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Thousands protest against far-right AfD in Berlin ahead of Bundestag debut

23 Oct

Thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday in Berlin, in protest against the far-right Alternative for Germany’s debut in parliament on Tuesday. Bearing posters with slogans like “Stop AfD”, “My voice against incitement” or “My heart beats for diversity”, the demonstrators rallied two days before AfD lawmakers will join other MPs at the first sitting of Germany‘s […]

‘I hate the no deal scenario,’ EU chief on Brexit

23 Oct

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he hates the idea of a “no deal” scenario when it comes to Brexit. He was speaking to reporters at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels, where British Prime Minister Theresa May was wooing leaders, as she tries desperately to move the divorce negotiations into a second […]

‘Some way’ to go in Brexit talks, says British PM

23 Oct

British Prime Minister Theresa May admits there’s still “some way” to go in moving the big Brexit talks forward. She has been busy woo’ing EU leaders at a Brussels summit, trying to get the negotiations into a second phase, focusing on trade. But stumbling blocks remain, including the size of the divorce bill. “What I […]

UK business leaders unite in Brexit warning

23 Oct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis is due to travel to Paris on Monday for more Brexit talks Britain’s five biggest business lobby groups are calling for an urgent Brexit transition deal, or they warn the UK risks losing jobs and investment. In a joint letter being sent to Brexit Secretary David Davis, the […]

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies ‘coup’ by Madrid

23 Oct

Media captionMany pictures showing Spanish police acting violently during the referendum were fake – Spanish foreign minister The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a […]

Thousands rally in Malta for murdered reporter

22 Oct

Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of non-governmental organisations after a journalist was killed last Monday. The demonstrations in Malta‘s capital, Valletta, were organised by the group Civil Society Network after the car bombing that killed anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, in a murder that […]

‘I hate the no deal scenario,’ EU chief on Brexit

22 Oct

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he hates the idea of a “no deal” scenario when it comes to Brexit. He was speaking to reporters at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels, where British Prime Minister Theresa May was wooing leaders, as she tries desperately to move the divorce negotiations into a second […]

‘Some way’ to go in Brexit talks, says British PM

22 Oct

British Prime Minister Theresa May admits there’s still “some way” to go in moving the big Brexit talks forward. She has been busy woo’ing EU leaders at a Brussels summit, trying to get the negotiations into a second phase, focusing on trade. But stumbling blocks remain, including the size of the divorce bill. “What I […]

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies ‘coup’ by Madrid

22 Oct

Media captionMany pictures showing Spanish police acting violently during the referendum were fake – Spanish foreign minister The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a […]

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Thousands demand justice in Malta

22 Oct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Maltese government has offered a large reward to anyone who can help uncover who killed the prominent blogger with a massive car bomb Thousands of people have rallied in Malta to demand justice following the death of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Ms Caruana Galizia died in a car […]