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    Socialists win polls in Spain

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on April 30, 2019

    Spain’s ruling Socialists were considering possible partners for a new government for the politically polarised country on Monday after they won a national election but...

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    Russia plans to offer passports to Ukrainian: Putin

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday Moscow was considering offering all Ukrainian citizens fast-tracked Russian passports, a move likely to anger some politicians in Ukraine...

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    Swedish Academy names literature professor as new head

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 02:37am on April 27, 2019

    The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, said Friday it had named a literature professor as its new permanent secretary, after a #MeToo...

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    SAS pilots cancel 70pc flights, passengers stranded

    Reuters . Scandinavia | Updated at 01:47pm on April 26, 2019

    Scandinavian Airlines pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, triggering queues at airports as...

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    Thunberg become favourite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Having inspired thousands around the world to protest for climate action, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has become the favourite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace...

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    Anti-Brexit party launch

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    A new pro-EU political party is launching its campaign Tuesday for next month’s European elections, as British lawmakers return from an Easter break to fresh...

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    Ukraine comedian Zelensky wins presidency

    Agence-France-Presse. Ukraine | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to...

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    Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    The number of environmental campaigners arrested during eight days of direct action in London topped 1,000 on Monday, police said, adding that Waterloo Bridge, one...

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    Comic poised to take over presidency in Ukraine vote

    Kiev. Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:55pm on April 21, 2019

    Ukrainians went to polls on Sunday in the second round of an extraordinary election with a comedian who plays a president on TV expected to...

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    Journalist shot dead during Ireland riot

    Reuters . Belfast | Updated at 12:49am on April 20, 2019

    An off-duty journalist was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the province...

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