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1503 shipwreck of Portuguese ship found off Oman

Posted by on 15/03/2016
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French PM urges cardinal to ‘take responsibility’ in abuse scandal

Posted by on 15/03/2016
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French PM urges cardinal to ‘take responsibility’ in abuse scandal

French PM urges cardinal to ‘take responsibility’ in abuse scandal

PARIS: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday urged a cardinal, accused of covering up the sexual abuse of young boys by a priest, to “take responsibility” in a case which has deeply embarrassed the French Church. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin hit back, insisting at a press conference: “I have never covered up paedophilia.” The latest abuse […]

US, France warn Syrian regime ahead of talks

Posted by on 13/03/2016
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EU, Cuba normalize ties in ‘historic step’ – A step toward ending Cuba’s status as a pariah

Posted by on 13/03/2016
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EU, Cuba normalize ties in ‘historic step’ – A step toward ending Cuba’s status as a pariah

EU, Cuba normalize ties in ‘historic step’ – A step toward ending Cuba’s status as a pariah

HAVANA: The European Union and Cuba signed a deal Friday to normalize relations, including an agreement on the delicate issue of human rights-a breakthrough just ahead of US President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the island. The agreement, the culmination of nearly two years of negotiations, is a further step toward ending the communist country’s […]

Europe moves closer to imposing Libya sanctions

Posted by on 11/03/2016
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Europe moves closer to imposing Libya sanctions

Europe moves closer to imposing Libya sanctions

BRUSSELS: European Union foreign ministers are considering sanctions on three Libyans they see as blocking efforts by the United Nations to form a government of national unity and may go ahead even if a government is agreed, diplomats said. Strongly backed by France, the travel bans and asset freezes will be discussed by ministers on […]

Germany ‘obtains’ files on IS members – IS defector brings ‘goldmine’ of details on 22,000 supporters

Posted by on 10/03/2016
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Pope imposes financial accountability for saints – Move after uncovering gross abuses

Posted by on 10/03/2016
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Play about a French Muslim President hits refugee nerve

Posted by on 09/03/2016
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France still struggles with violence against women

Posted by on 08/03/2016
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IS looking for ‘spectacular Attacks’ against Britain?

Posted by on 07/03/2016
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18 migrants drown off Turkey – Macedonia imposes further restrictions on refugees

Posted by on 06/03/2016
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Treason at dinner: Tory Brexit rifts turn nasty – Old rivalries, grievances come to the fore

Posted by on 04/03/2016
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Treason at dinner: Tory Brexit rifts turn nasty – Old rivalries, grievances come to the fore

Treason at dinner: Tory Brexit rifts turn nasty – Old rivalries, grievances come to the fore

LONDON: The plot was hatched over a slow-roasted shoulder of lamb: two Conservative heavyweights decided to defy Prime Minister David Cameron over Europe, igniting a feud that is creating a bitter rift in the party. The setting was the north London home of the city’s charismatic mayor Boris Johnson – one of the schemers and […]