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On a high - The rise of Germany's populist AfD party

A new poll suggests Germany’s anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party – or AfD – is winning more support than ever before.

A new poll suggests Germany’s anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party – or AfD – is winning more support than ever before.

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Venezuela: Opposition defiant despite setback in Maduro referendum push

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are keeping up the pressure for a referendum that could force him from office this year, despite electoral authorities ruling out any such vote until e

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are keeping up the pressure for a referendum that could force him from office this year, despite electoral authorities ruling out any such vote until e

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No referendum until 2017 says Venezuelan election board

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are dealt a blow as the election board decides no recall referendum will take place before the end of the year.

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are dealt a blow as the election board decides no recall referendum will take place before the end of the year.

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Former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes fails to declare directorship of offshore firm

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

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German SPD back CETA deal

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

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Flash mobs in Budapest one year after migrant fence went up

One year after a fence went up on the Hungarian-Serbian border to stop the flow of migrants, flash mobs have turned out in Budapest.

One year after a fence went up on the Hungarian-Serbian border to stop the flow of migrants, flash mobs have turned out in Budapest.

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Venezuela: opposition push for speedier recall referendum

In Venezuela, further protests have been held against President Nicolas Maduro’s rule, though far smaller than the huge opposition march seen earlier this month.

In Venezuela, further protests have been held against President Nicolas Maduro’s rule, though far smaller than the huge opposition march seen earlier this month.

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UKIP elects Diane James as leader

Britain’s UK Independence party, which played a major role in the country’s recent vote to leave the EU, has elected a new leader.

Britain’s UK Independence party, which played a major role in the country’s recent vote to leave the EU, has elected a new leader.

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Diane James elected as new leader of UKIP party

Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party elected deputy chairwoman Diane James its new leader to replace Brexit talisman Nigel Farage who stepped down after helping to win the referendum on

Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party elected deputy chairwoman Diane James its new leader to replace Brexit talisman Nigel Farage who stepped down after helping to win the referendum on

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EU needs to focus on areas its citizens care about, says Romanian PM

The EU should concentrate on issues like security and the economy as it seeks to restore the trust of its citizens, Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos said.

The EU should concentrate on issues like security and the economy as it seeks to restore the trust of its citizens, Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos said.

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Haftar's oil blitz could fatally undermine Libyan government

The internationally-recognised Libyan government’s loss of key oil facilities to forces loyal to the eastern administration and General Kalifa Haftar is a potentially serious blow that could starve Tr

The internationally-recognised Libyan government’s loss of key oil facilities to forces loyal to the eastern administration and General Kalifa Haftar is a potentially serious blow that could starve Tr

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Mayhem mounts for Rome's new mayor after losing another top aide

She is the first woman to run Rome, but Virginia Raggi’s political problems – just like the city’s rubbish – appear to be mounting by the day.

She is the first woman to run Rome, but Virginia Raggi’s political problems – just like the city’s rubbish – appear to be mounting by the day.

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Croatia prepares to vote in snap election to break stalemate

Croatia votes this weekend in an early general election – the second in less than a year as the EU’s newest country grapples with a political crisis that has revived divisions from the 1990s Balkan…

Croatia votes this weekend in an early general election – the second in less than a year as the EU’s newest country grapples with a political crisis that has revived divisions from the 1990s Balkan…

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Venezuela: rival rallies face off over Maduro's future

In Venezuela, there’ve been fresh protests for and against President Nicolas Maduro as the country’s economic crisis deepens.

In Venezuela, there’ve been fresh protests for and against President Nicolas Maduro as the country’s economic crisis deepens.

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Putin offers support and comfort in Samarkand

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Uzbekistan for his first visit since the death of longtime President Islam Karimov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Uzbekistan for his first visit since the death of longtime President Islam Karimov.

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Uzbek government confirms President Karimov has died

Uzbekistan’s government confirmed that President Islam Karimov has died and will be buried in Samarkand on September 3.

Uzbekistan’s government confirmed that President Islam Karimov has died and will be buried in Samarkand on September 3.

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Maduro attempts to stave off slow political death in Venezuela

In Venezuela the trial of strength between Nicolás Maduro and his enemies has lasted eight months, ever since the opposition seized a parliamentary majority for the first time in 16…

In Venezuela the trial of strength between Nicolás Maduro and his enemies has lasted eight months, ever since the opposition seized a parliamentary majority for the first time in 16…

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Dead or alive: confusion over Uzbek President Islam Karimov's condition

While diplomatic sources have indicated that Uzbekistan’s longstanding president, Islam Karimov has died, Uzbek officials are yet to confirm the news.

While diplomatic sources have indicated that Uzbekistan’s longstanding president, Islam Karimov has died, Uzbek officials are yet to confirm the news.

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Venezuelans march to demand recall referendum

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have hit the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas to demand a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s…

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have hit the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas to demand a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s…

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Bongo declared president-elect of Gabon with 49.80%, Ping polled 48.16%

Incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been declared winner of Gabon's presidential election after polling 49.80% of the votes while his main opponent, Jean Ping polled 48.23 %.

Incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been declared winner of Gabon's presidential election after polling 49.80% of the votes while his main opponent, Jean Ping polled 48.23 %.

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'Young Europeans more likely to support restrictions on religious expression' - WEF

A report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found young people in Europe are more likely to support restrictions on public expression of religious beliefs than people the same age group in

A report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found young people in Europe are more likely to support restrictions on public expression of religious beliefs than people the same age group in

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North Korea minister executed 'for showing lack of respect'

One of North Korea’s top ministers has been executed after showing a lack of respect at a meeting chaired by leader Kim Jong Un, the South said on Wednesday.

One of North Korea’s top ministers has been executed after showing a lack of respect at a meeting chaired by leader Kim Jong Un, the South said on Wednesday.

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Tunisia's new PM says economy and fighting terrorism are priorities

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed says boosting the economy and fighting terrorism are his priorities, as the country’s unity government officially takes…

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed says boosting the economy and fighting terrorism are his priorities, as the country’s unity government officially takes…