Global News 2/21/19 – Vatican reforms, domestic terrorism charges, and high healthcare spending in the US

Representatives of the organisation Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) demonstrate in Rome. Photo from EPA

Representatives of the organisation Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) demonstrate in Rome. Photo from EPA

Thursday’s news brings changes from the Vatican, a domestic terrorism charge for a Coast Guard officer, high US healthcare spending, and more. Check out all the stories below.

  • Pope Francis: Concrete action needed against child abuse at Church (BBC) Read More

  • Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of journalists, Democratic lawmakers (AP) Read More

  • U.S. health care spending tops $3.6 trillion (Axios) Read More

  • A staggering exodus: Millions of Venezuelans are leaving the country, on foot (NY Times) Read More

  • Wait times for citizenship have doubled in the last two years (NY Times) Read More

  • Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district (BBC) Read More

  • Hoda Muthana: Trump says IS woman barred from US return (BBC) Read More

  • Nigeria hits oil majors with billions in back taxes (Reuters) Read More

  • DR Congo: Police killed, ‘disappeared’ 34 youth (Human Rights Watch) Read More

  • Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years found in Galápagos (The Guardian) Read More

  • French president plans measures to tackle anti-Semitism (Al Jazeera) Read More

  • How so many violent felons are allowed to keep their guns (NY Times) Read More

  • Inside a fly-by-night operation to harvest ballots in North Carolina (NY Times) Read More