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Psych evaluations & strict code of conduct: Pope offers ‘concrete’ steps to fight sexual abuse

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Pope Francis has proposed a list of 21 initiatives he believes will stall the erosion of trust in the Catholic Church which has been plagued by numerous sexual abuse scandals and accusations of trying to sweep them under the rug. Trying to apply maximum pressure to convince the clergy to confront the issue, the Pope Read More

Burnt tires & scuffles with police as pro-independence protests grip Catalonia (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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Pro-independence activists in Catalonia are venting their anger at Madrid’s trial of the region’s provincial leaders. Baton-wielding police scuffled with some of the demonstrators as people also blocked roads and set tires ablaze. The group behind the protest is called the Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDRs) and has been involved in demonstrations Read More

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming. In a speech alongside 16-year-old Greta Thunberg in Brussels, European Commission President Jean-Claude Read More

France threatens to boycott Eurovision over Israeli TV show depicting French contestant as terrorist

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France has reportedly threatened to boycott the Eurovision song contest in protest over an Israeli television series which portrays France’s entry in the popular competition as a terrorist. Set to air in May, the three-part series called ‘Douze Points’ (‘twelve points’ in French, the highest score you can receive at Eurovision) is about a French-Algerian Read More

Why new report on May parliamentary elections spells trouble for the EU

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Anti-EU parties are on track to “paralyse decision-making” in Brussels after upcoming parliamentary elections in May, a new report claims. Does that spell serious problems for European politics? RT explains. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) report describes the vote as “the most consequential parliamentary vote in the EU’s history” and says it is Read More

German state says Hambach forest will not be touched until 2020

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German utility RWE has given assurances it will not touch a forest it had hoped to clear for lignite mining until late 2020, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia state said on Wednesday, amid a debate about Germany’s planned exit from coal. FILE PHOTO: People build a barricade in the forest as they Read More

Honeywell-Pratt venture protests U.S. Army's contract to GE

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Honeywell is pictured on their booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (Reuters) – A joint venture of Honeywell International Inc and Pratt & Whitney on Tuesday protested the U.S. Army’s decision to award General Electric Co a contract Read More

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has died – reports

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Iconic Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85. He had reportedly been ill for weeks. German-born Lagerfeld, one of the most renowned and prolific modern fashion designers, was creative director at the French luxury brand Chanel at the time of his death. He had also worked with a number of other companies over Read More

Merkel blames ‘outside influence’ for kids’ climate change protest… but could it just be a protest?

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Talking almost in one breath about Russia, “hybrid warfare” and widespread environmental protests among schoolchildren across Europe is not bizarre paranoia, but a deliberate tactic, RT has been told. Centrist forces in Europe as well as in the US “have been trying to deflect attention to Russia whenever there are key issues that are coming Read More

'Massive slap in the face': Activists slam British Museum's ties to BP

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Oil giant BP backed the war in Iraq and its exploits in the nation today are akin to “neocolonialism,” a campaigner told RT after hundreds of protesters came out to denounce a BP-sponsored exhibit at a UK museum. British Petroleum (BP) was “one of the biggest supporters of the Iraq War” as the company saw Read More