Germany's SPD proposes three caretakers to lead party

BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior figures in Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have proposed that three members serve as caretakers of the beleaguered party after chief Andrea resigned, sources said on Monday. The three temporary leaders proposed by the SPD leadership are Manuela Schwesig and Malu Dreyer, the premiers of the states of Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania and Rhineland-Palatinate respectively, as well as SPD […]

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Sweden to reopen rape probe against WikiLeaks founder Assange

Sweden will reopen a preliminary investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Julian Assange is to be investigated in Sweden over a rape case dating from August 2010, prosecutors announced on Monday. The WikiLeaks founder, currently held in Belmarsh prison in London, now faces possible extradition from Britain. “My assessment is there is still probably cause [to […]

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Europa League final: Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1

The Blues score four second-half goals – two by Hazard and one by Giroud and Pedro – to beat London rival, Arsenal. Chelsea have scored four goals in a devastating second-half display to beat Arsenal 4-1 and lift the Europa League trophy. The win at the all-English final, which was played on Wednesday at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan, […]

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Turkey breaks up smuggling ring that brought thousands of migrants to Europe

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police said on Wednesday they had detained the leaders of what they called Europe’s biggest people-smuggling ring, which helped thousands of irregular immigrants reach Europe from the Middle East. Twenty people, including ringleader Akbar Omar Tawfeeq, were detained in operations in four Turkish provinces after a year-long investigation into the organization, Istanbul police said. The network […]

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Northern Ireland: Can fresh talks revive power-sharing plan?

After the death of a journalist last month, a new round of talks gets under way again in Northern Ireland. Talks aimed at restoring Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government have resumed in Belfast. It follows an admission by a dissident republican faction that it killed journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry, also known as Derry, last month. It has raised fears of […]

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'Too early' to know if Casillas will play after heart attack

Spanish goalkeeper remained in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training with his football club Porto. Iker Casillas is expected to fully recover from a heart attack but Porto’s doctor said it was too early to know if the veteran goalkeeper will keep playing professionally. Casillas remained in the hospital on Thursday, a day after falling ill during practice […]

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'Too early' to know if Casillas will play after heart attack

Spanish goalkeeper remained in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training with his football club Porto. Iker Casillas is expected to fully recover from a heart attack but Porto’s doctor said it was too early to know if the veteran goalkeeper will keep playing professionally. Casillas remained in the hospital on Thursday, a day after falling ill during practice […]

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Royal wedding fever has struck

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already broken with tradition – by not inviting high-profile world leaders to their wedding. Royal enthusiasts are camping outside Windsor Castle for Saturday’s event, which will see Prince Harry marry American actress Meghan Markle.   Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward has more on the royal wedding mania. Source: Read Full Article

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Hungary elections: Another populist test for Europe?

Amid rising populism and anti-migrant sentiment, Hungarians will head to the ballot box on Sunday. With Hungarians slated to head to the polls on Sunday, the country’s parliamentary elections have been billed as another test for Europe in the face of rising anti-migrant populism. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who heads the increasingly far-right Fidesz party, has spearheaded his campaign for […]

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How far will Hungary's Orban go for anti-refugee policies?

Hungary is cementing its place as the standard-bearer for right-wing nationalism in Europe and Viktor Orban’s latest triumph could lead to more anti-immigrant legislation. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban may have won a consecutive third term, but independent monitors are questioning the fairness of the elections. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe says other candidates were not able […]

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