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Brexit: PM says MPs have ‘one last chance’ to back her deal

Brexit: PM says MPs have 'one last chance' to back her deal 21 May 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says failure to back her deal risks “no Brexit at all”Theresa May has said MPs have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit, urging them to back what she called a “new deal”.
MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said.
The bill also contains new guara..

European elections 2019: A moment of truth for nationalists

European elections 2019: A moment of truth for nationalists 21 May 2019 Related TopicsEuropean elections 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Marine Le Pen was one of 11 leaders from Europe's populist far right who joined Matteo Salvini for a rally in Milan on 18 May The populist far right are looking to this week's EU parliamentary elections to kick-start a pan-European nationalist alliance.
For years, they have tried to form a cohesive group, and now they have a figurehead in Italy..

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final against Chelsea

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has played 11 games in the Europa League for Arsenal this seasonArsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in the Europa League final against Chelsea on 29 May.
It is understood the Armenian, 30, feared for his safety on the pitch in Baku, Azerbaijan.
“Having considered all current options, we had to take the tough decision for me not to travel with the squad to the Europa League final,” said Mkhitaryan.
“It's the kind of game that doesn't come along very of..

Catalan jailed MPs attend Spain parliament opening

Catalan jailed MPs attend Spain parliament opening 21 May 2019 Related TopicsCatalonia independence vote 2017 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCatalan separatist MPs arrive in Spanish parliamentFive Catalan separatist politicians – currently on trial accused of rebellion – have taken their seats in the Spanish parliament under discreet police guard.
Four are lower-house MPs and one is a senator. The Spanish parliament has not witnessed such an event before.
The four MPs..

Austrian far-right FPÖ quits Kurz government after sacking

Austrian far-right FPÖ quits Kurz government after sacking 21 May 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fate of Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was key to the other resignations Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition days after two top party figures were caught up in a secret video.
President Alexander Van der Bellen fired FPÖ Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, prompting the party's other ministers to resign in solidarity.
In the video, fa..

Germany sex trafficking: Thai forced prostitution trial begins

Germany sex trafficking: Thai forced prostitution trial begins 21 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspects were arrested in a huge operation by the German federal police last year Five people have gone on trial in Germany for allegedly trafficking up to 200 Thai women and forcing them to work in a nationwide network of brothels.
The four Thai women and a German man were arrested last year in what was dubbed the biggest mass search in the history of the federal police.
The..

Huge bee colony removed from Spain bedroom

Huge bee colony removed from Spain bedroom By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring 21 May 2019 Image copyright 20 minutos Image caption Beekeeper Sergio Guerrero was stunned at the size of the nest A couple in the Spanish town of Pinos Puente has discovered the reason for the constant buzzing noise in their bedroom – a massive bee nest behind the wall.
The couple had spent two years not knowing where the droning sound that kept them awake at night was coming from, until one day ..

Vibrator prize for Spanish squash champion spurs sexism debate

Vibrator prize for Spanish squash champion spurs sexism debate 21 May 2019 A squash championship in northern Spain has sparked a debate about sexism in sport after female participants were awarded a vibrator, wax and a kit to remove foot calluses.
The top women players of the Asturias championship wrote to the local squash federation to complain about the incident.
It prompted resignations at the club that organised the event.
Contest winner Elisabet Sadó told the BBC that “things have to chan..

Hungary depriving asylum seekers of food – Council of Europe

Hungary depriving asylum seekers of food – Council of Europe 21 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A young boy looks at the Hungarian border “transit zone” in 2017 Hungary has been accused of widespread human rights violations by the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner.
Dunja Mijatovic said the government's anti-immigration stance was “fuelling xenophobic attitudes, fear and hatred among the population.”
She said many asylum seekers held in transit zones had ..

Portugal police convicted of attack on black youths

Portugal police convicted of attack on black youths 20 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The case took place in an area near Lisbon in 2015 (file photo) Eight Portuguese police officers have been found guilty of kidnapping and beating up six black youths in a neighbourhood near Lisbon in 2015.
In the case, a man was detained accused of throwing stones at a police car. When five other men protested at a police station, they too were detained.
Accusations of torture and racist mo..

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