News Headlines - 26 May 2015

Spain follows Greece as anti-austerity parties sweep local election - Telegraph

Europe’s Left-wing anti-austerity parties have claimed another victory after a surpise triumph in Spain’s local elections.
The defeat of the two main parties that have dominated Spanish politics for more than 40 years means that a series of new Left-wing movements now hold the balance of power, inviting an unwelcome comparison with Greece.

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions | Reuters

Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.
While only 40 Japanese officers and soldiers will take part in drills involving 30,000 U.S. and Australian troops in early July, experts said the move showed how Washington wanted to foster cooperation among its security allies in Asia.

Washington Post Reporter Goes on Trial in Iran for Espionage - WSJ

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial Tuesday in Tehran, 10 months after he was arrested and accused of espionage and spreading propaganda against the Iranian state.

Black cabbies prepare to cause London gridlock in protest against taxi app Uber - Mirror Online

The drivers of London's iconic black cabs will take to the streets this afternoon in a protest against Uber's increasing domination of the taxi industry.
Hundreds of cabbies are expected to descend on the Victoria headquarters of Transport for London at 2pm, potentially causing traffic to back up around the city.

The Queen's Speech: Everything you need to know - Telegraph

What is the Queen’s Speech?
The moment the government reveals the legislation it will pursue in the coming session. The Queen reads out a speech written for her by the Prime Minister’s team, usually revealing a few surprises.
On Wednesday. It always takes place on the first day of a new parliamentary session or shortly after a general election.








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