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On Easter, Pope denounces 'oppressive regimes' but urges restraint

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message on Sunday but in an apparent call for restraint urged world leaders to prevent the spread of conflicts, as tensions rose in North Korea and Syria. Francis, marking the fifth Easter season of his pontificate, said Mass before tens of thousands of people under… Read More »

US denounces latest Turkish media crackdown

WASHINGTON: The United States issued a stern rebuke to its ally Turkey on Monday (Oct 31) after authorities stepped up their persecution of media outlets critical of the government. Washington regularly expresses concern about the increasingly authoritarian treatment of the media by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. But State Department spokesman John Kirby raised the… Read More »