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December 6, 2018 2:09 PM Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

LUXEMBOURG is set to become the first country in the world to make all of its public transport free. The small European country will lift fares for trains, trams and buses from next summer, under the ambitious new proposals by Xavier Bettel’s administration. The recently elected Prime Minister has pledged to prioritise environmental issues in his liberal-led 6

December 3, 2018 7:58 AM Spain: Far right wins seats in Andalusia election for first time since Franco

The Vox party, which opposes illegal immigration and Catalan independence, won 12 seats in the Andalusia parliamentary elections. Vox, which opposes illegal immigration and Catalan independence, won 12 seats in the Andalusia parliamentary elections, bringing an end to three decades of socialist rule in the southern Spanish region. The party had been predicted 9

November 25, 2018 9:14 AM Swiss vote on going it alone in sovereignty referendum

The Swiss love their referendums, but a proposal being put to voters about Swiss sovereignty on Sunday morning has upset almost the whole of the political spectrum and could affect Swiss relations with the EU and even the United Nations. The main proposal calls for Swiss law to take precedence over international law and treaties. For supporters like Aliki 10

November 21, 2018 11:44 AM Italy facing EU punishment as Brussels rejects Rome's populist budget

EUROPEAN Union officials have rejected the Italian budget paving the way for possible sanctions in unprecedented backlash at a member state. The European Commission set out plans to sanction Italy for its 2019 draft budget proposal, which they argue could act as a contagion for a Continent-wide economic disaster. A statement by Brussels’ powerful executive 17

November 18, 2018 2:53 AM US in DESPERATE BID to fight China's influence in Asia as Beijing plots economic empire

A COALITION of four countries including the United States has agreed to facilitate a massive electrification programme in Papua New Guinea, in an apparent bid to restrain the rise of Chinese influence which is expanding rapidly thanks to development initiatives such as the New Silk Road. The United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand hope to provide 17

November 15, 2018 7:24 PM Italy shock poll as 60 percent think the EU is bad for them

SIX in ten Italians feel mistreated by the European Union, a shock poll claims. More than half of Italians polled are losing trust in the EU as just seven percent still believe the institution has their best interests at heart. These bombshell revelations come as Italy is still on a collision course with the EU after refusing to change its budget plan. The populist 27

November 2, 2018 2:02 PM Ex-Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown diagnosed with bladder cancer

The 77-year-old politician says he has "fought a lot of battles in my life" after being diagnosed within the last month. The 77-year-old, who led the party between 1988 and 1999, described how he had been diagnosed with the disease within the last month. Speaking to the Somerset Live website, Lord Ashdown said: "I have known for about three weeks that I am suffering 6

October 31, 2018 9:51 AM EU on BRINK: Italy to STRIKE BACK at Juncker sanctions threat TODAY with NO budget change

ITALY is showing to be defiant against the European Commission's rejection of its budget proposal as the eurosceptic Government plans to present the same measures despite the threat of harsh sanctions. Italy will present its new budget proposal on Wednesday following a request by the European Commission to rethink some key economic measures non-compliant 19

October 30, 2018 12:57 PM France is NEW BOSS OF EUROPE as ‘strongman’ Macron steps into Merkel’s power-vacuum

FRANCE’S President Emmanuel Macron is poised to become the “strongman” of Europe stepping into the European – and EU - power vacuum resulting from the resignation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Bizet, the chairman of the senate’s committee for European affairs, told the TV channel Public Sénat the German leader’s decision to not seek a fifth 8

October 29, 2018 9:54 AM Angela Merkel 'to abandon key CDU party role'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her CDU party that she will not run for re-election as its chairwoman in December, sources say. Her decision comes after her party suffered heavy losses in regional elections that threatened the stability of the governing coalition. Mrs Merkel has been chair of the CDU since 2000, becoming one of its longest-serving 11