Brazil sees record Amazon deforestation in first half of 2022

Environmental activists protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on March 9. Brazil's Amazon rainforest has been deforested by a record amount in the first half of 2022, according to the country's Space Research Institute (INPE). (Eraldo Peres/AP) Environmental activists protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on March 9. Brazil's Amazon rainforest has been deforested by a record amount in the first half of 2022, according to the country's Space Research Institute (INPE). (Eraldo Peres/AP)

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Vatican shelves sexual assault probe into Cardinal Marc Ouellet

There is not enough evidence to open a formal church investigation into sexual assault allegations against a prominent Quebec cardinal, Pope Francis declared Thursday. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, an adviser to the Pope, has been accused of sexual misconduct in a class-action lawsuit filed earlier this week in Quebec Superior Court.

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