Factbox: Will Spain’s Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

MADRID ( ) – Spain enters a week of votes and debates which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in late April, will be confirmed in the job.

Leaders of the main parties are at odds with each other in a country with no recent experience of coalition governments and an increasingly fragmented political landscape, meaning it may take many more weeks, and possibly a repeat election, to find a deal.

Here are the main dates and events to watch out for:


Both the Socialists and far-left Podemos have said they wanted a deal, so this would at first glance be the most logical,上海品茶419论坛Eden, scenario. But Sanchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias have very different views of what an agreement should look like.

Sanchez said talks were off after Iglesias ,上海品茶Dallas,called his latest proposal “idiotic”.

Podemos is expected to publish on Thursday evening the result of a consultation of party members, though a party source said that might be pushed to Friday. They were asked to decide between an all-out coalition deal or a looser pact, proposed by Sanchez, that would include just上海品茶会所 a few low-ranking Podemos-backed officials.

The first option would make it harder for Sanchez to become prime minister, unless he does a U-turn and allows Iglesias and other senior Podemos figures to have key cabinet positions.


Sanchez and the leaders of parties from the far-left to the far-right will fight off for hours on Monday and Tuesday in a parliamentary debate ahead of the first investiture vote, scheduled for around 1800 (1600 GMT) on Tuesday.

Sanchez is very unlikely to win this first vote, which requires an absolute majority and would need not only the Socialists’ 123 lawmakers and Podemos’ 42 to vote for him but also many other small parties, to get at least 176 votes.


Forty-eight hours after the first vote, lawmakers will cast ballots again. This time, all Sanchez requires is more “yes” than “no” votes. But that still will not be easy.

It will mostly depend on what Podemos does. If they vote for Sanchez, alongside Basque nationalists and a handful of lawmakers from smaller regions, which are largely guaranteed, it is in the bag for Sanchez.

Without Podemos, Sanchez would require a surprise abstention by a big party, possibly the conservative People’s Party (PP). It would be very unexpected at this stage but that has happened in the past.


That’s where the game of chicken gets even more tense. Podemos or other parties might well decide they want to make Sanchez sweat it out more and wait for another vote in September, but the Socialists have said it’s all off if he is not sworn in next week.


If no deal is reached, a repeat election would be held on November 10. If there is a deal and Sanchez is confirmed as prime minister, the question wil,上海品茶工作室Cain,l be what he can achieve in power, considering how fragmented Spanish politics are.

China reveals plans for carrier relocation to Beijing’s new airport

(This Jan. 3 story was refiled to fix typo in airport name in paragraph 6)

BEIJING ( ) – China’s aviation regulator published on Thursday plans for airline relocation to Beijing’s new mega-airport set to open this year and said it would let foreign carriers decide which of the capital’s airports they will use.

Beijing Daxing International Airport, due to open in September, will accommodate 72 million passengers a year by 2025 and is expected to become one of the world’s busiest airports upon completion.

This will be the city’s second such facility and help relieve pressure on Beijing Capital International Airport, whose annual capacity has reached 100 million passengers.

Foreign airlines, along with those in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, can choose which airport they want to operate in, with the option of having a presence in both. Chinese carriers, except China P上海品茶工作室ostal Airlines, will have to use only one airport, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). ,上海品茶网Earl,

China initially planned to relocate airlines from,专门哟啪的微信群Quaid, th,上海品尝嫩茶Sabine,e SkyTeam alliance to the new airport, while Star Alliance airlines would stay at the existing Beijing airport.

Airlines including China Southern, China Eastern, Beijing Capital Airlines and China United Airlines will be relocated to Beijing Daxing International Airport, while carriers such as Air China, Hainan Airlines and Grand China Air will stay at Beijing Capital International Airport.

Relocation will last from the winter of 2019 to the winter of 2021, the CAAC said.

Arsenal star reveals what the players think of Laurent Koscielny going on strike

Laurent Koscielny can still kiss and make up with Arsenal , according to Nacho Monreal.

Gunners captain Koscielny has gone on strike, refusing to go on their current pre-season tour of the United States following a bitter fall-out over a new contract.

Monreal is the first Arsenal player to talk publicly about the row and says he hopes the stand-off can be resolved as the players want the 33-year-old Frenchman back in the dressing room.

