(REUTERS) The leader of Western Europe's largest economy also urged Germans to shun populism and said Germany should take a leading role in addressing the many challenges facing the European Union.
(USA Today) The move comes as the NYPD has been stressing diversity within its ranks, partly as a response to heightened tensions between police and communities across the country.
(REUTERS) The flotilla has yet to receive permission to enter Myanmar, sparking fears of a confrontation with security forces that could worsen Myanmar's already-frayed ties with predominantly Muslim Malaysia.
(REUTERS) An appeals court has revived a case accusing former President Christina Fernandez of trying to cover up Iran's alleged role in the bombing of a Jewish center in 1994 that killed 85 people.
(REUTERS) A federal judge on Thursday (Dec. 29) ordered a psychiatric examination for Dylann Roof, days before he is to represent himself as jurors hear evidence about whether he should be executed
(VARIETY via REUTERS) Scientology officials say the network should have cancelled a series about Scientology because some people interviewed had been paid for their participation.
(REUTERS) A vow to step up efforts to expose the "sinister intentions" of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
(RNS) 'At this point I’m not intending to offer any evidence at all or call any witnesses,' Dylann Roof said, addressing a U.S. District Court judge.
(REUTERS) Neo-Nazis plan to rally in the town of Whitefish, where Jews have been singled out for harassment.
(REUTERS) Jakarta's Christian governor is accused of insulting the Quran.
(REUTERS) Deaths from tainted liquor, often home-brewed, occur periodically in Muslim-majority Pakistan, often around religious festivals.
(REUTERS) One of the obstacles to improving relations is the question of who should be able to appoint senior clergy.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Francis paid tribute to Middle East Christians who have clung to their faith during persecution by Islamist militants, saying there are more Christians martyrs now than in the Church's early days.
(RNS) Anger and the lack of answers to troubling global trends of conservative nativism, social injustice, and widening economic disparity are more than enough to make me want to holler and throw up both my hands.
WINDHOEK, Namibia (RNS) Judgmental attitudes towards gays and lesbians are common in the nation’s Christian churches.