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January 3, 2019 11:28 AM North Korea diplomat in Italy defected and is now missing – Kim Jong-un retaliation fear

A North Korean diplomat who was until recently acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing, a South Korean member of parliament said on Thursday, after a South Korean newspaper reported he was seeking asylum in the West. The diplomat, Jo Song Gil, disappeared with his wife after leaving the embassy without notice in early November, according to Kim Min-ki 99

January 2, 2019 5:05 PM Europe not enough? Meddling Verhofstadt urges EU to intervene in BRAZIL over land policy

GUY Verhofstadt has urged the European Union to use its influence to meddle in Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to use more of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for commercial projects in a bid to kickstart the country’s economy. The new Brazilian president has issued an executive order to make the agriculture ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous 107

January 2, 2019 12:33 PM Guy Verhofstadt GLOATS after Sadiq Khan’s EU fireworks display ‘a powerful message!’

GUY Verhofstadt has lauded London’s European Union-themed New Year’s Eve celebrations that sparked fury amongst Brexiteers. As clocks struck midnight in Britain’s capital and the skyline was lit up with a flurry of fireworks, the London Eye was transformed into a 443-ft yellow and blue EU flag. And as the skies above the Thames were illuminated the words 65

December 27, 2018 12:01 AM Sweden CRISIS: EU state preparing for chaos in 2019 as mainstream parties shun populists

The country’s centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven was once again rejected by parliament just before Christmas when 200 MPs voted against him becoming prime minister while 116 voted in favour and 28 abstained. The Scandinavian EU member state is now pinning its hopes on resolving the crisis in the New Year when MPs return after a three-week 123

December 24, 2018 7:33 PM Gibraltar chief FURIOUS at plan for JOINT rule between Spain and UK ‘WE WILL NOT BEND!’

GIBRALTAR’S leader Fabian Picardo has slammed the proposal for joint rule between Spain and the UK as “unrealistic”. Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez has said Madrid will revive its bid for shared sovereignty over Gibraltar once the UK has left the European Union. Mr Sanchez has claimed that Spain’s position over Gibraltar, which has been a British 96

December 24, 2018 3:47 PM EU blow as eurosceptic parties JOIN FORCES in time for EU elections

THE EU has been delivered a blow after the third-largest group in the European Parliament joined forces with a French eurosceptic party to help cement its influence after the Brussels elections. Ahead of May’s European Parliament vote, which decides the MEPs for the next five years, new alliances are being formed among Eurosceptics in Brussels.The European 94

December 22, 2018 8:50 PM Ex-Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

Ex-Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown has died aged 77 after a short illness, a party spokesperson has said. The former MP for Yeovil, who "made an immeasurable contribution to furthering the cause of liberalism", passed away on Saturday evening, a statement said. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said Lord Ashdown had "made a real mark" on Parliament 78

December 21, 2018 5:41 PM Barcelona protests: Catalonians clash with police as they demand independence from Madrid

BARCELONA protesters clashed with Spanish police on Friday as they marched for Catalonia independence from Madrid ahead of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visit. Spanish demonstrators wearing high-viz vests replicated the Gilet-Jaunes protests which swept through France and Belgium earlier this month. Around 30 police officers were injured during the violent 109

December 17, 2018 6:25 PM 'You're TEARING UP your manifesto!' Labour MP put on spot over second Brexit vote demand

LABOUR Remainer Rushanara Ali was put on the spot by Vicky Ford as the Conservative MP claimed Ms Ali was "tearing up" her party's 2017 manifesto in favour of a second Brexit referendum. Speaking on BBC Politics Live, the Labour MP advocated for an early general election in which her party would campaign for a second Brexit referendum to be a feasible 79

December 14, 2018 2:45 PM Who is shining a torch for women today?

The general election of 14 December 1918 saw the first votes cast by women in the UK. It was also the first time that women were eligible to stand for election as an MP. The 1918 Representation of the People Act had given women the vote a few months earlier - but only for those who owned property and were over 30 years old. It wasn't until 1928 that all women 47