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October 22, 2017 11:58 AM Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government's move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a "coup". The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a "de facto coup d'état". "If anyone has attempted a coup, it is the Catalan regional government, Mr Dastis 8

October 22, 2017 12:21 AM Leaving the EU without a trade deal could cost Britain £430 BILLION over five years, warns Vince Cable

Vince Cable has warned that leaving the EU without a deal could cost the country an astonishing £430 billion over five years. The Liberal Democrat leader said the figures, based on the cumulative impact on the country’s economic output, were a ‘real indictment’ of Brexit Secretary David Davis ‘talking up’ the possibility of a no-deal Brexit as part of a negotiating 3

October 21, 2017 9:26 PM The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to Spain

Catalonia's separatist leader wants the regional parliament to debate and vote on how to respond to what he called the Spanish government's "attempt to wipe out" Catalonia's autonomy. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, front raw, center, takes part at a march to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona 2

October 21, 2017 7:54 PM Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed. The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party rode a wave of far-right sentiment in Europe in an election 6

October 21, 2017 6:40 PM Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing 7

October 21, 2017 6:38 PM National Lottery Lotto results live: National Lottery Lotto winning numbers for Saturday October 21

You've got to be in it to win it - could it be your chance to become a millionaire tonight when the National Lottery numbers are picked? Tonight's jackpot is an estimated £3.3m - and there will be one guaranteed raffle millionaire. The latest Lotto draw will take place tonight (Saturday, October 21) with ticket-holders across the country dreaming of winning 15

October 21, 2017 5:16 PM Donald Trump to allow release of secret JFK assassination files

Congress ruled in 1992 that all assassination documents should be released within 25 years. However Mr Trump has the power to block them on the grounds that making them public would harm intelligence or military operations, law enforcement or foreign relations. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Centre for Politics and author of a book about 20

October 21, 2017 4:37 PM ‘This is a coup!’ Catalonia chaos erupts with calls for independence NOW as Spain steps in

CATALONIA erupted into chaos today amid calls for immediate independence after Spain announced it would begin the implementation of Article 155. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Cabinet in Spain met this morning to agree to roll out hardline rules to penalise the breakaway region and impose direct rule. Elections could be held in just six months as the government 15

October 21, 2017 4:09 PM ‘TV3 is OURS!’ Catalan protesters outraged as Spain takes control of public media

CATALAN separatists are livid as Spain prepares to seize control of public media following the invocation of Article 155. The Spanish civil guard will assume control of the media when authorities take over the autonomous region next week. The government says it wants to “guarantee the transmission of truthful, objective and balanced information” as it takes 7

October 21, 2017 3:11 PM Unexpected fall in borrowing creates Pre-Budget boost for Philip Hammond

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond got a public finances boost before November’s Budget as Government borrowing fell to its lowest level in a decade last month. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, unexpectedly dropped in September by £700million to £5.9billion in contrast to last year. It ensured that the UK’s public 4