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December 15, 2017 1:39 PM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018, Kensington Palace has announced. The couple confirmed their engagement last month and said the ceremony would take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, including the service, music, flowers and reception. Kensington Palace 59

October 24, 2017 4:35 AM Clerics urge review of UN strategy ahead of Guterres visit

In Central Africa Clerics urge review of UN strategy ahead of Guterres visit Guterres is expected on Tuesday, ahead of a requested renewal in November of the UN force in CAR, called MINUSCA, which has been accused by some of passivity. "If they're just television spectators of the conflict, that won't do," Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga, the Catholic 76

August 28, 2017 8:55 AM Guatemala faces crisis after president turns on UN man

Guatemala City - Guatemala faced a fresh political crisis on Sunday as President Jimmy Morales tried to expel a UN official investigating him for suspected corruption, but was overruled by the courts. The row comes two years since another graft affair that toppled a former president in the Central American country of 15 million people. Morales on Sunday 20

July 7, 2017 12:04 AM Merkel Knows She Has to Deal With Trump. The Question Is How

But those differences, especially since Mr. Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord last month, are inescapable. Ms. Merkel, already grappling with violent anti-globalism protests on streets outside the conference, has been intensely focused on divining a way to coexist with a president whose disruptive views differ so drastically 24

June 26, 2017 4:25 PM Theresa May's Deal with the DUP Could Make a Bad Situation Worse in Northern Ireland

When Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in the U.K. general election on June 8, the Prime Minister had to find a friendly party to partner with to get legislation passed. May turned to Northern Ireland’s leading Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to forge a coalition agreement. She had likely hoped for a speedy consensus to be reached 37

May 5, 2017 6:13 PM In secular France, religion inserts an unpredictable dynamic into a significant election

PARIS — On a warm spring afternoon, as the teeming streets of this capital city buzzed ahead of the all-important French election on Sunday, quiet reigned inside the 12th-century parish church of Saint-Germain-de-Charonne. The candles were lit, but the pews were mostly empty. A few people, mainly older women, came in alone to pray. One said religion 21

April 21, 2017 4:53 PM Jehovah's Witnesses Had Foes Before Putin

When the Russian Supreme Court banned Jehovah's Witnesses and ordered the confiscation of the denomination's property on Thursday, it wasn't the first time. The faithful were outlaws in the Soviet Union, too, until that country's final year. The stubborn group will fight on -- but the court has delivered another chilling reminder that President Vladimir 24

April 10, 2017 9:13 AM Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Cairo - Egypt's Copts, targets of an apparent church bombing north of Cairo on Sunday, are the Middle East's largest Christian minority and one of the oldest. Making up about 10% of Egypt's population of 90 million, the Coptic Orthodox form the largest Christian denomination in the Muslim-majority country. Here is a recap of their history, their status 12

April 6, 2017 10:48 AM Russian Supreme Court Considers Outlawing Jehovah's Witness Worship

The Russian Supreme Court could declare the Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist organization in a Wednesday hearing, a move that would lead to the seizure of the church's headquarters near St. Petersburg and the outlawing of the group’s organized worship. In advance of the hearing, international concern has grown. “If the Supreme Court rules in favour of the authorities 15

March 19, 2017 5:02 AM Trouble brewing over Brexit in Scotland

LONDON — The Scottish referendum in 2014 was described by supporters and opponents alike as a “once in a generation” opportunity for Scotland to break away from the rest of the U.K. But that was before Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Now, after a frenetic week in politics north and south of the border, talk of independence is firmly back on the agenda 10