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VATICAN CITY | Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight ‘devil’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are…

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SOCHI, Russia | Hamilton fastest in 3rd practice at Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia — Lewis Hamilton was fastest again in the third practice session for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday…

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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Europe wins 2 more matches to extend lead

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Sergio Garcia…

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Developers Work to Launch New Bitcoin Cash Full Node Clients — Gocoin-cash and Bchd

The masterminds behind counterparty.cash and Openbazaar have come up with two new Bitcoin Cash full node clients— Gocoin-cash and Bchd…

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BARCELONA, Spain | Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain— Police clashed on Saturday with Catalan separatists in downtown Barcelona who had gathered to protest another march by…

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PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia tsunami and quake devastate coast; deaths top 380

PALU, Indonesia— A tsunami swept away buildings and killed at least several hundred people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi,…

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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Reed getting fired up at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Patrick Reed…

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WSJ: $88.6 Million in Illegal Funds Directed Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

In a recent news story flaunted by Wall Street Journal, it has investigated that $88.6 million in ill-gotten funds have…

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WASHINGTON | How Sen. Flake brought the Senate back from the brink

WASHINGTON  — The tension in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room was almost unbearable in the hours and minutes before…

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BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania live TV debate on same-sex marriage interrupted

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romania’s national broadcaster has apologized after a studio camera operator interrupted a live TV debate on a…

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ATHENS, Greece | Powerful storm in Mediterranean brings heavy rain to Greece

ATHENS, Greece— A powerful Mediterranean storm has brought torrential rain to southern Greece, as civil protection services remained on alert…

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: Hundreds at funeral of killed Palestinian boy

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— The Latest on the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Hundreds have attended the funeral…

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How Litecoin will Boost Adoption of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Since its inception in 2009, Bitcoin (BTC) has earned various accolades including becoming the leading cryptocurrency used throughout the crypto…

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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Europe makes strong start to Day 2 at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Coming off…

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DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria says it reopened vital border crossing with Jordan

DAMASCUS, Syria  — A vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan reopened Saturday for the first time in years, Syria’s…

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UNITED NATIONS | Syria, North Korea to have their say at UN gathering

UNITED NATIONS  — Two of the planet’s most troubled hot spots are sending envoys to have their say before the…

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SEATTLE | Segura benched for lack of hustle, Mariners top Rangers 12-6

SEATTLE— Jean Segura made a smart slide to score. It’s the roundabout path he took toward the plate that bothered…

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JOHANNESBURG | Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo now ‘very high,’ WHO says

JOHANNESBURG— The World Health Organization says the risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high”…

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NAIROBI, Kenya | ‘Huge win’ as banned Kenyan film is allowed limited showings

NAIROBI, Kenya — The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has received overwhelming audience support…

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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian media, citing national disaster agency, says death toll from Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami rises to 384

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Indonesian media, citing national disaster agency, says death toll from Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami rises to 384. By…

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DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria reopens vital border crossing with Jordan

DAMASCUS, Syria — A vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan reopened Saturday for the first time in years, Syria’s…

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PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Indonesia quake, tsunami deaths climb to 384

PALU, Indonesia— The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Indonesian television and…

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | 7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials…

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NEW YORK | What comes next in Facebook’s major data breach

NEW YORK— For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an…

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JD.com Initiates Institute for Creating ‘Smart Cities’ With Blockchain and AI

JD Finance, a division of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has set-up the Smart City Research Institute at its headquarters in…