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Northern Ireland presses visiting Sunak on budget

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met on Monday Northern Ireland's new power-sharing executive, during a visit to Belfast after an end to a nearly two-year political crisis that saw the region wi...

Paris votes to triple parking fees for SUVs, champions bikes

Parisians on Sunday voted in favor of hiking parking fees for large SUVs, as the French capital presses on with long-term plans to become a fully bikeable city. The outcome means large SUVs would be...

No space for SUVs? Paris to vote on tripling parking fees

The stylized red car splashed against a black background certainly looks threatening. The question posed on posters lining the streets of the French capital ahead of a referendum on Sunday is rhetoric...

French lawmakers vote to enshrine abortion in constitution

France's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would enshrine a woman's right to an abortion in the French Constitution. The measure...

Representative to UK sees Brexit as beneficial for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s newly appointed representative to the UK believes Brexit has allowed closer economic ties between the two sides, and said he hopes to make the UK Taiwan&rsq...

Shih Ming-teh remembered for Taiwan independence under Republic of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shih Ming-teh (施明德), the former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader who passed away on Monday (Jan. 15), is being remembered as the political leader who popularized ...

KMT vice-presidential candidate approves of Taiwan-China bridge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) vice-presidential candidate Jaw Shaw-kong (趙少康) said Thursday (Dec. 28) he would support the construction of a bridge between China and the Taiwan-held is...

Taiwan election 2024: Major party energy policies, in brief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential candidates Lai Ching-te (賴清德), Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜), and Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) agree Taiwan needs to transition to more renewable energy. The three candidates’ ...

Germany's top court orders 2021 election rerun in Berlin

The 2021 federal election must be partially repeated in Berlin, Germany's Federal Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday. The court said that there had been multiple errors in the vote count in se...

Bulgaria starts dismantling Soviet monument in Sofia

Work got underway in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia late Tuesday and into Wednesday to dismantle a 70-year-old Soviet monument which has divided society. The towering "Monument to the Soviet Arm...

Europe reels after far-right Geert Wilders comes out on top of Dutch election

Geert Wilders is already known to many Europeans beyond Dutch borders for his radical anti-immigration and Islamophobic politics, his staunch Euroskepticism and of course his unmistakable blonde bouff...

Spain sees mass rally against Catalan separatist amnesty

Around 170,000 people marched through the streets of Madrid on Saturday in what authorities said was the largest protest to date against a proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. Spain's So...

UK's Sunak brings back Cameron, sacks Braverman

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak brought back former leader David Cameron as foreign minister on Monday in a reshuffle triggered by his firing of interior minister Suella ...

Spain: Thousands protest amnesty for Catalan separatists

Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated around Spain on Sunday against a planned amnesty for Catalan separatists. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has promised amnesty to two Catalan pro-independenc...

France: Macron promises to make abortion rights irreversible

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he plans to enshrine abortion rights in the constitution by next year to make them "irreversible." In a post on X, previously known as T...