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Estonians vote in election with populists seen making gains

Estonians vote in election with populists seen making gains Sun, 03 Mar, 2019

Estonians are voting in a parliamentary election Sunday in the small Baltic nation in a ballot where Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Center Party are pitted against the center-right opposition Reform Party and where populists are seen making inroads.
Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines

Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday asked the Dutch government to clarify why it bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM alliance without first advising Paris.
Ukraine drops Eurovision singer over Russia row

Ukraine drops Eurovision singer over Russia row Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

Ukraine's national broadcaster has dropped the singer who was meant to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest due to apparent political differences over Russia.
Slovak presidential challengers unite in bid against ruling party

Slovak presidential challengers unite in bid against ruling party Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

The leading opposition contender in Slovakia's presidential election quit the race on Tuesday in a move to consolidate voter bases and better challenge the ruling Smer party candidate.
Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions

Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to "someone like him".
Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties

Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Moldovans began voting Sunday in an election that reflects the tiny ex-Soviet republic's longstanding division between those seeking closer ties with Moscow and those backing moves to join the European Union.
Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.
EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands

EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

The European Union on Thursday promised to work with Theresa May on "whether a way through can be found" to avoid the disruption of a no-deal Brexit after the British prime minister demanded changes to the divorce deal to get it through parliament.
Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum

Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum Sat, 26 Jan, 2019

Spain, France and Germany on Saturday gave embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum, saying they would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days.
Ukrainian court sentences ex-president Yanukovich to 13 years in prison

Ukrainian court sentences ex-president Yanukovich to 13 years in prison Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

A Ukrainian court on Thursday sentenced former president Viktor Yanukovich in absentia to 13 years in jail on treason charges, a judge said, saying his conduct in office had opened the door to Russia's annexation of Crimea and conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria

Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria Wed, 23 Jan, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday to coordinate their moves in Syria as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.
Germany bans Iranian airline on suspicion of spying, terror

Germany bans Iranian airline on suspicion of spying, terror Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

Berlin has revoked Iranian airline Mahan's right to operate in Germany, a senior government source told Reuters on Monday, giving both safety concerns and the suspicion that the airline was being used for military purposes as reasons.
Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow.
Greece's Tsipras calls confidence vote after ally quits coalition

Greece's Tsipras calls confidence vote after ally quits coalition Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday said he would call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him bereft of a parliamentary majority and raising the possibility of snap elections.

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.
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