Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has hailed Theresa May for her "remarkable leadership" in the fight against modern slavery, as she vowed the US would join Britain in a "full-throated call" for international action to end the crime.
Enda Kenny has defended a controversial cut to a social welfare payment for single parents, the funerals of two victims of the Berkeley tragedy have taken place in Dublin, a single farmer in Co Mayo has won the right to be buried on his own land, and Jurassic World is now the fastest film to ever breach the billion dollar mark at the box office worldwide.
Liz O’ Brien ticked off her continental bucket list with a Contiki ‘European Highlights’ tour in London, Paris, Nice, Monaco, the French Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Rhine Valley, St Goar, Munich, Edam and Amsterdam
Pope Francis has overhauled laws that govern the Vatican City, criminalising leaks of information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution, and possession of child pornography as crimes against children that can be punished by up to 12 years in prison.
EVER wonder what showtime must have been like at Rome’s Colosseum? Cast your mind back to Ireland and Italy’s recent rugby showdown at the Stadio Olimpico. The Six Nations is as close as rugby gets to all-out gladiatorial combat: by the time the Irish and Italian teams were done tearing chunks out of each other, bruised and battered bodies were legion.
Pope Benedict XVI gave his pontificate’s final Sunday blessing from his studio window to the cheers of tens of thousands of people packing St Peter’s Square, but sought to reassure the faithful that he wasn’t abandoning the Church by retiring to spend his final years in prayer.
A Vatican computer expert accused of helping the Pope’s former butler steal secret correspondence did not know the man well and had little motive to risk his 20 years on the job for him, a defence lawyer argued at the start of the second trial in the scandal.
Pope Benedict XVI’s onetime butler declared he was innocent of a charge of aggravated theft of the pope’s private letters, but acknowledged that he photocopied the papers and said he feels guilty that he betrayed the trust of the pontiff he loved like a father.