April 18, 2019

Holy Thursday: Why Does The Pope Wash Feet On Maundy Thursday? What's The Tradition?

Pope Francis was in the middle of a busy week Thursday, in the days leading up to Easter and the ceremonies and traditions associated with the holiday. Holy, or Maundy, Thursday, the Thursday before Easter during Holy Week, started at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican where the pope presided over the Chrism Mass.
April 18, 2019

Notre Dame Easter Services Moved To Parisian Church Hit by Arson Just Last Month

The Easter services that were due to take place at Notre Dame Cathedral have been shifted to another church in Paris that was also a victim of fire within the last few weeks.
April 18, 2019

Russia Vows to Continue Venezuela Support Despite New U.S. Sanctions As Iran Considers Deploying Revolutionary Guard

Russia has dismissed new American sanctions imposed on Venezuela and Cuba this week, vowing to stand by the embattled regime headed by President Nicolas Maduro.
April 18, 2019

North Korea Wants Mike Pompeo Gone from Nuclear Talks, Asks for Someone More ‘Mature’

North Korea has taken a swipe at U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with Pyongyang saying America’s most senior diplomat should be removed from nuclear talks and replaced by someone “more careful and mature.” The State Department did not immediately return Newsweek's request for comment. 
April 18, 2019

China Blocks Trump Confidant's Visa as U.S. Increases Scrutiny of Chinese Experts Traveling to America

Chinese authorities recently declined to issue a visa for Donald Trump’s confidant Michael Pillsbury after the U.S. president’s administration strengthened scrutiny on visiting Chinese experts, according to Axios on Wednesday.
April 18, 2019

Jet Airways, India’s Second-Largest Airline, Suspends Operations After Running Out of Money

India’s second-largest airline suspended all flights Wednesday after running out of money and failing to secure emergency funds from lenders.
April 18, 2019

U.S. Conducts War Games Near Islands U.N. Demands It Give Back to Natives

On Monday, the U.S. held joint war games with India near a ring-shaped reef the United Nations says was illegally taken from its native residents.
April 18, 2019

Hacked Emails Appear to Reveal Russia Is Backing Comedian Likely to Be Ukraine's Next President

Comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a political novice, has upended Ukraine’s presidential race over the past several months by promising young voters a break from a past riddled with corruption and leaders beholden to powerful oligarchs.
April 18, 2019

Can U.S. Citizens Travel to Cuba? Trump Administration Wants to Make Tourism Harder

White House national security adviser John Bolton has announced that President Donald Trump's administration would further restrict the rights of U.S. citizens to travel to the communist-led island of Cuba just 90 miles off the coast of Florida.
April 18, 2019

U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Do Not Stop World's Biggest Cocaine Market from Getting Its Drugs

Sanctions targeting Venezuela may have stopped the flow of oil to the United States, but they have done little to impede the traffic of another lucrative product—cocaine.