Pope Francis, who never worked in the Italian-dominated Curia before he was elected, has not shied from complaining about the gossiping, careerism and bureaucratic power intrigues that afflict the Holy See.
Jaycee Chan charged: The son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan was indicted on the charge of 'sheltering others to use drugs.' If convicted, Jaycee Chan, a singer and actor, could face up to three years in prison.
The US led air campaign sought to build on the successes of Friday and Saturday, when Iraqi Kurdish forces helped by US planes were able to break the siege of Mt. Sinjar, where a genocide of Yazidis was once feared.
In the attack, most of the kidnapped were young women, children, and members of a civilian defense group fighting Boko Haram, according to residents, a security official, and a local government officer.
In a statement marking the fifth anniversary of Gross's detention earlier this month, Obama hinted that his release could lead to a thaw in relations with Cuba. Many are watching to see if this could lead to an end of the decades-long US economic embargo.