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Catalonia election means ‘defeat’ for Spanish state

Catalonia's ousted separatist leader, Carles Puigdemont, has declared that the Spanish state has been defeated in a snap regional election.

Catalans vote to solve political crisis

The people of Catalonia are going to the polls in a closely watched regional election called by Spain following a controversial independence referendum.

Disgraced US cardinal dies in Rome

Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex abuse scandal, has died aged 86 in Rome.

Brexit: EU leaders to move talks to next stage

EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, days after Theresa May suffered her first defeat in the House of Commons.

Brexit: ‘Breakthrough’ deal secured

Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a last minute deal with the EU to move Brexit talks on to the next phase. There will be no "hard border" in Ireland and EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU, will see their rights protected.

German tourist killed in Ethiopia by gunmen

Gunmen have killed a German tourist in Ethiopia’s northern remote Afar region also injuring his tour guide. On Tuesday officials in the east African country confirmed the incident saying the attack occurred on Sunday evening.

May-Juncker Brexit talks to take place

Theresa May is set to meet key EU figures for talks on Brexit which could determine whether the UK is able to move on to negotiations on trade.

Trump attacks UK PM Theresa May over video tweets

Donald Trump has told UK Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on "terrorism" in the UK after she criticised his sharing of far-right videos.

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, Prince Charles has announced. Harry, fifth in line to the throne, will marry Ms Markle next spring and will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.

Pope Francis visits Myanmar

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing.

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