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Pope Francis names new cardinal from Spain

IN a surprise move today Pope Francis announced the creation of five new cardinals - including Archbishop Juan José Omella of Barcelona, Spain. The “red hats,” as they’re often called because of the color of their zucchetto, or skullcap, also serve as papal advisers. The other new cardinals are: Bishop…

Sweden drops rape probe into WikiLeak’s Assange

SWEDEN’S director of public prosecutions has dropped the rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked because it was impossible to serve notice on him for his alleged crimes. Police in London however have said they would still be obliged to arrest…

Car drives into pedestrians in Times Square killing one and injuring others

A CAR has driven on to a crowded pavement in New York’s Times Square, killing one person and injuring others. The New York Police Department said the driver is in custody and the area has been sealed off. Witnesses say at least 10 people were being treated for injuries at…

Jamaican police investigate US$500,000 cocaine stash on ship from Spain

POLICE in Jamaica are investigating the discovery of more than half a million US dollars worth of drugs on a ship that arrived from Valencia, Spain last week. The 75.35 kilos of cocaine were found in a metal cannister attached to the hull of the ship in Kingston on Sunday.…

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Possible landmark UK citizenship case heard at European Court of Justice

A CASE which could have major repercussions for Britain and the UE is being deliberated in the European Court of Justice. A Spanish born woman, Perla Ormazabal became a naturalised British citizen in 2009 after settling in the UK but retained dual nationality, British and Spanish. She met Toufik Lounes,…

Europe braces for more cyber-attacks as people go back to work

THE number of computers affected by Friday’s global cyber-attack is set to increase as people return to work according to Europol. In just three days, the computer virus known as WannaCry has affected more than 200,000 people across the globe hitting at least 150 countries. Europol’s director Rob Wainwright said…

BBC dramas dominate the BAFTA awards

BBC productions dominated the BAFTA awards this year winning 19 of the 25 gongs. Sarah Lancashire won best leading actress for her role in Happy Valley, which won best drama series, beating The Crown’s Claire Foy. Best leading actor went to Adeel Akhtar in Murdered By My Father, a one-off…

Portugal wins the Eurovision song contest while Spain finishes last

PORTUGAL won the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine while Spain finished last. Salvador Sobral’s ‘Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) was awarded 758 points. Manel Navarra’s shaky performance only managed to get Spain 5 points. The UK scored a respectable 111 despite fears of a Brexit backlash.

WATCH: Spain hits a bum note in the Eurovision final

MANEL NAVARRO’S performance at the Eurovision Song Contest final has sent Spanish social media into meltdown. During the song Navarro’s voice appeared to crack on one of the high notes, known as a ‘gallo’ (cockerel) in Spanish. Here is a clip of the song: Spain!! ??????????????????#Eurovision #EurovisionRTVE #Spain #SPA #EurovisionSpain…

Live marriage proposal on Eurovision semi-final as Ireland crashes out

MACEDONIA’S Eurovision entrant was surprised with a marriage proposal during the semi-final in Kiev. Jana Burceska, who revealed she was pregnant during a live interview in the voting stages, was elated when father of her child, Alexander, dropped to one knee. SHE SAID YES!!!!! ??????? pic.twitter.com/Kd7Xyu7dr9 — Eurovision (@Eurovision) May…

Will Eurovision Brit face Brexit backlash?

THE 62nd edition of the world’s longest running annual singing contest will take place this Saturday in Kiev, Ukraine, but Britain’s entry is not the bookies’ favourite. Ahead of the spectacle, bookmakers Ladbrokes have reported that the UK are looking fairly friendless, with the odds on them taking home the…

European leaders approve negotiating strategy over Brexit

EUROPEAN COUNCIL President Donald Tusk wrote to the heads of the 27 states meeting in Brussels to discuss Brexit on terms on April 29. In this letter delivered prior to the physical meeting, he made it clear that three matters in particular had to be agreed with Britain prior to…

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