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Bannon vows to set up 'war rooms' to boost anti-EU radical right
US President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday said he would set up "war rooms" across Europe to help form a pan-continental right-wing movement ahead of European parliamentary elections in 2019.

May blasts Brussels' rejection of Brexit blueprint, wants to ‘hear from the EU’
British Prime Minister Theresa May demanded new proposals from the EU in a pugnacious speech delivered a day after EU leaders rejected her Brexit blueprint at a summit in Austria.

Macron says May's Chequers Brexit blueprint 'not acceptable'
A day after EU leaders rejected her Brexit blueprint at a summit in Austria, British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to deliver a statement Friday.

Progress elusive as May appeals to EU to soften Brexit stance
British Prime Minister Theresa May urged fellow European Union leaders at an informal summit on Wednesday to follow her lead and adapt their Brexit negotiating stance to secure a good deal.

Frenchman at heart of scandal at Swedish Academy goes on trial for rape
Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted several members of the prestigious Swedish Academy to quit, went on trial Wednesday for two counts of rape that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.

Germany ousts spy chief over handling of far-right protests
Germany's government said on Tuesday it would replace the head of its domestic spy agency who has faced accusations of harbouring far-right sympathies, putting an end to a row that exposed divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet.

Germany removes spy chief over far-right row: 'In the end it's a promotion'
Political analyst Wolfgan Renzsch discusses the replacement of Germany''s spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen over his handling of far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz.

Spaniards divided over future of Franco monument
On September 13, Spanish lawmakers approved a controversial decree to exhume the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco. He is buried at a giant basilica near Madrid which he had built using prisoner of war labour. The future of this monument divides Spaniards. It attracts those who are nostalgic for Franco, and who want the dictator to be left where he is. But for those whose relatives died at the hands of Franco's regime, the monument is deeply offensive. Our correspondents report.

'Support my Brexit deal or face no deal', says UK's May
British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned rebels in her party that unless they support her potential Brexit deal with the EU they will face an ugly no-deal split.

Paris holds car-free day, urges Europe to follow suit
There are no cars on the roads of Brussels and Paris on Sunday. On the eve of the event, the mayors of the two cities called for all of Europe to follow suit and hold an annual vehicle-free day. The call came in a joint statement by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and her counterpart in Brussels, Philippe Close, in which the two pointed to "the urgency of climate issues and the health impact of pollution". Both capitals are holding their annual car-free day on Sunday as part of the European Heritage Days 2018, a weekend of cultural events staged every year in countries throughout the bloc.

Macron rights a historical wrong in admitting French torture in Algeria
In a historic gesture, Emmanuel Macron admitted Thursday that France was responsible for the death of dissident Maurice Audin in 1957 and that his nation established a “system” of torture during Algeria’s war of independence.

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