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In a letter to Chilean bishops, Pope Francis  invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis acknowledged on Wednesday that he had made “grave mistakes” in the handling of a sexual abuse crisis in Chile, saying he felt shame and i(...)

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered in October last year. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The day after a car bomb claimed the life of Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, in October last year, one of the 47 libel suits ag(...)

Bangkok Chinatown traffic at night

Turkey and Cyprus are back for 2019 Dalaman in Turkey Tui Holidays have announced the return of Dalaman, Turkey, and Paphos, Cyprus, (...)

Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner in charge of economic and financial affairs: “The digital economy is a major opportunity for Europe, and Europe is a huge source of revenues for digital firms.” Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

New European Commission proposals to tax giant digital companies are expected to get a rough ride when EU leaders debate the issue at their summit her(...)

Mediterranean sun: Aphrodite’s Rock, in Cyprus

Spain: Canaries and Costa del Sol You might find a big discount on a trip to Gran Canaria, with prices from €467 per person sharing, and across the C(...)

Scrabble family: “It’s an education for young people and adults, too,” says Lukeman Owolabi, who plays with his wife, Lucia, and their three children, Nicole, Mikel and Daniel. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Lukeman Owolabi was a teenager when he started playing Scrabble. Every evening after school the young Nigerian would gather with friends and, with the(...)

EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Europe must “act fast” to secure a common approach to digital tax”. Adding that he expects Ireland to pay a positive role in the negotiations, despite its reservations. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Paschal Donohoe and other EU finance ministers have sharply criticised EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, as tensions rise before next week’s b(...)

The Azure Window, one of Malta’s most visited locations, before it collapsed.

Imagine if the Cliffs of Moher fell into the sea and all that was left was the car park. Something comparable happened in Malta this day last year whe(...)

European commissioner Pierre Moscovici: IP payments from Irish subsidiaries were 23-25 per cent of Irish gross domestic product in 2015 and 2016, way above the average of other member states.  Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The heat is being relentlessly turned up under Ireland on the corporate tax issue. Ireland will not welcome being part of what might be called the “se(...)

Balinteer locals help ambulance crew members from Donnybrook Fire Station on Sunday. Photograph: Donnybrook Fire Service

There were many instances of good neighbourliness during the recent cold snap, but the people of Ballinteer, Co Dublin took it to another level. An (...)

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