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February 17, 2019

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Police and protesters clash outside Albanian parliament

Police and protesters clash outside Albanian parliament

Thousands of opposition supporters clashed with police outside the Albanian parliament on Saturday during an anti-government protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama.The socialist prime minister, in power since 2013, has been accused of cor

Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat

Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat

Spain's socialist prime minister on Friday called early elections for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis."Between two options -- not doing anything and continuing w

Anti-EU parties eye gains in European election: France's Le Pen

Anti-EU parties eye gains in European election: France's Le Pen

Anti-EU parties expect to win a greater share of European parliament seats in May elections as they field more candidates and look to cooperate in alliances, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday.Nationalist parties have won power or gained grou

EU parliament cancels Catalan separatist's event

EU parliament cancels Catalan separatist's event

The European Parliament on Friday cancelled an event that was to be attended by Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, citing "security threats"."There is a high risk that the proposed event could pose a threat to the maintenance of public order on Pa

UK says Brexit defeat in parliament 'a hiccup'

UK says Brexit defeat in parliament 'a hiccup'

The British government on Friday dismissed as a "hiccup" its latest parliamentary defeat over Brexit, saying it would press on with trying to renegotiate its EU divorce deal as exit day looms in just six weeks.But as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to re

Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

Thousands of schoolchildren went on "strike" across Britain on Friday in a protest against climate change, with hundreds rallying in London's Parliament Square.Children of all ages chanted "save our planet", cheered as flares were lit and clambered onto s