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With fresh elections in Italy likely, and the vote heading towards a de facto referendum on the EU and euro single currency, Eurozone economies and the euro suffered for a second day running on Tuesday.
Quim Torra has promised to be faithful to the Catalan people and its parliament
Two weeks of protests are set to continue amid ongoing anger at the ruling elite in the country
Armenia's parliament will vote on May 1 for a new prime minister, as anti-government protests continue despite the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan as premier earlier this week.
President Donald Trump has been advised to expel dozens of Russian diplomats from US soil and an announcement will likely be made on Monday, according to Bloomberg.
Russia has announced it will expel the diplomats and revoke permission for a British consulate in St Petersburg.
Venezuela's president is criticised by neighbouring nations for his handling of the country's economic and political crisis.
President Abdulla Yameen imposes curfew after refusing court order to free jailed opposition figures
Struck by terrorist attacks and natural catastrophes around the world, 2017 also saw major political change.
Myanmar’s all-powerful army launches an offensive in the state of Rakhine in August.
Coalition talks between the CDU and the SPD may not start until 2018, a top official close to Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
Key ally of Chancellor Merkel urges SPD to change mind to ensure stable government after collapse of coalition talks
Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe’s leader after the country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1980. He was first elected as Prime Minister
Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri can only prove he is free by returning home from Saudi Arabia where he went to announce his resignation as prime minister
Lebanon's prime minister, Saad al-Hariri has spoken out for the first time since his resignation a week ago, saying he would return to his country within days.
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is coming under pressure to declare full independence.
As deputy director of the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, dean of the College of Journalists and professor of journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Josep Carles Rius has been watching
Pro and anti-independence supporters have held more protests in Catalonia.
In Barcelona, a few hundred Spanish loyalists hit the city’s streets
Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress ousted center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki’s cabinet in a vote of no-confidence early on Friday
The Turkish President describes Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats party as an "enemy of Turkey"