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Seven Hotspots That Will Dominate Trump’s First Asia Summit

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are among 21 leaders meeting in Vietnam this week for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Together they represent 40 percent of the world’s population and 60 percent of its economy. Here’s a look at the hot issues around the globe that are likely to dominate discussions: North Korea’s Nukes The biggest threat to regional stability is North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, but finding a way to defuse it remains elusive. It’s rising tensions in the Gulf, with Saudi Arabia blaming Iran-backed Yemeni rebels for an attempted missile attack on Riyadh’s international airport on […]

Cardinal facing charges: From humble beginnings to Vatican heights

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(CNN)Cardinal George Pell has a long list of achievements in the Catholic Church and in Australian society — feted by popes, prime ministers and the Queen of England. He rose from those humble beginnings in Australia to become one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, equally admired and feared in gilded Vatican halls for his forthright manner. Cardinal George Pell was born on June 8, 1941, in Ballarat, Australia. He was ordained in 1966. Twenty-one years later, he was elected titular bishop of Scala and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, and received Episcopal ordination in May 1987. Pope John […]
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