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Pope Will Visit a Changed Ireland. How Much Difference Can He Make?

Pope Will Visit a Changed Ireland. How Much Difference Can He Make? Image A cross overlooking the eastern Irish coastline in Bray.CreditClodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters By Jason Horowitz Aug. 23, 2018 MURRISK, Ireland — On the sacred mountain where St. Patrick is said to have fasted before banishing Ireland’s snakes into the ...

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Kim Jong-un’s China Visit Strengthens His Hand in Nuclear Talks

Beneath the new bonhomie in the official accounts of Mr. Kim’s trip, the edgy nature of the seven-decade-old China-North Korea relationship was still apparent. No agreements between the two leaders were announced, even on basic issues. Mr. Xi, in his public comments, made no reference to Mr. Kim’s expected meeting ...

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Kim Jong-un Met With Xi Jinping in Secret Beijing Visit

BEIJING — North Korea’s enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-un, made an unannounced visit to Beijing, meeting with President Xi Jinping weeks before planned summit meetings with American and South Korean leaders, Chinese and North Korean state news media reported on Wednesday. The visit amounted to Mr. Kim’s international debut: It ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Visit to Rohingya Area in Myanmar

BANGKOK — For the first time since Myanmar’s military unleashed violence against Rohingya Muslims in August, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate who heads the civilian government, on Thursday visited the state where the atrocities have been taking place. The United Nations and international rights groups have laid ...

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Pope tweets for Christian unity on eve of Sweden visit

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican Oct. 30, 2016.(Photo: AP) LUND, Sweden (AP) — Pope Francis hopes that his upcoming visit to Sweden on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation ...

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