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The average price for a gallon is nearing $3 -- the most expensive for a Memorial Day weekend since 2014
Here's a look at the most common ways people travel during Memorial Day weekend.
America was a mess on Memorial Day 1968.
Ray Chavez is the oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched America's entry into World War II in 1941. This week, he met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office while in Washington for a series of Memorial Day events.
Fly the flag at half-staff until noon and other specific customs for paying respect to fallen service members
Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays.
Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.
Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are preparing for states of emergency Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Yvonne Mason, a retired English teacher, received a letter from President Trump and returned it to the White House with edits and corrections.
More than 228,000 pounds of Hormel Spam and other canned meat products are being recalled because they might contain shards of metal, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
A California man has been accused of smuggling a Byzantine-era mosaic out of war-torn Syria and hiring artists to restore it in order to sell it.
Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez traveled 1,500 miles to the United States, hoping to find a job and a better future. Shortly after she set foot in Texas, a Border Patrol agent shot and killed her.
The desert of northwestern New Mexico, in the vicinity of the Four Corners, is my special place. The high-altitude sun sparkles off the badlands, illuminating rocky pastels of red, green and brown that seem to extend indefinitely in all directions. No wonder that Georgia O'Keeffe -- who painted here for decades -- found this landscape as her muse.
Flash flooding from a series of heavy storms is devastating Ellicott City, a Baltimore suburb. CNN meteorologist Tom Sater has the details.
Trump's lawyer defends President's political attacks against the special counsel's Russia investigation
President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, defended the President's political attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign, suggesting that the origins of the probe are illegitimate.
Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, says the basis of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe is illegitimate.
Two years ago Sunday, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump derided US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, hearing a lawsuit against Trump University, for his "Mexican" heritage and complained of being "railroaded" by the legal system.
Chelsea Clinton is being wrongly attacked on social media for speaking the truth. In an in-depth interview with The Guardian, the former first daughter said of Trump's planned visit to the United Kingdom, scheduled for July: "If I lived in Britain I would show up to protest, because I don't agree with what he's doing to degrade what it means to be an American."
President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani discusses Trump's attacks on career civil servants, like former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, with CNN's Dana Bash.
Fareed Zakaria gives his take on Donald Trump's proposed deals and their lack of success.
Whitney Houston's family is firing back at Kanye West after he used a photo of the icon's bathroom for an album cover he produced.
Model Tess Holliday called out the makers of the "PIP CAM - Photo Maker" app after seeing a slimmed down photo of herself in their advertisement.
Retweets don't always equal endorsements. But judging by Colin Kaepernick's recent Twitter activity, he sure appears to have a lot of thoughts on the NFL's new policy regarding protests during the National Anthem.
Thousands of people have petitioned to stop the release of a new video game which takes on the point of view of a school gunman.
The company behind "Sesame Street" is suing the makers of Melissa McCarthy's upcoming raunchy comedy, "The Happytime Murders," for referencing the popular kids show in its marketing campaign.
The actress spoke to Howard Stern about the day Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed her when she was 22.
CNN's Coy Wire gets a lesson in what it takes to be part of a pit crew at the Indy 500.
The Duchess of Sussex has been bestowed with a coat of arms, days after her royal wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace announced Friday.
Donatella Versace is one of the fashion industry's most recognizable figures. Versace's fans call her an icon, a title that was further established at the Fashion Awards hosted in London at the end of last year when she received the Fashion Icon award.
The wife of NBA star Steph Curry, Ayesha Curry, took to Twitter to address a fan who was heckling her after Game 5 of the Western conference finals.
Take a look at 22 photos of the week from May 18 through May 24.
The black community was up in arms over Kanye West's remarks about slavery -- for 400 years -- being a choice.
Giuseppe Conte renounces his attempt to become PM after his economy pick is vetoed.
The two sides hold talks in the latest sign that the on-off Trump-Kim summit will be held after all.
Supporters of far-right party AfD were met by at least twice as many counter-protesters, police said.
Some of the best footage of last night's light show and the 15,000 lightning strikes that came with it.
Supporters of conservative Ivan Duque celebrate his lead in the inconclusive first round.
At least four military personnel died in the attack in Deir al-Zour province, Moscow says.
More than 70 people are killed by security forces as part of an operation under way in the country.
Thousands of visitors were evacuated when a blaze engulfed part of Europa-Park on Saturday.
Supporters of the Yes campaign react to the overwhelming vote to overturn the abortion ban.
