VATICAN CITY | Religious orders apologize for abuse cover-up before summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic religious orders from around the world are apologizing for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-up. The two umbrella organizations representing the world’s male and female religious orders issued a … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Religious orders apologize for abuse cover-up before summit

PARIS | Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

PARIS (AP) — Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point … Continue reading PARIS | Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

WASHINGTON | Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020. “Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist said in an email to supporters. “Our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany | Survey shows no rebound for slowing Germany economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An index of investor confidence in Germany has improved slightly but remains well below its long-term average amid ongoing signs of weakness in Europe’s largest economy. The ZEW institute’s indicator rose 1.6 points in February over January to minus 13.4 points. The average is plus 22.4 points. ZEW President Achim Wambach … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Survey shows no rebound for slowing Germany economy

PARIS | Gatherings against Anti-Semitism to take place in France

PARIS (AP) — Marches and rallies against anti-Semitism are taking place across France following a series of anti-Semitic acts that shocked the country. Former French presidents Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy are set to join thousands of protesters and government members on the streets Tuesday. The upsurge in anti-Semitism in France, home to the world’s … Continue reading PARIS | Gatherings against Anti-Semitism to take place in France