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Rajoy pierde las elecciones catalanas; ahora es el momento de echarlo

Las elecciones en Cataluña no han deshecho el atasco de forma favorable a los intereses del presidente del gobierno español Mariano Rajoy. De hecho, su táctica ha fallado e incluso ha debilitado su po Read more...

Rajoy loses Catalan elections - now it's time to throw him out

The elections in Catalonia have not, as Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy gambled they would, broken the logjam in his favour. Indeed, his tactic has failed and even weakened his position. Read more...

Las elecciones catalanas del 21 de diciembre

La campaña está en marcha en Cataluña para las elecciones al parlamento autonómico el 21 de diciembre. Es probable que la participación sea alta: el 82 por ciento de los encuestados dice a los encuest Read more...

The December 21 Catalan Elections

Campaigning is well underway in Catalonia for elections to the regional parliament on 21 December. Read more...

President Trump's statement on the status of Jerusalem

In a perfunctory twelve minute speech, Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his intention to move the US embassy to the city. Read more...

Lebanese intrigue opens new front in regional power struggle

THE SURPRISE resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from the Saudi capital Riyadh on 4 November, threatens to engulf yet another state in a vicious struggle for regional suprema Read more...

Referendum in Kurdistan - For the right of self-determination

After the Iraqi army and the Shia militia Hashd al-Shaabi recaptured the areas around Kirkuk that have been controlled by Kurdish forces since 2014, Barzani's will to enforce the result of the indepen Read more...

Arab regimes prepare new Palestinian betrayal

FOR THE sixth time in six years, Fatah and Hamas appear to be in talks to unite their respective administrations in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with the two fac Read more...