Hours before US President Donald Trump delivers a long-awaited keynote that, according to a number of analysts, will put a point on Washington's almost 70-year-old political line for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Roman Catholic Church leader said he supported the status quo in Jerusalem, AFP reports.
"I make a heartfelt appeal so that all commit themselves to respecting the status quo of the city, in conformity with the pertinent resolutions of the United Nations", he said at the end of his weekly general audience on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
The decision could potentially dismantle 22 years of USA foreign policy in the Middle East and would likely enrage Muslims who view Jerusalem as the potential capital of the Palestinian state. Francis emphasized that the Vatican has long supported the Bangladeshi people's desire to be an independent nation and their will to promote religious freedom.
Pope Francis, who had returned to the Vatican late the night before after a six-day trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, also used his midday address as an opportunity to thank everyone who had prayed for the trip's success and everyone who had a hand in organizing it.
In his general audience, Pope Francis noted how Jerusalem is a "unique city" that is considered holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Arkansas, SMU's Chad Morris agree to 6-year contract
The University of Arkansas will hire SMU's Chad Morris to be its next head football coach, according to KTHV in Little Rock. The former Clemson offensive coordinator (2011-2014) has a 14-22 record at SMU in a complete rebuilding situation.
Brush fire erupts near Getty Center in Los Angeles
No injuries or structural damage is reported, although some homes in the Bel-Air neighborhood and the Getty Center are threatened. The Rye Fire, which prompted a closure of I-5 at the Grapevine, has burned 7,000 and was 5 percent surrounded.
Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now
Stunned motorists found the hillside ablaze and gridlock below as fire raced towards the homes of numerous city's rich and famous. North winds of 8 to 14 miles per hour and a relative humidity in the low 20's caused the fire to spread rapidly to the south.
Debate on the issue is in many ways the crux of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, which is backed by Arab leaders, including Saudi Arabia, and the wider Islamic world.
Pope Francis made foreign politics the focus of his weekly general audience, pinpointing the highlights of his recent trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh and calling on the worldwide community not to destabilize the current situation in Jerusalem.
The Pope made comments to a group of visiting Palestinians involved in inter-religious dialogue with the Vatican.
Francis, former Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II all visited Israel and Palestinian territories.
In this context, Christians there are the "leaven of God", he said, and he called the Church in Burma a "living and fervent" community that he had the joy of meeting and affirming in faith and communion.
Liang, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy past year and has been cooperating with prosecutors, has appealed his sentence. In a deal with prosecutors , Schmidt earlier agreed to enter a guilty plea in exchange for a lesser sentence.
Flynn had been a paid consultant for the business venture before he joined the Trump campaign previous year . According to the whistleblower, Copson said, "Mike has been putting everything in place for us".
Travolta , 63, plays the famous mobster alongside his wife Kelly Preston as Victoria Gotti and Stacy Keach as Aniello Dellacroce. John Gotti rises to the top of the NY underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family.
Un portavoz del jugador del Real Madrid ha señalado que desconocían la existencia de esta y también el posterior cierre. Por ejemplo, el diario inglés Daily Mail, tituló de manera irónica "Mi padre es mejor que tú" en su edición impresa.
Au final, il est capable de réaliser des trajets urbains en mode zéro émission à des vitesses allant jusqu'à 70 km/h. La catégorie L5e correspond aux véhicules 3 roues utilisables sur tout type de route dépassant les 50 km/h.
Ce n'était même pas un secret de polichinelle, mais Alain Juppé a tout de même tenu à officialiser la chose. Il ne se contente pas de récuser toute alliance avec le Front national , il combat les idées du FN.
KOMO reports that a getaway auto has also been located in connection with Tuesday's shooting at Graham-Kapowsin High School. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is offering a reward for information in the case through Crime Stoppers.
Current and former employees give their input about their experience in the workplace, which Glassdoor then compiles. The rankings are based on employee feedback from companies with more than 1,000 employees.
WCG Hotels is offering guests and those in the community a variety of ways to give back this holiday season. It may not be the North Pole, but the Toys for Tots warehouse in Harford County might as well be.
Enfin, le Real Madrid a dû cravacher pour venir à bout de Dortmund (3-2) avec un nouveau record pour Ronaldo à la clé. Agüero, sorti du banc, a réduit le score sur penalty (90e+2).
17 million babies breathing toxic air worldwide
The links of pollution with asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases in the long course are known for a long time. Pollutants inhaled by pregnant women may pass through the placenta and disturb the development of the brain of the foetus.
Big Gasoline Build Offset Crude Drawdown
January WTI crude oil settled at $57.62, up $0.15 or +0.26% and February Brent crude oil closed at $62.86, up $0.41 or +0.66%. Distillate inventories, too, saw a build this week, up 4.259 million barrels, against a forecast of a 548,000-barrel build .
Strong natural disaster tremors felt in Delhi
People rushed out of their homes in Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Dehradun district as the strong tremors were felt. Media reports said that the tremors were felt in many parts of North India , including Chandigarh and Dehradun.