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Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal

Media captionTheresa May announces Tuesday’s planned Brexit deal will not go ahead: “I’ve listened very carefully” Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it. As it stands the deal “would be rejected by a significant margin” […]

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some protesters gathered to watch the president’s speech France’s President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four weekends of violent protests against fuel tax rises, living costs and other issues. Speaking in a televised address, […]

Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

Image copyright AFP Image caption About 50 vehicles were set on fire during the protests The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs and other issues. About 125,000 protesters took to the […]

Brexit: Critics urge renegotiation as ministers say vote ‘going ahead’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has attended a church service near her Maidenhead constituency The Commons vote on Tuesday will not be delayed, the Brexit Secretary has said, amid growing calls for the PM to go back to Brussels to renegotiate. Stephen Barclay also said Theresa May could stay in post if, […]

Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

Image copyright AFP Image caption About 50 vehicles were set on fire during the protests The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs and other issues. About 125,000 protesters took to the […]

Brexit: Critics urge renegotiation as ministers say vote ‘going ahead’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has attended a church service near her Maidenhead constituency The Commons vote on Tuesday will not be delayed, the Brexit Secretary has said, amid growing calls for the PM to go back to Brussels to renegotiate. Stephen Barclay also said Theresa May could stay in post if, […]

Armenia election: PM Nikol Pashinyan ahead in snap poll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protest leader-turned PM Nikol Pashinyan spearheaded Armenia’s “Velvet Revolution” Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan looks set to consolidate his authority after Sunday’s snap election, as early results show his electoral bloc in the lead. Mr Pashinyan, a journalist turned politician, spearheaded a peaceful revolution in the country in April. […]

Turkish request on Khashoggi suspects denied

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr al-Jubeir criticised the way Turkey has shared information with Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has ruled out extraditing to Turkey suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Adel al-Jubeir said: “We do not extradite our citizens.” Just over a week ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded […]

Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

Image copyright AFP Image caption About 50 vehicles were set on fire during the protests The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs, and other issues. About 125,000 protesters took to the […]

Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 10,000 took to the streets of Paris The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs, and other issues. About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on […]