Spain to hold a general election in November, PM Sanchez says
22 September 2019 | 2:03 pm
Spaniards are set to head to the polls for the fourth time in four years. Although there is still time to form a coalition government, Prime Minister Sanchez has said there will be a "repeat election on November 10."
The government has urged Britons to "go about their business in the normal way" and resume typical buying habits. The Transport Secretary said that means motorists should stop filling up old water bottles with fuel.
New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces many economic challenges, not least the impact of the pandemic. However, major policy changes are not expected, at least in the short term.
The Claims Conference has negotiated new payments from Germany for 6,500 Holocaust survivors. Survivors of the siege of Leningrad and other Nazi terrors will get a monthly pension of €375 ($435).
Heavily armed gangs have been stepping up raids on schools and villages in northwestern Nigeria, often taking hostages for ransom.
Iraqi forces claim to have captured a high-ranking IS leader in an international operation.
President Kais Saied has sworn in a record number of women to Tunisia's new government. The move comes after he assumed new executive powers, with the opposition accusing him of a power grab.
"We do not want violence, we do not want Cubans to confront each other," says Cuban actor and playwright Yunior Garcia Aguilera, after the government rejected a request from the opposition to stage a protest on November 15, claiming the organizers are backed by the US and want to overthrow the regime.
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