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Russian parliament approves Putin's controversial pension reform

The bill, which still has to go through the formality of a third reading and senate hearing, would see Russian men retire at 65 instead of 60 and has sparked rare national protest, with tens of thousands rallying across Russia in recent months.

The bill, which still has to go through the formality of a third reading and senate ...

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Russian parliament approves Putin's controversial pension reform

Saudi Arabia in November recalled its ambassador from Berlin following the ...

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Germany, Saudi Arabia to restore envoys after Lebanon row

Cardinal Reinhard Marx says he is ashamed over the decades of abuse that have shattered ...

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German Catholic Church apologizes for mass child sex abuse

'Some have chosen the law of the most powerful, but it cannot protect any people,' says ...

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Macron at UN rebukes Trump's 'law of the strongest'

Pope Francis: 'We ourselves need to be converted. We have to realize that in order to ...

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Pope says youth 'outraged' by clergy sex scandals

Success in the upcoming negotiations depends 'largely on what it is Britain really wants, ...

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Merkel says it's still unclear what Britain wants in Brexit talks

The 4-year-old's father, who has not been named, faces a potential criminal conviction ...

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Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama to face court

'In these days, I reserve a special thought for the Jewish community,' Pope Francis says, ...

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Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

(UPDATED) China immediately says it was hopeful of better relations, while Taiwan insists ...

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Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

(UPDATED) Pope Francis' trip to all 3 Baltic states is at risk of being overshadowed by ...

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Pope honors Baltic martyrs as bishops quit over abuse