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    Writer and lecturer Aurélie Filippetti   with Bono, who  was made  a “commander of arts and letters” during her tenure as François Hollande’s culture minister. Photograph:  Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty

While waiters at the Senate restaurant hovered over Aurélie Filippetti, calling the former culture minister madame la ministre, the Socialist Party wa(...)

Gama workers protesting outside the Dáil in 2005.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A long-running legal battle over alleged underpayment of more than €40 million in wages and benefits to 491 Turkish workers who were working in Irelan(...)

Protestors wave Catalan separatist flags following a demonstration on the first anniversary of Catalonia’s banned independence referendum in Barcelona, on Monday. Photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

A year ago this week, Catalan nationalist parties held an independence referendum that the Spanish courts had declared illegal. The right-wing Partido(...)

Manuel Valls during a demonstration to support the unity of Spain in Barcelona. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

Manuel Valls was born 56 years ago in Barcelona, but his Swiss mother and Catalan father, a well-known painter, moved to Paris to escape Franco’s rule(...)

Emmanuel Macron: “A four-year-old from an underprivileged family knows half as many words as a child from an affluent family.” Photograph: Michel Euler/EPA

President Emmanuel Macron unveiled his twice-postponed “national strategy for the prevention of and struggle against poverty” on Thursday. But it is (...)

Delegates and guests to the first stand-alone International Congress of Parliamentary Women’s Caucuses, in the Upper Yard, Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Emilia Tongi’s election to the Sierra Leone parliament this year was an unlikely victory given she is both an independent and a woman in a system clos(...)

The Valley of the Fallen mausoleum near Madrid, where the remains of dictator Francisco Franco have lain in  since his death in 1975. Photograph: JJ Guillen/EPA

Spain took another step towards dealing with the legacy of the civil war on Friday when the government approved the exhumation of the remains of the d(...)

 Pablo Casado acknowledges delegates after being elected leader of Spain’s Popular Party in Madrid on July 21st. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Pablo Casado, the new leader of Spain’s centre-right opposition, has been hit by a growing scandal over how he obtained a masters degree in law, which(...)

 Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez (centre) with his cabinet after their first  meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid. The cabinet has the highest number of female ministers in the country’s history with 11 women and six  men. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

At its first cabinet meeting, Spain’s new female-dominated government has lifted direct control of Catalonia’s finances and promised to engage in dia(...)

Spain’s new leader  Pedro Sánchez (left) shakes hands with deposed prime minister Mariano Rajoy  after Mr Sánchez won no-confidence motion in the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Friday. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Getty Images

The seven-year tenure of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy came to an abrupt end on Friday as he lost a parliamentary confidence vote led by Social(...)

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