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Pope says to create five new cardinals

Pope Francis said Sunday he plans to create five new cardinals from five different countries at a special ceremony next month, all of them under the age of 80.

UK Conservatives lose ground after manifesto launches

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have lost some of their substantial lead over the opposition Labour party, opinion polls showed Sunday after both sides published their manifestos for the June 8 election.

Erdogan to return as ruling party boss after referendum win

Turkey’s ruling party was on Sunday set to select President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chief after a nearly three year break, swiftly pouncing on a key change agreed in the controversial April referendum on expanding his powers.

North Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile which travelled some 500 km, just a week after a previous launch sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions.