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Marianne Barriaux

Guaido boosted by Europe backing in Venezuela standoff

Britain, France and Spain were among 16 EU nations to side with Guaido, following in the footsteps of key regional powers and the United States

Spain, UK recognise Guaido as Venezuela leader

​Spain and Britain on Monday became the latest nations to recognise Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader

Doctor found guilty but not convicted in Spain ‘stolen baby’ case

The court found former gynaecologist Eduardo Vela guilty of taking Ines Madrigal, now 49, away from her mother as a newborn in 1969

Catalan leaders defy king over independence

Tension mounted in Spain on Wednesday after Catalonia's leader vowed that the region would declare independence within days.

Ronaldo accused of €14.7-million tax evasion

The Real Madrid star was on Tuesday accused of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

Attacks on homosexuals on the rise in France

France's gay rights activists have reported that verbal and physical assaults on gays have surged amid debate over a Bill allowing same-sex marriage.

Growing urban population strains Chinese cities

Authorities are struggling to keep pace with its rapidly growing urban population -- a common problem across the country of 1.3-billion people.

IMF race isn’t over yet, says Mexico’s Carstens

Mexico's IMF candidate says his battle with France's Christine Lagarde is not over yet, but has chastised Europe for not making it a fair fight.

Brics against use of force in Libya

Leaders of five of the world's major emerging powers said on Thursday the use of force in Libya and the Arab world should be avoided.

China plugging holes in ‘Great Firewall’

China appears to be moving aggressively to plug holes in its "Great Firewall" censorship system, foreign internet companies and analysts say.

China still smarting over Liu Nobel

China said it was difficult to maintain "friendly relations" with Norway, following the Nobel committee's decision to award the Peace Prize to

China under fresh pressure over jailed Nobel laureate

China faced fresh criticism on Thursday over its angry reaction to dissident Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Prize.

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