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Donald Trump relocating permanently to Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will be making Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence instead of his Trump Tower apartment in New York City. He has owned the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach since 1985 and has…

Catholic church to approve ordination of married men

Catholic bishops approved a proposal Saturday allowing some married men to be ordained as priests in the Amazon region. The proposal, which must be approved by Pope Francis, would be a historic change to the church’s centuries-old…

Texas shooting leaves 2 dead, 10 others injured

Two people were killed and at least 10 others injured in a shooting in Greenville, Texas, Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said. Authorities are looking for the gunman they say opened fire on the off-campus fraternity party from Texas…

California: 50,000 persons evacuated as wildfires rage

No fewer than 50,000 people have been ordered to flee their homes north of the US city of Los Angeles, California, as a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds erupted and raged out of control. The so-called Tick Fire near Santa…

South Korea: Nine Boeing 737 planes grounded over cracks

South Korea’s transport ministry on Friday said nine Boeing Co 737 NG planes in the country had been grounded after checks found structural cracks requiring repairs. The suspension follows an order from the U.S. Federal Aviation…

Water outages may hit the Philippine capital – reports

Water outages may hit the Philippine capital again starting this week as supply in the main reservoir declined despite the rainy season. Manila Water Co. Inc., a unit of Ayala Corp., said it may cut water supply in Manila and nearby…

Northern Ireland legalizes abortion and gay marriage

Same-sex marriage and abortion became legal in Northern Ireland at the stroke of midnight Tuesday. Abortions and same-sex marriages are now — for the first time — legal in Northern Ireland. Legislation that the U.K.’s Parliament…

Civil rights leader, Elijah Cummings dies at age 68

Elijah Cummings, a towering figure on Capitol Hill who represented his home city of Baltimore in Congress for nearly a quarter-century, has died. The Democratic leader, who did not return to Capitol Hill this week following a medical…

Chile: Protests in Santiago over metro fare increase

A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent. Protesters – many of them high school and university students – jumped turnstiles, attacked…

Brexit: British parliament holds emergency sitting

The UK Parliament’s House of Commons will have an emergency sitting on Saturday to discuss the Brexit deal worked out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union. On Thursday, London and Brussels finally reached a new…

European Union discuss $1.2trn post-brexit budget

European Union leaders will discuss a new budget plan on Friday that could allow the bloc to spend up to 1.1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) in the 2021-2027 period, but deep divisions among governments could block a deal for months.…

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