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Floating moon-themed parade kicks off Venice Carnival

People watch a water parade marking the beginning of carnival season, along the Rio di Cannaregio canal in Venice, Italy, February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Venice kicked off its annual Carnival festivities on Saturday with a floating, night-time parade down the Rio di Cannaregio, one of …

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Far-right to get seats in Spanish parliament: opinion polls

MADRID (Reuters) – Far-right lawmakers are set to be elected to Spain’s parliament for the first time in nearly four decades, two opinion polls showed on Saturday, forecasting that no single party would get a majority in a snap election on April 28. FILE PHOTO – Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro …

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Seeking independence ‘is not a crime,’ Barcelona protesters say

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people waving pro-independence flags and holding pictures of jailed Catalan separatist leaders took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to call for self-determination for the northeastern Spanish region. Chanting “Freedom!” and “Independence!”, around 200,000 people, according to local police, took part in …

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