Tag: Religious issues

N. Macedonia upholds most convictions on fishermen slayings

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SKOPJE, North Macedonia — North Macedonia’s criminal court on Tuesday reduced the sentences originally imposed on two people and acquitted one in a retrial...

Oregon man sues Mormon church over alleged sexual abuse

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SALT LAKE CITY — David Hiser felt sick to his stomach when he learned that a man he says sexually abused him in his...

Appeal over dictionary use denied in U.Va. lacrosse slaying

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal judge has rejected an appeal from a former University of Virginia lacrosse player that his 2012 murder conviction...

Religious leader sentenced for 1980s child deaths

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A woman who once ran a Florida religious group described as a cult by prosecutors has been sentenced for the 1980s...

Canada lawmakers to vote on accusing China of genocide

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TORONTO — Canada’s main opposition party called Thursday for the House of Commons to formally declare that China is committing genocide against more than...

Spanish prosecutors probe hate speech against Muslims, Jews

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MADRID — Prosecutors in Spain have launched two separate investigations involving a far-right party and extremist neo-Nazi sympathizers for possible hate crimes against Muslims...

Judge lets civil suit in diplomatic immunity case move ahead

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal judge in Virginia is letting a British family move forward with its lawsuit in the U.S. against an...

Delayed Legion of Christ extortion trial goes ahead in Italy

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ROME — A judge in Milan has ruled that trial can go ahead in a case in which priests and lawyers of the Legion...

High school group relaxes soccer rules on religious headwear

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INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Thursday that it will no longer require state approval to allow soccer players...

Biden order reestablishes faith-focused White House office

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday relaunching a White House office aimed at fostering cooperation between the federal government and...