Fellow defender Monreal said: “We respect Laurent a lot because he has played for Arsenal for a long time. He’s our captain.

“What I,上海品茶微信Indigo, would like is they fix the problem, and I think they will do it. Why not? For the moment, it’s something between him and the club. We respect him and the club.”

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Koscielny has been ordered to train with Arsenal’s Under-23s squad back at their London Colney HQ, while the rest of the players prepare here for Los Angeles for Monday night’s opening game of the tour against MLS side Colorado Rapids in Denver.

His absence leaves Arsenal with a defensive crisis — and that could get even worse as they fear missing out on St Etienne defender William Saliba, Their £27million deal for the 18-year-old is in danger of being hijacked by arch rivals Tottenham, who put in a bid while the Gunners were flying to California.

Arsenal have meanwhile put in a fresh £25m offer for Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney and re,上海品茶会所Quinn,main confident of signing him.

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Tierney, 22, plays in Monreal’s position and is 11 years younger, but the Spaniard insists he is not thinking of leaving Arsen上海419论坛al despite constant links with moves back to La Liga — he even fancies captaining the side.

Monreal said: “I belong at Arsenal. I still have a contract. My idea is to stay here. It’s a great club and I feel really comfortable playing for Arsenal. My idea is to continue playing here.

“I’m not worried. I trust in the club.

“Obviously, a few players decided to retire. Petr Cech, [Stephan] Lichtsteiner, and other players changed. That’s how it works in football. One day you’re here, then you’re in another place. But 100 per cent the club is looking for new players. They will come.

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“Two captains left last season [Cech and Aaron Ramsey, who has joined Juventus as a free agent]. If I have to be one of the captains I will be very proud. Being one of the captains of Arsenal is to feel proud, we’re talking about one of the great clubs and I will accept it of course.

“This season is very important. We need to finish in the top four, the club needs that. The club needs it mainly for the money, then we’ll have more options to bring in other players and come back to where Arsenal belong. I hope we do it.”

Arsenal remain in the hunt for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha but have dismissed reports from France that they have made a £70m bid for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.

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This is a huge summer for the Gunners in the transfer market but the top brass insist Edu, the newly appointed technical director, is not responsible and not taking a lead role in this window.

The Brazilian will take a keen interest, but the club’s plans had already been put in place and their former midfielder will only begin his role in earnest after the deadline on August 8.

Chief negotiator Huss Fahmy has remained in London to oversee deals.

However, Edu was so keen to be a part of the set-up again, he insisted on flying to London from Brazil last Thursday, and had just a quick-fire three-hour stop-over before boarding the club’s charter plane to the USA.

‘Evil killer’ babysitter ‘battered toddler, 2, so badly his eyes changed colour’

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy’s eyes changed colour after he was allegedly beaten to death by his babysitter.

Little Matthew was dropped off by his mum at alleged killer Hunter Jones,上海品茶QQLauralei,’s home in March before she went to work.

But the next time mum Katherine Bolinski, of Kenosha in Wisconsin, saw her son was when he was dead in a morgue, reported Fox6.

The heartbroken mum recalled: “His eyes went from a deep blue to really, really light blue.

“Bruises all over his face. I lost it. I just couldn’t hold it back.”

Jones, 23, was charged with Matthew’s first-degree murder last week, and is due in court Friday morning.

Katherine, who was a single mum, said she is so devastated by her son’s death she still pretends “like he’s sleeping in the other room” to help her cope with the tragedy.

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She told Fox6: “Now it’s just like an ongoing nightmare of waking up and there are moments where I just wish he could be with me still.”

The grieving mum has since filled a bedroom in her apartment with a toy fire engine, trains and dinosaurs that belonged to little Matthew – next to an urn containing the toddler’s ashes.

Recalling her final memory of her son, Katherine said: “That day I dropped him off, he threw a fit like no other fit and I obviously regret having to do that now because of the outcome, but that’s my last memory of him alive.”

According to court documents, Matthew had injuries to his neck and head after being murdered.

Those injuries were not present when his mum dropped him off at the unlicensed day care earlier that day, which was run by Jones and his wife.

She added: “I’m confused. I’m hurt. I’m angry…That was my life. My son was my life.

“My life didn’t start until I had my son and now I feel like I don’t even know what’s going on.

“How this is even happening and how this is even my reality.”

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