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14 December, 2017 3:38 PM May 'disappointed' by UK vote but 'on course to deliver Brexit'

"I'm disappointed with the amendment but actually the EU Withdrawal bill is making good progress through the House of Commons and we're on course to deliver on Brexit," May said. BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that she was "disappointed" after she lost a key parliamentary vote on Brexit but insisted it had not derailed negotiations 19

25 November, 2017 5:28 AM 45 Twitter accounts, spreading propaganda on Brexit and Trump, suspended

The handles were spreading propaganda related to Brexit, US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel San Francisco: Twitter has suspended 45 new accounts suspected of spreading propaganda related to Brexit, US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to a report in BuzzFeed News on Saturday, Twitter took the action 50

14 November, 2017 1:30 PM Iraqi Kurds seek talks after federal court bars secession

Iraq’s self-ruled Kurdish region says a federal court ruling that bars secession “must become a basis” for dialogue with the central government following September’s divisive independence referendum. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Kurdish regional government says “we respect” the Nov. 6 decision by the Supreme Federal Court, an indication they may be willing 34

5 November, 2017 12:26 PM Catalan separatists would lose votes in December election: Polls

Catalonia: Catalonia`s separatist ERC party, whose leader is in custody, would win December regional elections but the independence coalition as a whole could lose its absolute majority in parliament, according to opinion polls published Sunday. PDeCAT, the party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is currently in Belgium and refused to appear 84

2 November, 2017 4:33 PM ‘Fake news’ named word of the year 2017

Fake news, a term popularised by U.S. President Donald Trump, has been named the word of the year by Collins dictionary due to its widespread use around the world. The U.K.-based lexicographer found that the use of “fake news” registered a 365% rise in the last 12 months. Defined as “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise 30

1 November, 2017 4:27 PM Catalan leader won’t return to testify: Lawyer

A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia’s push for independence, said he would not return to testify but could answer questions from Belgium. If Mr. Puigdemont fails to appear before the court, an arrest warrant could be issued that would in turn prevent 33

1 November, 2017 4:03 AM Iraq to hold parliamentary elections in May 2018

Baghdad: The Iraqi government has decided to hold the parliamentary elections on May 15, 2018, with a condition that parties which have armed wings will not participate in the polls. A statement by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi`s office said on Tuesday "the cabinet voted in favor of a decision of holding the parliamentary elections on May 15, 2018, and the federal 53

29 October, 2017 4:54 AM Catalonia crisis shows Spain's constitution is no longer fit for purpose

Due to errors on both sides, the possibility for constructive dialogue remains feeble Amid reports swirling that Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, was either set to call new elections to the Catalan parliament or declare full independence from Spain, he abruptly cancelled a scheduled press conference on October 26. When he did speak, he did not call elections 49

29 October, 2017 1:54 AM 'Independent' Catalonia Braces for Pro-unity Rally

Barcelona: Pro-unity protesters will gather in Catalonia's capital Barcelona Sunday, two days after lawmakers voted to split the wealthy region from Spain, plunging the country into an unprecedented political crisis. As Madrid moved to quash the independence bid, secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was defiant on Saturday, calling for "democratic opposition" 40

28 October, 2017 3:07 PM If only Spain and Catalonia had listened to voices of moderation

It is difficult to see how the situation can move forward without major upheaval “I don’t have children, but I would like to, and I would like them to know a Spain with Catalonia in it, and that can only happen if a referendum is held,” Pablo Iglesias, the head of Spain’s left wing Podemos party, told parliamentarians earlier this month, according to Spanish 73