Pope Francis Backs Civil Unions for Gay Couples, in Shift for Vatican

ROME—Pope Francis endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples, in a move that is likely to intensify the already heated controversy over the Roman Catholic Church’s…

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France Honors the Memory of Beheaded Teacher Samuel Paty

PARIS—French President Emmanuel Macron led a national tribute on Wednesday to the schoolteacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded after showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad…

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Bolivia Chose a New President. Will the Former One Let Him Govern?

Bolivia’s president-elect, Luis Arce, has a lot on his plate, from trying to unite the country after a year of political upheaval to reviving a…

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German Authorities Probe Tourist’s Killing as Possible Islamist Terrorist Attack

BERLIN—German authorities are treating the killing of a tourist earlier this month as a possible act of terror after they detained an Islamic State supporter…

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Oxford Developed Covid Vaccine, Then Scholars Clashed Over Money

OXFORD, England—Just weeks before the University of Oxford announced a mega-deal aimed at rolling out a Covid-19 vaccine worldwide, university leaders had a revolt on…

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