Spain fires captain whose soldiers knelt at Franco memorial
Spain’s armed forces have fired an army captain after a video was posted on social media showing some 30 soldiers kneeling in front of the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum, the most potent existing symbol of the dictatorship of the late Gen. Francisco Franco.
Allies of Marcos Jr. set to dominate Philippine Congress
Allies of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumptive next president of the Philippines, appear set to dominate both chambers of Congress, alarming activists after the late dictator son's apparent election victory restored his family to the seat of power.
Catalans protest against mandate for more Spanish in schools
Thousands of Catalans has taken to the streets of Barcelona to protest against a court decision that mandates that 25% of all school subjects be taught in Spanish and reduces the still predominant use of the local Catalan language in classrooms.
Europe is about to announce a new coronavirus stimulus package and it could move markets
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks to media in the Berlaymont, the EU Commission headquarters. Thierry MonasseThe European Commission will unveil Wednesday a new coronavirus-related stimulus package and expectations are that it could boost markets across Europe. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will present her own proposal Wednesday, building on the Franco-German plan. Peripheral bond yields have moved lower in the month of May as investors have digested the possibility of common European debt. Meanwhile in currencies, the euro the common currency used across 19 European countries could strengthen on the back of new European stimulus.cnbc.com