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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Premier League Brexit vote: How football fans voted in referendum

Premier League Brexit vote: How football fans voted in referendum

Premier League fans who live near Stoke City were the most likely to vote for Brexit, new figures have revealed. Those living close to Chelsea and Arsenal, however, were overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the European Union. Political analyst Mike Smithson has compiled the list showing results from each...

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Pavement lights for ‘zombie’ phone users

Pavement lights for ‘zombie’ phone users

Pavement lights have been installed at a pedestrian crossing in a town in the Netherlands to help smartphone users cross the road safely. The light strips catch the eye of people looking down at their devices and change colour to match traffic signals. The lure of games and social media...

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London sees 30,000 march for UN anti-racism day

London sees 30,000 march for UN anti-racism day

As many as 30,000 people turned out for the March Against Racism in London in an expression of unity against a rise in racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. In the wake of Brexit last June, hate crimes spiked by almost 50 per cent across Britain. The march was part of a...

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A Swedish politician wants to give workers ‘Paid Sex Breaks’

Swedish workers should be given paid “sex breaks” by their bosses, a local politician has suggested. A councillor in the north of the country has suggested workers should be given a one hour break paid for by their employer in order to go home and have sex. The idea was...

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French Elections

French Elections

The upcoming French elections in April have drawn political attention from around the globe as a battle for the soul and future of the European Union. France as a nation has been the victim of years of economic stagnation and the bleak national mood (One poll last year found that...

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Holland will count all election ballots by hand

Holland will count all election ballots by hand

  Dutch authorities will count by hand all the votes cast in March’s general elections, ditching “vulnerable” computer software to thwart any cyber hacking bid, said interior minister Ronald Plasterk. Plasterk told parliament that fears over “the vulnerabilities of the software” used by the country’s election committee “had raised questions...

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Secret EU report claims Erdogan plotted purge before coup

Secret EU report claims Erdogan plotted purge before coup

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey planned to purge opposition forces in the military before July’s attempted coup, according to a secret EU intelligence report. The European intelligence contradicts the Turkish government’s claim that Fethullah Gülen, an exiled cleric, was behind the plot to overthrow the Turkish government. The report...

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