Angry rioters set Paraguays Congress on fire Play

Angry rioters set Paraguays Congress on fire

Paraguays Congress was set ablaze on Friday (31 March) by angry demonstrators opposing a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election in 2018. Cartes called on the protesters to remain calm and avoid violence. Opponents of the constitutional change believe that the new measure would weaken the democratic institutions of the country. They also alleged that the secret voting, which saw a total of 25 lawmakers in the 45-member upper chamber voting for the change, was illegal. A voting on the amendment was set to take place in the 80-member Chamber of Deputies early on Saturday (1 April) but was cancelled following the violent protests. Apr 1, 2017
Malaysians return from Pyongyang after release of Kim Jong-nams body to North Korea Play

Malaysians return from Pyongyang after release of Kim Jong-nams body to North Korea

Nine Malaysian nationals, who were detained in North Korea over a diplomatic row between the two neighbours following the killing of Kim Jong-nam, have returned home to their families on Friday (31 March). Malaysian authorities secured their release after agreeing to send Kims body to North Korea as demanded by Pyongyang. The nine Malaysians were received by Foreign Minister Anifah Anan and their eager family members at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early on Friday. Mar 31, 2017
Angela Merkel aiming to cushion Brexit impact on Germans in UK Play

Angela Merkel aiming to cushion Brexit impact on Germans in UK

Germanys Merkel says she is relying on fair Brexit negotiations and calls for all sides to protect the everyday lives of EU citizens living in Great Britain.Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is relying on fair Brexit negotiations and calls for all sides to protect the everyday lives of EU citizens living in Great Britain. Mar 30, 2017
French election 2017: What you need to know Play

French election 2017: What you need to know

The French elections will take place across April and May with two rounds, and they are the biggest test for Europe since the British Referendum of June 2016. Will there be a liberal insurgency or a far-right takeover?  Mar 30, 2017
Shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith urges Theresa May to get down to work Play

Shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith urges Theresa May to get down to work

Labours Shadow Secretary of State for Defence as told IBTimes UK that Thresay May need to get down to work and that there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The UK has officially triggered Article 50 as Sir Tim Barrow, the British Ambassador to the EU, handed Donald Tusk a letter signed by Theresa May signalling the UKs desire to begin formal divorce proceedings. Mar 29, 2017