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European security ties 'too precious' for Brexit talks

London - Britain's intelligence expertise may be "too precious" to use as a bargaining tool in the upcoming Brexit talks, experts said, after a terror attack in London highlighted the need for continued European security cooperation.

First warning signs appear for UK's resilient economy

London - Britain's economy has for months defied the cataclysmic predictions made by campaigners for staying in the EU ahead of last year's referendum but its smooth run shows signs of hitting the skids.

Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria's Mr. Big

Sofia - Boyko Borisov, who scored yet another comeback in snap elections Sunday, has long dominated the Bulgarian political scene in a manner befitting his imposing physical presence.

Bulgaria's Borisov seeks third time lucky

Sofia - Bulgaria's veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov was due Monday to begin tough talks to form a lasting government and become prime minister for the third time.

Bulgaria's Borisov seeks third time lucky

Sofia - Bulgaria's veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov was due Monday to begin tough talks to form a lasting government and become prime minister for the third time.

What happened today in France's presidential race

Paris - Four weeks to the day before France goes to the polls for the first round of a presidential election that is being watched around the world, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen savaged the EU.

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally

Istanbul - Turkey summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to protest at a Kurdish rally in Bern which Ankara dubbed a "terrorist gathering", a diplomatic source said.

Race to lead Spain's Socialists heats up

Madrid - The race for the leadership of Spain's main opposition Socialists heated up Sunday as the president of the southern Andalusia region launched her bid to head the deeply-divided party.

Brazil anti-corruption protests draw weaker turnout

S - Brazilians furious at corruption demonstrated Sunday in support of a politically explosive probe into high-level embezzlement and bribery, but turnout was significantly lower than at previous protests.

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Washington - Donald Trump on Sunday squarely blamed his Republican party's ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in a way that may signal bruising battles ahea...

Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest

Moscow - Hundreds of people including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested on Sunday as thousands of Russians defied bans to stage protests across the country against corruption.

Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business

Paris - The euro -- and her fervent wish to withdraw from it -- is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, topping her list of 144 election pledges.

Hong Kong's divisive new leader faces tough task

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam, seen as tough and capable by supporters but hated by the pro-democracy camp, faces a difficult task in calming political tensions in the divided city.

Few foreigners in eastern Germany but xenophobia is rife

Frankfurt Am Main - A social worker in the drab eastern German city of Frankfurt an der Oder admits she feels isolated at work whenever talk turns to the country's record influx of refugees.

Close race in Bulgaria vote

Sofia - Bulgarian voters went to the polls Sunday in a tightly fought election pitting Socialists seen as closer to Russia against two-time centre-right premier Boyko Borisov, who is seeking another comeback.

Spain's Socialists kick off leadership battle

Madrid - Deeply divided and weakened by the rise of far-left party Podemos, Spain's Socialists are gearing up for a leadership contest that will see ousted chief Pedro Sanchez attempt a comeback.

Britain prepares to launch Brexit

London - Britain will take an unprecedented step into the unknown on Wednesday with the first formal move towards leaving the European Union, starting a two-year process that has already divided the country.

Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

Hong Kong - Beijing favourite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms.

Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

Hong Kong - Beijing favourite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms.

Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

Hong Kong - Beijing favourite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms.

What happened today in France's presidential race

Rome - With 29 days to go before the first round of France's two-stage presidential election, outgoing head of state Francois Hollande has urged candidates to keep faith with the European Union even as Britain prepares to leave the bloc.

Erdogan urges quick EU decision on membership bid

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday it would be "easier" if the EU blocked Ankara's bid to join the bloc, suggesting he could even hold a referendum on the matter.

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Washington - President Donald Trump sought Saturday to put a good face on his most stinging political setback yet, declaring that Obamacare would collapse and vowing to develop a "great" replacement.

Buck stops with Trump after health care failure

Washington - Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office on Friday evening in an unfamiliar position -- having to own failure.His health care reform, his very first significant legislative proposal, had fallen at the first hurdle in a friendly Congress.

Activists march ahead of vote for Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy activists and hundreds of supporters marched in Hong Kong Saturday ahead of a vote for the city's next leader which they reject as a sham.

Activists march ahead of vote for Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy activists and hundreds of supporters marched in Hong Kong Saturday ahead of a vote for the city's next leader which they reject as a sham.

Activists march ahead of vote for Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy activists and hundreds of supporters marched in Hong Kong Saturday ahead of a vote for the city's next leader which they reject as a sham.

Nigeria's vice-president and a fragile peace in the delta

Warri - While Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari was receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed illness, his energetic deputy Yemi Osinbajo was wooing the country's oil heartland.

Britain's UKIP loses sole MP as he quits party

London - Britain's anti-immigration, anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) lost its only MP on Saturday when Douglas Carswell quit the party, just days before Prime Minister Theresa May is to launch the formal Brexit process.

Scores detained as Belarus opposition protest broken up

Minsk - Belarus authorities raided the offices of a prominent rights group Saturday, detaining dozens of people, including foreign rights workers, ahead of a planned protest by opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko.
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