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Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation, in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia

Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The upper house of Spain's parliament on Friday authorized the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid, minutes after the restive region declared independence from Spain.
Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule

Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance.
Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution Tue, 24 Oct, 2017

China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.
Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain

Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid.
50 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting

50 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

A gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015

Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015 Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in Gaza Monday for his first visit in two years, saying the Palestinian Authority would assume control of the strip after a decade of factional strife.
Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote

Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Spain vowed Monday to stop Catalonia from declaring independence after a banned referendum that saw riot police use batons and rubber bullets, as the country grappled with its deepest crisis in decades.
Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks.

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar Sun, 24 Sep, 2017

Myanmar's army said Sunday it had discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.
Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown'

Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown' Thu, 21 Sep, 2017

Thousands of protesters in Togo Thursday joined demonstrations around the country for a second day against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.
Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh Sun, 17 Sep, 2017

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday.
North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fires missile over Japan Thu, 14 Sep, 2017

North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said, its latest provocation amid high tensions over its banned weapons programmes.
More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar last October, the United Nations said Thursday, as more bodies washed up a day after boats sank attempting to cross the river that divides the two countries.
Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons

Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

Syria's army accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions Thursday, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

The European Commission set a target date of 2025 for some of the Balkan countries to join. However, Brussels sees only Serbia and Montenegro as actua ...

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