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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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Zuckerberg refuses to step down as Facebook chairman – Report

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is pushing back against calls for him to step down as chairman and hoped to continue working with his longtime chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg made the comments during a TV interview on Tuesday that addressed the controversies pertaining to the social-media giant. In the CNN interview,  Zuckerberg said stepping down as Read more

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Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killers

Riyadh Saturday dismissed Ankara’s calls to extradite 18 Saudis wanted for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as Washington warned the crisis risked destabilising the Middle East. “The individuals are Saudi nationals. They’re detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Minister Adel Read more

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US, UK to revoke visas for Saudis implicated in Khashoggi’s killing

British Prime Minister Theresa May followed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday saying that her country would revoke visas for anyone suspected of being involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. May said she would speak to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman later on Wednesday regarding the matter. “There does remain an Read more

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US growing concern over currency swaps between Africa, China

The U.S. is concerned that increased currency swap agreements between China and African nations will reduce visibility into financial transactions and will make it harder to prevent money laundering, a senior U.S. sanctions official said. Marshall Billingslea, the U.S. Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for terrorist financing, told a congressional hearing that while there was greater Read more

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Intelligence Unit predicts Buhari will lose 2019 presidential poll – Report

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of The Economist Magazine, has predicted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the upcoming 2019 presidential election. It predicted slowdown in economic activities in Nigeria as politics takes centre stage. The London-based magazine, which also anticipated Read more


UK calls for ‘immediate’ release of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Britain called for the “immediate” release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on Monday, saying the verdict had “undermined freedom of the media”. “We are extremely disappointed with this verdict and sentencing and we call for the journalists to be released immediately,” said a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May. Wa Lone, 32, and Read more