*1. Some background information on Catalonia as part of Spain*
· As in Canada and Belgium (and, to a certain extent, the UK), centre-periphery tensions constitute a permanent feature of Spain’s.. Eurasia Review
Former French president Francois Hollande slams US President Donald Trump's hardline stance on the Iran nuclear deal as a 'double fault', in his first speech on international affairs since leaving.. Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP) -
Brazilian police have arrested the head of the national Olympics committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, in a new phase of the so-called ‘Unfair Play’ investigation. He is accused of conspiring with.. Source: Euronews English -
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The recent diplomatic flurry by Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande has raised hopes for a breakthrough on Ukraine. But while the Europeans.. Source: RT News Channel -
The French president and the German chancellor are set to visit Moscow on Friday after a trip to Kiev, in order to find a peaceful solution to the escalating violence in Ukraine, the Kremlin has.. Source: RT News Channel -
Full-on fighting returned after months of a shaky ceasefire that was riddled by violations which saw both sides accusing the other. European leaders, who have grown increasingly concerned with the.. Source: RT News Channel -
New supervision rules on euro clearing proposed by the European Central Bank (ECB) will cost investors €20bn (£17.8bn), the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange has said.
Xavier Rolet.. City A.M.
Audrey Azoulay, former culture minister in François Hollande’s government, faces off against the Qatari candidate Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari in the final round of voting for UNESCO presidency on.. France 24
Newswire firm Dow Jones was today forced to hurriedly remove false headlines published online which claimed Google was buying Apple.
The firm said the headlines were published as a result of a.. City A.M.
Deutsche Boerse has a cunning plan to nab euro clearing from London after Brexit: the company's clearing house, Eurex, has unveiled a programme under which its biggest customers will be rewarded.. City A.M.
Macron, avoiding treaty changes, moves swiftly in proposing reforms to revitalize the European Union and France’s role.
By François Godement*
La furia francese – France’s fire and fury –.. Eurasia Review
A suspected Islamist knifeman killed at least two people at the main train station in the French Mediterranean port city of Marseille on Sunday before being shot and killed by soldiers patrolling.. Deccan Herald
By Malik Ibrahim
After months of bloody fighting, Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi government forces – backed by pro-Iranian Shia militias – have driven Daesh out of Mosul and are advancing in the.. Eurasia Review
By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at
When I set out over a year ago to just once a week highlight one element of absurdity (because it is absurdity which often leads to asymmetry and thus profits).. Zero Hedge
Europe’s liberal, globalist golden boy, President Emmanuel Macron of France, has fired the opening shots in his first real battle: labour reform.
The insurgent-turned-world-leader made tackling.. City A.M.
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Being in the public eye can have its stresses and strains – and when you’re in charge of a fairly large country, it’s always important that you put your best.. One News Page Staff
It appears that Trump is no longer the president with the fastest plunge in his approval rating: that honor has now fallen to France's Emanuel Macron, who since his dramatic victory in the May 7.. Zero Hedge
PARIS (Reuters) - Social media commentators and political opponents of Emmanuel Macron tore into the French president on Friday after it emerged that he spent 26,000 euros ($30,901) on makeup during.. Reuters
One year ago, when he was still president, Francois Hollande scandalized the establishment when it emerged that amid record unemployment, painful labor reforms, a sliding economy and the most serious.. Zero Hedge