Venezuela: Maduro ready to stand in early presidential poll

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Maduro said he welcomed the assembly’s decision to bring forward the poll Venezuela’s pro-government Constituent Assembly has ordered fresh elections before the end of April. President Nicolas Maduro told thousands of his supporters at a rally that he is ready to seek another six-year term. “It’s the right decision. […]

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Stephen Miller: How much influence does he have on Trump?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephen Miller: The man behind Trump’s immigration plan The president turns to an array of people inside and outside the White House for advice. But the most prominent – and perhaps influential – is Stephen Miller. During the middle of the weekend shutdown, one of the sticking […]

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The Catalan independence parody with its own president

Image copyright Tabarnia.org Image caption Actor Albert Boadella appears as the pretend leader of Tabarnia It has a map, a flag and now its own “president”, but even its most passionate cheerleaders happily admit that Tabarnia doesn’t really exist. Tabarnia is an imaginary region of Catalonia created by Spanish unionists as an online parody of […]

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Switzerland’s farmers become landscape gardeners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Species like quince have no commercial value but bring money for those cultivating them UK farmers will no longer receive subsidies after Brexit but instead get payments for “public goods” such as planting meadows and boosting access to the countryside under proposals from Environment Secretary Michael Gove. No one […]

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