Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 1:26 pm ET ROME—Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, one of the pope’s most vocal critics in the U.S. hierarchy, the Vatican said Saturday. The Vatican said that the pope had “relieved [the bishop] of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Texas, and appointed Bishop Joe Vázquez of Austin … Read more

Davide Renne, New Moschino Creative Director, Is Dead at 46

Davide Renne, New Moschino Creative Director, Is Dead at 46

Davide Renne, the newly appointed creative director of Italian fashion house Moschino and longtime womenswear designer for Gucci, died on Friday. He was 46.  His death was announced by Moschino parent Aeffe in a statement. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Museum Sells Restituted Cézanne for $39 Million 

Museum Sells Restituted Cézanne for  Million 

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 9:53 pm ET A Paul Cézanne still life sold for $39 million on Thursday as part of a fundraising effort by a beleaguered Swiss museum. The 1890-93 scene, “Fruits and Jar of Ginger,” was sold by Museum Langmatt in the Swiss community of Baden as part of a broader campaign to … Read more

Spain’s Prime Minister Toys With Separatism

Spain’s Prime Minister Toys With Separatism

Remember last summer when everyone was afraid that a far-right party could perform well in a Spanish election and endanger Spain and the European Union? Well it’s starting to look like the alternative was worse, after Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday struck a deal with regional separatists to stay in power. Spain has suffered … Read more

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Europe has discovered that it has an anti-Semitism crisis on its hands. And now some politicians claim to have found the answer: Deport the anti-Semites. It’s a response as illuminating as it is futile. The shock to Europe has been the “pro-Palestinian” protests on the streets in the weeks since Hamas’s barbaric invasion of Israel. … Read more

Vatican Says Transgender People May Be Baptized

Vatican Says Transgender People May Be Baptized

ROME—The Vatican said transgender people may be baptized as Catholics and can serve as godparents, in the latest sign of the church’s greater openness to LGBTQ people under Pope Francis. The Vatican also said that the children of gay couples, including ones who are adopted or born to surrogate mothers, may be baptized, and that … Read more

U.K. Hits Russian Gold, Oil Sectors With New Sanctions Package

U.K. Hits Russian Gold, Oil Sectors With New Sanctions Package

The U.K. government has sanctioned 29 entities and individuals operating in and supporting Russia’s gold and oil sectors, in an effort to cut off revenue streams funding its war in Ukraine. Entities sanctioned Wednesday include Nord Gold and Highland Gold Mining, two of the largest producers of Russian gold, and Paloma Precious DMCC, a United … Read more

Tech, Media & Telecom Roundup: Market Talk

Tech, Media & Telecom Roundup: Market Talk

Updated Nov. 8, 2023 4:52 pm ET The latest Market Talks covering Technology, Media and Telecom. Published exclusively on Dow Jones Newswires at 4:20 ET, 12:20 ET and 16:50 ET. 1622 ET – Disney is cutting costs faster than it expected. CEO Bob Iger hinted with third-quarter earnings three months ago that the company was … Read more

UBS Group Swings to Net Loss as Credit Suisse Costs Weigh

UBS Group Swings to Net Loss as Credit Suisse Costs Weigh

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 1:51 am ET UBS Group swung to a wider third-quarter net loss than analysts had expected after costs related the integration of Credit Suisse cut into the bank’s earnings. The Swiss bank said Tuesday that its net loss was $785 million compared with $1.73 billion in net profit in the prior … Read more

Tesla Raises Wages for German Workers Amid Union Pressure

Tesla Raises Wages for German Workers Amid Union Pressure

BERLIN—Tesla is boosting factory worker pay in Germany amid an aggressive unionization drive, a move that comes as Chief Executive Elon Musk may face similar organizing attempts in the U.S. Tesla’s management in Germany late last week unveiled a package of wage increases for workers during Musk’s visit to the so-called Gigafactory on the outskirts … Read more