Sanchez to be Spain‘s new PM after ousting Rajoy in no-confidence vote

Sanchez to be Spain‘s new PM after ousting Rajoy in no-confidence vote

Sanchez to be Spain‘s new PM after ousting Rajoy in no-confidence vote © Emilio Naranjo, Pool, AFP | Spanish Socialist Party leader Pedro Sanchez at parliament in Madrid on June 1, 2018 Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Spain‘s prime minister on Saturday, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote. Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain’s prime minister on Friday, after outgoing leader Mariano […]

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Lions, tigers and a jaguar recaptured after escape from German zoo

Lions, tigers and a jaguar recaptured after escape from German zoo

Lions, tigers and a jaguar recaptured after escape from German zoo © Axel Heimken, dpa, AFP | A lion takes a nap at a zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, on May 4, 2018 Police killed a bear and recaptured two lions, two tigers and a jaguar on Friday after the animals broke out of their cages in a zoo in western Germany. Police in nearby Trier had earlier told The […]

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Russian journalist’s faked murder: A propaganda coup for whom?

Russian journalist’s faked murder: A propaganda coup for whom?

Russian journalist’s faked murder: A propaganda coup for whom? In today’s Debate we turn our eye to events in Ukraine these past few days, where officials announced the murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, only for him to appear – alive – on TV the following day. This was all part of an unusual, complicated plot aimed at catching the person, or people, who really were trying to kill him. […]

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The League and Five Star share the top posts in new Italian govt

The League and Five Star share the top posts in new Italian govt

The League and Five Star share the top posts in new Italian govt © Alberto Pizzoli, AFP | Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (R) shakes hands with Italy‘s President Sergio Mattarella during the swearing in ceremony of the new government on June 1, 2018. Italy‘s new government, with Giuseppe Conte as prime minister, was sworn in Friday bringing to an end three months of political deadlock that began with an […]

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New PM Pedro Sanchez vows to tackle corruption, ‘modernise‘ Spain

New PM Pedro Sanchez vows to tackle corruption, ‘modernise‘ Spain

New PM Pedro Sanchez vows to tackle corruption, ‘modernise‘ Spain © Pierre-Philippe Marcou, AFP | Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, one day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote in parliament. Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote over a corruption scandal. , a 46-year-old […]

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Socialist Pedro Sanchez named Spain’s new prime minister

Socialist Pedro Sanchez named Spain’s new prime minister

Socialist Pedro Sanchez named Spain’s new prime minister © Oscar Del Pozo, AFP | Spanish Socialist Party leader Pedro Sanchez at parliament in Madrid on May 31, 2018 Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain’s prime minister on Friday, after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his centre-right party. Socialist party head Sanchez becomes ’s seventh Prime Minister […]

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Italy: Is it contagious? Political crisis spooks Europe and markets

Italy: Is it contagious? Political crisis spooks Europe and markets

Italy: Is it contagious? Political crisis spooks Europe and markets Italy‘s technocrat interim prime minister may never form a government. Will the Italian president call early elections or try again to cut a deal with an unprecedented populist coalition? Will a founding member of the EU be led by eurosceptics? With no clarity on the horizon, the now-steadied European markets may falter. Why is the backlash against traditional politics still […]

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Foreign activists on trial in France for helping migrants enter the country

Foreign activists on trial in France for helping migrants enter the country

Foreign activists on trial in France for helping migrants enter the country © Jean-Pierre Clatot, AFP | Swiss-Belgian Theo Buckmaster (R) and Swiss Bastien Stauffer (L) leave a courthouse in Gap, in the French Alps, after a hearing on May 31, 2018, on charges of helping migrants cross into France. Three days after a Malian migrant was acclaimed as a hero for his daring rescue of a child in Paris, […]

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Giuseppe Conte given new mandate to form Italian government

Giuseppe Conte given new mandate to form Italian government

Giuseppe Conte given new mandate to form Italian government © Tiziana Fabi, AFP | Italy PM candidate Giuseppe Conte (L) waves as he arrives at the Qurinale presidential palace on May 31, 2018, in Rome to meet Italy’s president about a mandate to form a government for the second time. Italy’s prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte announced Thursday his ministerial line-up after being handed a mandate for a second time to […]

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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in no-confidence vote

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in no-confidence vote

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in no-confidence vote © Pierre-Philippe Macrou, AFP | Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives for a debate on a no-confidence motion at parliament in Madrid on June 01, 2018 Spain’s centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was set to be voted out of office on Friday and replaced by a Socialist, in a no-confidence motion triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his […]

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