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How will Pope Francis deal with abuse in the Catholic Church?

Image copyright Getty Images In an effort to deal with the sex scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope has convened an extraordinary summit of bishops in Rome. This follows his recent, unprompted, admission that priests had exploited nuns as “sex slaves” at a convent in France. Pope Francis decided to call this global conference after discussions with the …

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Brexit: UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal

Image copyright Getty Images Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised that the government will apply tariffs to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to provide “specific and robust protections” for farmers. His remarks come as the government is poised to release details of tariffs (taxes on imports) that would apply to thousands of products coming in from …

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Tyson Fury signs ESPN fight deal worth reported £80m

British heavyweight Tyson Fury has signed a deal with a United States network worth a reported £80m. The deal, which is understood to cover Fury’s next five fights, will see him broadcast on ESPN in the US while remaining on BT Sport in the UK. Fury believes the deal makes a rematch with Deontay Wilder “more makeable”. But Fury, Wilder …

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Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

Image copyright PA Theresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside “personal preferences” and support a Brexit deal in the Commons. In a letter to all 317 Tory members of Parliament, the prime minister said “history will judge us all” over the handling of Brexit. It comes after the government suffered a defeat in a vote on its strategy. …

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Shamima Begum: How do countries deal with people returning from IS?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women and children waiting in the back of a truck, having fled Baghouz – one of the the Islamic State (IS) group’s last remaining holdouts Shamima Begum, the London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group (IS) in 2015 could be prevented from returning to the UK, the Home Secretary …

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Brexit: Theresa May pushes on with her deal after latest defeat

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will press on with efforts to secure a revised Brexit deal, despite another Commons defeat, and will return to Brussels “within days”. MPs voted against a motion endorsing the government’s strategy by 303 to 258, with 66 Tory MPs abstaining. Steve Baker, of the Conservative backbench European Research Group, which led the rebellion, called …

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News Daily: Tougher taxi rules and US shutdown deal

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Protecting passengers Image copyright Metropolitan Police Anyone convicted of a serious or sexual crime could be banned from driving a taxi or mini cab under new government proposals. All drivers in England and Wales could also be forced to install CCTV in their vehicles which could be accessed …

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US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details have released, and it is unclear whether President Donald Trump will back the agreement. He is due to address a political rally in …

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder signs £400k-a-week deal to join Juventus

Ramsey is set to become the highest-paid British player of all time Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in the summer in a deal that will earn him over £400,000 a week. The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent, ending his 11-year …

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Brexit: May to make plea to MPs for time to change deal

Image copyright PA The prime minister is to urge MPs to give her more time to secure changes to her Brexit deal. Theresa May is expected to pledge in the Commons this week that MPs will get another say on Brexit if she cannot recommend a revised plan this month. Meanwhile, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told the Sunday …

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