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La Gomera (The Whistlers) review – thrilling Romanian corrupt-cop noir #Cannes2019 #Cannesfilmfestival #Worldcinema #Crimefilms #Romania #Europe #Festivals #Culture #Film #Worldnews


 
Austria's 'Ibiza scandal': what happened and why does it matter? #Austria #Thefarright #Europe #Worldnews


 
Europe's centrists draw on Austrian scandal to issue far-right warning #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019 #Austria #Europe #Worldnews #Thefarright


 
Dispute over Vincent Lambert has divided family and become subject of political controversy

French doctors have begun switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a hugely controversial case that has divided France, the lawyer for his parents has said.

The dispute over the fate of Vincent Lambert, 42, who had a motorbike accident in 2008, has split his own family and even become a subject of political tension in France ahead of the weekend’s European elections. #France #Europe #Worldnews


 
Ukraine's leader takes office and immediately calls snap election #VolodymyrZelenskiy #Ukraine #Europe #Worldnews


 
Prosecutor asks for warrant to begin process of extraditing WikiLeaks founder from UK

The Swedish prosecutor leading an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange has filed a request for his arrest, the country’s prosecution authority has said.

The warrant, if granted, would be the first step in a process to have the WikiLeaks founder extradited from the UK, where he is serving a 50-week prison sentence for skipping bail. #JulianAssange #Sweden #UKnews #Europe #Worldnews


 
From bleak to bustling: how one French town beat the high street blues #Cities #France #Retailindustry #Shopsandshopping #Lifeandstyle #Europe #Business #Worldnews


 
These elections could define Europe. It must urgently rediscover its founding spirit | Natalie Nougayrède #EuropeanUnion #UKnews #Thefarright #Worldnews #Europe #Syria #MiddleEastandNorthAfrica #ViktorOrbán #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019


 
Turkey insists on right to drill for energy reserves off Cyprus #Cyprus #Turkey #Energyindustry #Europe #Worldnews #Greece #EuropeanUnion #Oilandgascompanies #Business #Commodities


 

Images of the Weekend


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BLUEBELLS: Sisters Olivia (7) and Zara (6) Duff, from Clondalkin, attend St Luke's Cancer Care hospital's annual Bluebell Garden event in Rathgar. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times ' height='79' alt='BLUEBELLS: Sisters Olivia (7) and Zara (6) Duff, from Clondalkin, attend St Luke's Cancer Care hospital's annual Bluebell Garden event in Rathgar. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

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Brexit party's funding must be investigated, says Gordon Brown #Brexitparty #NigelFarage #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #ArronBanks #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews


 
Today’s disturbing echoes of the buildup to the second world war | Letters #Brexit #Politics #Article50 #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Germany #Europe #Worldnews #AdolfHitler #Nazism


 
Footage appeared to show far-right vice-chancellor promise contracts in exchange for campaign support

Austria is bracing itself for fresh elections in September after a tumultuous weekend saw the country’s conservative-nationalist coalition government collapse over the so-called “Ibizagate” scandal.

The country’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Saturday that his centre-right Austrian People’s party (ÖVP) would end its 18-month ruling coalition with the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ) following the emergence of a video, filmed in Ibiza, that appeared to show his deputy, Heinz-Christian Strache, offering lucrative public contracts in exchange for campaign support. #Austria #Europe #Worldnews


 
Skripal poisoning suspects received mystery phone call following attack #Novichokpoisonings #SergeiSkripal #Russia #Europe #UKnews #Worldnews


 
Diplomatic cables reveal the monarch also appeared to back the creation of a single market

The Queen confided to the German ambassador that she believed the future of Britain lay in Europe, newly released diplomatic cables from 1988 have shown.

“Some have not realised this yet,” the monarch allegedly said of her subjects. She also appeared to back the creation of the single market. #TheQueen #UKnews #Germany #Europe #EuropeanUnion #Worldnews #Brexit #PrinceCharles


 
The EU has a race problem at the top – and no one wants to talk about it | Sarah Chander #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019 #EuropeanUnion #Race #Europeanelections #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews


 
Fjadrárgljúfur closed off to protect it from fans after it starred in pop star’s video

With one music video, Justin Bieber has made a pristine Icelandic canyon famous around the world. And that’s the problem.

