The UK is not unique in having a Monarchy but its history and function does have a degree of uniqueness about it, certainly within Europe. Its function, compilation and place within British society and culture has changed over the years.
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Austria raced towards snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video.
Ukraine’s ruling coalition broke after People’s Front party quit outgoing President Petro’s faction, paving way for Zelenskiy call a snap election.
France’s Constitutional Council cleared the way for former president Nicolas to be tried over alleged illegal financing failed re-election campaign in 2012.
20 years ago, Srdja Popovic was part of a revolution — literally. He was a founding member of the Otpor! movement that ousted Serbia Slobodan Milsovic from power in 1999.
Belarusian authorities have carried out concerted attacks on media freedom over the years that directly affect the climate in which news media will cover.
A promising journalist for an online feminist magazine has died at age 25 after falling from an eighth-floor apartment window.
In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have put laws that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society.
Chancellor Merkel’s preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said Sunday that she would not seek the top job before Merkel’s term ends in 2021.
Albania’s center-right opposition has called for further protests to bring about resignation of left-wing government and force parliamentary elections.