Spain budget failure puts snap election on the cards

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Prime Minister Sánchez failed to get his budget through, which could prompt early elections Spain’s Socialist government is widely expected to call a snap general election after failing to get its budget through parliament. Catalan separatists rejected Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s bill after the government refused to discuss the region’s right […]

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Cricketer banned after ‘gay’ admonishment

Joe Root’s response to Shannon Gabriel’s comment was picked up on the stump microphone West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals against England. Gabriel, 30, accepted an International Cricket Council charge over comments he made to England captain Joe Root during the third Test in St Lucia. […]

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India citizenship move shelved amid protest

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The lapsing of the bill is a major U-turn by India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party India’s government has quietly shelved a controversial amendment to its citizenship law after violent protests in the north-east of the country. The bill was aimed at helping Hindus and other minorities move to India from neighbouring […]

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