Icelandic environmental officials have had to close off Fjadrárgljúfur to protect it from the hordes of Bieber fans who are determined to visit the site, which is featured in the video for I’ll Show You. And these fans are not letting a few fences, signs or park rangers keep them away. #Iceland #Europe #Worldnews #JustinBieber #Music #Culture


 
Schoolchildren’s video presentation compared Salvini decree to 1930s racial laws

An Italian teacher has been suspended over a video made by her students that compared a security law drafted by Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, to Mussolini’s racial laws, provoking a storm of protest against her suspension across the country.

Rosa Maria Dell’Aria, 63, was last week suspended for 15 days on half pay after an investigation by the education ministry’s provincial authority in Palermo found she had not “supervised” her students’ work. #Italy #Thefarright #Europe #Worldnews


 
E-Werk Luckenwalde will offer workshops and studio space for artists squeezed out of Berlin

When the Luckenwalde coal power plant in east Germany closed down soon after the collapse of communism, the locals were both relieved and concerned. “Finally people could hang out their laundry without it getting covered in soot,” said Bernd Schmidl, one of the plant’s senior employees.

Worries about jobs were soon allayed when the workers were given better-paid employment elsewhere, he said. But fears remained that the listed building, with elements of art deco and art nouveau, would fall into disrepair. “Who was going to find a long-term use for an old building spanning 10,000 metres over four floors?” #Germany #Art #Artanddesign #Culture #Europe #Worldnews


 
Supporters of greater restrictions say Swiss rules need to line up with EU’s

Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with other countries in the European visa-free travel zone who have tightened rules following extremist attacks.

The proposal could require regular training in the use of firearms, special waivers for possession of some semi-automatic weapons and serial-numbering of major parts of some guns to help track them. #Switzerland #Europe #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion


 
From understanding the proportional representation system to voting tactically, here are the key facts

What are the European elections?
The European elections are the second-largest democratic contest in the world, second only to the Indian elections. Voters in 28 countries will elect 751 members of the European parliament for a five-year term that starts on 2 July. If Brexit goes ahead, British MEPs will quit; some of the UK’s 73 seats will be redistributed to other states, but the parliament will be reduced to 705 members.

When does voting happen?
The Netherlands and the UK vote first, on Thursday 23 May. A handful of countries go to the polls on Friday and Saturday, but most member states (21 of them) run the election on Sunday. Results cannot be announced before the last polling station closes at 11pm Central European Time (CET) in Italy. Officials at the European parliament expect to announce the first projection of results, based on exit polls and counted votes, as soon as 11.15pm CET. ... show more


 
The big picture: national pride flourishes amid war in Ukraine #Photography #Ukraine #Europe #Worldnews #Artanddesign #Culture


 
Europhiles should ignore Labour and vote for a Remain party

This Thursday, voters face an important choice. It’s not the choice they deserve: whether to approve or reject the Brexit deal Theresa May has negotiated on their behalf. But it is the most important opportunity yet to send a clear message to our political leaders that the gridlock, the lacklustre leadership and the general sense of malaise that have infected Westminster since 2016 just isn’t good enough.

For months, people have been denied their say, despite the prolonged parliamentary stalemate and the knots in which both main parties have tied themselves over Brexit. These European elections should not be treated as a proxy referendum: there is no distinct question being put to the public and turnout will probably be much lower than in a general election or referendum. But they are a precious chance for those who share the Observer’s view that Brexit would be an unmitigated disaster to show Labour and the Conservatives exactly what they think of their takeaway from the dire local e... show more


 
Sequins, feathers, bondage and Madonna ... Israel hits top notes with Eurovision #Eurovision #Music #Israel #Worldnews #Madonna #Netherlands #Europe #UKnews


 
Efforts to tackle abuse have brought the platform into collision with the government

The denunciation filled the front page of one of Hungary’s main newspapers. “Facebook has become a political actor,” declared the pro-government Magyar Nemzet, the latest attack in an escalating campaign against the social media giant.

