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Concrete measures’ on sex abuse needed, pope tells Vatican summit

Pope Francis opened Thursday a landmark summit at the Vatican on fighting child sex abuse, saying that the world expected “concrete measures” on tackling paedophilia in the Catholic Church. The pontiff will dedicate the next three and a half days to discussing the Church’s response to child abuse by members of the clergy with bishops Read more

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Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks

The United States and European powers voiced sharply differing views on issues from Mideast security to trade Saturday, laying bare a deep trans-Atlantic rift in the era of President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders at a three-day international security conference voiced dismay at a range of Trump decisions deemed hostile Read more

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Salah’s brace fires Liverpool seven points clear, United extend winning run

Liverpool moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah’s double inspired a dramatic 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace, while Manchester United stretched their winning streak to seven games as they beat Brighton 2-1 on Saturday. With second-placed Manchester City travelling to bottom of the table Huddersfield on Sunday, Liverpool Read more