campaigners have argued that lack of access to information is a health and rights issue....
17:32, 06/14/2019

Consumers help German economy to rebound in Q1 BERLIN (AP) — Official figures show that the German economy returned to growth in the first quarter of 2019 on the back of solid consumer spending and a construction boom in Europe’s largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Wednesday that the country’s economy grew by 0.4...
12:48, 05/15/2019

A German village goes it alone on climate protection In Germany, villages and towns are leading the pack in the climate change fight. One motivated mayor has set up a store stocked with regional produce to help cut emissions. But going local isn't as easy as it sounds....
20:32, 05/01/2019

Are German businesses ready to swallow a CO2 tax? Protecting the climate by charging firms for their CO2 production has had a rocky road. But now the German government seems to be backing just such a broad proposal. Businesses and consumers are in a holding pattern....
20:32, 05/01/2019

KfW: The quiet giant of German finance With a balance sheet of €486 billion, KfW is Germany’s third-largest bank and a key player in German finance. Does it provide a protective cloak to the country’s financial well-being or cast a shadow over its banking sector?...
15:49, 09/16/2019

| Vettel believes F1 wil miss German GP Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel reckons it's only a matter of time before F1 chiefs realise it was a mistake to drop the German GP from the 2020 calendar....
17:48, 09/16/2019

Charles Leclerc "put everything in the bin" with German GP crash Charles Leclerc says he "put everything in the bin" with his crash in Formula 1's German Grand Prix after Ferrari got him "in the position to fight for a win"...
09:16, 07/29/2019

How Verstappen got the better of Hamilton, Vettel and everyone else at the German GP The German Grand Prix was one of the most exciting Formula One races in recent memory. Laurence Edmondson looks at the drivers that threw away the chance of victory and how the winner -- Max Verstappen -- got over the line....
19:48, 07/29/2019

German law would allow police to use DNA to identify suspects Police in Germany may soon be able to use DNA to build a more detailed picture of wanted fugitives. Under a new proposed law, authorities could be allowed to identify a suspect's age as well as skin color....
10:48, 08/02/2019