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200k rally for Catalan independence as Madrid deadline looms

200k rally for Catalan independence as Madrid deadline looms

Around 200,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday after a court ordered the detention of two Catalan independence leaders, throwing fuel on the tension surrounding Catalonia’s break from the Kingdom of Spain’s grip. The Catalan government accused Madrid of taking “political prisoners” and is refusing to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration ...

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After socialists win 17 of 23 states, US claims Venezuela elections not ‘free and fair’

After socialists win 17 of 23 states, US claims Venezuela elections not ‘free and fair’

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela won at least 17 of the 23 governorships, also garnering 54 percent of the vote. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, cast doubt on the results of Venezuela’s Regional Elections where candidates from the governing Socialist Party won a vast majority of seats, claiming the vote was not “free and fair.” “An election ...

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One killed, two injured in London Underground stabbing

One killed, two injured in London Underground stabbing

Three people have been stabbed, one fatally, in a knife attack outside a London Underground train station, according to reports. The victims, all male, were targeted at the Parsons Green station on Monday around 7:35 p.m. local time as residents were finishing their evening commute. Authorities told the Daily Mirror that the incident did not appear to be terror related. It ...

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Key U.S. Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Key U.S. Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy. “This is something that can only work if the administration exercises tremendous diplomacy with our European allies,” Corker told reporters as the Senate returned to the Capitol ...

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Jeremy Corbyn’s minister for peace calls for arms embargo on Saudi Coalition against Yemen

Fabian Hamilton has called for ban on arms exports to all members of the Saudi-led coalition and for the creation of a ministry of peace A Labour government would ban exports of British-made weapons to all members of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow minister for peace said. “We should not be selling weapons to any state ...

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Maduro wins surprise election victory in Venezuela

  Venezuela’s opposition coalition has refused to recognize the results of gubernatorial elections where the ruling socialists won a surprise majority. Venezuela’s opposition coalition has refused to recognize the results of gubernatorial elections where the ruling socialists won a surprise majority. The Democratic Unity’s election campaign chief, Gerardo Blyde, demanded a complete audit of the 23 governor races and called ...

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Russian MoD accuses US-led coalition of bombings of Raqqa residential areas

Russian MoD accuses US-led coalition of bombings of Raqqa residential areas

The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the US-led coalition of “carpet bombings” of residential areas of Raqqa. “The US and coalition bombings of residential neighborhoods and the deliberate destruction of all natural sources of water supply in Raqqa have so far resulted in nothing but many thousands of victims of the population which is being ‘liberated’,” spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. The Russian military also accused the coalition of “incompetent ...

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Egypt ready to join Astana talks

Egypt ready to join Astana talks

Egypt will be pleased to join the Syrian peace talks in Astana, Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohamed Elbadri told. “We definitely exert all our efforts in trying to address the Syrian crisis. In the event of an invitation, we will participate, especially since Egyptian efforts have already resulted in gathering several opposition groups that came out with a unified document ...

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Iraq court orders arrest of Kurdish independence referendum organizers

Iraq court orders arrest of Kurdish independence referendum organizers

An Iraqi court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of senior Kurdish officials responsible for organising an independence referendum, in the latest salvo by the central authorities over the disputed vote. The decision ratchets up pressure on Iraqi Kurdistan just over two weeks after voters in the autonomous region overwhelmingly backed independence in the non-binding ballot slammed as illegal by Baghdad. ...

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‘Yes or no?’ Madrid vows to ‘take action’ unless Catalonia clarifies independence declaration

After the Catalan government declared independence earlier this week, only to suspend it moments later, the Spanish interior minister has warned that Madrid will have no choice but to take direct control of the region unless it clearly states its intentions. On Tuesday, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other local leaders signed a symbolic declaration of independence, calling on “all states ...

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