Indiana bishop under investigation in Harrisburg – DA

By David Dekok HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept 7 : A Roman Catholic Bishop who serves a diocese in Indiana that includes Notre Dame University is under investigation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he formerly worked, a district attorney said on Thursday. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo said the investigation involves Bishop Kevin Rhoades, 60, who is […]

Tropical Storm Gordon strengthens, churns toward U.S. Gulf Coast

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, Sept 4 : Tropical Storm Gordon began lashing the U.S. Gulf Coast with high winds on Tuesday, strengthening as it swirled toward the coast carrying heavy rains and threatening to make landfall as a hurricane. Gordon was forecast to come ashore near Pascagoula, Mississippi in the coming hours as a […]

Trump-backed Republican leads close US House race in Ohio

By John Whitesides Undated, Aug 7 : A Republican clung to a narrow lead in a hotly contested US House of Representatives race in Ohio late on Tuesday, holding off a strong challenge in the reliably Republican district after a late show of support from President Donald Trump. Republican Troy Balderson led Democrat Danny O’Connor […]

Guatemalan children reunited with deported parents after US separation

By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 7 : Nine Guatemalan children separated from their parents at the US border under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy were flown home on Tuesday and reunited with their deported families, Guatemala’s government said. Nazario Jacinto Carrillo, a farmer from the village of Huehuetenango, embraced his 5-1/2-year-old daughter […]

Taiwan shadows China carrier group after Xi warning

By Fabian Hamacher TAIPEI, March 21 : Taiwan has sent ships and aircraft to shadow a Chinese aircraft carrier group through the narrow Taiwan Strait, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his strongest warning against Taiwan separatism to date. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory and considers the […]

China will safeguard national interests in response to U.S. trade probes

By Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo BEIJING, March 21 : China will actively take steps to safeguard its interests as well as those of its industries, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said, in light of what he described as acts of trade protectionism by the United States. The U.S. decision to launch trade investigations is […]