Daniel Ricciardo drives a masterful race to fend off Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari and win the Monaco Grand Prix in a stricken Red Bull.
Chris Froome becomes the first Briton to win the Giro d'Italia and only the seventh man to claim all three Grand Tour titles.
An 18-year-old, named locally as Georgia Jones, and a man died in separate incidents at Mutiny Festival.
The founding member has been kicked out of the group following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Abigail Connolly is among a small number of women breaking into the male-dominated world of wine.
South African disability rights campaigner Eddie Ndopu says he is "a living manifestation of possibility".
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Golden".
Zimbabwe's Axcil Jefferies hopes to be the first African racing driver on the F1 grid for 25 years.
It's been British Sandwich Week, test your knowledge of the bready meal.
Helicopter footage shows Kilauea volcano lava destroying dozens of houses on Hawaii's Big Island.
Buildings are evacuated in a residential area of the French city as fire erupts at a car dealership.
South Korea's movie-style video shows its president meet Kim Jong-un for only the second time.
Read the experiences of the four surviving astronauts to have set foot on the lunar surface.
The successful campaign to repeal Ireland's Eighth Amendment turns to face the north.
Critics say it's "badly written" and "unnecessary", but fans of the show say it's "something people need to see".
Red-hot rivers of lava and clouds of ash can be deadly - but death by volcano is not inevitable.
How a Me Too moment inspired a young actress in Victorian England to become an arsonist and bomber.
A disused waterfront in Toronto is being transformed by a firm owned by Google's parent company.
When a leading US football team announced it wanted to move across the country, its fans were floored.
The vote for liberalisation marks a significant break away from the influence of the Catholic Church.
Britain's Johanna Konta says being reminded of her poor French Open record by the media does not "make it easy" for her.
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso criticised Sunday's Monaco GP, saying it was "not really racing" and "the most boring race ever".
Chris Froome's Grand Tour hat-trick changes the history books, but not the conversation around his standing in the sport.
Merseyside Police says it is aware of death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after the Champions League final.
Captain Joe Root urges England supporters to "keep believing" in his team following a sixth defeat in eight Tests.
Jurgen Klopp appears in good spirits after his side's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, as he joins Reds fans to sing a defiant song about bringing the trophy "back to Liverpool".
Justin Rose claims his ninth PGA Tour title with a dominant three-shot win at the Fort Worth Invitational.
An expression of pride or cultural theft? Why one woman's tattoo angered Maori in New Zealand.
Stories you may have missed this week, including a mini Meghan and Harry.
The long days in Iceland mean that Muslims there have one of the longest Ramadan fasts in the world.
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
A group of female boxers who train in a makeshift boxing ring in the dirt plan to take gold at the 2020 Olympics.
US officials meet with North Koreans despite uncertainty surrounding Trump-Kim summit - Washington Post
Subtropical Storm Alberto Threatens Florida Panhandle With Flooding, Storm Surge, Winds; Warnings Issued - The Weather Channel
'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.
Cell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can’t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.
(Reuters) - The president of University of Southern California is resigning after criticism over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams, the school said on Friday. C.L. Max Nikias will step down after serving as the school's president for nearly eight years, the university's executive committee of the board of trustees said in a statement. "President Nikias and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees have agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president," committee chairman Rick Caruso said.
The Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal "NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. It's all thanks to Parkland'sDavid Hogg and his peers, who spearheaded a protest against the chain with a successful "die-in" at one of the store's locations. SEE ALSO: Parkland activists had breakfast with the Waffle House hero and they were all thrilled "Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout," Hogg tweeted on Tuesday in his call to arms to boycott Publix. Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout. That is why I am calling on everyone to stop shopping at Publix until they pull their endorsement of Putnam publicly. Publix is supporting the inaction after pulse, strozier, Douglas, liberty city. Don’t support an NRA sellout — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 23, 2018 Just a few days later on May 25, students — in partnership with an organization birthed out of the Parkland shooting, Change The Ref — led the protests in Coral Springs, Florida inside and outside the store, with chalk outlines in the parking lot to commemorate the lives lost during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Early this morning @davidhogg111 teamed up with @ChangeTheRef to create an art instillation outside of @publix in protest of the corporation and their support of Adam Putnam. 17 chalk outlines in multiple parking spots were drawn and wrapped in caution tape. #msd #neveragain pic.twitter.com/043cC2o6kA — Emilee McGovern (@EmileeRose) May 25, 2018 Inside, people staged a "die-in," lying on the floor of two local Publix stores on Friday. Additionally, Hogg put out a call for 12-minute die-in's to occur in various locations that afternoon as well. Together we can do anything. Together the young people will win by choosing love. pic.twitter.com/TRrfTJL2Wb — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 26, 2018 Guac’s parents Manuel and Patricia lied down together at “die in “ protest to Publix’s contributions to pro-NRA Adam Putnam’s campaign #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #parklandstrong pic.twitter.com/dYZSd6u9M7 — Change the Ref (@ChangeTheRef) May 25, 2018 The action worked, and Publix released a statement announcing that its donations to political candidates would cease. "We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community," the statement read, according to Tampa Bay Times. "We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a welcoming shopping experience for our customers. We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve." The corporation and its leaders have donated $670,000 to Putnam specifically over three years, as reported by Tampa Bay Times. Hogg is also asking Publix to donate $1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, though it's not clear if that's going to happen. I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again. — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018 WATCH: These celebs brought their star power to March for Our Lives
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged compatriots to change their foreign currency to the lira to help prop up the embattled currency. The lira has lost 16 percent of its value against the greenback in a month as markets became jittery after Erdogan indicated he wanted a greater say in monetary policy if he won legislative and presidential elections on June 24. The lira hit 4.92 against the dollar on Wednesday before paring back some of its losses later this week after an emergency central bank rate hike.
By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who officials said is being treated for a lung infection, will remain in hospital for an eighth day on Sunday. The 82-year-old leader had been expected to be released from hospital in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, but this was postponed, Abbas' office said in a text message to journalists. Abbas, who is a heavy smoker, was admitted on May 20 for what doctors had initially said were medical tests following ear surgery.
Colombia to be Nato's first Latin American 'partner' as country prepares for elections which could spell end of peace deal
Colombia will become the first country in Latin America to join Nato as a "global partner", the outgoing president announced on the eve of the first presidential elections since its bloody civil war came to an end. Juan Manuel Santos, who signed a peace deal with the left-wing Farc guerrillas in 2016, ending the longest-running civil conflict in the western hemisphere and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, made the announcement on Friday night. Colombia will join next week as a "global partner", Mr Santos said, which means it will not necessarily have to take part in military action but will be fully accredited in Brussels. But the announcement came as the peace process, on which he staked his presidency, hangs in the balance. Mr Santos cannot run for a third term, and the current front-runner for Sunday's election is Right-winger Ivan Duque, who has sharply criticised the deal for giving too much ground to the Farc. Juan Manuel Santos meets Theresa May in London, in November 2016 Hand-picked by Mr Santos's rival and presidential predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, Mr Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer and financial consultant from a prominent political family in Antioquia, has said he would alter the peace agreement if he is elected. While legally the deal cannot simply be torn up by a new government, it can be effectively “slow waked” to failure by blocking legislation needed to fully implement the agreement. People gather in Bogota, at the main Bolivar Square, on September 26, 2016, to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Farc Mr Duque faces a strong challenge in the elections from the Left-wing candidate, Gustavo Petro, a well-known former rebel from the M-19 group who has a track record in congress and as the mayor of Bogota. The other three candidates are more centrist, and all are seasoned politicians: Germán Vargas Lleras toward the centre-right, and Sergio Fajardo and Humberto de la Calle – chief negotiator of the Farc peace deal - toward the centre-left. Polls suggest that no one candidate will win outright on Sunday, in which case a run-off will be held on June 17. Colombia joining Nato as a partner country will mean it will cooperate on global security areas like cyber and maritime security, terrorism and links to organised crime. Alvaro Uribe, president of Colombia from 2002-10, has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the peace deal, and has chosen Ivan Duque as his successor "Colombia benefits a lot from being an active part of the international community,” said Mr Santos, announcing the move, which had been agreed last year, on national television. “Many of the problems we face are increasingly global and need the support and collaboration of other countries for their solution." Other global partners include Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.
An American Airlines passenger was denied alcohol on a flight and launched a screaming tirade involving spit, blood, and possibly up to 20 years in prison. Jason Felix was flying from St Croix to Miami on AA flight 1293 when the incident occurred, according to an FBI affidavit. The bureau and local police are investigating the matter.
China and Burkina Faso signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations on Saturday, days after the west African nation cut ties with Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island. A communique on establishing relations was signed in Beijing by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterpart Alpha Barry. Burkina Faso broke off ties with Taiwan on Thursday, becoming the second country to do so within a month and leaving the democratically ruled island with only 18 diplomatic allies around the world.
