Category: Europe

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staffOctober 29, 2017

Sacked Catalan leader welcome to stand

The Spanish government has said it would welcome the participation of sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in new elections. The ...

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staffOctober 28, 2017

Spain dissolves Catalan Parliament after independence vote

The Spanish government on Friday dissolved the Catalan Parliament after the legislative body declared its independence, threatening to send tensions ...

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staffOctober 26, 2017

Venezuelan opposition wins European rights prize

Venezuela’s democratic opposition won the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Thursday, sources told AFP, a boost for ...

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staffOctober 24, 2017

Sebastian Kurz opens talks with Freedom Party

Austria’s conservative leader says he has invited the far right for talks to form a coalition government. Sebastian Kurz said ...

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staffOctober 23, 2017

Catalonia Spain: Officials ‘won’t follow orders from Madrid’

Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, a ...

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staffOctober 21, 2017

Spain expected to remove Catalan powers

The Spanish government is holding a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control of the semi-autonomous region ...

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staffOctober 20, 2017

Spanish govt, opposition agree on January elections in Catalonia

The Spanish government has agreed with the opposition Socialists (PSOE) to hold January regional elections in Catalonia, Reuters reports. The ...

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staffOctober 20, 2017

Thousands protest labor reform in Paris

Some 25,000 people turned up in Paris on Thursday to protest a controversial labor reform spearheaded by French President Emmanuel ...

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staffOctober 17, 2017

Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

A controversial Russian artist who was granted political asylum in France has been arrested after setting fire to a bank ...

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staffOctober 17, 2017

Catalan separatists in Spanish custody

A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, who lead ...