Czech election: Billionaire Babis secures big early lead

Czech election: Billionaire Babis secures big early lead

Image copyright AFPImage caption Andrej Babis, 63, is the second-richest man in the Czech Republic A populist billionaire candidate has taken the lead in partial results from the Czech Republic’s general election. Andrej Babis’s centrist movement ANO had more than...
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EU leaders: Pay £48billion for Brexit deal by Christmas

EU leaders: Pay £48billion for Brexit deal by Christmas

A Brexit deal could be agreed as soon as Christmas – but only if the UK pays £48bn, EU leaders said on Friday. In a meeting held after Theresa May attended a Brussels summit, EU leaders gave the order to...
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Spanish PM expected to announce plan to remove Catalan powers

Spanish PM expected to announce plan to remove Catalan powers

Madrid expected to impose direct rule on Catalonia Read more Prominent Muslim scholar accused of rape in France Read more German police detain man in Munich knife attack Read more ‘State of war’ in Somalia as bomb death toll rises...
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China to Spend Billions More on ‘One Belt’ Initiative; Campaigners Want Focus on Poverty

China to Spend Billions More on ‘One Belt’ Initiative; Campaigners Want Focus on Poverty

At China’s Communist Party Congress this week, President Xi Jinping said the country would be a contributor to global development. Key to that is the so-called One Belt One Road Initiative, which seeks to rekindle the ancient Silk Road trade...
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Spain seeks seizure of Catalonian powers as independence crisis intensifies

Spain seeks seizure of Catalonian powers as independence crisis intensifies

Spain’s government held a crisis cabinet meeting on Saturday as it prepared to seize powers from Catalonia’s separatist executive in an unprecedented move aimed at stopping the northeastern region’s independence drive. During the meeting, whi...
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Russia grapples with history as centenary of revolution approaches

Russia grapples with history as centenary of revolution approaches

A century after its revolution shook the world, Russia strives to strike an odd balance between remembering the uprising that brought about the Soviet Union, while stopping short of romanticising regime change. In a series of seismic events, the year...
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North Korea to continue nuclear tests: report

North Korea to continue nuclear tests: report

A North Korean diplomat says Pyongyang intends to continue its nuclear testing program in the interests of self-defence and accuses US President Donald Trump of playing “nuclear football”, the RIA news agency reports. The diplomat, who RIA named as...
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Lord Mandelson’s Brexit claims on single market a sham

Lord Mandelson’s Brexit claims on single market a sham

Labour peer Lord Mandelson claimed voters did not realise Brexit meant quitting the EU – but it was revealed that he made the warning himself just days before last years referendum (file pic) Lord Mandelson’s claim Brexit could be cancelled...
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EU officials raid BMW offices in Munich

EU officials raid BMW offices in Munich

EU anti-trust regulators have raided the offices of automaker BMW in Munich, the company said, in a fresh blow to the German car industry already hit by the Dieselgate scandal. The European Commission, which refused to confirm the company targeted,...
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Macron warns Brexit divorce bill not ‘halfway’ towards EU

Macron warns Brexit divorce bill not ‘halfway’ towards EU

Emmanuel Macron threw cold water on hopes of a Brexit breakthrough today – warning that the UK’s divorce bill offer was not even ‘halfway’ to what the EU wanted. The French president delivered a grim assessment of the standoff, saying.....
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Much more work to be done after Brexit summit, Macron says

Much more work to be done after Brexit summit, Macron says

Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani Read more Dozens dead in attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul Read more More work to be done after Brexit summit, Macron says Read more Québec’s ‘comedy king’ faces...
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