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International Criminal Court sentences former Congo vice-president to extra year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Congolese vice president was sentenced Wednesday to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros for interfering with witnesses in his trial at the International Criminal Court. Jean-Pierre Bemba, who already is serving an 18-year prison term for crimes committed in Central African Republic by a militia […]

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Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and told Rwanda’s president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal. In an extraordinary statement after Francis’ meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the Vatican acknowledged that some […]