Religious issues

January 31, 2018 - 12:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday it is suing the two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law. The 2011 law opens the door...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer speaks to reporters outside the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Colyer begins his tenure Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, as Kansas governor replacing Gov. Sam Brownback, his GOP predecessor who is stepping down to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
January 31, 2018 - 12:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Jeff Colyer faces a skeptical GOP-controlled Legislature deeply divided over a court mandate to increase state spending on public schools as he prepares to take over as Kansas' next governor. Colyer, 57, the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor, was scheduled...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer speaks to reporters outside the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Colyer begins his tenure Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, as Kansas governor replacing Gov. Sam Brownback, his GOP predecessor who is stepping down to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
January 31, 2018 - 12:28 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Jeff Colyer is preparing to take over as Kansas' next governor, facing a skeptical Legislature deeply divided over a court mandate to increase state spending on public schools. Colyer is the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor and was scheduled to be sworn in...
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Barbed wire fences are pictured at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic dispute between Poland and Israel over pending legislation that would outlaw blaming Poland for the crimes of the Holocaust has led to an outburst of anti-Semitic comments in Poland, including some in the government-controlled media. Poland's lower house of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 1:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — After coming under excoriating public criticism, Pope Francis has decided to send the Vatican's most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:18 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending the Vatican's most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 11:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending the Vatican's most respected sex crimes prosecutor to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile "...
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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin speaks during a a foundation stone-laying ceremony for a planned Holocaust museum, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki , Greece, Tuesday, Jan. 30 2018. Thessaloniki's new museum will be built next to the railway station where the city's Jews boarded the trains taking them to the camps. Thessaloniki's 55,000-strong Jewish population was deported by Nazi forces during World War II and most of its members were murdered in German concentration camps. (AP Photo/ Giannis Papanikos)
January 30, 2018 - 9:38 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Israel's president and Greece's prime minister attended a foundation ceremony on Tuesday for a Holocaust memorial museum in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, which lost 97 percent of its Jewish community in German World War II death camps. Reuven Rivlin and Alexis Tsipras...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's...
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