The Latest: US asked to allow IS fighters to leave Raqqa

Oct 14, 2017

Tribal leaders from the Syrian city of Raqqa say they have appealed to the U.S. coalition and their Syrian allied forces to allow the evacuation of local Islamic State fighters to stop the bloodshed

Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

Oct 14, 2017

Vatican court convicts former president of pope's children's hospital of diverting some $500,000 in donations to renovate cardinal's flat

The Latest: Vatican court convicts ex-hospital president

Oct 14, 2017

A Vatican court has convicted the former president of the pope's children's hospital of abuse of office for diverting $500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal's flat and sentenced him to a suspended one-year sentence

Austrian voters concerned about immigration, Islam

Oct 14, 2017

After bruising political campaigns, Austrian political parties are heading into an election that could turn the country rightward after decades of centrist governance amid voter concerns over immigration and Islam

German official's proposal for Muslim holidays gets rejected

Oct 14, 2017

A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has been rebuked by his own political allies for suggesting Germany might introduce public holidays to celebrate the Islamic religion

Kentucky clerk now fighting gay marriage in Romania

Oct 13, 2017

A Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples has taken her crusade to Romania

Trial set for Mississippi man indicted in killing of 2 nuns

Oct 13, 2017

A Feb. 12 trial has been set for a Mississippi man in the 2016 killing of two nuns who worked as nurse practitioners in one of the poorest parts of the U.S. Rodney Earl Sanders was indicted on capital murder, sexual assault, burglary and grand larceny

Trump, unlikely religious favorite, hails Christian values

Oct 13, 2017

Trump assures Christian conservatives his administration will defend religious organizations, return to "Merry Christmas" and traditional American values

Reports: Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria

Oct 13, 2017

Reports: Italian priest kidnapped at gunpoint in southern Nigeria

Swiss to hold referendum on banning face-covering garments

Oct 13, 2017

The Swiss government says voters will have a chance to decide whether to ban face-covering garments like masks or Muslim burqas and niqabs

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