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Human Rights Watch: Palestinians Crush Dissent with Torture

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political rivals, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Pope Francis arrives to leads a consistory for the creation of fourteen new cardinals on June 28, 2018 at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Burke: ‘It Will Be Hard to Vote’ for Next Pope

Cardinal Raymond Burke told The Australian Sunday that the Catholic cardinals will have a hard time voting in the next papal conclave because they have had little contact and do not know each other very well.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, looks over towards U.S. President Donald Trump, left, as Trump speaks during their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Russians Warn of ‘Full Chaos’ if U.S. Withdraws from Cold War Nuclear Treaty

President Donald Trump on Saturday indicated the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) due to persistent Russian violations. The Russians responded that American withdrawal would unleash “full chaos in the nuclear weapons sphere,” as parliamentary foreign affairs chief Konstantin Kosachev put it.

Grace Meng, the wife of missing Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who does not want her face shown, consults her mobile phone in the lobby of a hotel in Lyon, central France, where the police agency is based, on Sunday Oct. 7, 2018. Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal …

Wife Fears Missing Interpol Chief Dead: ‘Everybody in China Is at Risk’

Grace Meng, wife of former Interpol President Meng Hongwei, began issuing a series of interviews last week, and most recently spoke to the Associated Press this weekend, urging the Chinese government to provide more information on her husband’s whereabouts and guarantee both of their safeties since Beijing admitted to arrested him early this month.

Turkey's President and ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists at a polling station for Turkey's elections in Istanbul, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Turkish voters are voting Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows to ‘Expand Rights and Freedoms’ Amid Khashoggi Scandal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered remarks Sunday promising that his government would continue to work on expanding rights and freedoms, after a week in which the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered renewed scrutiny of Erdoğan’s ongoing media crackdowns.