Pope Francis visits Egypt three weeks after deadly attacks on Copts

Pope Francis visits Egypt three weeks after deadly attacks on Copts

Pope Francis has visited Egypt three weeks after at least 45 people died in Isis attacks there. He laid flowers at Cairos largest Coptic cathedral, the scene of an attack last December. Francis was accompanied by the Coptic Pope Tawadros II.10% of Egyptians are Christian Copts, who were targeted in several attacks in the last months. During the two-day trip, Francis called for peace between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. 28 days ago
Tusk calls for EUs unity in Brexit negotiations

Tusk calls for EUs unity in Brexit negotiations

During a summit in Brussels on EU guidelines for Brexit negotiations, the president of the European Council Donald Tusk spoke positively about the unity of its states during upcoming negotiations. 28 days ago
Violence mars anti-austerity protests in Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo

Violence mars anti-austerity protests in Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo

Violence has erupted in many Brazilian cities after protests against planned austerity measures sparked outrage. Masked protesters torched buses and clashed with police.President Michel Temer wants to implement austerity measures to fight the countrys financial crisis. These include cuts to pensions and extending the retirement age. Labour unions called the first general strike in 20 years as a reaction to the cuts. 28 days ago