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Pope approves legal framework for financial reform

Mar 03, 2015

Pope approves legal framework for financial reform

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis approved detailed new plans to reform Vatican finances on Tuesday, giving the Australian cardinal leading the changes sweeping powers to monitor Vatican departments and ensure budgets conform to international accounting standards. The statutes had been keenly awaited for signs of how much power would fall to Cardinal George Pell - an outsider Francis brought in to oversee often muddled finances and who, according to Italian media, is viewed sceptically by detractors in the Vatican bureaucracy who feel he has amassed too much power. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Chadian troops seize Nigerian town of Dikwa from Boko Haram

Mar 03, 2015

Chadian troops seize Nigerian town of Dikwa from Boko Haram

DIKWA, Chad (Reuters) - Chadian troops drove out Boko Haram militants from the town of Dikwa in Nigeria, an army spokesman said on Monday, losing one soldier in the battle. "We have total control of the town," said Colonel Azem Bermandoua. He added that many Boko Haram fighters had also been killed in the clashes on Monday in northeastern Nigeria, the Islamist group's stronghold #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
Bomb blast near top court building in Cairo kills two

Mar 03, 2015

Bomb blast near top court building in Cairo kills two

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo on Monday, the health ministry said, extending a series of such attacks in the Egyptian capital. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Corrected - Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

Mar 03, 2015

Corrected - Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

(Reuters) - (The story was refiled to correct Mark Zuckerberg's net worth in paragraph 10 to $33.4 billion from $34.8 billion, which Forbes reported as his net worth in real time as of Monday. Zuckerberg's ranking is unaffected.) Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as Facebook Inc's ( FB.O ) Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan ploughed new air by making the list for the first time. Gates' net worth rose to $79.2 billion from $76 billion a year earlier, putting the Microsoft Corp ( MSFT.O ) co-founder at the top for the 16th year in the last 21, Forbes said on Monday #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch
Kurdish rebels call disarmament move historic, want Turkey to step up reforms

Mar 01, 2015

Kurdish rebels call disarmament move historic, want Turkey to step up reforms

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish militants on Sunday described as "historic" a call by their jailed leader to hold a disarmament congress and said Turkey must now take concrete steps to keep the peace process on track. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
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