Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Forced Out of Office, Replaced by Pedro Sánchez

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Forced Out of Office, Replaced by Pedro Sánchez

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez, who filed the motion after Mr Rajoy’s party was implicated in a corruption scandal, will become prime minister. “We’re going to sign a new page in the history of democracy in our country,” Mr […]

New Govt Agreed In Italy, Giuseppe Conte to Head Populist Coalition

New Govt Agreed In Italy, Giuseppe Conte to Head Populist Coalition

A coalition government has been agreed in Italy, ending months of uncertainty in the EU’s fourth-biggest economy. Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte presented his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for the second time in a week and the new government will be sworn in on Friday. Ministers are drawn from both the anti-establishment Five […]

Paraguayan President Submits Resignation

Paraguayan President Submits Resignation

Horacio Cartes was elected senator by the conservative Colorado Party in the general elections on April 22. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes presented his resignation Monday to take office as senator on July 1, although it was not clear if congress would have enough votes to accept the resignation. “I submit my resignation to the post […]

North Koreans Dare To Criticise ‘Vampire Leader’

North Koreans Dare To Criticise ‘Vampire Leader’

Speaking to ordinary citizens inside North Korea is almost impossible, with visitors heavily policed and communication with the outside world blocked. But two residents were willing to speak to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, despite the threat of death or imprisonment. In North Korea, where leader Kim Jong-un has almost godlike status, to question him […]

Ireland Votes by Landslide To Legalise Abortion

Ireland Votes by Landslide To Legalise Abortion

Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that gave equal legal status to the lives of a foetus […]

Harvey Weinstein Released On $1m Bail Over Rape and Abuse Charges

Harvey Weinstein Released On $1m Bail Over Rape and Abuse Charges

Former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1m (£751,000) bail after being charged in New York with rape and sexual abuse. Mr Weinstein, 66, also agreed to wear a GPS tracker and to surrender his passport after turning himself in to police on Friday. He denies non-consensual sex and his lawyer said […]

North Korea Ready To Talk ‘At Any Time’ with Donald Trump

North Korea Ready To Talk ‘At Any Time’ with Donald Trump

North Korea has said it is still willing to talk “at any time in any form” after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-un. Vice-foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan said Mr Trump’s decision was “extremely regrettable”. President Trump blamed the North’s “open hostility” for the cancellation. The summit would have been the […]

First Black Female Nominee For Governor In a US State

First Black Female Nominee For Governor In a US State

A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying to “convert” Republicans into Democrats had previously failed. A Democrat has not held the red state’s governor’s mansion since […]

Cuban Airplane Crashes With 104 Passengers On Board

Cuban Airplane Crashes With 104 Passengers On Board

A CUBANA de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 with 104 passengers and foreign crew has crashed shortly after take-off from Havana’s Jose Marti Terminal 1 airport. The leased aircraft belonging to Damojh, operating the local Havana-Holguin Province route, went down on Friday at 12.08 PM local time between the Jose Marti Airport and Santiago de Las Vegas […]

Death Will be ‘Optional’ and Ageing ‘Curable’ by 2045, says Genetic Engineers

Death Will be ‘Optional’ and Ageing ‘Curable’ by 2045, says Genetic Engineers

DYING will be ‘optional’ within just 27 years and the ageing process will be ‘reversible’, according to two genetic engineers during the presentation of their new book in Barcelona. José Luis Cordeiro, born in Venezuela to Spanish parents, and Cambridge (UK) mathematician David Wood, founders of the operating system ‘Symbian’, have just published The Death […]