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November 18, 2019

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Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor and homeless

Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor and homeless

Pope Francis on Sunday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor."My thoughts go to those who... have promoted solidarity initiatives to give

World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession

World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession

The World Bank urged protest-hit Lebanon on Wednesday to form a new government quickly, warning of the threat of an economic downturn that would deepen poverty and worsen unemployment.The warning came as anti-government demonstrators pushed on with rallies and

Chile's middle class takes to streets over crushing debt

Chile's middle class takes to streets over crushing debt

It is not poverty that is driving Chile's middle class into the streets to join massive protests: it is debt, brought on by sky-high private health and education costs that have created an economic fragility many find unbearable.That is why so many have taken