NEWS SCAN Pope Francis’ treasurer would be tried in Australia on the charges of sex crimes. Cardinal George Pell, 76, is Vatican’s finance chief and is expected to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. “The Cardinal will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in
NEWS SCAN Poland’s president has signed into law one of three contested bills that organises the judiciary in a way that critics say limits their independence. The move came after senior members of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) reacted furiously to Andrzej
NEWS SCAN Gaitri Issar Kumar on presented credentials as Head of India’s Mission to the European Union. The letter of credence was received by European Council President Donald Tusk. Last month Kumar was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Belgium. She will also take up the role
NEWS SCAN China’s Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had been operating in cooperation with Vietnam. Drilling began in mid-June in Vietnam’s Block 136/3, which is licensed to
NEW SCAN China today accused India of “abusing” trade remedy measures and called for settling trade disputes through consultation. Reacting to India’s move to launch an anti-dumping investigation over photovoltaic cells and units imported from the China, Taiwan, and Malaysia, Wang Hejun, head of the
NEWS SCAN Tanzania sent Acacia Mining Plc a tax bill equal to almost two centuries worth of the gold producer’s revenue. The government issued the company, which mines all of its gold in the African country, with a $40 billion tax bill and another $150 billion in
NEWS SCAN It’s been described as “the biggest leak in Swedish history”, and it’s easy to see why. Looking to cut costs, in 2015, the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) outsourced the management of its database and IT infrastructure to two companies — IBM in the
NEWS SCAN The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled on Monday that immigrants cannot be detained solely at the request of federal law enforcement officials. The decision comes out of Lunn v. Commonwealth, a case concerning a Cambodian refugee who was arrested for unarmed robbery in Boston last October.
More than 3,800 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been released today by the National Archives. Most of the documents were previously released with parts redacted, and 441 have never been released before. Of those that were previously redacted, some have now
House Democrats on Monday blocked passage of a non-controversial intelligence policy bill, saying that Republicans were rushing to pass it without extensive debate. The vote was 241 to 163 against passing the intelligence authorization bill, which supports critical national security programs, including those addressing counterterrorism and cyberattacks.