Sep 19, 2014

Cardinals debate marriage, divorce before crucial meeting

The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis. Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Francis’ favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope’s heart: Whether Catholics ...

Oligarch told to pay $4.5 billion in Swiss divorce

May 20, 2014

Oligarch told to pay $4.5 billion in Swiss divorce

A Swiss court has ordered a Russian billionaire to pay more than $4.5 billion to his ex-wife in what could become the biggest divorce settlement in history. In papers delivered Monday to both parties, the Geneva Tribunal of First Instance said Dmitry Rybolovlev, an ...

Berlusconi divorce paves way for possible third marriage

Feb 21, 2014

Berlusconi divorce paves way for possible third marriage

Italy’s billionaire former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is officially divorced, paving the way for a possible marriage with a woman almost 50 years his junior, Italian media said Wednesday. According to gossip website Dagospia and others, Berlusconi’s brown-haired, shapely 28-year-old girlfriend, Francesca Pascale, has ...

Rupert Murdoch, wife reach divorce deal

Nov 21, 2013

Rupert Murdoch, wife reach divorce deal

Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his soon-to-be-ex-wife said they were parting with “mutual respect” Wednesday after telling a judge they had reached a divorce deal. The chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox and his Chinese-born wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch, ...

Jul 16, 2013

Hague pact 'too late' for divorcee

by Saori Miyagawa

For one Japanese mother long separated from her children after the failure of an international marriage, the Diet’s expected ratification of an international treaty to help settle cross-border child custody disputes arouses mixed feelings. “Personally, it’s too late for me, but I feel we’ve ...

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Jun 7, 2013

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. It was not ...