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Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council Fri, 18 Oct, 2019

Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council Thursday, sparking outcry from the United States, advocacy groups and Latin American countries who say its rights record is appalling.
Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for independence bid

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for independence bid Mon, 14 Oct, 2019

Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Barcelona after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid.
Iraqi PM pledges reforms to calm angry protests

Iraqi PM pledges reforms to calm angry protests Sun, 06 Oct, 2019

The Iraqi government announced a series of reforms  after an "extraordinary" session overnight in response to sweeping anti-government rallies that have left nearly 100 dead in less than a week.
UK calls for 'intensive negotiations' on new Brexit plans

UK calls for 'intensive negotiations' on new Brexit plans Sun, 06 Oct, 2019

Britain  urged the EU to intensify talks over London's latest Brexit proposals, despite European leaders warning it must revise the plans in order to conclude a deal this month.
Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan

Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan Sun, 06 Oct, 2019

 About 10,000 people including Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko gathered in central Kiev to protest a plan for broader autonomy for separatist territories ahead of a high-stakes summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Trump openly calls on Ukraine, China to investigate Biden

Trump openly calls on Ukraine, China to investigate Biden Fri, 04 Oct, 2019

US President Donald Trump openly called on China as well as Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden, doubling down as Democrats began interviewing witnesses in an impeachment investigation that has rocked the White House.
Britain unveils new Brexit plan with warning of no deal

Britain unveils new Brexit plan with warning of no deal Wed, 02 Oct, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson  published his "final" Brexit proposals, warning EU leaders that Britain will walk out without a deal on October 31 if they do not accept his terms.
Hong Kong crisis threatens to spoil China's 70th party

Hong Kong crisis threatens to spoil China's 70th party Sun, 29 Sep, 2019

China's tightly choreographed 70th birthday bash next week risks being upstaged by pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, which offer a starkly different take on the strength and power of the Communist Party being feted in Beijing.

UK PM loses fresh parliamentary vote as tensions rise Thu, 26 Sep, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered yet another setback  after MPs rejected a request to briefly suspend business for his party's conference, highlighting the hostility he faces in parliament just weeks before Brexit.
Former French president Chirac dies at 86

Former French president Chirac dies at 86 Thu, 26 Sep, 2019

Former French president Jacques Chirac, a colossal figure in France's politics for three decades, has died at the age of 86.
Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths

Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths Mon, 23 Sep, 2019

Sudan's newly appointed prime minister launched an independent investigation into a deadly crackdown on protesters in June, which killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country's pro-democracy uprising.
Israel in suspense after exit polls show tight race

Israel in suspense after exit polls show tight race Wed, 18 Sep, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country's general election after exit polls showed them locked in a tight race, leaving the country in suspense.
Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit drama Tue, 17 Sep, 2019

The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court   for hearings on Boris Johnson's explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month.
Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis

Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis Thu, 12 Sep, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied   that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting the suspension of parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit.
Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace

Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace Thu, 12 Sep, 2019

Sudan's newly appointed government and rebel leaders agreed   on a roadmap aimed at ending war in the country by year end, following the military's ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April.
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