Bombers of civilians in Aleppo will face God's judgment: pope

Pope Francis urged forces to stop bombing civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, warning them on Wednesday they would face God's judgment. Speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, Francis called Aleppo "this already martyred city, where everybody is dying - children, old people, sick people, young people." He did not name the bombers, but monitors say Syria's government and its Russian backers have stepped up air attacks on rebel-held parts of the northern city since the end of a ceasefire last week. "I renew to all an appeal to commit themselves with all their strength to protect civilians," Francis told the crowd during his weekly address.
Moldova bans Ukraine meat over African swine fever fears

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan authorities are banning the import of live animals and meat from Ukraine due to fears of African swine fever.
French policy shift leaves Gabon's Bongo out in the cold

FILE PHOTO - French President Hollande and French Finance Minister Sapin greet Gabon's President Bongo as he arrives to attend the Franco-African Forum at the Bercy Finance Ministry in ParisBy Tim Cocks DAKAR (Reuters) - In the heyday of former President Omar Bongo, Gabon and its oil wealth were a central pillar of "La Francafrique", a shadowy network that enabled France's troops to defend African autocrats in exchange for juicy contracts for French companies. France's energy firms, meanwhile, had undisputed claims to some of the continent's richest oil fields. France's position has been clear since the Aug. 27 poll: it has "doubts" about its credibility, so it won't endorse Bongo as the winner against his main opponent Jean Ping - a clear message that Bongo's half-century family dynasty can no longer count on support from Gabon's former colonial master.

Deutsche Bank shares stabilize after deal to sell unit

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo the headquarters of Deutsche Bank is photographed in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)BERLIN (AP) — Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank's financial stability appeared to ease Wednesday after Germany's biggest lender said it had struck a deal to sell a subsidiary and stressed it was not seeking government help.

The Latest: Clinton, Sanders to campaign in New Hampshire

The Latest: Clinton, Sanders to campaign in New HampshireThe Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT): 7:35 a.m. Hillary Clinton is trying to build on her widely praised debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters. Clinton ...

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