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Catalan separatists stage mass protest in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It’s thought around 200,000 Catalan separatists were at the protest Demonstrators have marched en masse through Barcelona in protest at the trial of Catalan separatist leaders. Some 200,000 people took to the streets, waving Catalan flags and shouting pro-separatist slogans in support of the 12 leaders on trial. The trial, […]

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Europeans reveal who they wish was in the White House

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel (r) questioned the US’s tariff war with China The Munich Security Conference is celebrating its 55th birthday. Long a fixture on the security conference circuit, it takes place in the rather dated grandeur of the Bayerischer Hof Hotel. While Russian and Chinese spokesmen attend, it is […]

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Richard Branson’s goal of $100 million for Venezuela could face an obstacle: Maduro

Sir Richard Branson speaks at the unveiling of the Virgin Voyages ship on Feb. 14 in New York. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) The show lasted 16 hours, took place between Philadelphia and London, attracted more than a billion viewers and eventually raised more than $125 million for victims of famine in East Africa. Live Aid, the charity […]

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Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roger Deakins (r), who won his first Oscar for cinematography last year after 14 nominations, criticised the initial decision The organisers of the Oscars have reversed an earlier decision to hand out four awards during ad breaks after facing a major backlash. The presentations for live action short, cinematography, […]

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Nigeria election 2019: Appeal for calm after shock delay

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionElectoral commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu announces the move Nigeria’s president and leading opposition candidate have appealed for calm after the shock move to delay elections for a week. President Muhammadu Buhari said he was “deeply disappointed” but urged people to refrain from “civil disorder”. Main rival Atiku […]