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    Pope vows Church wouldn’t ignore abuse accusations

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 03:12am on December 22, 2018

    Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will never again treat abuse allegations without ‘seriousness and promptness’,...

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    Czech coal mine explosion kills 13

    Reuters. Prague | Updated at 01:21pm on December 21, 2018

    A methane explosion in a Czech coal mine killed 13 miners, including 11 Polish nationals and two Czechs, mine operator OKD said on Friday. The...

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    Putin hints he may marry again

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 11:48am on December 21, 2018

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he’d probably have to get married again, but did not say to whom. Putin, 66, who jealously protects...

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    Putin accuses US of raising risk of nuke war

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on December 21, 2018

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of raising the risk of nuclear war by threatening to spurn a key arms control treaty...

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    Germany to relax rules to attract foreign workers

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:27am on December 20, 2018

    Worker-starved Germany plans to ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers and replenish its fast ageing workforce, despite mounting public resistance against new arrivals.Germany’s first...

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    Pope says Xmas not about consumerism

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 12:00am on December 20, 2018

    Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christmas cannot just be about swapping presents and indulging in a massive consumer binge, urging the faithful to remember its...

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    UK unveils immigration clampdown after Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 20, 2018

    Britain publishes proposals for an EU immigration crackdown after Brexit on Wednesday as business groups warn the economy is not ready for Britain to crash...

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    Thousands of EU diplomatic cables hacked

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 04:16pm on December 19, 2018

    The EU announced an urgent investigation on Wednesday after hackers with possible links to China accessed thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables. In the latest embarrassing...

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    Don’t blame migrants for everything

    Reuters . Vatican City | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2018

    Pope Francis on Tuesday condemned nationalist leaders who blame migrants for their countries’ problems and themselves fostered mistrust in society by pursuing dishonest gain and...

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    May reschedules Brexit vote for January

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2018

    Prime minister Theresa May said on Monday she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a mid-January vote, pledging to get assurances from...

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