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East-west clash as Czechs vote for new president

East-west clash as Czechs vote for new president

Czech President Milos Zeman appeared Saturday to be heading for a run-off as polls closed in a presidential election pitting the pro-Russian incumbent against a flock of more liberal pro-European rivals.

Macron under fire over French asylum law reform

Macron under fire over French asylum law reform

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a backlash over plans to tighten immigration law as the number of asylum seekers soars, with aid and emergency agencies accusing his government of planning mass expulsions.

LuxLeaks whistleblower's conviction quashed

LuxLeaks whistleblower's conviction quashed

A Luxembourg court on Thursday overturned the verdict against a ‘LuxLeaks’ whistleblower who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.

British PM faces pressure over healthcare crisis

British PM faces pressure over healthcare crisis

A healthcare crisis put British Prime Minister Theresa May on the defensive at her first weekly parliamentary questions of 2018 on Wednesday following a report about cuts in cancer care.

Homeless clampdown sparks UK royal wedding row

Homeless clampdown sparks UK royal wedding row

In picturesque Windsor, in the shadow of the castle where Queen Elizabeth II spends her weekends, a dozen homeless people shelter from the cold in a jumble of blankets and cardboard boxes.

N Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

N Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

North Korea's Olympic representative said Saturday the reclusive nation was ‘likely to participate’ in next month's Winter Games in South Korea, Kyodo news agency reported ...

South Korea's President Moon meets former 'comfort women'

South Korea's President Moon meets former 'comfort women'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday met women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, days after their plight again cast a shadow over relations with Japan.

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be ‘blackmailed’.

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea Tuesday proposed holding high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un called for a breakthrough in relations and said Pyongyang might attend the Winter Olympics.

Spain says Catalan crisis cost '1 bn euros'

Spain says Catalan crisis cost '1 bn euros'

Spain's foreign minister claimed Monday that the Catalan independence crisis had cost the country ‘a billion’ euros as fallout from the turmoil continued to hamper growth in the wealthy region.

Indian superstar Rajinikanth to join politics

Indian superstar Rajinikanth to join politics

A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

Russia's top court upholds election ban on opposition leader

Russia's top court upholds election ban on opposition leader

Russia's top court on Saturday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision to bar him from running in the country's 2018 presidential election.