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Spain's Popular Party picks Rajoy's successor
Spain's conservative Popular Party (PP) on Saturday picked Pablo Casado, 37, to replace Mariano Rajoy after the former prime minister was ousted in a no confidence vote in June.



Inquiry widens into suspected beating of May Day protester by Macron aide
A probe into the suspected beating of a May Day protester by one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s top aides widened Saturday as three policemen were detained and a parliamentary commission summoned the interior minister for a Monday hearing.



Macron aide Benalla, filmed striking May Day protester, to be fired
Emmanuel Macron has decided to fire the bodyguard caught on camera hitting a May Day protester after “new facts” emerged about the alleged misdemeanour, his office said on Friday. The aide has also been detained for questioning by police.“New facts that could constitute misdemeanour by Alexandre Benalla were brought to the president’s attention,” an official at the Élysée Palace, the office of the French presidency, told Reuters.



Macron aide Benalla detained for beating May Day protester
France's Emmanuel Macron fired the head of his personal security detail Friday but faced criticism for failing to act sooner, after video was released showing the man posing as a police officer and beating a protester while off duty in May.



Theresa May calls for new deal with EU on Irish border
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her 'white paper' plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.



Probe ordered after top Macron security official hits protester
A French parliamentary commission will hold an inquiry into an incident involving an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was filmed striking a protester on May 1, it was announced Thursday evening.Alexandre Benalla, one of the French leader’s top security officers, was at the centre of an escalating scandal for Macron on Thursday after being filmed assaulting a street protester during a May Day demonstration in central Paris.



Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini to sue anti-mafia writer
Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday night he has filed a complaint for defamation against the anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano, one of his most virulent critics.



UK's May survives another Brexit vote as customs union bid is defeated
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday faced down a rebellion in parliament over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers rejecting a key amendment on a Brexit trade bill.



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