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Spain struggles to reduce unemployment, debt despite growth

Madrid - Spain, which goes to the polls on Sunday in a repeat general election, is the eurozone's fourth largest economy and one of the fastest-growing nations in Western Europe, although it suffers from high unemployment and debt.

Radical change or safety first? Spain wavers before vote

Jerez De La Frontera - In Spain's southern tourist hotspot Jerez de la Frontera, Cristian Garcia whiles away the day sitting on a bench with his mates. Unemployed, he will vote for a far-left coalition led by Podemos in Sunday's elections.

Cameron resigns as Brexit vote shocks EU, pummels markets

London - British voters dealt a seismic blow to the European Union by voting to leave the bloc, triggering the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and sending world financial markets into freefall.

British press divided over 'earthquake' EU vote

London - Reflecting the divided nature of the country, Britain's newspapers were Saturday polarised over the "Brexit earthquake", some calling it the "birth of a new Britain," others asking "what the hell happens now?""Take a bow, Britain!

Venezuela opposition say enough signatures for Maduro recall vote

Caracas - Opposition leaders in Venezuela said they have finished the process of authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have enough to hold a referendum on removing him.

Russian MPs approve anti-terror 'Big Brother' measures

Moscow - Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday approved a raft of anti-terror measures that the opposition called the "Big Brother" law, which may also cost Internet companies billions to store mandated users' data.

Frustrated Venezuelans finish fingerprinting for referendum

Caracas - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro finished giving their fingerprints to electoral authorities Friday to wrap up a key stage in their drive for a referendum to remove him.

Brexit bursts into Spain election campaign

Madrid - Brexit burst into Spain's election campaign Friday, with the outgoing conservatives pledging stability in the face of the rising far-left, anti-austerity coalition Unidos Podemos.

Obama: EU and Britain both 'indispensable partners'

San Francisco - President Barack Obama, who had warned against Britain quitting the European Union, said Friday that Washington would respect the British voters' decision to do just that.

Italy PM says Europe needs renovating after Brexit

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Friday the European Union is like a house in need of renovation, adding his voice to calls for change in the wake of Britain's vote to leave."Europe is our house, the house of our children and our grandchildren....

UK politics in uncharted waters after Brexit vote

London - British politics was upended Friday by a shock vote to leave the EU which forced Prime Minister David Cameron to resign, triggered a leadership race and raised doubts the country could survive in its current form.

Shocked EU tells Britain to leave quickly

Brussels - A stunned EU on Friday urged Britain to leave as "soon as possible" amid fears the devastating blow to European unity could spark a chain reaction of further referendums.

South African court rules Zuma can be charged over graft

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday threw out President Jacob Zuma's attempt to appeal against a ruling that he should face almost 800 corruption charges, piling pressure on the embattled leader.

EU referendums: Europeans sometimes say 'No'

Brussels - Britain's referendum on whether to remain in the EU has taken place in a climate of growing euroscepticism across the bloc, and is just the latest of many EU plebiscites.

Turkish man given suspended jail for 'comparing Erdogan to Gollum'

Istanbul - A court in Turkey's southern resort city of Antalya has handed a Turkish man a suspended jail sentence of over one year for comparing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum, a report said Thursday.

Suspended Rousseff to get Rio Olympics ceremony invite

Rio De Janeiro - Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's suspended president, will be invited to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the organising committee said Thursday.

Hopes grow in EU capital that Britain will stay in bloc

Brussels - Nobody knows who laid the flowers outside the British embassy in Brussels in the shape of the words "Please Stay", but the gesture reflected the hope and growing optimism in the heart of the EU that Britain would vote to remain.

Haitian presidential rerun draws half of original candidates

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council announced Thursday that 27 of 54 candidates who ran in last year's cancelled presidential election will be on the ballot again this October 9.

OAS chief urges support for vote on removing Venezuela's president

Washington - The leader of the Organization of American States urged member countries Thursday to support efforts in Venezuela to hold a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro from office.

Rousseff ex-minister arrested in Brazil graft probe

S - A top ex-minister of Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff became the latest official to get arrested in a sprawling corruption probe on Thursday, authorities said.

Two more bodies found in S.Africa pre-election violence

Johanesburg - The death toll from days of pre-election violence in townships around South Africa's capital Pretoria has risen to five after the discovery of two more bodies Thursday, police said.

'Call me Virginia' Rome's new mayor vows to shake up Eternal City

Rome - Virginia Raggi, Rome's first female mayor, took office Thursday, turning up at City Hall in an electric car with a pledge to revitalise the flagging Eternal City.

Turkey confirms new talks with EU on membership bid

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday confirmed it would hold new membership talks with the European Union next week and would pressure the bloc to "keep its promises" over visa-free travel.

British MP murder suspect to be tried under terror laws

London - The alleged murderer of British lawmaker Jo Cox, whose shock killing cast a cloud over the final week of Brexit campaigning, will be tried in November under anti-terrorism legislation, a judge ruled Thursday.

New Busan film fest chief vows to guarantee independence

Seoul - The South Korean head of Asia's top film festival vowed Thursday to adopt new rules on artistic freedom in a bid to stave off a threatened boycott by local moviemakers.

Erdogan suggests UK-style referendum on Turkey EU bid

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time suggested Turkey could hold a referendum over whether to continue its long-stalled bid to join the European Union.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled diaspora in Thailand

Bangkok - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Thursday in Thailand where she is expected to be garlanded by her adoring compatriots, hundreds of thousands of whom have sought work and sanctuary from war across the border.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

Hong Kong - A veteran pro-democracy lawmaker was charged Thursday by Hong Kong's corruption bureau over a payment from one of the city's best-known anti-China media tycoons, in a case he described as a political move.

Thousands march in tense Paris labour protest

Paris - Thousands of people opposed to France's hotly contested labour reforms were back in the streets of Paris on Thursday in the first violence-free protest in weeks.

Anger, confusion as EU vote divides Britain

London - Breaking down in tears, Anthony Dunn recalled being branded a traitor and told he should leave the country for campaigning for Britain to stay in the European Union ahead of Thursday's vote.
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