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Kurz to be chancellor, Austrian nationalists to lead key ministries in coalition deal
Austria is set to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government after the anti-immigration Freedom Party and Sebastian Kurz's conservatives struck a coalition deal to share power almost equally.



Austria's conservative leader strikes deal to bring far right into government
Conservative and nationalist parties in Austria reached a deal on Friday to form a new coalition government that will shift the country to the right and make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz Europe's youngest leader.



As elections near, Putin says Russians will not stand for Ukraine-style coup
President Vladimir Putin said Russians “do not want and will not stand for” a Ukraine-style coup as he responded to a question from a rival presidential candidate at his annual press conference on Thursday.



Spain's Tagus river is drying up
As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, we bring you a report from Spain, which has been in the grip of drought since 2014. One of the consequences is the plight of the Tagus, the longest river in the Iberian peninsula, stretching 1,000 kilometres across Spain and Portugal. Drought, inadequate water management and pollution are threatening the future of the river, as Mélina Huet and Sarah Morris report.



EU tells Netanyahu it won't follow Trump's lead on Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the EU on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital met with widespread condemnation.



Morawiecki sworn in as Poland's new PM
Mateusz Morawiecki was sworn in as Poland’s new prime minister on Monday, replacing Beata Szydlo, who became a deputy prime minister.



Laurent Wauquiez: The hardliner leading France's Les Republicains farther right
After a career that began as a centrist, Laurent Wauquiez has moved increasingly to the right. Elected president of the conservative Les Republicains party on Sunday, he will now have to reach past his base to establish an effective opposition.



Thousands in Ukraine protest the arrest of opposition figure Saakashvili
Several thousand people marched through central Kiev on Sunday to protest against the detention of Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili and call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko.



Britain and EU reach breakthrough on Brexit divorce terms
Britain and the European Union struck a preliminary divorce deal early on Friday that paves the way for "phase two" talks to begin on trade, easing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit.



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