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Trump visits UK, calls for hard Brexit

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump flew in fresh from provoking his Nato Allies in Brussels to a Britain he said was “in somewhat turmoil” (sic) and promptly went on to make things even worse for his hapless h Read more...

Britain: Theresa May’s Chequered Brexit

Germany: CDU/CSU agreement: arrival as fiction, racism as compromise

The "Union", that is the partnership between the Christian Democrat Union and the Christian Social Union, CDU/CSU, is still in one piece and so too, probably, is the German government. Read more...

Austria: 100,000 demonstrate against 12 hour day

Last Saturday, June 30, saw the biggest mobilisation yet against Austria's right wing government since it took office in December. Read more...

Prague 68: Revolution and Counter Revolution

1968 was one of history’s “mad years” like 1848, 1917-18, 1989 and, most recently, 2011. It was a time when the eruption of revolts in one country quickly stimulated upheavals in others. Read more...

Italy’s racist populist government

After nearly three months of negotiations, a coalition government has been formed in Italy between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the League (formerly Lega Nord). Read more...

Spain: Sánchez ousts Rajoy, but what next?

Pedro Sánchez, leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), is now in the Moncloa Palace as prime minister of Spain. Read more...

May '68: "Everything was possible"

Fifty years ago this month, France was rocked by the biggest general strike in European history. Read more...

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