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Poland President Andrzej Duda backtracks on appointing top judges

Poland President Andrzej Duda backtracks on appointing top judges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Duda reversed himself after finding he had little backing from MPs Polish President Andrzej Duda has withdrawn proposals that would have given him a say over the nomination of judges, hours after unveiling them. He announced the reversal after it became clear that there would be no majority in […]

UK PM to meet Donald Tusk for Brexit talks

UK PM to meet Donald Tusk for Brexit talks

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk at Downing Street Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk later – the first time since the PM set out plans for a two-year transition period post-Brexit. It comes a month before the council will decide whether sufficient progress […]

German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

Media captionLeaders and protesters react to the election result German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is set for a fourth term in office, despite heavy losses for her party in Sunday’s election. She now faces months of coalition […]

German election: AfD vows to fight ‘invasion of foreigners’

German election: AfD vows to fight ‘invasion of foreigners’

Media captionLeaders and protesters react to the election result Germany’s right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight “an invasion of foreigners” into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. “We want a different policy,” co-leader Alexander Gauland said following the historic surge. But splits have already emerged between AfD leaders on the party’s […]

German election: Merkel wins fourth term, AfD nationalists rise

German election: Merkel wins fourth term, AfD nationalists rise

Media captionLeaders and protesters react to the election result German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Its current coalition partner, the […]

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Media captionMerkel’s conservatives and right-wing nationalists rejoice German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections, exit polls show. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Its current coalition partner, […]

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Media captionGerman post-war politics in two minutes German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance won 32.5% of the vote, remaining the largest party in Germany’s parliament, according to the ARD poll. Its outgoing coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, said it […]

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term as voting begins

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term as voting begins

Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the election Voting has opened in Germany’s federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power. She is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her Christian Democrat party’s (CDU) status as the largest presence in Germany’s Bundestag. The CDU’s coalition partner, the SPD, is […]

Catalonia referendum: Protesters gather outside court

Catalonia referendum: Protesters gather outside court

Image copyright EPA Image caption There were tumultuous scenes outside the regional economy ministry in Barcelona overnight Separatist supporters have gathered outside the high court in Barcelona in the latest protest over Madrid’s attempts to stop Catalonia’s independence referendum. The court is deciding whether to release 15 pro-separatist officials arrested on suspicion of helping to […]

Florian Philippot: Le Pen’s top aide quits National Front

Florian Philippot: Le Pen’s top aide quits National Front

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Philippot was emblematic of the party’s embrace of a softer stance on social issues One of the best-known figures in France’s far-right National Front (FN) has announced he is leaving the party. Florian Philippot was right-hand man to Marine Le Pen during the recent presidential election which saw her […]

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