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A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks,  in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 19 December, 2016, as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's mandate. Kabila's second term ends on December 20 but he has shown no sign of stepping down and mediation talks have failed, sparking fears of fresh political violence in the mineral-rich but unstable Democratic Republic of Congo. / AFP PHOTO / Griff TapperGRIFF TAPPER/AFP/Getty Images

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A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks, in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s mandate. Photo Griff Tapper/AFP/Getty

The peninsular of Gibraltar on August 8, 2013 in Gibraltar. David Cameron has spoken with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, and Mr Rajoy has offered to 'reduce measures' at the Gibraltar border. Tensions between the British and Spanish governments have been raised on issues surrounding the sovereignty of Gibraltar. An increase in Spanish border crossing checks between the Rock and mainland Spain, leading to lengthy queues, is widely considered to be a retaliatory move for the construction of an artificial reef in British waters, which it is claimed has had a negative impact on Spanish fishing vessels in the area.

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The peninsular of Gibraltar, on Thursday, focus of a political row between the UK and Spain. The UK prime minister, David Cameron, says he has spoken with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, who has offered to “reduce measures” at the Gibraltar border. Tensions between the two countries have been raised on issues surrounding the sovereignty of Gibraltar. An increase in Spanish border crossing checks between the Rock and mainland Spain, leading to lengthy queues, is widely considered to be a retaliatory move for the construction of an artificial reef in British waters, which it is claimed has had a negative impact on Spanish fishing vessels in the area.