Pope's resignation 'surprise' even to insiders

by Taylor Rose -- [ooyala code="BuaDFhOTrFk7gCW1cGXDscJ_JJrnLvTe"] WASHINGTON - The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI today that he will resign over health issues – the first time a pope has resigned in 600 more…

Germany's Merkel: Respect pope's decision

by -NO AUTHOR- -- BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she had the "very highest respect" for German-born Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step down - a move that more…

'Heavy heart but complete understanding'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) Pope Benedict XVI’s abdication announcement at a small event in Rome Monday came as such a surprise that the cardinals in the room were astonished, a more…

Text of Pope Benedict's announcement

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance more…

Asteroid not expected to touch Earth

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON TELEGRAPH) Scientists say they are sure there is no chance of the 150ft (45.7m) wide space rock hitting the planet. But there is a remote possibility that more…

Horsemeat for dinner: Globalism under fire

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FORBES) The horsemeat discovered on British dinner tables last week was (1) supplied by a Swedish frozen foods marketer that had (2) outsourced meal preparation to a French more…

Pope Benedict XVI to resign

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) Updated at 10:40 a.m. ET: ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will step aside as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on Feb. more…

Shoes thrown at ex-diplomat Paul Bremer

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET) — Former U.S. diplomat Paul Bremer, notable for his role civil governor of Iraq following the 2003 invasion, had shoes thrown at him last week during a more…

Iran gives stealth drone secrets to Russia

by Reza Kahlili -- Russia has helped decode an American stealth drone that was captured by Iran 14 months ago in exchange for its secrets, a source has told WND. Last week, more…

Syrian Christians 'running out of places to survive'

by Michael Carl -- Human-rights activists say the situation for Christians in Syria is growing more intense and that the ever-shrinking Christian population is near the breaking point. Middle East Forum fellow more…