The nativity scene where a baby boy was left at the Church of the Holy Child Jesus, in the Queens borough of New York. Photograph: Kirsten Luce/The New York Times.

The mother of a baby who was left this week in a manger inside a Roman Catholic church in New York was found and will not face criminal prose(...)

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy: Lashed out at authorities for having put him under investigation in connection with “Air Cocaine”. Photograph: Reuters

The extraordinary story of two French pilots who fled the Dominican Republic after being convicted of cocaine trafficking turned political on Tuesday (...)

It was raining as we drove into town, a cloud of mist hanging heavy over the mountains. GPS was spotty, but I was sure we would find the hotel with(...)

Former president of the UN General Assembly John Ashe. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday(...)

File photograph of former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski. File photograph: Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images

The Holy See today stated that the autopsy on the former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski, who died on Thursday night in the Vatican, has concluded that (...)

 Archbishop Josef Wesolowski was  charged with child abuse and possession of child pornography. In June 2014, he was found guilty by a church disciplinary panel and deemed no longer fit to serve as a priest. Photograph: Danny Polanco/EPA

The Holy See has announced that the controversial former papal nuncio, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski (67), on trial in the Vatican on charges of paedo(...)

Tropical Storm Erika  in the Caribbean. Photograph: NOAA handout/Reuters

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as tropical storm Erika nears the US state. The storm could hit the peninsula on Monday. Governor R(...)

File photograph dated August 12th, 2011 shows then Papal Nuncio Jozef Wesolowski attending a ceremony in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Photograph: Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images

There was unexpected drama in the Holy See when a former papal nuncio, defrocked Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, fell ill on the eve of Saturday m(...)

Former archbishop and papal ambassador Jozef Wesolowski. Wesolowski is to stand trial in the Vatican on  criminal charges of paying for sex with minors and possessing child pornography, in the first such hearing in the city-state. File photograph: Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images

Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will stand trial on criminal charges of paying for sex with mino(...)

Flight aborted due to safety concerns, after insect flew into one of the aircraft’s instruments after it took off from Southampton An aeroplane flown (...)