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Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

Vatican City - U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis's face on Wednesday when he told him "it looks to some people that the abusers are being more protected than the victims".

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is the future of the Irish border once Britain leaves the EU, with Brussels and London seemingly at loggerheads over the issue.

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish border issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is the future of the Irish border once Britain leaves the EU, with Brussels and London seemingly at loggerheads over the issue.

Irish president signs historic abortion ban repeal

Dublin - Ireland's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment repealing strict abortion laws in the staunchly Catholic country.

Ryanair cabin crew in five countries to strike on Sept 28

Apo - Ryanair cabin crew from five European countries will go on strike on September 28, threatening hundreds of flights in the latest round of a bitter tussle between unions and the budget airline's management.

Ryanair cabin crew in 5 countries to strike Sept 28: union

Apo - Ryanair cabin crew members from five European countries will go on strike on September 28, threatening hundreds of flights, a Belgian union said on Thursday.

Trump postpones November trip to Ireland

London - US President Donald Trump has put off a visit to Ireland that had been scheduled to follow a commemoration in Paris of the end of World War I, the Irish government said Tuesday."We can confirm that the proposed visit of the US president is postponed.

Ryanair issues jobs threat in Germany over strikes

Frankfurt Am Main - Ryanair warned Tuesday that it may slash jobs and close some bases in Germany if it is hit with more strikes, a day before a work stoppage by pilots and cabin crew for better pay and conditions.

Ryanair U-turns on Poland but faces 'biggest' strike

London - Ryanair performed a U-turn Friday, saying it no longer planned to transfer jobs and planes to Poland after a deal with pilots, but nonetheless faced a fresh pan-European strike.

Bono says 'back to full voice', U2 tour will resume

Berlin - U2 frontman Bono has said he will be "back to full voice" for the rest of a European tour after the Irish rock band was forced to cancel a gig in Berlin when they were only a few songs in.

As pope visits Ireland, protesters demand justice over clerical abuse

Dublin - As the faithful flocked to witness Pope Francis celebrate mass on Sunday, protesters gathered in central Dublin to demand recognition, reconciliation and reparations for the historic wrongs of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Pope refuses to comment on claim he personally ignored abuse

Rome - Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim he personally ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman, after a visit to Ireland dominated by Church scandals.

Pope Francis meets Irish abuse victims, expresses 'shame'

Dublin - Pope Francis on Saturday met with eight Irish abuse victims after expressing "pain and shame" over the "failure" of Catholic Church authorities to deal with the abuses, the Vatican said.

Pope Francis visits Dublin, a city split by Church sins

Dublin - Devout Catholics and firebrand protestors rubbed shoulders on the streets of Dublin on Saturday as Pope Francis visited the city, stoking fresh debate on the Church and its role in covering up decades of abuse in Ireland.

Litany of Catholic abuse scandals in Ireland

London - Accusations of wide-ranging abuse in Catholic institutions in Ireland, including but not limited to the sexual targeting of children by priests, date back several decades.

Irish sex abuse victim urges pope to remove 'every rotten apple'

Dublin - Pope Francis should rid the Catholic Church of "every rotten apple" and announce concrete measures against sexual abuse by the clergy during his visit to Ireland, a prominent Irish victim told AFP.

As pope visits, Irish PM urges action on abuse

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Saturday urged Pope Francis to take action to ensure justice for abuse victims worldwide as the pontiff admitted a "failure" by Church authorities in dealing with the scandals during a historic visit to Ireland.

US clerical abuse survivor implores Pope to act

New York - Shaun Dougherty is "sick and tired of being conned." On the eve of Pope Francis's visit to Ireland, the US survivor of clerical sexual abuse wants the head of the Catholic Church to finally help victims get justice.

Catholic abuse scandal a 'cultural problem': Vatican

London - The sexual abuse scandal dogging the Catholic Church is the result of a "cultural problem" that will take time to remedy, the Vatican's chief spokesman told Irish broadcaster RTE on Friday.

US priest speaks up for Church's gay 'parish pariahs'

Vatican City - Gay people in the Catholic Church are sometimes "treated like dirt", according to a priest invited by the Vatican to address a conference on families in Dublin on Thursday ahead of a visit by Pope Francis.

Strike-hit Ryanair announces deal with Irish union

London - Ryanair on Thursday said it had "reached agreement" with an Irish union representing pilots, in a move that could end the cancellation of flights across Europe because of strikes.

Pope Francis faces fight to keep the faith in Ireland

London - Pope Francis faces a struggle this weekend to reinvigorate Ireland's confidence in the Catholic Church, in the face of multiple abuse scandals and a new generation shedding traditional mores.

Pope to meet abuse victims during visit to Ireland

Vatican City - Pope Francis will meet victims of sexual abuse during his visit to Ireland at the weekend, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Ryanair row deepens as European pilots strike

Frankfurt Am Main - Ryanair is bracing for mass travel disruptions on Friday as pilots across Europe begin a coordinated 24-hour strike to push their demands for better pay and conditions at the peak of the busy summer season.

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

EU extraditions to Britain should continue until Brexit: court

Luxembourg - EU countries should continue extraditions to Britain until it leaves the bloc next year, despite claims that Brexit could cause uncertainty for suspects, the legal advisor to the union's top court said Tuesday.

Ryanair braces for new round of strikes in Europe

Dublin - Ryanair's Irish pilots are preparing to strike again on Friday in a new wave of industrial action against the no-frills carrier across Europe at the height of summer travel.

EU member states can refuse arrest warrants: ECJ

Luxembourg - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday authorised EU members to refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland if they doubt defendants will get a fair trial there.

Graphic novel longlisted for Booker Prize

London - A graphic novel was longlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction for the first time on Tuesday, with Nick Drnaso's novel "Sabrina" in contention for the prestigious award.
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