Europe

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 August 19, 2018
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? […]

by August 19, 2018
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. […]

by August 19, 2018
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. […]

by August 19, 2018
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 […]

by August 19, 2018
Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Ukraine

Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Ukraine

Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Ukraine © Sergei Supinsky / AFP | Police and press gather outside the building where Russian journalist Arkadi Babchenko was shot dead late on May 29, 2018. A Russian war correspondent who fled to Kiev after criticising Moscow‘s role in the conflict […]

by August 11, 2018
‘Spiderman‘ child rescuer joins Paris fire brigade as citizenship awaits

‘Spiderman‘ child rescuer joins Paris fire brigade as citizenship awaits

‘Spiderman‘ child rescuer joins Paris fire brigade as citizenship awaits © Gérard Julien, AFP | Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama (R) shows his temporary residence permit after receiving it at the Prefecture of Bobigny, northeast of Paris on May 29, 2018. Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian “Spiderman” feted for saving a […]

by August 11, 2018
Sarkozy ally Eric Woerth indicted in Libya campaign financing probe

Sarkozy ally Eric Woerth indicted in Libya campaign financing probe

Sarkozy ally Eric Woerth indicted in Libya campaign financing probe © Geoffroy Van der Hasselt, AFP | Les Républicains MP Eric Woerth at France’s National Assembly on June 27, 2017, in Paris. The treasurer of Nicolas Sarkozy’s successful 2007 run for the French presidency has been charged as part of […]

by August 11, 2018
Belgium investigates deadly Liège shooting as terrorist incident

Belgium investigates deadly Liège shooting as terrorist incident

Belgium investigates deadly Liège shooting as terrorist incident © John Thys, AFP | Police officers near the scene of the shooting in Liège on Tuesday. A gunman on a police watchlist for s with Islamist extremists launched a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium on Tuesday, shooting dead two female […]

by August 11, 2018
Ireland exit polls show landslide victory in vote to end abortion ban

Ireland exit polls show landslide victory in vote to end abortion ban

Ireland exit polls show landslide victory in vote to end abortion ban © Barry Cronin, AFP | Voters in Ireland vote on ending the country’s abortion ban. The Irish people are set to change some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, two exit polls from a referendum showed on […]

by August 11, 2018