Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

December 5, 2017 11:39 pm
Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has been detained by police at his home in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Saakashvili was forcefully taken into custody from his apartment in central Kiev by masked security forces on Tuesday. The forces then searched his house. Video footage appeared showing Saakashvili appearing […]

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Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

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Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

Catalan leader in exile Carles Puigdemont looks on during a visit to the city of Bruges on November 25, 2017. (AFP photo) A judge in the Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn European and international arrest warrants issued for leaders of an independence movement in northeastern Catalonia region. A Supreme Court […]

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Romania’s ex-king Michael I dies at 96

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Romania’s ex-king Michael I dies at 96

This file photo taken on November 08, 2013 shows Former King of Romania Michael I looking towards the audience at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest. (Photo by AFP) Romania’s former king Michael, who died Tuesday aged 96 in Switzerland where he lived, incarnated the tragic fate and political turmoil suffered […]

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Russian prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev

December 4, 2017 8:40 am
Russian prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev

Russia’s ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev (C) is escorted after a hearing at the Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow on December 04, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a 10-year prison sentence for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev who is accused of extorting a $2 million bribe […]

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Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

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Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech during a meeting with Catalan mayors in Brussels on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Belgian judge will decide next week whether the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, should be sent back to Spain to face rebellion charges. Puigdemont’s lawyers said […]

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UK poor population grows by 700,000: Report

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UK poor population grows by 700,000: Report

The UK’s poor population has grown in size by 700,000 people, according to a new report. (File photo) The UK’s poor population has grown by 700,000 people over the past four years, a new report shows. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report showed that 400,000 more children and 300,000 more […]

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