Philadelphia, March 4 (RHC)-- Lawyers for renowned political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal confirmed Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.... More

Vatican City, March 4 (RHC)-- Pope Francis is planning to travel to Baghdad Friday and is scheduled to meet with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Saturday. ... More

Paris, March 4 (RHC)-- The head of an independent inquiry investigating church child abuse in France said Tuesday that there might have been at least 10,000 victims since 1950.  Jean-Marc Sauve, head of a commission set up by the Catholic Church, said that a previous estimate in June last year of 3,000 victims "is certainly an underestimate."... More

Paris, March 4 (RHC)-- France has shut down Generation Identity (GI) some eight years after the far-right, anti-migrant group rose to prominence in the country by occupying a mosque in Poitiers – the first of many stunts.... More

Austin, March 3 (RHC)-- The move to open Texas 100 percent by Republican Governor Greg Abbott marks the furthest any U.S. state has gone so far to roll back harsh restrictions on businesses and residents.... More

The Hague, March 3 (RHC)-- The International Criminal Court has opened a formal investigation into Israeli war crimes against Palestinians.  “I confirm the initiation by the office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court of an investigation respecting the situation in Palestine,” Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement on Wednesday.... More

Paris, March 3 (RHC)-- President Emmanuel Macron has admitted that French forces ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel in Algeria’s war for independence.  Macron made the confession “in the name of France” on Tuesday during a meeting with Boumendjel’s grandchildren.... More

Washington, March 3 (RHC)-- Police in Washington, DC have intensified security measures on Capitol Hill over a prediction by a QAnon conspiracy theory, in which the far-right group claims that former U.S. President Donald Trump will return to the White House on March 4.... More

​Amsterdam, March 3 (RHC)-- A coronavirus testing center in the Netherlands was intentionally targeted, Dutch police said, after an explosion at the site.  The blast on Wednesday in Bovenkarspel, a northern town, shattered windows but caused no injuries, police from the province of North Holland said in a statement.... More

Caracas, March 3 (RHC)-- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Wednesday that Venezuela raises, together with Mother Africa, the flags of freedom, independence and justice.... More

Rabat, March 3 (RHC)-- Morocco has suspended contacts with the German embassy in the North African kingdom in part over what officials said was Berlin’s stance on the Western Sahara dispute.... More

New York, March 3 (RHC)-- Twitter says it will start labelling misleading tweets about COVID vaccines and ban users who continue to spread such misinformation.  The microblogging platform introduced on Monday a “strike system” that will gradually escalate to a permanent ban after the fifth offending tweet.... More

Bristol, March 3 (RHC)-- Three men and a woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of criminal damage over their alleged role in the toppling of a statue of 17th-century slave trade magnate Edward Colston in Bristol in southwest England last year.... More

Tel Aviv, March 3 (RHC)-- Israel is working to "influence" the International Criminal Court (ICC) in order to protect its forces against possible rulings on war crimes, says the regime’s minister of military affairs.... More

Atlanta, March 3 (RHC)-- Governors around the United States have begun rolling back restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 — even as the U.S. recorded another 58,000 new infections and 1,500 COVID-19 deaths on Monday. ... More