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Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains Tue, 12 Dec, 2017

For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women.
Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria

Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria Tue, 12 Dec, 2017

 A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns about the continent's winter supplies.
Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in UN court

Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in UN court Wed, 29 Nov, 2017

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his 20-year sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.
2,500 job losses as UK cigarette supplier collapses

2,500 job losses as UK cigarette supplier collapses Tue, 28 Nov, 2017

Britain's biggest cigarette wholesaler, Palmer & Harvey (P&H), collapsed into administration on Tuesday, with around 2,500 staff facing redundancy, its administrator PwC announced.
Norway reveals rape and sexual assault scandal in Lapland

Norway reveals rape and sexual assault scandal in Lapland Tue, 28 Nov, 2017

Norwegian police said Tuesday they had uncovered 151 alleged sexual assau lts, including child rape, in a small community in Lapland, sending shock waves across the country.
Greece in mourning as several still missing after deadly flood

Greece in mourning as several still missing after deadly flood Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

Greece was in mourning Thursday as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 16 people near the capital, with more thunderstorms forecast until the weekend.
EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo Mon, 13 Nov, 2017

 European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, blaming regional elections last month for deepening the South American country's crisis.
EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak

EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

The EU pushed on Tuesday for Europe to draw up a blacklist of tax havens after the "Paradise Papers" revealed loopholes used by Apple and Nike as well as celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
Thousands march against coal ahead of climate conference in Bonn

Thousands march against coal ahead of climate conference in Bonn Sat, 04 Nov, 2017

Thousands of people took to the streets of Bonn on Saturday to call for the phasing out of coal as a source of power ahead of global talks on climate change in the German city next week.
Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule

Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Sacked Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for peaceful "democratic opposition" to the central government's takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of independence from Spain.
Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation, in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia

Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The upper house of Spain's parliament on Friday authorized the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid, minutes after the restive region declared independence from Spain.
Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule

Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance.
Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain

Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid.
Spain apologises to injured Catalans

Spain apologises to injured Catalans Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

A Spanish government official on Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote, as the sides showed tentative signs of seeking to defuse the crisis.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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