Pope Francis’ close aide Cardinal George Pell to stand trial on sex abuse offenses

Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne, Australia, May 1, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) An Australian court has ruled that the Vatican’s finance chief, Cardinal George Pell, stand trial on historical sex offenses, making him the highest-ranking Catholic priest ever to be indicted on such charges. Melbourne magistrate Belinda Wallington said […]

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Admiral Harry Harris to be new US envoy in South Korea, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confrms

US Navy Admiral Harry Harris Jr, head of the Pacific Command, speaks at a Fullerton Lecture on “Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific”, in Singapore, on October 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Veteran Asia-hand Admiral Harry Harris is to be the new US ambassador to South Korea, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed, […]

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China-Australia relations not in deep chill: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (photo by AFP) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has admitted that relations with China are tense over Australian allegations of Chinese interference in Canberra’s internal affairs, but rejected the existence of a “deep chill” in bilateral ties. “There certainly has been a degree of tension in the relationship that has […]

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Austrian politician Peter Pilz resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Austrian politician Peter Pilz has quit over allegations of sexual harassment. (File photo) A seasoned Austrian politician, known for his long anti-establishment campaigns, has resigned from his top post in his party over allegations of sexual harassment. Peter Pilz, who leads the newly formed anti-establishment Pilz List party, announced his resignation on Saturday, saying he took […]

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