Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort.
Belgium on Monday unveiled plans for a controversial system to collect
data on all airline passengers, as well as international train and ferry
travellers, in the wake of a foiled attack on a train running between
Belgium and Paris.
Dave Clark, Agence France-Presse, Washington, United States | Tue, 09/01/2015 2:46 PM
The US State Department released over 4,000 more of the emails former
secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server Monday and
revealed that some 150 others have been retroactively classified.
Agence France-Presse, Vienna, Austria | Tue, 09/01/2015 2:43 PM
A total of 3,650 migrants reached Vienna by train Monday, this year's
biggest daily number, Austrian police said, after Hungarian authorities
allowed people stuck in makeshift refugee camps to leave Budapest
despite many not having EU visas.
Agence France-Presse, Brasília, Brazil | Tue, 09/01/2015 11:53 AM
Brazil's government presented a 2016 budget Monday that for the first
time projects the world's seventh largest economy operating in the red,
sparking worries that the country's investment grade rating will be put
Ju Apilaporn, Agence France-Presse, Phuket, Thailand | Tue, 09/01/2015 10:55 AM
Two journalists, including an Australian editor, were found not guilty
of criminal defamation by a Thai court on Tuesday, their lawyer said,
over a report implicating the kingdom's navy in human trafficking.