In Hungary, Facebook’s attempts to clean up its platform and salvage its reputation are increasingly bringing it into confrontation with the government. The resulting showdown highlights worrying flaws in the systems that the US company has created to stamp out fake news, hate speech, bot armies and other “bad actors”. #Hungary #Facebook #ViktorOrbán #CambridgeAnalytica #Worldnews #Europe #Socialnetworking #Technology


 
UK-based Poles call for revolt against having to apply for settled status #Immigrationandasylum #Poland #Brexit #UKnews #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Worldnews


 

Images of the Day


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Abderrahmane Raguaragu, centre, from Ballinteer at his son's funeral at the Muslim cemetery in Newcastle, Co Dublin. Azzam Raguragui (18) was stabbed to death in Dundrum, Co Dublin, last week. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times' height='79' alt='Abderrahmane Raguaragu, centre, from Ballinteer at his son's funeral at the Muslim cemetery in Newcastle, Co Dublin. Azzam Raguragui (18) was stabbed to death in Dundrum, Co Dublin, last week. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

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The Guardian view on the EU elections: a chance to reshape our politics | Editorial #Europeanelections #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019 #Brexit #Article50 #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Europe #Worldnews


 
Remain voters are left with no choice but to ignore Labour next week | Jonathan Freedland #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019 #Labour #Brexit #Europe #Europeanelections #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Politics #UKnews


 
European elections: analysis shines light on lack of diversity in parliament #Sweden #Race #Europe #Worldnews #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019


 
Israeli academics criticise motion, saying it is wrong to conflate BDS and antisemitism

Germany’s Bundestag has become the first parliament in Europe to pass a motion labelling the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as antisemitic.

The non-binding motion, passed on Friday afternoon, said the campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods was “reminiscent of the most terrible chapter in Germany history” and triggered memories of the Nazis’ slogan “Don’t buy from Jews”. #Germany #Antisemitism #Europe #Worldnews #Israel #Palestinianterritories #MiddleEastandNorthAfrica


 
Council of Europe votes to maintain Russia's membership #Russia #CouncilofEurope #Ukraine #Europe #Worldnews #Humanrights #Crimea


 
Frédéric Péchier denies charge of triggering heart attacks so he could bring patients back to life

A French anaesthetist has been accused of giving patients lethal injections to trigger heart attacks in order to pose as a hero for bringing them back to life.

Sometimes he failed and seven people died as a result, prosecutors claim. #France #Europe #Worldnews


 
Film about abuse by priests sparks outrage and prompts MPs to change criminal code

Poland has raised jail terms for convicted paedophiles to a maximum of 30 years after a groundbreaking documentary on child sexual abuse among Polish priests sparked public outrage.

MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of changes to the criminal code that also introduce life sentences for the most dangerous paedophiles and remove a statute of limitations on prosecution of the most drastic cases of child sexual abuse. #Poland #Catholicism #Childprotection #Children #Christianity #Europe #Religion #Society #Worldnews #Documentaryfilms


 
Man City captain’s father is ex-student protester who fell foul of country’s 70s dictatorship

Vincent Kompany’s life is the stuff of little boys’ and girls’ dreams. Scorer of a dazzling goal of the season, captain of Manchester City’s all-conquering Premier League champions and on Saturday, the 32-year-old hopes to pick up the FA Cup at Wembley in front of 90,000 fans.

The Belgian international’s travails on the field will fill the newspaper back pages, but the drama on the pitch will struggle to match the life story of the 71-year-old man who will be cheering him on the from the stands. #Belgium #VincentKompany #Europe #Football #Sport #Worldnews #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo


 
How to counter far-right extremism? Germany shows the way | Cynthia Miller-Idriss #Thefarright #Germany #Worldnews #Europe #UKsecurityandcounter-terrorism #Education #UKnews


 
Goodbye to Gomorrah: the end of Italy's most notorious housing estate #Cities #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Socialhousing #Communities #Housing #Society #Gomorrah #Film


 
Europe's far-right divided over Russia as Salvini stages pre-election rally in Milan #MatteoSalvini #Thefarright #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019 #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Russia #VladimirPutin

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