Legionaries of Christ hit by new scandal as priest fathers two

Oscar Turrion VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – The Legionaries of Christ, a Catholic religious order which fell into disgrace after the discovery that its founder was a sexual abuser with a secret family, has been hit by fresh scandal with revelations that the head of its Rome seminary fathered two children.

Trump undermines U.S. birth control coverage requirement

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration yesterday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women’s birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters.

Curfew relaxed a bit in Dominica

(Trinidad Guardian) Dominica’s Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerritt has revised the curfew hours in Dominica saying the security agencies had advised that “by and large most people are behaving themselves.” However, he told the country on Thursday that the state of emergency will remain in effect at this time.

Three killed in T&T crash after birthday outing

(Trinidad Guardian) Three families are in mourning after a fatal accident yesterday which claimed the lives of birthday boy Alex Lalla, fireman Romel Rambally and Kareem Simon.

Top Puerto Rico bank says 4 months too long to wait for power

SAN JUAN,  (Reuters) – Puerto Rico needs to accelerate the timetable for restoring its power grid or else residents will flee for the mainland rather than live without electricity for months, the chairman of the territory’s largest bank said on Friday.

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) receives a bottle of champagne from her husband Will Fihm Ramsay (R) next to Daniel Hogsta, coordinator, while they celebrate after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland October 6, 2017.

Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, a senior administration official said yesterday, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel.

Mixing Kafka with Jane Austen: Ishiguro wins literature Nobel

Kazuo Ishiguro   STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “The Remains of the Day”, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for a run of “exquisite” novels that the award body said mixed Franz Kafka with Jane Austen.

Catalonia moves to declare independence from Spain on Monday

BARCELONA/MADRID,  (Reuters) – Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain after holding a banned referendum, pushing the European Union nation towards a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.

Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

(Reuters) – Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc.