Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wedged into a recliner in the corner of her assisted living apartment in Portland, Skylar Freimann, who has a terminal heart condition and pulmonary illness, anxiously eyed her newly arrived hospital bed on a recent day and worried over how she would maintain independence as she …

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Finland Launches Bid to Join NATO, Declaring a ‘New Era’

Finland Launches Bid to Join NATO, Declaring a ‘New Era’

HELSINKI, Finland — Finland’s government announced on Sunday that it would apply for membership in NATO, a move that would end decades of strategic nonalignment and pave the way for one of the most significant expansions of the Western military alliance in years. The decision was announced on Sunday by …

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World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates from around the world Sunday to pay their respects to the federation’s late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a …

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Palestinian gunman dies days after clash with Israeli troops

Palestinian gunman dies days after clash with Israeli troops

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A Palestinian gunman who is the brother of a prominent Palestinian militant died Sunday after being critically wounded in clashes with Israeli forces, according to the Israeli hospital where he was being treated. Daoud Zubeidi was wounded in clashes with the Israeli military in the …

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New Democrats to release costing for platform ahead of debate

TORONTO – Ontario’s New Democrats are set to release costing for their election campaign platform today. The party unveiled its plan for the province late last month, but didn’t attach price tags to its promises. Leader Andrea Horwath says the costing will offer “evidence” that it’s possible for a government …

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Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis created 10 new saints on Sunday, rallying from knee pain that has forced him to use a wheelchair to preside over the first canonization ceremony at the Vatican in over two years. Francis stood for a long period at the start of the ceremony to …

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