Pope Francis presided over his weekly audience Wednesday despite the flu that caused him to abandon plans to attend UN climate talks in Dubai, but asked an aide to deliver his reading for him.Parolin said he would attend the first part of the UN talks, as he had all the COP meetings since Paris, while a Vatican team would remain the whole time.
Federal prosecutors in New York charged an Indian national with an alleged plot to kill a Sikh political activist living in the U.S.
European Commission lawyers initially opposed sending a warning to Amazon over its $1.4 billion acquisition of robot vacuum maker iRobot, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The Commission's legal service did not think a statement of objections regarding the deal was warranted, in contrast with antitrust officials handling the case, the people said. Without such a charge sheet, the deal would have been cleared unconditionally.
China is not likely to consider a major invasion of Taiwan for now due to domestic challenges, the island's president Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, although Beijing is trying to sway its upcoming election.But China is still "interested in interfering" in Taiwan's upcoming presidential election, Tsai said, adding that Beijing is attempting to sway the outcome in its favor.
Six exoplanets have been spotted in a perfectly synchronised dance around a nearby star, offering clues about the formation of our own Solar System, astronomers said on Wednesday.More than 5,000 exoplanets, planets outside our Solar System, have been discovered since the first was spotted in 1995 -- but this system is the first to have so many planets acting in such harmony.
France intends to complete a bilateral security guarantee accord with Ukraine by the start 2024, its foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. G7 countries in June unveiled an international framework for the long-term security of Ukraine to boost its finances and defences against Russia with a view to deterring Moscow from future aggression, officials said. Unable to join NATO while the war with Russia continues - given that NATO's Article 5, stipulating that an attack on one member is an attack on all, could push it into war with Russia - Ukraine has lobbied for long-term security commitments from its main backers.
Former US first lady Rosalynn Carter, who died last week at the age of 96, will be buried at her home in Georgia later Wednesday following a private funeral service attended by her ailing husband Jimmy Carter.When she died, Jimmy Carter said in a statement that she had been "my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished." aem/nro/bgs
They are the most common type of planet observed in our Milky Way galaxy - two to three times the diameter of Earth but smaller than Neptune, and orbiting closer to their stars than our solar system's innermost planet Mercury does to the sun. Called "sub-Neptunes," they are absent from our solar system and their fundamental nature has remained a puzzle.
Melissa Etheridge talks to the TODAY show's Hoda Kotb on the "Making Space" podcast about losing son Beckett to opioid addiction, her memoir and more.
Zahra Hankir opens “Eyeliner: A Cultural History” by marveling over her mother’s elegant beauty process as she delicately sweeps black kohl on her waterline, dreaming of displaying that same confidence one day. For Hankir, eyeliner is more than just a cosmetic product. It exists beyond borders, gender roles and Western beauty standards.
In a 2021 interview with Oprah for CBS, the former Meghan Markle, who is half Black, said a member of the royal family questioned what her baby's skin tone might be. She and Prince Harry chose to keep the person's identity a secret.
After a career in the shadows, spent in Israeli prisons and the internal security apparatus of Hamas, Yahya Sinwar rose to lead the Islamist movement in the Gaza Strip.Known for his secrecy, Sinwar is a security operator "par excellence", according to Abu Abdallah, a Hamas member who spent years alongside him in Israeli jails.
Most Republican senators believe Trump will be their party's nominee but are withholding their endorsement in the primary.
A lawyer for the Memphis couple who took in former NFL player Michael Oher when he was in high school said Wednesday that references to Oher being their adopted son will be removed from the couple’s websites and public speaking materials as part of their legal battle over Oher’s finances. Lawyer Randy Fishman told a Memphis probate judge that mentions of Oher being adopted by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy will be taken off advertising for public speaking engagements and the couple’s websites immediately.
Indictment released by DoJ also provides new evidence unnamed agent ordered murder of activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar
Europe's main stock markets mostly rose Wednesday while Wall Street held onto gains as traders ramped up bets on the US Federal Reserve cutting interest rates in the new year.The dollar, which has been under pressure over the prospect of rate cuts, firmed against main rivals Wednesday.
Rep. James Comer, Ky., indicated that Hunter Biden would have to testify at a closed-door deposition first before an open hearing.
Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Daniel Hagari said the IDF was "examining the reliability of the information."
Following a relatively dry end to the month of November, December will start out significantly soggier in the Northwest as a series of storms will bring multiple rounds of heavy rain, snow and gusty winds to the region, warn AccuWeather meteorologists. The storms will arrive via an atmospheric river, a meteorological phenomenon where a flow of moisture from the Pacific Ocean resembles a fire hose that delivers near-constant rain and higher-elevation snow to the western United States or British C
Colombia's health sector could see costs grow by 929 billion pesos ($234.7 million) in 2024 if the government's proposed health reform is approved by Congress, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. Health sector expenses could hit 92.3 trillion pesos ($23.3 billion) next year if the controversial bill is approved, versus an expected 91.3 trillion pesos if the reform is blocked. The health reform is one of a series of proposals pushed by the government of President Gustavo Petro, which looks to reduce poverty and inequality in Latin America's fourth-largest economy.