Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy didn’t wear his faith on his sleeve, but those close to him say Catholicism was much more than an ethnic and cultural identity. Kennedy’s family chose Boston’s Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, also known as the Mission Church, for his funeral Mass on Saturday.
World leaders meeting at the Group of 20 summit "cannot afford half-measures" as they try to hammer out ways to address the global financial crisis, President Obama said Wednesday.
Israel’s next government is shaping up to be a narrow conservative coalition after designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to strike a deal on Friday with the moderate Kadima Party. “Unfortunately, I encountered a complete refusal for unity, a complete refusal to create joint teams to reach arrangements in order to find a common ground,” Netanyahu told reporters after meeting with Kadima leader, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. “I found no willingness for unity by Livni.” Israel’s other major moderate party, Labor, has already stated its unwillingness to join a government led by Netanyahu’s Likud Party.