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Maverick Greek economist Varoufakis in Paris airport row

Athens - Maverick Greek economist and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday accused French police of "violent" behaviour over a passport check at Paris' main airport.

Lithuania's new president sworn in, vowing to tackle inequality

Vilnius - Pro-EU centre-right economist Gitanas Nauseda was sworn in as Lithuania's new president on Friday, vowing to tackle inequality in the Baltic eurozone state.

France's lower house passes online hate speech law

Paris - French MPs on Tuesday passed a landmark law to fight online hate speech which will oblige social media networks to remove offending content in 24 hours and create a new button to enable users to flag abuse.

Putin opposes sanctions against Georgia

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was against imposing sanctions on Georgia after MPs backed economic measures in Russia's latest row with the neighbouring Caucasus country.

French MPs back giving online platforms 24 hours to remove hate speech

Paris - French MPs on Thursday backed a proposal to give online platforms just 24 hours to remove hate speech or face hefty fines, the latest initiative in Europe to tackle online racism, anti-Semitism, sexism and homophobia.

New EU chief seeks 'smart advice' on first trip to Brussels

Apo - EU president-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday made her first trip to Brussels since being nominated as senior officials sought to shore up support for her appointment in the European Parliament.

New EU chief makes first trip to Brussels

Apo - The EU's new president-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday made her first trip to Brussels since being nominated, as senior officials sought to shore up support for her appointment in the European Parliament.

Von der Leyen to present EU 'vision' within fortnight

Strasbourg - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, nominated to lead the European Commission, said Wednesday she would present her "vision" for the bloc's executive body within a fortnight.

David Sassoli, from TV news to European parliament head

Rome - Newly-elected European Parliament President David Sassoli is a former television journalist who turned to politics 10 years ago as a centre-left MEP.

MEPs hold crunch vote for European Parliament leader

Strasbourg - The European Parliament voted Wednesday to choose a new president and fill the final top EU job, a day after Brussels named two women to key posts for the first time.

European Parliament opens in shadow of unsolved Brexit

Strasbourg - The European Parliament opened a new session on Tuesday with newly elected British MEPs still in their ranks and three Catalan separatists blocked by Madrid from taking their seats.

One in, one out: A tale of two Brexit MEPs

Dublin - When the other new members of the European Parliament take their seats in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Barry Andrews will be sitting at home, unable to attend because of Brexit.

Embattled Czech mogul PM expected to survive confidence vote

Prague - Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis appeared set to survive a no-confidence vote Wednesday, analysts said, even as he faces charges of graft, EU concerns over possible conflicts of interest and mass rallies demanding his resignation.

Ukraine livid as rights assembly lets Russia return

Strasbourg - Lawmakers at the Council of Europe agreed Tuesday to allow Russian representatives back after a five-year absence, a move welcomed by the Kremlin but denounced by Ukraine whose delegates walked out.

Council of Europe assembly authorises Russia's return

Strasbourg - The Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly agreed Tuesday to allow Russian representatives to return to the body, five years after it was stripped of its voting rights over the annexation of Crimea.

Putin bans Russian flights to crisis-hit Georgia

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday banning Russian airlines from flying to Georgia, starting in July, after violent clashes in the neighbouring country over a Moscow lawmaker speaking in parliament in Tbilisi.

Georgia police fire rubber bullets on anti-government protesters

Tbili - Georgian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters demanding snap parliamentary polls after a Russian lawmaker addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat, causing uproar in Tbilisi.

Nicaragua approves amnesty for police, political prisoners

Managua - Nicaragua's parliament on Saturday approved a law granting amnesty to protesters and police involved in last year's deadly uprising against President Daniel Ortega.

Canada suspends operations at embassy in Venezuela

Ottawa - Canada announced Sunday it was temporarily shutting its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for refusing to accredit diplomats critical of his regime.At the same time, Ottawa is reviewing the status of Maduro envoys to Canada.

Spanish MEPs' access suspended over Catalan dispute

Apo - The European Parliament has suspended the accreditation of all newly elected Spanish members after Carles Puigdemont and another Catalan separatist MEP were denied access to the building, sources said Friday.

Spanish MEPs' access suspended over Catalan dispute

Apo - The European Parliament has suspended the accreditation of all newly elected Spanish members after Carles Puigdemont and another Catalan separatist MEP were denied access to the building, sources said Friday.

Far-right will struggle to unite despite EU gains

Apo - Despite gains in European elections, far-right nationalists and eurosceptics are disunited and will have difficulty in mounting a coherent anti-EU opposition over the next five years, analysts say.

Austrian chancellor loses no-confidence showdown

Vienna - Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday became the first chancellor in the country's post-war history to be removed from office by a no-confidence vote over a corruption scandal that had already brought down his coalition with the far-right.

France's Le Pen ordered to repay EU for misused funds

Apo - Europe's top court has upheld an order for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to reimburse the European Parliament nearly 300,000 euros for money paid incorrectly to an aide.

Austria's Kurz faces no-confidence vote after scandal

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week, the speaker of the lower house said Tuesday, as Kurz grapples with fallout from a scandal that toppled his coalition with a far-right party.

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers allowed into congress

Caracas - Lawmakers entered congress on Wednesday, a day after opposition leader Juan Guaido accused Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's government of trying to "gag" the legislature after it was blocked by security forces.

British govt to put forward Brexit bill in June

London - Prime Minister Theresa May's government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesman announced on Tuesday.

Venezuela's Guaido blasts Maduro over opposition crackdown

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido accused President Nicolas Maduro's regime on Thursday of "dismantling" parliament after three lawmakers sought diplomatic refuge while another was arrested for treason.

Venezuelan opposition deputy takes refuge with Argentine ambassador

Caracas - A Venezuelan lawmaker who backed a failed opposition uprising against the government said Thursday that he had taken refuge in the Argentine ambassador's residence.

Guaido's deputy arrested in Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuelan intelligence agents Wednesday detained a senior leader of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, the first arrest of a lawmaker since the failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro last week.
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