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The idea behind primaries where there are more than one person aspiring for an elective office, is an intra party medium of calibrating the weights of the aspirants and adjudge who will be more acceptable as the face of the party before the masses. Usually where the electoral value of a candidate has been sufficiently proven by previous elections,such personality is no longer subjected to the primary test which is often waived by consensus. This is the principle why incumbent elected officials g…

Bolivian health professionals continue to protest against new criminal code

Protesters are demanding the repeal of a new law which would penalise medical professionals who cause health or bodily harm through negligence or malpractice.Clashes erupt in La Paz as protesting doctors, medical professionals and medical students continue a month long strike that has all but shut down local hospitals, with the exception of emergency rooms. Police fired tear gas as rocks and small explosives were thrown at them. At the Greater University of San Andres, nine doctors entered their…

Difficult talks are starting after Catalonia's election

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he will discuss the issue of Catalan independence with whoever becomes the new leader of the Catalan government.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he will only begin talks with the next Catalan President within the country. His statement is in response to an offer by Carles Puigdemont, leader of the Together for Catalonia party, to hold talks outside of Spain. Following the regional election in Catalonia, in which no party gained an outright major…

Pro-independence Parties Claim Victory in Catalan Election

Catalan separatists have claimed victory in a crucial snap election Thursday that could decide the future of Spain and its northern province.With more than 90 percent of the votes counted, the three secessionist parties together had won enough votes for 70 seats in the 135-seat assembly.But the Citizens party, which wants Catalonia to remain a semiautonomous part of Spain, appeared to be on track to become the biggest single party, with 35 seats in the parliament. As a result, it was unclear who…

EU Summit closes with agreement on Brexit trade talks and eurozone reform

It was confirmed earlier that EU leaders approved the second phase of Brexit negotiations.As the EU summit wrapped up in Brussels, some good news for Britain's Theresa May: Her 27 European colleagues agreed that Brexit divorce talks have made enough progress to move negotiations to phase two. That's when the discussion can widen to include the transition phase and - eventually - a framework for trade deals.Donald Tusk, President of the European Council said: "It is now time for in…

May in Brussels after Brexit blow

British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at the EU summit in Brussels - just a day after her own parliament snatched away control of the Brexit process.British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at the EU summit in Brussels – just a day after her own parliament snatched away control of the Brexit process.Eleven members of May’s Conservative party voted with the opposition to give parliament the power to reject any final Brexit agreement.“I’m disappointed with the amendment but acutally…

Belgian court sets February date for trial of Paris attack suspec

Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris was due to face justice on Monday over a shootout with Belgian police.In Belgium, the trial of Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspects of the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris has been postponed.The 28-year-old, who was not present at the court, was initially set to appear before judges on Monday.But the hearing was put back to February 5th; as Abdeslam appointed a new lawyer so the court gave him more time to pr…

Shots fired as man tries to force his way into US air base in England

The base in Suffolk was put in 'lockdown'. Shots were fired as a man tried to force his way into a US air base in England, say police. The base - at Mildenhall in Suffolk - was put into 'lockdown' after the incident, which happened around 1.40 pm on Monday. Suffolk Police said "shots were fired by American service personnel' before a man was arrested and taken into custody. He suffered 'cuts and bruises' in the incident. No other people were injured, Brita…