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Chilean nuns find 'relief' in Pope's recognition of Church abuse (Tue, 19 Feb 2019)
Three former Chilean nuns who claim to have been sexually abused over two decades ago by priests in their religious order have hailed comments by Pope Francis earlier this month in which he recognized the abuse of nuns in the Catholic Church.
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Haiti's serious crime unit to investigate foreigners arrested with guns (Tue, 19 Feb 2019)
The serious crime unit of Haiti's national police is investigating several foreign nationals, including Americans, who were arrested in possession of semi-automatic weapons, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant said.
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'Malthouse Compromise' on Brexit not dead: UK lawmaker after PM May talks (Tue, 19 Feb 2019)
A eurosceptic British lawmaker said the "Malthouse Compromise" - an attempt to redraft the contentious Irish backstop in the Brexit deal - was "alive and kicking" after a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday.
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The Guardian

Isis Briton Shamima Begum faces move to revoke citizenship (Tue, 19 Feb 2019)
Family ‘disappointed’ at Home Office decision and considering legal position, says lawyer The family of a teenager who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State has been told the Home Office intends to revoke her British citizenship, according to their lawyer. Shamima Begum, who left her home in Bethnal Green, east London, at the age of 15, is in a refugee camp in Syria, where she gave birth to a boy at the weekend. Continue reading...
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Brexit backstop: May rules out 'Malthouse compromise' (Tue, 19 Feb 2019)
PM says there is no time to work up proposals that might have won over Eurosceptics Theresa May has told Conservative MPs that the “Malthouse compromise” cannot replace the Irish backstop, in a blow to her hopes of winning Eurosceptic support for her Brexit deal. Ahead of her trip to Brussels on Wednesday, the prime minister told cabinet there was no way of working the proposals up into a concrete solution in time for Brexit on 29 March. Continue reading...
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MPs fear May could exploit Labour split to call early election (Tue, 19 Feb 2019)
Despite the Tories’ plan for a 2022 vote, cross-party concern remains over a snap poll Labour and Conservative parliamentarians are anxious that the new breakaway group formed by Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna has increased the chances of Theresa May calling an early election. On the Labour side, MPs and peers were worried that the prime minister would be tempted to exploit a split in the opposition if more of their number defected to the new political group. Continue reading...
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