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Pope vows concrete action against child abuse
Vatican CITY: Pope Francis promised that concrete actions against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, countering scepticism from some survivors who said the meeting looked like a public relations exercise. Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for the four-day meeting to address the scandal that has ravaged the Church’s credibility in the United States — where it
 
 
Protesters block highways over separatist trial
GIRONA: Catalan activist groups burned tyres and tried to block highways across northeast Spain on Thursday as part of a day of protests against the trial of 12 separatist political leaders for their part in a declaration of independence in 2017. Eleven highways in Catalonia were affected by the protests, police reported, adding that they were working to keep traffic flowing. Police said there had been some scuffles with
   
Teenager wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate
BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) 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 Juncker also criticised US President Donald Trump for suggesting
 
 
Ex-FM retires in blow to Australian government
Sydney: Former Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop announced her retirement from politics on Thursday in a fresh blow to the conservative government already struggling just months ahead of general elections. Bishop, widely considered the most popular politician in the ruling Liberal Party of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, stunned her parliamentary colleagues with the decision not to re-contest her West Australian seat in
   
Russia charges top American investor with fraud
MOSCOW: Russian state prosecutors on Thursday formally charged top US investor Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, with fraud, hours before Washington accused Moscow of denying its diplomats access to him. Calvey was first detained last week along with three other executives from his fund after investigators accused him and others of embezzling 2.5 billion roubles ($38.17 million).
 
 
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