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Merera Gudina: Ethiopia releases opposition leader

Merera Gudina: Ethiopia releases opposition leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption The announcement followed more than two years of anti-government protests Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Prison authorities told his family that he was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go back home. He has been in prison since […]

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Media captionTerry Mango: “Does the shirt, to me, speak racism? No it doesn’t” The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.” Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went […]

Catalonia: Can Carles Puigdemont rule from Belgium?

Catalonia: Can Carles Puigdemont rule from Belgium?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Carles Puigdemont (R) is in exile in Belgium The Catalan parliament in Barcelona has been standing empty for 83 days. The only official business has been done by the cleaning staff, keeping the cobwebs away. In October last year, the parliament chamber resounded with separatist songs of celebration when the […]

Brexit: Brits take EU rights bid to Dutch court

Brexit: Brits take EU rights bid to Dutch court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An ECJ decision would affect all British nationals living in the EU Five UK nationals are going to court in the Netherlands in a campaign to keep their EU citizenship after Brexit. They want a Dutch judge to press the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify their rights. […]

Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist protesters in Rakhine

Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist protesters in Rakhine

Image copyright AFP Image caption Authorities have stepped up police presence following the unrest Police in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state have opened fire on Buddhist protesters, killing at least seven. The violence occurred after more than 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered in Mrauk U on Tuesday to protest at a ban on the annual commemoration […]

Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has recently moved towards talks with its Southern counterpart Japan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang’s recent “charm offensive”. Foreign Minister Taro Kono’s comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss Pyongyang’s plans to […]

Brexit: Conservatives urge ‘unity’ ahead of EU bill vote

Brexit: Conservatives urge ‘unity’ ahead of EU bill vote

Image copyright Getty Images The Conservatives have urged MPs to show a “unity of purpose” and back their Brexit legislation in a key vote. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill gets its third reading in the House of Commons later before heading to the Lords. The draft legislation has already been the subject of highly-charged debate in […]

Carillion: Government ‘inept’ over crisis, says GMB boss

Carillion: Government ‘inept’ over crisis, says GMB boss

Image copyright Reuters GMB union boss Tim Roache has said the government’s response to the Carillion crisis has been “inadequate and inept”. The construction giant has gone bust, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Mr Roache said that his union had called on Business Secretary Greg Clark to set up a task force to help […]

Tory MP Ben Bradley ‘sorry’ for blog post about jobless

Tory MP Ben Bradley ‘sorry’ for blog post about jobless

Image caption Ben Bradley became the MP for Mansfield in June 2017 A Conservative MP has apologised for a 2012 blog post in which he suggested benefit claimants should have vasectomies. In the post Ben Bradley, made Tory vice-chairman for youth in last week’s reshuffle, hit out at what he called a “vast sea of […]

Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bannon recently upset President Trump with reported comments to author Michael Wolff Steve Bannon, ex-chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has refused to answer a broad range of questions at a committee hearing probing alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr Bannon had been called to […]