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Contempt charges dropped against three editors in ex-Vatican treasurer Pell conviction reporting trial

November 12, 2020 9:24 AM

Prosecutor Lisa De Ferrari gave no reason for the sudden move, more than 18 months after the charges were first laid.

Cardinal Pell to return to Rome nearly six months after sex abuse aquittal

September 29, 2020 2:44 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian Cardinal George Pell will return to Rome Tuesday (Sept 29) for the first time since being acquitted of child sexual abuse charges, and just days after a Vatican rival was ousted.

China backs new Vatican Hacking, cyber firm Recorded Future says

September 15, 2020 10:58 PM

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Hackers alleged to be backed by China have renewed efforts to penetrate a Vatican e-mail server even after the attacks became public, in a push to spy on sensitive negotiations between the two states, a new cyber security report says.

What We're Watching: Turkey censors social media, Jordanians set to vote, China hacks the Vatican

Turkey suppresses social media: Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, likes to dominate the conversation. In power since 2003, he and his Justice and Development party have succeeded in tightening their grip on the media in recent years. More than 90 percent of the country's traditional media outlets are now controlled by companies with ties to the government. Turkey has also become one of the world's leading jailers of journalists. This media-control mission now extends into cyberspace. Since nationwide protests in 2013 and a coup attempt in 2016 threatened his hold on power, Erdogan has unleashed an army of trolls to attack critics and journalists. This week, Turkey's parliament passed legislation that forces social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to remove content the government doesn't like. To enforce the law, which takes effect on October 1, these companies are required to open offices, and store user data, inside Turkey. Failure to comply could lead to bandwidth cuts of up to 95 percent that slow their speed and make them unusable inside Turkey's borders.

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Drone flies over convicted Australian cardinal George Pell's prison

January 12, 2020 3:20 PM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Disgraced Cardinal George Pell has been transferred from a Melbourne prison after a drone illegally flew overhead in a suspected attempt to photograph the famous inmate, a newspaper reported on Sunday (Jan 12).

Former Vatican treasurer George Pell appeals against abuse convictions

June 05, 2019 10:25 AM

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday (June 5) for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s.

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