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London, April 24, GNA - The British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap election for June 8, to strengthen the country's position as it negotiates to leave the European Union (EU).
Members of the NGO "Doctors without border" distribute medicine against malaria during a campaign against the disease in the outskirts of Bambari, on July 27, 2014.
French presidential election candidate for the left-wing French socialist (PS) party Benoit Hamon reacts after delivering a speech at the Maison de la Mutualite in Paris, on April 23, 2017, after the first round of the Presidential election.
A boat carrying an unknown number of refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island early on Monday and five bodies have been recovered on a shore north of the island, the Athens news agency reported. The Greek Coast Guard was not ...
Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 7, 2015. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.
A voter drops her envelope into a ballot box as French nationals residing in Hong Kong cast their vote in the first round of France's presidential election at the French International school in Hong Kong on April 23, 2017.
Koforidua, April 23, GNA - The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament would hold public hearing from next Tuesday to Friday to consider financial infractions against the Bank of Ghana, Food and Drugs Authority and other agencies.
Richmond, VA., Apr 22, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner's death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing.
Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2017 / 11:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The devil's hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that focused on modern martyrs.
Geneva, April 21, GNA - Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation(WHO), has launched a new report, which indicates the remarkable achievements the world has made in tackling Neglected Tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007.
Archbishop Blase Cupich at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept 2, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA. Chicago, Ill.
Moscow, Russia, Apr 21, 2017 / 08:01 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- The Jehovah's Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Thursday Supreme Court decision that observers feared signaled a further step back for religious liberty.
Fatima, Portugal, Apr 21, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even ...
Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2017 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country.
Denver, Colo., Apr 21, 2017 / 05:23 pm (CNA).- It's only been out for a few weeks, but that's enough time for "13 Reasons Why" to have become the latest teenage Netflix binge craze.
Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2016. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA. Vatican City, Apr 20, 2017 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).
An anti-Christians slogan on Saint Cyril church in Cairo. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need. Cairo, Egypt, Apr 20, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).
Nashville, Tenn., Apr 20, 2017 / 01:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The state of Tennessee has agreed to stop enforcing two abortion restrictions which are similar to those in Texas that were struck down by the Supreme Court last year.
Chicago, Ill., Apr 19, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The first conference of the Society of Catholic scientists will focus on beginnings: the origin of consciousness, the origin of human language, the origin of the cosmos, and the origin of living ...
During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ...
Pope Francis on April 20 appointed Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk as Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Eparchy of Chicago.
( - Beijing's Internet regulators plans to summon Apple ( AAPL ) over the issues to urge the American firm to tighten up checks on software applications available in the Apple Store, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The report ...
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Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 02:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether a state benefit program could exclude churches because of their religious status.
Existing in some form since several hundred years before Christ, the Latin language seems like an unlikely subject to still be generating brand new research, ...
Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his April 19, 2017, general audience in St. Peter's Square. Credit: Lucia Ballester/CNA.
St. Peter's Cricket Club, the Vatican's cricket team, is traveling to Fatima April 19-22 for an interreligious tournament ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ...
Cairo, Egypt, Apr 19, 2017 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- gunmen attacked a police checkpoint near an historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Egypt, killing one and wounding four.
Head of the regional interior ministry Igor Batalov in late March filed a suit against Flashnord where he accuses the online news agency of running a smearing campaign against him. In an article from December last year, the news agency described how ...
Stockholm, Sweden, Apr 18, 2017 / 02:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Swedish midwife who refused to perform abortions has lost another court decision, but her supporters say the court neglected her freedom of conscience.
Fresno, Calif., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in Fresno, California on Tuesday, including one person who was killed in the parking lot of a Catholic ...
Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 03:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S.
(FILES) This file picture taken on January 20, 2009 at Besancon Zoo, eastern France, shows a Madagascar lemur, Propithecus coronatus, an endangered species.
Little Rock, Ark., Apr 17, 2017 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As judges halted the planned executions of eight inmates in 10 days in Arkansas, Catholics around the country pointed to messages of mercy and life in the Easter Triduum.
An Afghan security source has confirmed the deaths of 13 Indians in the MOAB attack in Afghanistan, the Pajhwok Afghan news agency reported. "An Afghan security source confirmed death of 13 Indians in MOAB attack in Achin," the news agency tweeted.
St. Louis, MO., Apr 17, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Missouri has announced that it will start allowing religious groups to be eligible for certain state grants, although the decision may not affect a religious freedom case before the U.S.
Vatican City, Apr 18, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday thanked Assisi's bishop for creating a shrine dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi's divestiture, when he renounced his family's wealth, embracing poverty as he stripped ...
Benedict XVI enjoys a beer at his 90th birthday party at the Vatican's Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, April 17, 2017. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.
It will also need to have been in operation for at least 5 years, show a news agency, offer a portfolio of news worthy stories from the past year and have a registered domain name valid for at least 5 terms from the date of submission of the ...
RIA Novosti was named the most quoted news agency in social media (2,395,959 hyperlinks). It is followed by TASS and Interfax (1,250,011 and 316,436 hyperlinks).
Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017. Credit: Lucia Ballester/CNA. Follow. By Hannah Brockhaus.
(Seychelles news agency) - Anse Source d'Argent, one of Seychelles' iconic beaches, has made the cover of one of the world's top geographic and travel magazines.
Pope Francis waves to the crowd before the "Urbi et Orbi" blessing for Rome and the world from the central loggia of St Peters' basilica following the Easter Sunday mass on April 16, 2017 at St Peter's square in Vatican.
Vatican City, Apr 16, 2017 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy interview with EWTN's German television branch, Benedict XVI's closest aide describes how the retired pontiff is doing as he turns the milestone age of 90, giving a rare look into ...
Sri Lankan military rescue workers recover the body of a man during a rescue operation at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo on April 15, 2017.
First Lady Melania Trump and Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh of Syria. Credit: US State Department courtesy of the US Embassy to the Holy See.
Global religious persecution spiked from 2014 to 2015, the Pew Research Center noted in a new report released this week.
Would be immigrants wait to disembark in the port of Catania, on the island of Sicily on March 21, 2017 from the ship "Aquarius" following a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, where some 946 would be immigrants have been rescued.
Juba/Addis Ababa, April 15, 2017 (SSNA) - South Sudanese government has dropped containers of toxic gas on rebel-held areas in Bieh State, a senior rebel military source told the South Sudan news agency on Saturday. The official who declined to be ...





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