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Pope Francis 'slander' comment angers Chile abuse victims
January 19, 2018
Francis said there was no evidence a Chilean bishop had covered up another priest's actions.
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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan to be buried at a private funeral service in Ireland
January 19, 2018
The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan will be laid to rest at a private funeral service in Ireland on Tuesday (23 January.)
Ruthless killer stabbed innocent man to death then told him 'soz bro' in case of mistaken identity
January 19, 2018
Remee Jarrett, 30, from Nottingham, was waiting outside a shop in St Ann's to stab Rakeem Thomas, 21, but knifed Reuben Morris-Laing, 21, as he left the shop.
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Germany halts weapons exports to parties in Yemen conflict
January 19, 2018
Saudi Arabia buys hundreds of millions in military equipment from Germany each year. More than 5,000 civilians have died in the proxy war between Riyadh and Tehran.
Hamburg's debt-hit archdiocese to close over one-third of Catholic schools
January 19, 2018
The Hamburg archdiocese is planning to close eight of the 21 Catholic schools it runs in the northern German port city in an attempt to stop itself from falling further into debt. The news has shocked local parents.
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Latifa Ibn Ziaten: grieving mother, campaigner against radicalisation and Nobel nominee
January 19, 2018
Latifa Ibn Ziaten, the French-Moroccan mother of a French soldier killed by a terrorist in 2012, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in combating radicalisation.
Merkel-Macron meeting shows the 'Franco-German couple is still functioning'
January 19, 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the Élysée presidential palace on Friday is an effort to show that Paris and Berlin remain united and determined to forge ahead on Europe.
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EUROPE • Business
What will Trump say at Davos? Six analysts give their predictions
January 19, 2018
The U.S. leader will take center stage at the annual policy forum in Switzerland.
Oil price rally will not persuade OPEC to end production cuts, analyst says
January 19, 2018
The recent uptick in oil prices is not likely to persuade OPEC to end production cuts this summer, according to one oil analyst.
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Dixons Carphone chief in shock exit to Boots
January 19, 2018
The chief executive of Britain's biggest specialist electrical goods and mobile phone retailer is quitting days before it updates the City on its Christmas trading performance.
Sky sources: Carillion had £2.6bn pension hole
January 19, 2018
Carillion, the bankrupt construction group, had financial liabilities worth about £5bn when it went bust this week, according to the most extreme calculation of its obligations to tens of thousands of pension scheme members.
Retailers suffer worst December since 2010
January 19, 2018
Retail sales fell more sharply than expected in the core Christmas month, capping the worst December performance for volumes since 2010.

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Social media companies accelerating removal of online hate speech: EU
January 19, 2018
The European Union has piled pressure on social media companies to increase their efforts to fight the proliferation of extremist content and hate speech on their platforms, even threatening them with legislation
Social media companies accelerating removal of online hate speech: EU
January 19, 2018
The European Union has piled pressure on social media companies to increase their efforts to fight the proliferation of extremist content and hate speech on their platforms, even threatening them with legislation
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EUROPE • Markets
The Swiss Stock Market Climbed Again, But Finishes Week With A Loss
January 19, 2018
The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session in the green, extending its gains from the previous session after it snapped a three day losing streak. Despite Friday's gain, the market has suffered its second losing week since the start of the new year.
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Stocks rise as shutdown brews, bond yield at 3-1/2 year high
January 19, 2018
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World equity markets climbed to a record on Friday as the U.S. dollar held near three-year lows and a U.S. government shutdown loomed, while U.S. Treasury yields continued their ascent to hit their highest levels since September 2014.
London finance chief sees fewer jobs shifting because of Brexit
January 19, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vast financial services industry will suffer far fewer job losses from Brexit than first feared, the City of London's policy chief told Reuters, in remarks that will boost supporters of leaving the EU who say the threat has been exaggerated.
UK retail sales slide in December, capping tough year for consumers
January 19, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - British shop sales slid by much more than expected in December, capping off the weakest year for retail since 2013 as consumers squeezed by the Brexit hit to prices continued to keep a tight grip on spending.
Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on UK outsourcing model
January 19, 2018
LONDON/BALMEDIE, Scotland (Reuters) - In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.
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EUROPE • Economy
Czech parliament lifts immunity for PM Babis
January 19, 2018
Vote comes in relation to alleged fraud involving EU project subsidy
SPD D-day
January 19, 2018
The Rhine will host a make-or-break conference of Germany’s Social Democrats
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Europe • Insights
Military ties between Britain and France will not be shaken by Brexit
January 19, 2018

IT WAS in his typical, headline-grabbing mode that Boris Johnson pitched the notion of building a bridge across the Channel. At least it served as a diversion from the gritty realities of yesterday’s Anglo-French summit, held at the Sandhurst officer training academy. “Let’s do it,” responded France’s president, Emmanuel Macron. The French are fond of grands projets, but Mr Macron was probably thinking it might be nice if his side of the bridge could start in a muddy field far from Calais: the one that, thanks to the Channel Tunnel, has already become a magnet for undocumented migrants trying to reach Britain.

The most substantive agreement emerging from the summit was an undertaking by Britain to provide £45m ($63m) of funding to shore up security in Calais, which acts as a border post between the two countries, and to accept a few more of the migrants, particularly unaccompanied minors.

Otherwise the summit was dominated by defence and security issues...Continue reading

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