Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME (AP) — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis’ gl...

China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little likely

Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology, and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election. But any shift is likely to be in style, not substance,...

Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s (Oct. 22) final 2020 debate, largely shelving the rancor that oversha...

Biden calls for 'transition' from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's debate remarks that he would “transition” away from the oil industry in favor of renewable energy sources drew quick attention Thursday from President Donald Trump, who saw it as ...

China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little likely

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election. But any shift is likely to be in style, ...

NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NEW YORK (AP) — Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 20...

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it's become the reality of Colorado's wildfire season....

Plot thickens over origins of pope's civil union endorsement

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that ...

Biden talks tough on China, pledges deeper ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the U.S. presidential election less than two weeks away, Joe Biden is sending the message that he will be tough on China and seek to deepen ties with Taiwan. In an...

Viewer's Guide: After chaotic debate, Trump, Biden try again

After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go. ...

UN chief isn't giving up trying to get Gulf nations to talk

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he has been trying for some time to get the deeply divided countries in the Persian Gulf and their backers to step back from pos...

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday (Oct. 21), sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarificatio...

Will voting in a non-battleground state make a difference?

HOW DOES MY VOTE MATTER IF I DON'T LIVE IN A PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND STATE? There are still plenty of other races where your vote makes a difference. In fact, voters in almost ever...

EU agriculture policy: What are the bones of contention?

The European Union's common agricultural policy (CAP) accounts for about a third of the EU budget, with some €54 billion ($64 billion) in farming subsidies going to the bloc's 27 member s...

Opinion: EU fails to introduce real agricultural reform

Better late than never. The EU has finally understood that agriculture and the environment are two sides of the same coin. The bloc has agreed to ensure that in future the common agricultural policy (...