ChinaPolitics

US presses Vatican not to renew deal with China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has asked the Vatican not to renew an agreement with China regarding the appointment of bishops of the Catholic Church. The pact was signed in 2018 and expires next October, but the Holy See has already confirmed its intention to extend…
LifestyleWorld

Who wants to be queen has to be a soldier

Elisabeth of Belgium began her studies at the Royal Military School this year, Victoria of Sweden did it before and Leonor of Spain should also do it. Isabel II was the first. Europe is preparing to be governed by queens and “getting to know the military of its…
FutureSociety

Is Venus a Russian planet? Moscow says yes

Head of the Russian special program says Venus is a Russian planet and the country has plans to organize its own mission to investigate the possibility of life. Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, revealed that the country plans to send its own…
LifestyleWorld

Man arrested after climbing skyscraper in Paris

A man was arrested on Friday night after trying to climb the Montparnasse Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the French capital, without a rope, a police source said. The man, Polish national, whose identity has not been revealed, was arrested at 8 pm local time, on the top…
PoliticsWorld

US early voting kicks off in Virginia, Minnesota

Virginia voters queued for up to four hours Friday to cast ballots on the state’s first day of early voting, turning out in force in the fiercely contested US presidential race. The state bordering the US capital Washington joined Minnesota, South Dakota and…
PoliticsWorld

Peru President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote in Congress on Friday as his opponents failed to win the votes necessary to remove him from power. Congress had voted last week to open impeachment proceedings against the 57-year-old president for…
PoliticsWorld

US military strengthens deployment in Syria

The US Army announced Friday it was stepping up its military deployment — both troops and equipment — in northeasternSyriadespite a push to limit its presence there, a move that follows tensions with Russia in the region. US Central Command…
LifestyleWorld

Dutch sex toy firm banned as football shirt sponsor

The Dutch football federation has blocked FC Emmen from having a sex toy company as a shirt sponsor, leaving the top-tier side “amazed and upset”. The Eredivisie team had signed a contract with EasyToys — which sells a range of products online including…