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Huawei affair creating a diplomatic storm

The extradition order for the Huawei VP and daughter of the founder, Meng Wanzhou, has created a diplomatic shockwave between the USA and China. The Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs summoned the American...

Leo Messi against Espanyol: “The Sniper”

Leo Messi is back to demonstrating why he is football’s number one, scoring from a free-kick not once but twice in Saturday’s derby match in Cornella de Llobregat. With four such goals this season,...


Flemish party leaves Belgian government

The government of Belgium is left having to find replacements for three cabinet minsters and two secretaries of state, as the Flemish Nationalist party NV-A has left the executive in protest over Belgium’s...


Macron’s souflé collapses

Emmanuel Macron got into the Elysée Palace thanks to a crisis of credibility in the traditional French parties. Young and telegenic, he was presented to the public as a regenerator of politics, who eschewed...

Tories on the brink of a party split over May’s Brexit deal

“I don’t expect a fair trial”


Yuri Rodekin through the looking-glass


Funds from BCN’s tourist tax to go to civic officers

Barcelona’s local council has approved spending of €4.4m from the city’s tourist tax. The largest part of the funds, up to €2.5m, will go to civic officers deployed in neighbourhoods where the...


Plan to reduce university tuition fees by 30%

The government is looking into reducing university tuition fees by 30% over a period of three years, which could begin in the next academic year, depending on the next budget passing in parliament. In...

Council launch calls for unity