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Catalonia: Pro-independence candidate wins presidency

Catalonia's parliament elects pro-independence politician Quim Torra as president, ending months of political stalemate.

Quim Torra

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ISIL claims deadly knife attack in Paris

Attacker, who was shot dead by French police, identified as man born in Chechnya in 1997.

central Paris

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France: Suspect 'killed' after deadly knife attack in Paris

Officials in French capital say person who carried out knife attack was overpowered by police.

Police officers in Paris

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Separatists fail to elect Quim Torra as new Catalonia leader

It remains likely that Torra will clinch the position in a second vote on Monday that requires only a simple majority.

Quim Torra

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Italy tribunal lifts ban on Berlusconi holding public office

Berlusconi was convicted of tax fraud in 2013, triggering a bar on holding any elected position for six years.

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Catalan lawmakers to vote on new regional leader

A close vote is expected as Catalonia's parliament decides whether to appoint Quim Torra as regional president.

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German primary school teacher barred from wearing hijab

Berlin's neutrality law bars the wearing of overt religious symbols and clothing for state employees on duty.

Berlin

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European foreign ministers to hold summit with Iranian leaders

Iran and other signatories to the JCPOA say they will remain committed to the nuclear deal, despite US withdrawal.

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

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Erdogan slams French intellectuals: You're no different than ISIL

Remarks come after open letter signed by 300 prominent French people called for removal of some verses from the Quran.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Armenia: Nikol Pashinyan elected as new prime minister

Parliament votes in favour of Pashinyan, days after PM Sargsyan resigned following widespread anti-government protests.

Nikol Pashinyan

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Facebook pulls the plug on far-right Generation Identity

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Romania ruling party chief convicted over fake jobs scandal

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Central European countries to boycott Brussels' migration meeting

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UK's Theresa May comes out against US child separation policy

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Italy's Salvini causes outrage over Roma census plan

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May 2018 was the world’s 'fourth-warmest' May on record

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Pro-EU demonstrators in London demand a second public vote on Britain's EU membership, two years after referendum.

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