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English soccer's governing body launched a review Sunday into an escalating child sex-abuse scandal to discover what professional clubs knew about crimes being committed by coaches and what action should have been taken at the time.
 
Swiss voters have rejected a plan to force their government to accelerate the country's exit from nuclear energy.
 
Fillon tipped to win French rightwing primary
Millions of French voters head to the polls Sunday to select a presidential candidate for the centre-right Republicans party, with ex-premier Francois Fillon tipped to emerge the winner and become the favourite for next year's election.
 
Hundreds more flights canceled on day 3 of Lufthansa strike
Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, canceled 830 short- and medium-haul flights on Friday affecting 100,000 passengers after a pilots' strike entered its third day in a long-running dispute over wages.
 
Like other countries after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Switzerland pledged to abandon nuclear power in coming years. But anti-nuclear advocacy groups say the Swiss government's timetable isn't fast enough, and have pushed for a referendum this weekend that would hasten the planned exit.
 
A German court began hearing Thursday a complaint by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to climate change that has caused glacial melting in the Andes, threatening his home and livelihood.
 
Overheated Arctic sign of climate change 'vicious circle'
Freakishly high temperatures in the Arctic driven by heat-packed oceans and northward winds have been reinforced by a "vicious circle" of climate change, scientists said Thursday.
 
Manhunt launched  for killer of worker at missionary home
French police were hunting Friday for a killer who burst into a retirement home for Christian missionaries in southern France and stabbed a 54-year-old worker to death, security sources said.
 
The European Parliament on Thursday voted to freeze membership talks with Turkey over its "disproportionate" post-coup crackdown, further escalating tensions with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
 
French conservative frontrunner Francois Fillon said Thursday he would be a president who brought in "radical" change and accused his opponent of only wanting to tinker, in the final debate before the second round of the rightwing primary.
 
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