Georgia Pope: Tbilisi stadium largely empty for papal Mass

Francis received an unexpectedly warm welcome from the Orthodox leader upon his arrival Friday in Tbilisi. "Dear brothers and sisters, let us take up this call: to not bury ourselves in what is going wrong around us or be saddened by the lack of harmony between us".

Obama orders flags at half-staff to honor Peres

Peres served twice as Israeli prime minister. Israeli citizens joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former US President Bill Clinton at the Knesset to pay their respects to Shimon Peres. The president "will lead the U.S. delegation to Jerusalem to participate in the funeral", the White House said. "Just by appearing here, he'll probably want to make a speech that will mention the two-state solution", said Zalman Shoval, a two-time Israeli ambassador to the United States and a ...

Eric Trump praises dad's 'courage' in not bringing up Bill Clinton's infidelities

As I noted immediately after the debate , there's even the perverse possibility that all the talk about Clinton "crushing" or "destroying" Trump at Hofstra could enhance the belief that she's already won the election, making a "protest vote" for Johnson or Stein or nonparticipation a consequences-free action in the eyes of millennials who have meh feelings about Clinton.

Nissan redefines the Micra at Paris Motor Show

Two new electronic systems help with the Micra's handling - Active Trace Control (which uses the brakes to keep the auto on line in corners), and Active Ride Control (which improves body control over large bumps). This new design brings the Micra in line with other Nissan models, including the Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail SUVs. This Nissan Micra Gen5 is the fifth generation vehicle of the family which is the reason that Nissan has prepped it with loads of care and hard work.

California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case

The governor in a signing statement said he usually opposes expanding the number of crimes with mandatory minimum statement. State law defines rape as nonconsensual intercourse between a man and a woman, leaving out other forms of sexual assault, including Turner's 2015 attack on the woman he met at a fraternity party.

Australian Miss Universe Contestant Claims Donald Trump Fat Shamed Her

Like Alicia", he said told media in NY. "Let her try and lose the weight'". "I thought maybe he would change when he got the nomination, but he's getting worse". Earlier in the day, Machado didn't deny allegations that she drove the getaway auto from a murder scene, and threatened to kill the judge who indicted her then-boyfriend for the attempted murder.

Warm welcome for William and Kate in 'Wilderness City'

Thy also climbed into the historic White Pass steam train at Carcross , with William helping Kate climb off the old locomotive. Kate Middleton stepped out in the Canadian territory of Yukon on Wednesday in another vibrant look that gave a nod to the country's flag.

Paris climate agreement takes center stage at UNGA

Brazil, Mexico and Argentina were the largest emitters to join the treaty Wednesday, but numerous countries that joined were small island nations, whose very existence is threatened by rising sea levels provoked by global warming, but whose individual emissions account for a mere fraction of a percent of total global emissions.

Canadian Homa Hoodfar released from Iranian prison

Demonstrators rally for Homa Hoodfar's release in Montreal on September 21, 2016. After Hoodfar was sent to jail in June, academics like Noam Chomsky and Orhan Pamuk joined more than 5,500 signatories to a petition demanding the Government of Iran free her.

Obama says people don't give Clinton credit

Michelle Obama told a diverse, young and boisterous crowd in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and asserted America "needs an adult in the White House". And these are the comments from the First Lady that made the audience go wild. "Questions that can not be blamed on others or swept under the rug by an insincere sentence at a press conference".

Saudis, Iran dash hopes for OPEC oil deal in Algeria

Earlier, people involved in the discussions said OPEC members were planning to discuss a proposal on Wednesday that would cut nearly 1 million barrels a day of global production over one year. OPEC secretary-general Mohammed Barkindo, of Nigeria, suggested that the remarks from Iran and other producers were "all part of the consultations".

Obama faces showdown with Congress over 9/11 lawsuit bill

The Times noted that a primary concern of the White House is that the bill could ultimately run the risk of increasing the odds that US officials, military personal, and even business leaders could face legal action overseas. Allowing private litigators to sue foreign governments, he reasoned, would set a precedent for pursuing lawsuits overseas, destroying protections that have always been in place and putting USA officials, service members and businesses at risk, according to NPR .

New law may complicate release of Charlotte police video

Both videos show Scott moving at a measured pace with his hands at his sides. Charlotte police will release body camera and dashboard videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man that triggered protests in the North Carolina city, but the footage does not show the victim holding a gun, the head of the force said on Saturday.

US Accuses Russia Of 'Concerted Campaign' To Bomb Civilians In Syria

The U.S. -led attack on Syrian army positions in Deir al-Zour was the first since the coalition started operations in Syria two years ago. This was in response to some stinging criticism of Russia's role in protecting the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Beaches closed after shark attack in NSW

Paramedics treated the boy at the beach before taking him by road ambulance to Ballina District Hospital. The teen was in stable condition after the attack near Ballina's Lighthouse Beach, Mayor David Wright said. "We've gone back to where we were past year", he told AAP. Please stay away from the area until further notice. Beaches were closed following the attack.

42 killed in migrant boat capsize off Egypt s coast

Di Giacomo said those aboard the boat were mainly East African and Egyptian, including many unaccompanied youths whose ranks have increased this year because of economic need and provisions in Italian law that grant them temporary papers and bar their involuntary deportation.

Croatia's conservatives take lead in preliminary results

With more than half of the ballots counted, Croatia's state election authorities said early on Monday that the conservative Croatian Democratic Union , or HDZ , have won 62 seats in the 151-seat parliament, while rival left-leaning People's Coalition won 53.

NY governor's ex-top aide among 8 charged in bribery case

NY1 has also reached out to both Percoco and Governor Cuomo for comment. According the complaint, the criminal charges stemmed from two overlapping schemes involving bribes, corruption and fraud in the awarding of contracts and other state benefits.

Obama touts $38 billion military aid package in meeting with Netanyahu

But the White House remains opposed to Israel's expanded settlement activity in the West Bank, and has expressed disappointment at Netanyahu's occasional skepticism about the viability of a two-state solution in the region. Cruz in a statement said he rejected the language in the letter's opening that "the only way to resolve the conflicts between the two is through direct negotiations that lead to a sustainable two-state solution with a future state of Palestine living in peace and security ...

ASEAN Summit: US President Barack Obama Urges China To Recognize Arbitration's Ruling

Abe's remarks are in tandem with "a deep concern" about China's attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China Seas that was expressed during the Japan-ASEAN summit meeting. He said this goes against the trend of solving disputes through dialogue and consultations. Tensions have escalated sharply in recent years as China has built islands on reefs and islets in the Spratlys archipelago - another strategically important location - that are capable of supporting military ...