Ireland’s prime minister hailed the "quiet revolution” which delivered an overwhelming victory in favour of repealing its strict abortion laws on Saturday in a poll that marked voters' steady drift away from the grip of the country's conservative Catholic roots. The country voted 67 per cent in favour of reform and 33 per cent against in a landslide victory for the pro-choice Yes campaign. "We have seen the culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland over 20 years," Mr Varadkar said, as he waited for the votes to be counted in Dublin. "It's been a great exercise in democracy and the people have said we want a modern constitution for a modern country, and that we trust women to take the right decisions about their own healthcare." Even Ireland's rural and conservative areas backed reform, with County Roscommon and the town of Longford returning Yes votes. The majority of Irish voters have backed changing the country's abortion law Support for reform was so widespread that the No campaign conceded defeat several hours before the referendum count was finished. "The people of Ireland weighed it in the balance and it came down on one side. I obviously would have preferred if they had come down on the other," John McGuirk, communications director for the "Save the 8th" campaign, said on Saturday. Dr Peter Boylan, a leading member of the Yes campaign and former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, said they were "relieved and vindicated." Thousands forced abroad for terminations Since it was passed in 1983, an estimated 170,000 Irish women have had to travel to England for terminations. Those who have the procedure done illegally at home risk up to 14 years in prison. However, the pro-life No campaign has warned that the government's alternative, unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks, is "too extreme." Young and old packed the streets of Dublin on Friday as they lined up to cast their vote following a tense and divisive campaign which has forced the country to grapple with its deeply held Catholic convictions. One of the victims of Ireland's abortion policies referenced by the Yes campaign was Savita Halappanavar, died in hospital in Galway aged 31 when she was refused an abortion during a miscarriage. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, said she repeatedly asked for a termination but was refused because there was a foetal heartbeat. Irish PM urged reform President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina cast their votes in Dublin on Friday morning. Around two hours later Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar, a vocal advocate for repeal, voted in the city. "I always get a little buzz from voting, it just feels like it is democracy in action," Mr Varadkar said after emerging from the polling station at Castleknock. "Not taking anything for granted of course, but quietly confident - there's been good turnout across the country so far and hoping for a Yes vote tomorrow. "Obviously, I would be encouraging everyone to come out and vote, a high turnout would be to the advantage of the yes campaign." He urged voters not to be distracted by the sunny weather and exercise their democratic right. Yes campaigners hug one another as the count in the Irish referendum on the 8th amendment concerning the country's abortion laws takes place at the RDS centre #HomeToVote campaign boosted turnout For several days at Dublin airport, activists had gathered in the arrivals lounge, clapping and cheering as they greeted Irish expats returning from as far away as Los Angeles, Hanoi and Nairobi to cast their vote. One group of well-wishers held large “welcome home” banner. Another unfurled a sign which said: “Thank you for making the journey so other women don’t have to.” Tara Flynn, a 48-year-old Yes voter, who had to fly to the Netherlands for an abortion 11 years ago, said: “It’s a vote to say, I don’t send you away anymore," referring to women who are forced to go abroad for terminations. Since Thursday, fleets of cars driven by volunteers have been ferrying voters from the airport to polling stations across the country. Many used social media to offer lifts, with Molly O’Cathain posting a photograph on Twitter of her car with a sign in the window that read “Repeal Mobile". Over 3,000 Irish women have UK abortions per year What happens next? In a No vote scenario, nothing would have changed. But the Yes victory means the eighth amendment will be repealed. Then, Irish lawmakers will get to work transferring the government's proposals into law. Mr Varadkar has urged lawmakers to vote through the new legislation, whichever way they voted in the campaign.
By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - A return to the oil production levels that were in place in October 2016, baseline for the current deal to cut output, is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said on Saturday. Sources said this week that Saudi Arabia and Russia were discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil production to ease 17 months of strict supply curbs amid concerns that a price rally has gone too far. "When we extended the agreement until the end of 2018, we spoke about such possibilities (of returning to the October 2016 level)," Novak told reporters.
Although the F-35 saw its first combat duty this week in Israel, the Jewish state has reportedly decided to purchase more of the most advanced version of Boeing’s F-15 rather than buy more Joint Strike Fighters. On May 16, Flight Global—an aviation-focused news source—reported that Israel is proposing a deal to purchase twenty-five F-15Is in an advanced configuration. This would double the number of F-15Is the Israeli Air Force (IAF) currently operates.
