Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say

“He was informed about the facts,” lawyer Martin Pusch said, as the Westpfahl Spilker Wastl law firm announced the findings of an investigation into historic sexual abuse at the Munich Archdiocese over several decades....

US accuses Russia of recruiting Ukrainian officials to take control of Ukraine’s government as it unveils new sanctions

“Russia has directed its intelligence services to recruit current and former Ukrainian government officials to prepare to take over the government of Ukraine and to control Ukraine’s critical infrastructure with an occupying Russian force,”...

Texas synaogue standoff: 2 men arrested in UK as part of investigation, police say

The men remained in custody for questioning as UK counterterrorism investigators support US authorities in probing the incident that has put American Jewish communties on edge. The FBI is investigating Saturday’s standoff as “a...

North Korea says it will reconsider its moratorium on nuclear and long range missile tests

The announcement is a possible reference to its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons, which has been in place since 2017. Though Pyongyang is barred from testing ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons under international...

A 555.55-carat black diamond believed to come from space is going on sale

Written by Isabelle Jani-Friend, CNN A 555.55-carat black diamond that is truly from out of this world has been unveiled by auction house Sotheby’s Dubai. The rare gem, which Sotheby’s has dubbed “The Enigma,”...

Tonga faces ‘unprecedented disaster’ as New Zealand warns of further eruptions and tsunami risk

In its first official update since Saturday’s eruption of the underwater Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, Tonga’s government on Tuesday confirmed the deaths of three people and several other injuries, and outlined the scale of destruction to...

Winter storms in Middle East: Three children killed, with hundreds of thousands at risk as temperatures plummet in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

CARE warned in a Tuesday report that the onslaught of heavy winter storms is exacerbating the living situation of internally displaced Syrians, as well as Syrians living in Lebanon and Jordan, where “temperatures are...

Palestinian family home demolished in sensitive East Jerusalem neighborhood

The Jerusalem municipality said the eviction had been carried out following district court approval and would mean a school for local children with special needs could be built on the site. The large operation...

The world’s 20 best soups

(CNN) — If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you’ve got plenty of company. Soup is one of the world’s oldest and most universal foods, said Janet...