German Chancellor Angela Merkel skeptical about leading minority government

November 21, 2017 6:00 am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel skeptical about leading minority government

German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel, looks on while speaking after exploratory talks on forming a new government broke down on November 19, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she favors new elections rather than heading a […]

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Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

The file photo shows a view of the building of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London. (Photo by AFP) Amsterdam has won the right to host the EU’s EMA drug agency when it leaves London following Brexit after the Dutch city tied with Milan in a vote that was […]

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European Commission proposes two-year plan to close gender pay gap

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European Commission proposes two-year plan to close gender pay gap

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during the EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden, November 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The European Commission proposed a two-year plan on Monday for closing the gender pay gap after finding little improvement in the past five years. The plan […]

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Britain pulls out of International Court of Justice race, loses seat to India

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Britain pulls out of International Court of Justice race, loses seat to India

The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, which is the seat of the International Court of Justice. (Photo via Wikipedia) Britain has withdrawn its candidate from election to the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) as he was forced into 12 rounds of run-off elections for the final remaining place […]

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Children as young as 12 sold for sex in Glasgow prostitution ring: Report

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Children as young as 12 sold for sex in Glasgow prostitution ring: Report

Locals have reported being offered sex with children in Govanhill — one of Scotland’s poorest areas. (Photo by Getty Images) A report reveals that Roma children as young as 12 are being sold for sex in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas.   Residents in the Govanhill area of Glasgow […]

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UK preparing to launch US rockets into space: Report

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UK preparing to launch US rockets into space: Report

This NASA handout photo released on November 16, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, shows the gantry rolling back at Space Launch Complex 2 in preparation for the liftoff of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, spacecraft. (Photo by AFP) The UK could soon be launching US […]

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Germany coalition talks collapse as Free Democrats Party walks out

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Germany coalition talks collapse as Free Democrats Party walks out

Ursula von der Leyen (L), the German Minister of defense, looks on as German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel, speaks after exploratory talks on forming a new government broke down on November 19, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Marathon talks on forming […]

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Catalonia independence bid from Spain enormous concern, a disaster: European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker

November 19, 2017 11:05 am
Catalonia independence bid from Spain enormous concern, a disaster: European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (AFP photo) The European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has lambasted authorities in Spain’s Catalonia region for launching an independence drive, saying it deeply concerns the European Union. Juncker told Spanish newspaper El Pais on Sunday that the EU, Spain and Catalonia, a prosperous region northeast of Spain, […]

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British finance minister Philip Hammond slammed for claiming UK has no unemployed people

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British finance minister Philip Hammond slammed for claiming UK has no unemployed people

Philip Hammond speaks on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Sunday, November 19, 2017. British finance minister Philip Hammond claims there is no unemployed person in the country, while recent studies show quite the opposite. The most recent figures show that there were 1.42 million out of work between July and September, according […]

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European Union President Donald Tusk gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May new Brexit ultimatum

November 18, 2017 12:27 am
European Union President Donald Tusk gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May new Brexit ultimatum

EU President Donald Tusk (L) and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during a press conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, November 17, 2017. (AFP photo) European Union President Donald Tusk has warned Britain that it has two weeks to make “much more progress” on Brexit negotiations in order to begin talks by […]

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Hundreds of angry Siemens workers vow fightback against mass job cull in Germany

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Hundreds of angry Siemens workers vow fightback against mass job cull in Germany

Employees of German industrial conglomerate Siemens demonstrate at the famed “Dyanomowerk” site in Berlin to protest against restructuring plans that include mass layoffs, November 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of angry Siemens workers protested at the industrial behemoth’s historic Berlin factory Friday, in the first revolt against a mass […]

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Russia vetoes Japan-drafted resolution on chemical attacks in Syria

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Russia vetoes Japan-drafted resolution on chemical attacks in Syria

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya addresses the UN Security Council about an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on November 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russia has cast a second veto in the United Nations […]

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Greece: Clashes break out on 1973 student revolt anniversary

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Greece: Clashes break out on 1973 student revolt anniversary

Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Greece on Friday during a demonstration marking the anniversary of the bloody Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973. Tensions grew in the capital’s district of Exarcheia when Antifa protesters hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who responded with tear gas. More than 5,000 […]

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Leaders of Spain, Belgium meet amid Catalonia crisis

November 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Leaders of Spain, Belgium meet amid Catalonia crisis

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (L) and Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy (R) arrive ahead of the start of the meeting on the second day of an EU summit meeting, Friday 20 October 2017, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. (Photo by AFP) The prime ministers of Spain […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘threatening international order’ via hacking, espionage: UK Prime Minister Theresa May

November 14, 2017 9:30 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘threatening international order’ via hacking, espionage: UK Prime Minister Theresa May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo by AFP) UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “threatening the international order” through espionage and election meddling. In a strongly worded statement foreign policy speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Mansion House, May said on Monday London […]

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Turkish Interior Ministry to pay over $271,000 to man blinded in anti-government rally

November 13, 2017 2:00 am
Turkish Interior Ministry to pay over $271,000 to man blinded in anti-government rally

Burak Ünveren, a lecturer at Yildiz Technical University The Turkish Interior Ministry is going to pay over 270,000 dollars to an academic who went blind in one eye during a heavy-handed police crackdown on a demonstration against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) back in June 2013. Burak Ünveren, […]

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Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party head Liviu Dragnea faces new corruption probe

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Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party head Liviu Dragnea faces new corruption probe

Head of the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea reacts during a press conference, following a six-hour meeting of the ruling Social Democratic Party in Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 12, 2017. (Photo by AP) Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors on Monday opened a new criminal investigation into the chairman of the ruling party […]

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Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont softens tone on secession, says other solutions possible

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Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont softens tone on secession, says other solutions possible

Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont (Photo by AFP) Former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, who ran a controversial campaign for independence last month before going to self-imposed exile in Belgium, has softened his tone on the drive, saying he may accept a non-secessionist solution to the crisis […]

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Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn call on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to sack Boris Johnson

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Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn call on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to sack Boris Johnson

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan speak during a pro European Union (EU) rally in central London, June 22, 2016. (Photo by AFP) After UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, his close ally London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also called on Prime Minister Theresa May to […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalans to shun separatists in elections

November 12, 2017 2:37 am
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalans to shun separatists in elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (AFP photo) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has urged people in the northeastern Catalonia region to reject the notable figures of a secession movement and vote them out of office in December 21 elections. “The threat of the separatists is destructive, sad and agonizing. Secessionism has […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says Washington’s sanctions have deprived American businesses from investment opportunities in Russian economy.     Russian President Vladimir Putin says American firms risk losing the race over investments in his country’s economy to their international rivals as a result of US sanctions.     “By banning ExxonMobil from […]

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