Belgian bishop declines cardinal’s honor for abuse record

ROME — One of the new cardinals proposed by Pope Francis, the retired bishop of Ghent, Belgium, has given up accepting the honor for his insufficient response to cases of clergy sex abuse, the Belgian bishops’ conference has said. . The Bishop of Ghent, Luc Van Looy, had asked Francis for permission to refuse the … Read more

Canadian Grand Prix 2022: Daniel Ricciardo remains optimistic despite McLaren problems, F1 news

Daniel Ricciardo has suffered a horror start to his 2022 campaign, but he refuses to let outside noise hurt his self-confidence. Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo suffered a horror start to his 2022 campaign, but the Australian refuses to let outside noise hurt his confidence. The 32-year-old has failed to live up to expectations since … Read more

Rugby news 2022: Captain James Cook removed from trophy, Australia vs England test

The 25-year-old crystal trophy named for British explorer Captain James Cook is set to be renamed and replaced. The Wallabies would no longer contest the Cook Cup against England in Test rugby, with the crystal trophy set to be renamed in a bid to better represent the sport’s history. Since the start of the professional … Read more

Rugby news 2022: Captain James Cook removed from trophy, Australia vs England test

The 25-year-old crystal trophy named for British explorer Captain James Cook is set to be renamed and replaced. The Wallabies would no longer contest the Cook Cup against England in Test rugby, with the crystal trophy set to be renamed in a bid to better represent the sport’s history. Since the start of the professional … Read more

Ethics adviser to scandal-hit UK leader Boris Johnson resigns

LONDON — Scandal-hit UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser has resigned and accused the Tory government of wanting to flout rules of conduct, weeks after a separate inquiry slammed the UK leader for overseeing a culture non-compliance with government rules. Christopher Geidt resigned on Wednesday evening with a terse statement saying “with regret I … Read more

Euro bailout fund to get new head as its former glory fades

BRUSSELS — A competition to lead the European financial rescue fund is coming to an end with three candidates in the spotlight. But one question that looms over the month-long race seems certain to linger: will the winner have enough to do despite further economic shocks? The finance ministers of the 19 countries that share … Read more

Kevin Spacey appears in UK court to face sexual assault charges

LONDON — Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will appear in a London court on Thursday to face charges of sex offenses against three men. Photographers and TV cameras swarmed Spacey, 62, as he arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court in London for a preliminary hearing. The former ‘House of Cards’ star is charged with four counts of … Read more

Germany record first competitive win against Italy, Hungary beat England in UEFA Nations League

CNN — The German national team secured a first-ever competitive victory over Italy on Tuesday with a comprehensive 5-2 win, while England suffered a shock 4-0 home loss to Hungary in the UEFA Nations League. The result in Mönchengladbach ended a run of four consecutive draws for Germany and saw Hansi Flick’s side take second … Read more

Xi Jinping signs order directing China’s ‘military operations other than war’

Xi Jinping has signed an ominous order, effective today, that outlines China’s “military operations other than war”. Xi Jinping signed an order outlining China’s “military operations other than war”, according to Chinese state media. The ordinance, which comes into force on Wednesday, includes 59 articles and six chapters which “serve as a legal basis for … Read more

Macron: NATO troops in Romania are a “powerful deterrent”

Bucuresti, Romania — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Romania on Tuesday to hold bilateral talks and meet French troops stationed there who are part of NATO’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Macron’s visit to Romania, a member of the European Union since 2007 and a member of NATO since 2004, marked the start … Read more