Las Ramblas terror attack sees 14 dead and over 100 injured

Las Ramblas terror attack sees 14 dead and over 100 injured

Spain has been rocked by the brutal terror attack which took place on Thursday 17th in the popular tourist destination of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, which left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured. At the time of writing three men are currently in custody, with  five...

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Catalonian Independence Referendum

Catalonian Independence Referendum

Catalonia’s Parliament would declare independence “within two days” if separatists win a referendum on the issue scheduled for the 1st October. The pledge was made in a draft bill presented on 4th July by the separatist parties which form the ruling coalition in Barcelona. The draft bill comes ahead of...

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‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

Europe, not East Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers have claimed. Studies undertaken on the teeth of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in Mediterranean Europe suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominin,...

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Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece has reached a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long-awaited debt relief talks. “The negotiations are concluded,” Euclid Tsakalotos told reporters, according to state agency ANA. After overnight talks, Tsakalotos said a “preliminary technical agreement” had been achieved ahead of a 22 May meeting...

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Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday (16/5/17) launched the Labour Election Manifesto for 2017 detailing plans to renationalise public services, increase NHS funding and scrap tuition fees for students. In the Manifesto, Corbyn makes a number of tax pledges including plans to lower the threshold for income tax from £150,000...

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French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as the country’s new prime minister. The decision to pick a Republican is considered an attempt to draw in key figures from both the right and left of French politics. Mr Philippe, 46, is the lawmaker and mayor of the...

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EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier has told Theresa May that paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable and that there will be legal consequences if the exit bill is not paid in full. In a press conference today (3rd May) in Brussels, Mr Barnier said that the UK will...

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EU considers sanctions over Macedonian power struggle

EU considers sanctions over Macedonian power struggle

Macedonian leaders risk facing sanctions if they continue to block a new government and stoke inter-ethnic conflict, EU mediators dealing with a crisis in the Balkan country have warned. Gjorge Ivanov, president of Macedonia, has refused to give Zoran Zaev, the opposition leader backed by a majority of MPs elected...

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Stolen Van Gogh artworks back on display after 14 years

Stolen Van Gogh artworks back on display after 14 years

Two priceless paintings by Vincent Van Gogh are once again hanging in an Amsterdam museum, 14 years after being stolen by the mafia. The works, 1882’s “View of the Sea at Scheveningen” and the 1884 “Congregation Leave the Reformed Church in Nuenen”, are from a period that was crucial to...

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16-year-old boy sole survivor of migrant boat tragedy

  Dozens of people are feared drowned after a rubber boat carrying migrants and refugees from Libya sank in the Mediterranean.   The sole survivor, a 16-year-old Gambian boy, told rescuers that 146 other people including children and pregnant women were on board when the boat sank.    A Spanish frigate, the...

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