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EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

BRUSSELS – European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, saying regional elections last month marred by reported irregularities had deepened the country’s crisis. Anxious not to push Caracas any closer to economic and political collapse as debt restructuring talks begin, EU governments held back from targeting any […]

Rohingya crisis may be driving Aung San Suu Kyi closer to generals

Rohingya crisis may be driving Aung San Suu Kyi closer to generals

Criticism of the Nobel laureate in the west is angering – and mobilising – her supporters at home. On the top floor of the Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association in Yangon, the organisation’s vice-president stands behind his latest creation. It is a towering portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, robed in pink and white, a concerned expression […]

Spain: thousands join Barcelona rally against Catalan independence

Spain: thousands join Barcelona rally against Catalan independence

Pro-unity demonstration held in city centre two days after Catalan parliament voted for independence and Madrid took hold of region. Hundreds of thousands have gathered in central Barcelona to call for Spanish unity two days after the Catalan parliament voted for independence and the Spanish government took control of the region. Sunday’s demonstration, which began at […]

Oposição avisa May de que irá bloquear ‘brexit’ sem acordo

Oposição avisa May de que irá bloquear ‘brexit’ sem acordo

A primeira-ministra britânica levantou a possibilidade de o país ter de sair sem acordo. O parlamento britânico irá bloquear qualquer saída da União Europeia sem acordo com Bruxelas, avisou hoje um responsável do Partido Trabalhista britânico. Com as negociações entre o governo de Theresa May e a União Europeia sobre o “divórcio” num impasse, a […]

Brexit MPs angry as Theresa May accepts continuing rule of EU court

Brexit MPs angry as Theresa May accepts continuing rule of EU court

PM says European court of justice may continue to have jurisdiction over UK during ‘implementation period’ Theresa May has angered pro-Brexit MPs by conceding that the European court of justice would continue to have jurisdiction over the UK during the “implementation period” when Britain leaves the European Union. The prime minister also underlined the fact that […]

Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

BARCELONA – Catalonia’s leader balked at making a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, calling for talks with Madrid over the region’s future in a gesture that eased fears of immediate unrest in the heart of the euro zone. In a much-anticipated speech to the Catalan parliament, ringed by thousands of protesters and […]

A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

As migrações não são uma questão de emergência, mas um problema estrutural.[…]