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Australian Cardinal, Top Adviser to Pope, Charged With Sex Offenses
A cardinal that is in charge of the Vatican's finances was charged by Australian police on Thursday with multiple sexual offenses, according to The Washington Post. In one of the most significant cases against a high-ranking leader in the Catholic Church, Cardinal George Pell will face charges of...
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Italy Threatens EU With Closing Ports To Boats With Migrants
Italy's European Union representative, Maurizio Massari, sent a letter on Wednesday that warned Italy was considering closing their ports to vessels from foreign countries that are bringing migrants, according to BBC News. Massari called the situation "unsustainable" with Italian Prime Minister...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May Gets First Parliamentary Win After Austerity Vote
After a disastrous election result earlier this month, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government got their first parliamentary victory Wednesday after winning a vote on whether to maintain austerity measures, Agence FrancePresse reported. The bill was defeated by 323 votes to 308, displaying...
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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond Dies At 91
Michael Bond, the creator of the beloved children’s character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91, The Guardian reports. Bond, who published his first book, “A Bear Called Paddington,” about the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru, in 1958, died at home after a short illness. The...
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U.S. Announces New, Enhanced Aviation Security For Flights Entering U.S.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting U.S. Homeland Security officials will order stricter passenger screening and other new security measures for all flights entering the United States, but will not bar laptop computers in carry-on luggage as was originally feared by airlines and passenger groups. The...
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Donald Trump accepts Emmanuel Macron's invitation to visit Paris on Bastille Day
More Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to visit Paris for Bastille Day, the French independence day. French President Emmanuel Macron invited the US President during a phone call this week in which Mr Trump reportedly congratulated his French counterpart on his success in the recent...
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Grenfell Tower Fire Causes The Deaths Of At Least 80 Amid Cladding Concerns
British police said the Grenfell Tower fire is believed to have caused the deaths of around 80 people – with a majority of them being from just 23 of the apartments, RTE reported. Metropolitan Police Det. Supt. Fiona McCormack said they were able to get in contact with at least one person from 106...
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UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Conservative minority government faced its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election on Wednesday — an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts. The main opposition Labour Party called for a pay raise for public-sector workers, whose salaries have been...
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Germany could vote on same-sex marriage as early as Friday
Berlin: The German parliament is on track to vote on approving same-sex marriage as early as the end of the week, despite opposition from senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats...
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Firms Weigh Costs, Damage From Expetr Ransomware Day After Software Unleashed
One day after thousands of computers worldwide were struck by a data-scrambling software epidemic that paralyzed computers, officials in the Ukraine, where the outbreak likely originated, said companies and governments are getting back to business and counting the cost of the crisis that disrupted...
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