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16th Aug 2018

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'Feminist strike' call in Spain on International Women's Day

Spanish women were urged to go on a "feminist strike" on Thursday, the International Women's Day, to protest against gender violence and discrimination, especially at work. In a manifesto, the organisers say that women "demand full equality of rights and life conditions, and the total acceptation of [their] diversity", and they want a "society free of oppressions, exploitation and violence."

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Burned cars fuel Swedish election debate

Sweden's first big party leader TV debate ahead of September elections was marked by the burning of dozen of cars in cities across the south-west of the country.

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How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?

Sofia may be wearing out its welcome with Western democracies by playing both sides - seeking closer integration in Europe while cosying up to Moscow and Beijing, claiming to work towards hitting EU targets while putting its own interests first.

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