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Luxemburg Elects 2 Openly Gay Men As Its Prime Minister & Deputy PM

Luxemburg Elects 2 Openly Gay Men As Its Prime Minister & Deputy PM

For the first time in history, a country will have an openly gay man as both its Prime Minister and its Deputy Prime Minister. On Wednesday December 4th, openly gay…

Thailand Protests: PM Yingluck Rejects Resignation Call

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected protesters’ demands that she resign before February’s snap elections. Demonstrators have been calling for Yingluck Shinawatra to resign and be replaced with a…

Drogba, Eboue Face Sanctions For Mandela Shirts

Drogba, Eboue Face Sanctions For Mandela Shirts

The Turkish Football Federation has summoned Ivorian internationals Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue for paying homage to Nelson Mandela after a league game, news reports said on Sunday. Drogba, who…

Huge Pro-EU Protest In Ukraine

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Ukrainian capital Kiev seeking the resignation of the government for refusing a deal on closer ties with the…

FIFA Orders Flags At Half-Mast For Mandela

World soccer body FIFA ordered flags to be flown at half-mast and a minute’s silence to be held before the next round of international matches after the death of Nelson…

Venezuela Announces 3 days of National Mourning In Honour of Mandela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that there will be three days of mourning in the country in honour of Mr Mandela. Share…

China Sends War Planes To Newly Declared Air Zone

China has sent warplanes to its newly declared air defence zone in the East China Sea, state media reports. The vast zone, announced last week, covers territory claimed by China,…

Syrian Chemical Weapons Set To Be Destroyed at Sea

A plan has been hatched to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons at sea using US Navy auxiliary vessel MV Cape Ray. Industry sources told BBC Newsnight the plan will put a…

Berlusconi Expelled From Parliament

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi, who has dominated politics for 20 years,…

More Nations Defy China Air Zone Rules

Japan and South Korea have both flown planes unannounced through China’s newly-declared air defence zone, officials from both nations say. Japanese aircraft had conducted routine “surveillance activity” over the East…