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April 18, 2017 9:56 PM French election: Sharp-tongued Mélenchon galvanises left

Is it the mellowing of age? Is it a return to an original kinder self? Or is it all part of a brilliant pre-election re-make? No-one knows the answer, but everyone understands the question. Something has changed in Jean-Luc Mélenchon. At the last election in 2012 he was the far-left candidate who ate quote-hunting journalists for breakfast. He fulminated 50

April 15, 2017 7:01 AM Worst nightmare for EU as French election could be between TWO candidates wanting Frexit

THE European Union (EU) is facing catastrophe as anti-Brussels parties gain popularity in the French Presidential election. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is enjoying a surprise rise in the polls to join Front National leader Marine Le Pen as a feasible anti-EU choice in the contest. After weeks of polls predicting a showdown between Mrs Le Pen and Europhile 28

April 12, 2017 2:37 PM Hungarians protest against crackdown on education, NGOs

BUDAPEST Thousands of Hungarians protested in central Budapest on Wednesday against what they fear is a crackdown on free thought and education by government proposals to restrict foreign universities and non-government organisations. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has advocated a self-styled "illiberal democracy", has said strong national governments 26

April 11, 2017 8:38 PM French election: Support surges for far-left maverick Jean-Luc Melenchon

Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon saw his support surge in the French presidential race after he performed well in two televised debates. The 65-year-old veteran politician and former Trotskyist, who is backed by the Communist Party, had been considered a wildcard until then. A snap poll after one of the debates found Mr Melenchon was the most convincing 47

April 3, 2017 10:40 AM German government rejects conservatives' call for Islam law

BERLIN (AP) - The German government says there's no need for new legislation to regulate Islamic organizations in the country. Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union party have called for a ban on foreign funding of Islamic organizations, and for Muslims to get statutory rights to pastoral care from an imam in prisons 30

March 28, 2017 4:18 PM Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum on independence for Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU. Ms Sturgeon says the move is needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the wake of the Brexit vote. But the UK government 27

March 26, 2017 12:51 PM Give Jeremy Corbyn 15 months, says Len McCluskey

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should be "given a chance" and allowed 15 months to prove he can turn around opinion polls, says union boss Len McCluskey. The general secretary of Unite said Mr Corbyn was being "slaughtered" by the media for putting forward policies to build a "different... better Britain". He said Mr Corbyn himself would want to look at the party's 42

March 18, 2017 9:00 PM Nicola Sturgeon calmly sets out her independence referendum negotiating position

Historic moments are supposed to give rise to soaring rhetoric, memorable speeches that capture the zeitgeist and harness momentum, but listening to Nicola Sturgeon’s keynote speech at the SNP’s spring conference on Saturday afternoon, one could be forgiven for thinking a second independence referendum was just another election. As on Broadway, standing 32

March 15, 2017 2:17 AM Trump Wrote Off $100 Million in Business Losses in 2005

The tax forms were sent to David Cay Johnston, a former New York Times reporter who covered the Internal Revenue Service for years and has written a book on Mr. Trump. Appearing with Ms. Maddow, he said he had received the forms “over the transom” and did not know who had sent them. He suggested that they might even have been sent by Mr. Trump himself 125 6

March 14, 2017 1:03 PM EU workplace headscarf ban 'can be legal', says ECJ

Workplace bans on the wearing of "any political, philosophical or religious sign" such as headscarves need not constitute direct discrimination, Europe's top court has ruled. This is the court's first ruling on the wearing of headscarves at work. The issues of Muslim dress and the integration of immigrant communities have featured prominently in debates 26