For the second time in four months French President François Hollande has reshuffled his Socialist government, this time in response to a cabinet spli(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: former Luxembourg prime minister is favourite to be EPP candidate

European centre-right leaders will decide today in Dublin between Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker and French EU commissioner Mi(...)

Venezuelan opposition representatives by Gran Polo Patriotico speak during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government to reject violence of recent days in the country and to ask the parliamentary immunity for opposition leader Maria Corina Machado. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrezz/EPA

Venezuela’s jailed protest leader urged supporters today to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence tha(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro shout during a rally in support of his government in Caracas today. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters
Venezuela opposition leader arrested
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  • February 18, 2014, 21:03

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela’s capital today after troops arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on char(...)

Thousands of people march in protest at a government plan to limit abortions in Madrid today. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of people marched in Spain’s capital today to protest against a government plan to limit abortions that has caused unusually open divisions(...)

French President François Hollande and Pope Francis: what will the two men have to say to one another? Photographs: EPA

When Pope Francis receives French President Francois Hollande in a private Vatican audience on Friday, what will the two men have to say to one anothe(...)

French minister for women’s rights  Najat Vallaud-Belkacem reacts after the parliament adopted a ban on paying for sexPhotograph: Yoan Valat/EPA.

The French lower house of parliament passed a reform of prostitution law on today imposing fines on clients, a shift to tougher rules which has split(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro attends a meeting with  in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia/Reuters.

A Venezuelan state agency has ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent (...)

French finance minister Pierre Moscovici adjusts his glasses during a news conference on the 2014 budget at the Economy ministry in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has said the pace of economic reform can not be accelerated, as he fended off criticism the country was relyi(...)

French junior minister in charge of French nationals abroad Helene Conway-Mouret. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

France has always been a country of immigration, but now increasing numbers of young people, usually from the upper middle classes, are going abroad. (...)