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May 12, 2018 4:03 AM FINALLY! EU to INTERVENE in Spanish police 'BRUTALITY' in Catalan independence referendum

EIGHT months after Catalonia held a referendum into becoming independent from Spain, the European Union has finally agreed to look into aggression by the Madrid government in the weeks following the all-important vote. Spanish police took a hard-line when dealing with those campaigning for separation at the time of the referendum and were accused by Human 27

May 8, 2018 2:03 PM Ireland: Facebook bans foreign ads as US anti-abortionists plot to influence referendum

Facebook has vowed to improve its transparency after revelations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested users' data. Facebook says it has banning foreign advertisements related to Ireland's abortion referendum amid concerns that North American groups are trying to influence the campaign. Irish voters will decide May 25 whether to repeal 12

April 30, 2018 10:56 AM EU ON THE BRINK: 'Pandora's box' could trigger COLLAPSE of bloc over its punishment plans

EUROPEAN UNION bosses could open a “Pandora’s box” of euroscepticism with their upcoming budget plans, which member states fear funds could be diverted from Eastern states to their southern neighbours. The European Commission is heading in a “dangerous direction” by diverting funds away from Eastern Europe because of rifts with Hungary and Poland, according 34

April 21, 2018 12:08 PM CZEXIT puts Brussels on alert: Anti-EU party surge threatens to TOPPLE Czech leadership

MOUNTING eurosceptic pressure in the Czech Republic has threatened to bring down the caretaker government and trigger fresh elections, amid a resurgent anti-EU party that has called for a referendum on bloc membership. The Czech Republic is one of the most eurosceptic countries in the EU, and political parties are using the country's discomfort with the bloc to push for a shock 46

April 9, 2018 8:10 PM Support for republic at 50pct: Newspoll

Australia's republican movement may have more work to do after a new poll revealed only half of citizens want a republic, in line with another poll conducted just eight months ago. The Newspoll shows 50 per cent of voters back Australia becoming a republic, with 41 per cent wanting to retain a constitutional monarchy and nine per cent uncommitted, The Australian 8

March 28, 2018 10:26 AM 'Resolute, defiant and determined' Catalan politician is released on bail as battle to extradite her to Spain begins

A former Catalan politician facing extradition to Spain has been bailed after handing herself in to police in Scotland today. Professor Clara Ponsati, former education minister in the Executive Council of Catalonia facing extradition to Spain, surrendered to officers in Edinburgh after a European Arrest Warrant was issued for her. But she remains 'resolute 8

March 22, 2018 6:16 PM Vince Cable HUMILIATED: Eight EU PMs deny backing second Brexit vote despite Lib Dem claim

SIR Vince Cable has been left red-faced today after eight European Union leaders denied backing calls for a second Brexit referendum - despite a Lib Dem press release suggesting they had. The Liberal Democrat leader travelled to the continent this morning to speak with like-minded EU leaders to drum up support for a second vote at a major summit in Brussels 46

March 15, 2018 12:01 AM EU civil war: United front CRUMBLES as Tusk SHUTS DOWN European Parliament Brexit plan

EUROPEAN Council boss Donald Tusk shut down European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt after he set out plans for an "association agreement" to keep Britain closer to the bloc as the EU's united front crumbles. Arch-federalist Guy Verhofstadt unveiled splits in the European Union with his proposals for a much softer Brexit arrangement between 19

March 5, 2018 5:58 PM 'We will stop the funds!' Italian election winner sends STERN warning to eastern EU states

Italian election pictures: Who won the Italy Election 2018? The Five Star Movement has previously ruled out governing with any other political party, however, following the announcement of the exit polls, Alfonso Bonafede, a close ally of Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio, told La7 television: "We will be a pillar of the legislature." The result is likely 38

March 5, 2018 2:52 PM Not that kind of smash, Boris! Foreign Secretary sports painful tennis injury on his nose as he visits BBC studios

Boris Johnson was spotted with a painful injury on his face today after a mishap on the tennis court. The Foreign Secretary had a prominent gash on his nose when he visited the BBC World Service studios in London. The big red weal was apparently the result of an incident while he was playing tennis over the weekend - although aides were remaining tight-lipped 18