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French police disperse protesters blocking major Spain-France road link

November 12, 2019

Members of Catalan protest group Democratic Tsunami clash with French police officers at the AP-7 highway on the French side of the Spanish-French border November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante LA JONQUERA, Spain (HeadlineNews) – French riot police were dispersing on Tuesday morning hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link […]

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Flash mob rallies in downtown Hong Kong financial district

November 12, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses after territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city. A flash mob of more than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a […]

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Spain election: Far-right double number of seats as Sánchez gamble backfires | World | News

November 11, 2019

In a staggering 11-month rise, Vox doubled its number of seats in the Spanish parliament, becoming the third largest party. Their gains have prompted fears for further instability after the ruling Socialists took first place but with a reduced share of the votes. Spain’s caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez now faces long and arduous negotiations […]

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Hong Kong spirals into rare working-hour violence as police shoot protester

November 11, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester who, hospital officials said, was in critical condition on Monday, as the Chinese-ruled territory spiraled into rare working-hours violence in its 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest. Police fired tear gas in the Central business district where some protesters, crouching behind umbrellas, blocked […]

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‘Turn toward Busan’ ceremony held in honor of fallen U.N. Korean War troops

November 11, 2019

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (HeadlineNews) — A highly symbolic ceremony was held Monday at the U.N. Memorial Cemetery in South Korea’s southern port city of Busan in honor of foreign soldiers who were killed while fighting on the South Korean side during the 1950-53 Korean War. The “Turn Toward Busan” ceremony brought together around 1,000 foreign […]

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Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

November 10, 2019

TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year’s imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags and held up mobile phones for snapshots of the smiling royal couple. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave to well-wishers during their royal parade to […]

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Australia bushfires: Panicked locals warned they ‘may not get help’ as blazes savage land | World | News

November 10, 2019

New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed on Sunday they were expecting some of the worst fires to erupt on Tuesday. The firefighters in the area will be working solidly to contain the bushfires, which have continued to affect part of the country’s most densely populated areas. According to Sky News, the local authority wrote: “Tuesday 12 […]

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UK’s Labour gains versus Conservatives: poll

November 9, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waves as he unveils the Labour party campaign bus in Liverpool, Britain November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo LONDON (HeadlineNews) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party narrowed the margin by which it trails Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party by 4 percentage points, according to a poll […]

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Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia

November 9, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/PHNOM PENH (HeadlineNews) – Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy landed in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, according to a HeadlineNews witness, after promising to return home to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen. Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy speaks during an interview with HeadlineNews prior to his […]

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Gibraltar will ALWAYS choose UK over Spain says Chief Minister -‘Spain just don’t get it!’ | World | News

November 9, 2019

Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly Remain three years ago – but Mr Picardo told Express.co.uk regardless of the result, he and the rest of the British overseas territory would always put the UK first. He said: “When the time came, despite having voted 96 percent to remain in the European Union, when the decision came, we were always […]

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