Netflix has now come out with a mini-series on the robbery and returns to a question that has divided opinion for 15 years: was that man, one Brian Wells, a willing accomplice, or was he the unwitting victim of a bizarre plot? The four fast-moving episodes of "Evil Genius," directed by Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri, look back at all the puzzles that made up this heist in Erie, a small city in the Great Lakes region. In his hand he carries pages of rambling, hand-written instructions for a sort of a scavenger hunt for keys and combinations hidden around Erie that would remove the collar.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's security detail has cost taxpayers well over $3 million so far, up sharply from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt's life had been threatened. Pruitt, who environmental groups have accused of lax enforcement and cozy ties with industry, requested 24-hour protection beginning on his first day in office. It was an unusual measure for the nation's top environmental regulator, and Pruitt and the agency have said it was justified by a high number of threats to his life.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 26 about the release of an American jailed in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. government had imposed sanctions on Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. It has not.
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia pardoned on Saturday an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death, the latest in a series of pardons and releases of jailed dissidents announced in the wake of years of violent unrest. Andargachew Tsige was sentenced to death in absentia in 2009 over his role in the opposition group Ginbot 7, leading to his arrest in Yemen five years later and extradition to Ethiopia. Andargachew served as secretary-general of the anti-government group, which describes itself as a reform movement but is branded a terrorist organization by Addis Ababa.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged to move forward on a peace treaty to solve a territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands. "We believe it is important to patiently continue the search for a solution that would satisfy the interests of Russia and Japan and that would be accepted by the nations of both countries," Putin said at a news conference following the talks.
Tesla Inc Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan's party vowed Sunday to oust the country's "corrupt" rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on July 25. The poll will bring to a head political tensions that have been building since former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court on corruption charges and later barred from politics for life. Khan is hoping to achieve a years-long dream of leading the country as its prime minister, and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is the main challenger to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which was headed by Sharif until his ban.
Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan's party vowed Sunday to oust the country's "corrupt" rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on July 25. The poll will bring to a head political tensions that have been building since former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court on corruption charges and later barred from politics for life. Khan is hoping to achieve a years-long dream of leading the country as its prime minister, and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is the main challenger to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which was headed by Sharif until his ban.
The tech industry is fighting a pending measure that’s even stricter than the recently enacted G.D.P.R. It’s called the ePrivacy Regulation.
Dr. Halappanavar, 31, died in 2012 after Irish doctors denied her an abortion, even as she miscarried. Her death from infection propelled a movement.
Pope Francis, who seems resigned that a devout and Catholic Europe has largely slipped into the church’s past, has shifted his focus to the world’s outcasts.
The failure, resulting from an impasse over the future government’s economics minister, thrusts Italy back into uncertainty — and potential new elections.
An anticorruption group says World Cup stadium construction became another means for the Kremlin to reward favored oligarchs.
The clash in Deir al-Zour left 43 militants from the Islamic State dead, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Russian news reports said the suspect thought the 1885 canvas, “Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581,” by the Russian realist Ilya Repin, was historically inaccurate.
Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar called the result of Ireland's referendum on abortion a “culmination of a quiet revolution that’s been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years.”
Irish voters repealed a constitutional amendment that banned abortion in nearly all cases, laying the groundwork for a legal path to terminating pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic country.
The referendum was the latest sign of a drift toward liberalism in a country that only recently installed a gay man as prime minister and allowed same-sex marriage.
After the 2018 prize was delayed because of a sexual harassment scandal, the director of the Nobel Foundation said there might not be an award in 2019, either.
The last painting damaged during a Mafia car bombing that killed five residents in 1993 is returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.
Results of two exit polls released Friday night showed voters had favored repeal by a wide margin.
Vladimir Putin hosted leaders of France and Japan in his native city, where they showed unity in their criticism of President Trump’s recent moves.
“Fatherland,” now playing in London, is an ambitious, genre-defying work that brings together interviews about what it means to be a parent, enlivened with music and dance.
Socialist opponents put forward a motion for a vote of no-confidence to oust the prime minister, a day after his party was convicted of operating a slush fund.
The Kremlin rejects claims that it shot down a Malaysian jet in 2014, but the countries whose citizens made up the bulk of passengers are pursuing legal action.
As lawmakers backtrack on vows to improve animal welfare, one group is turning to clandestine videos in an attempt to shock Parliament into action.
The move by several major news organizations illustrated that some companies would prefer to lose European readers than to risk being hit with stiff penalties.
Major tech companies took steps to prevent foreign meddling online before voters in Ireland cast ballots on Friday. Here’s how those efforts are working out.