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BOSTON | Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

BOSTON— A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. That’s according to The Boston Globe , which published the Massachusetts Democrat’s test results on Monday. Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly mocked her claim of Native American blood. The analysis was done by Stanford University professor Carlos … Continue reading BOSTON | Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.” Der Spiegel magazine … Continue reading BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

BEIRUT | Syrian president grants general amnesty to army deserters

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad granted general amnesty on Tuesday to army deserters both within Syria and those outside the country, a move that could boost the return of refugees who fled violence in their war-torn country. The decree, published by state media, said the amnesty did not include “criminals” and those on the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian president grants general amnesty to army deserters

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US opens criminal probe of Denmark’s top bank amid scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The United States government has opened a criminal investigation into the flow of dirty money through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s biggest bank, the lender said Thursday. Danske Bank says it is “in dialogue” with the U.S. Department of Justice, which had asked for information after an internal report at the bank detailed … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US opens criminal probe of Denmark’s top bank amid scandal

VATICAN CITY | Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

VATICAN CITY — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. bishops’ … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

NEW YORK | Book of Garcia Marquez’s journalism to be published

NEW YORK — In the beginning, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a reporter. A selection of the late Nobel laureate’s journalism is coming out in Spanish next month, Vintage Espanol announced Wednesday. It’s called “El Escandalo del Siglo.” The English edition, “The Scandal of the Century,” comes in May. Garcia Marquez, who died in 2014, went … Continue reading NEW YORK | Book of Garcia Marquez’s journalism to be published

DUBLIN  | Vatican ex-ambassador pens j’accuse in McCarrick affair

DUBLIN  — The Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States has penned an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed, but promoted him to cardinal nevertheless. The National Catholic Register and another conservative site, … Continue reading DUBLIN  | Vatican ex-ambassador pens j’accuse in McCarrick affair

NEW YORK | Hemingway story from 1956 published for first time

NEW YORK  — The themes and trappings are familiar for an Ernest Hemingway narrative: Paris, wartime, talk of books and wine and the scars of battle. But the story itself has been little known beyond the scholarly community for decades: “A Room on the Garden Side,” written in 1956, is being published for the first … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hemingway story from 1956 published for first time