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Pope accepts resignation from top Chilean church official accused of sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, Chile’s top Roman Catholic official, in the latest shock wave to hit the church that has been rocked by a flurry of sexual abuse allegations and the resulting loss of favor by Chileans.

LA TIMES

Pompeo says no double standard in Trump's Golan Heights decision

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that President Trump's move on the Golan Heights does not amount to a double standard. He made the remarks when asked about the U.S. stance on the Syrian territory that Israel officially seized in 1981 compared to U.S. policy on Russia regarding its annex

CBS NEWS

The Latest: Voting ends in 1st Thai election since 2014 coup

BANGKOK — The Latest on Thailand’s general election (all times local):. Voting has ended in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup. Some results are expected within several hours, but the formation of a government may take weeks of horse-trading.

WASHINGTON POST

Gaza fires missile on central Israel, injuring civilians

TEL AVIV, March 25. /TASS/. The missile launched from the Gaza Strip has hit a house in the Mishmeret moshav in central Israel, police sources inform. "Some time ago, police has received reports of a missile strike on the Mishmeret moshav (located in central Israel to the north of Tel Aviv - TASS).

TASS.COM

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Naspers plots Euronext flotation of e-commerce ventures

JOHANNESBURG, March 25 (Reuters) - Naspers will float its e-commerce ventures on the Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam, it said on Monday, the latest move by South Africa’s biggest company to address a hefty discount in its shares.

REUTERS

Kenyan who gave earnings to poor wins $1M teacher prize

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Kenyan science teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor and tutored students on the weekends won a $1 million prize on Sunday that honors one exceptional educator from around the world.

WASHINGTON POST

Italy's Di Maio tries to reassure Washington after becoming first EU country to join China's massive Belt and Road initiative

Italy on Saturday became the first European Union and Group of 7 country to join China's expansive Belt and Road Initiative, drawing concern from the U.S. and European allies. Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Rome saw a total of 29 deals signed, altogether worth $2.8 billion.

CNBC

Read: Attorney General delivers summary of special counsel’s report

Attorney General Bill Barr has delivered the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to Congress on Sunday, offering lawmakers and the public the first glimpse of findings of the nearly two-year long investigation.

VOX

Algerian president’s party rejects his protest strategy

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s own party is rejecting his plans for a national conference aimed at quelling mass protests against his leadership.

WASHINGTON POST

Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops: report

CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Russian air force planes landed in Venezuela’s main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to a local journalist, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow.

REUTERS

British Prime Minister Theresa May Faces New Pressure To Quit As Brexit Deadline Looms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing new challenges to her leadership the day after protesters packed the streets of London to demand a second referendum on Britain's exit from the European Union.

NPR

Read: Justice Department summary of Mueller report

() Attorney General William Barr on Sunday submitted to Congress his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The full text of his letter is below:

CNN

Prince Charles pays respects to revolutionary hero in landmark visit to Cuba

Prince Charles paid his respects to one of Cuba’s revolutionary heroes after becoming the first royal to visit Cuba in 60 years with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

TELEGRAPH

Italy - Factors to watch on March 25

MILANO, March 18 (Reuters) - The following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*).

REUTERS

Top Iranian official: Islamic Republic did hack Netanyahu family phones

Conservative Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, custodian of the holy shrine in Mashhad, confirmed Saudi reports on Friday that Iran successfully hacked the telephones of Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu's "family," according to Radio Farda.

JERUSALEM POST

How one Englishman saved Japan’s cherry trees

Alice Vincent reviews ‘Cherry’ Ingram by Naoko Abe​. Japan’s floral reputation precedes it. Even those unfamiliar with the Land of the Rising Sun are likely to know of its cherry blossom, the horticultural blush that covers that skinny sprawl of islands in the spring. And yet, less than a century ag

TELEGRAPH

India's Jet Airways founder Goyal to quit as chairman on Monday -ET Now

March 25 (Reuters) - Jet Airways Ltd Chairman Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal are expected to leave the board of the cash-strapped airline on Monday, ET Now television channel reported bit.ly/2uqgHdB.

REUTERS

Brexit: what’s the least worst outcome of this week? Our panel discusses

Polly Toynbee: Without a public vote, we’re condemned to relive this debate for ever. Stalemate, impasse, roadblock was the ineluctable result of a crude in/out referendum dangling a dozen Brexit rainbows. No one true Brexit was ever put to voters. The closest to a healing compromise now is the well

THE GUARDIAN

Cyclone death toll above 750; fighting disease new challenge

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) - Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday.

WASHINGTON TIMES

New Zealand PM says she will meet President Xi in China

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she will travel to China at the end of the week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid concerns of strained relations between the countries.

REUTERS