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French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

LYON: The highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal in France goes on trial on Monday charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s. Cardinal , the archbishop of Lyon, in central eastern France, is accused along with […]

‘We are witches‘: Clerical abuse scandal divides parishes and politics in Poland

‘We are witches‘: Clerical abuse scandal divides parishes and politics in Poland

KALINOWKA, Poland: The former Catholic priest of the Polish village of Kalinowka is serving three years in jail for molesting five schoolgirls. But Marta Zezula, a mother whose testimony helped convict him, says the priest?s victims are the ones made to feel guilty. ?We are witches … because we have […]

Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief

Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief

MOSCOW: Russia‘s space agency on Saturday demanded an explanation after put off a planned visit to the United States by Russia‘s controversial space chief. Dmitry Rogozin, a firebrand nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, was set to visit the US in February but NASA said Friday that it was […]

Indian student falls from cliff in Ireland while taking selfie

Indian student falls from cliff in Ireland while taking selfie

An Indian student died after falling from the edge of a famous in Ireland while clicking a ?selfie?. The man in his 20s, whose identity was not immediately known, is said to be an Indian national studying in Dublin, the Irish Sun reported. He was visiting the popular tourist attraction […]

Estonians can vote from anywhere in the world

Estonians can vote from anywhere in the world

Instances are not hard to find of democracies big and small the world over allowing some form of absentee voting where electors need not be present physically at a designated polling station to exercise their franchise. These solutions to enable voting utilise everything from postal services to the digital medium […]

Baby rescued from rubble 35 hours after apartment collapse

Baby rescued from rubble 35 hours after apartment collapse

MOSCOW: Russian rescuers on Tuesday pulled an infant boy alive from the rubble of an apartment building, some 35 hours after a collapse that killed at least seven people and left dozens missing. They found the baby after hearing cries amid the debris. A section of the 10-story building in […]

Six killed in train accident on bridge linking two of Denmark‘s islands

Six killed in train accident on bridge linking two of Denmark‘s islands

COPENHAGEN: Six people were killed in a on a bridge linking two of ‘s main islands on Wednesday, train operator DSB said. The passenger train was heading towards the capital when it was hit by objects or tarpaulin from a freight train, according to Banedanmark, which is responsible for maintenance […]

French literary rebel Houellebecq returns with ‘yellow vest‘ novel

French literary rebel Houellebecq returns with ‘yellow vest‘ novel

PARIS: Provocative French author gives voice to the simmering anger behind the rural “yellow vest” revolt in his eagerly awaited, prophetic new novel which was published Friday to rave reviews. Houellebecq, a fierce eurosceptic, became a pin-up of the far right after his last book, “Submission”, which envisioned a France […]

Controversy around extreme-right member of Polish government

Controversy around extreme-right member of Polish government

(POLAND): A new member of Poland‘s right-wing government has appealed on for public support amid a political storm over his previous far-right and anti-West statements. The controversial appointment of as deputy minister for digital affairs comes at the start of a year of elections that will be crucial for the […]

Why Croatia?s anti-drinking posters are sparking outrage

Why Croatia?s anti-drinking posters are sparking outrage

ZAG REB: An anti-alcohol campaign in Croatia?s capital caused a stir Thursday on social media and among female politicians over its ?sexist? posters saying excessive drinking leads women into reckless sex with strangers. The posters, ordered by the city of , were placed in trams as part of a to […]