Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is facing the biggest challenge to his leadership since returning to power in 2007. More than 280 people have been killed since April, but he has so far resisted demands to resign and hold early elections.
A dispute over how Europe should manage migration has deepened since an anti-EU government with a strong anti-migrant streak assumed power in Italy this month.
European Union migration ministers meeting in Luxembourg were split regarding proposals to update the bloc’s asylum system but agree that the deadlock over how to handle migrants and refugees must be broken this month.
A top European Union court upheld the ban on three insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, dismissing cases brought by chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta.
The draft EU guidelines call for "unilateral" European Union control over whether and how British banks can function in the economic bloc after Brexit.
Hailed by the plaintiffs - a Spanish taxi association - as “a social victory”, the case is yet another thorn in the side for US-based Uber, which has drawn the fury of taxi drivers and officials for flouting local regulations.
The cryptocurrency fell as much as eight percent on Thursday on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange to hit $9,000 exactly, marking a fall of well over $2,000 in under 24 hours.
Bitcoin dropped to $6,800 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange by 1200 GMT, before recovering a little to $6,870 just over 20 minutes later.
The European Commission said it fell short of the majority needed to renew the license that will expire on December 15.
Spain's Deputy PM Soraya Saenz de Santamaria says Catalonia has to decide on whether it will declare independence from Spain or not.
The order came on the same day the European Commission unveiled changes to the way sales taxes are levied in the EU.
The directive aims at limiting access to semi-automatic and other weapons. But the Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovane said the ban on legal weapons "has no connection with the fight against terrorism."
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