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Catholic church abuse scandal

2015 letter contradicts pope's claim of ignorance

The letter is just the latest in a series of developments that have called into question the Holy See's dedication to its "no tolerance" policy when it comes to sexual abuse cases within the church.

Monday 5 February, 2018

WIKILEAKS FOUNDER STILL HOLED UP IN EMBASSY

Ecuador seeks mediator to resolve Assange stand-off

Foreign Minister says country is looking at the possibility of a third country or personality stepping in to settle five-year impasse, which began after WikiLeaks founder moved into Embassy to avoid arrest over rape allegations.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

US-UK RELATIONS

A rocky year for the ‘special relationship’?

When British Prime Minister Theresa May became the first world leader to visit Donald Trump’s White House in January, it appeared the historic friendship between the two nations was in good health. But a series of events have driven the two leaders apart, with cracks appearing in the so-called “special relationship”.

Sunday 31 December, 2017

DIPLOMACY AND MIDDLE EAST

Argentina abstains on UN vote on recognition of Jerusalem

General Assembly votes 128-9 in favour of non-binding resolution against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Argentina one of 35 countries to abstain after US threatens to "take names" of those who vote against Washington.

Thursday 21 December, 2017

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