Sunday, October 4, 2015
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced a major government reshuffle Friday, axing eight ministries in a cost-cutting measure that also aims to end political paralysis and threats of impeachment.
The Vatican is confirming that the only "audience" the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.
French authorities on Friday found 31 migrants crammed into a refrigerated truck, alive but freezing, police said.
The U.S. government set a new ozone standard Thursday, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
The Vatican reacted furiously on Saturday after a priest employed as a senior official publicly declared his homosexuality on the eve of a synod of bishops that is due to touch on the divisive issue of the Church's relationship to gay believers.
Mexico just extradited 13 people wanted in the United States, including two top drug traffickers, because of a new streamlined process between the two countries -- and not because of the recent escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.
A blacklisted deputy prime minister of Crimea -- whose annexation by Russia last year sparked Western sanctions -- has managed to slip into Poland because of the way his name was transcribed on the banned list.
The 26-year-old behind America's latest mass shooting at a college in rural Oregon appears to have been a gun enthusiast who hoarded an arsenal of weapons and was obsessed with religion.
U.S. presidential hopeful Jeb Bush and other figures in the pro-gun Republican Party declared their opposition to stiffer gun laws Friday in the aftermath of the Oregon college mass shooting, while ruling Democratic Party candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a national movement to counter the power of the gun lobby.
James Bristle and a friend were digging in his soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.