China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday (1 October), overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on the 70th birthday of Communist China.
Spain's socialist government announced on Tuesday (21 August) it will amend the law to prevent relatives from legally disputing the exhumation of fascist dictator Francisco Franco from the vast mausoleum in Madrid where he is buried. EURACTIV's partner EFE-EPA reports.
Cambodia's ruling party said it had won a landslide in Sunday's one-horse election, an expected outcome after the main opposition was banned paving the way for leader Hun Sen to prolong his 33 years in power.
Tough anti-protest laws hastily passed by the Ukrainian parliament last week were enacted today (21 January) with their publication in the official journal, despite protestors and the EU calling for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to drop the legislation.
A new audit of the debt pile owed by developing countries to Norway, published last week, was the first of its kind anywhere in the world and should inspire other European countries to do the same, campaigners said.
Even if the West decides not to use the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship in Belarus as a means of pressure over the country’s dictatorial regime, Alexander Lukashenko will highlight the fact that he carried out the sports event in his 2015 re-election campaign, writes Uladzimir Matskevich.
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, freed two jailed opposition leaders over the weekend, a move welcomed by the European Union, which called yesterday (15 April) on the release of all remaining political prisoners.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said yesterday (5 April) that he will "screen" EU ambassadors individually before allowing them to return the country, the AFP reported. They had withdrawn from the country to punish Minsk's human rights record.
Belarus has withdrawn today (30 September) from the EU's 'Eastern Partnership' initiative, aimed at developing closer relations with the countries of Europe's east, denouncing "unprecedented discrimination" and a "substitution" of the principles on which it was built two years ago.