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November 15, 2018 3:47 PM Italy’s bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY—Italy’s Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, said on Thursday that a national advisory 4

November 14, 2018 12:55 PM Calgary voters recommend city abandon potential 2026 Olympic bid

Calgary voters’ rejection of the bid reflects concerns that hosting the games could impose runaway costs on a city already struggling because of a downturn in its bedrock energy industry. While oil prices have rebounded across most of the globe in the past few years, pipeline bottlenecks have weighed on Canadian crude. That has kept Calgary’s unemployment 8

November 7, 2018 12:41 AM Griezmann shines as Atletico Madrid beats Borussia Dortmund

Messi had travelled with the team to Milan but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde opted not to risk the star forward, who hasn’t played since fracturing his arm last month. Substitute Malcom scored with seven minutes remaining but Mauro Icardi levelled in the 87th for the hosts. Barcelona is top of Group B, three points ahead of Inter and six ahead of Tottenham 13

October 25, 2018 7:20 PM European Central Bank sticks to plan to end stimulus

FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank said Thursday it is staying on course to wrap up its 2.5 trillion euro stimulus program at year end — even as risks from trade protectionism, Italian populist policies and a possible disorderly Brexit loom ever larger. The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro left its key interest rates and the end-date 19

October 12, 2018 4:42 PM Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

Stockholm’s bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm’s city government, between a centre-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no taxpayer funding for a Winter Games. “The starting point for all our parties 21

October 5, 2018 7:27 PM Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

MILAN—Cristiano Ronaldo is available to play for his Italian soccer team on Saturday. Ronaldo, who is facing a rape allegation in the United States, could play when Juventus faces Udinese in the Italian league, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri. However, he would not definitively say Ronaldo will start. “Cristiano’s doing well. I’ve known him for three 13

September 30, 2018 2:05 AM Reds rout Revolution to show they’re not done yet

Things only got worse for the home team in the 18th minute, when striker Jozy Altidore limped off for a second straight game. Altidore was included in the starting 11 after turning his ankle in a loss to the New York Red Bulls a week earlier, but quickly made way for fellow forward Lucas Janson. The loss of Altidore was mitigated by the performance from a revved-up 16

September 24, 2018 9:15 PM Luka Modric beats Ronaldo and Messi for world footballer of the year

Messi didn’t make the three-man shortlist and skipped the trip to London. And as a new dawn in FIFA’s awards history broke inside London’s Royal Festival Hall, Ronaldo also didn’t turn up at the ceremony to be dethroned in person by his former Real Madrid teammate despite being in the final three alongside Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. “Two guys we don’t 39

September 2, 2018 11:00 AM Tabloids: Everyone’s so happy together, except Duchess Meghan

Cover: An unofficial backyard commitment ceremony for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston wasn’t so low-key that Pitt’s six kids with Angelina Jolie were excluded. (It remains to be seen how Jolie, familiar with both kinds of commitment, will take this.) They’ll honeymoon on the Italian Riviera, In Touch suggests, but there will be nowhere they can hide from America’s 22

August 30, 2018 12:25 AM Archbishop denies revenge fuelled abuse coverup bombshell

VATICAN CITY—The author of the bombshell accusation of a sex abuse coverup against Pope Francis denied Wednesday he acted out of revenge or anger, breaking his silence as his claims continued to divide a Catholic Church already polarized under Francis’ reformist agenda. While the Vatican is no stranger to scandal, leaks or plots, Archbishop Carlo Maria 19