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October 22, 2017 6:45 AM Catalan independence: THOUSANDS take to Barcelona streets to protest Rajoy power strip

NEARLY half a million people took to the streets of Barcelona last night to protest against Spain’s decision to strip rebel region Catalonia of its powers and rule directly from Madrid. Crowds waving separtist flags demonstrated in the region’s capital after a crisis cabinet meeting in which Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy invoked article 155 of Spain’s 7

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 6:01 PM Sergio Garcia takes slender one-shot lead into final round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters

Tournament host Sergio Garcia will take a slender lead into the final round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters as he seeks a sixth victory on home soil. On the day that he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour, Garcia carded a third round of 68 to finish eight under par, a shot ahead of England's Daniel Brooks. Brooks carded a superb 5

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 20, 2017 3:16 PM A Reply From A Muslim Woman Who Had A Segregated Education

Let me inform Amanda I have spent some of my education in segregated schools as I am an immigrant. I am now a secondary school science teacher who covers her head in accordance with her religion. I organise numerous activities whilst being part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association, UK. Only yesterday I organised an event involving raising awareness 14

October 20, 2017 2:00 PM MP Clive Lewis sorry for 'unacceptable language' after video

A Labour MP has apologised for using "offensive and unacceptable" language at the party conference last month. Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was filmed on stage at a fringe event in Brighton saying: "Get on your knees, bitch" - the video emerged on social media. Among female MPs criticising him was Labour's Harriet Harman, who tweeted: "Inexplicable 6

October 20, 2017 11:04 AM Spain plans to hold early election in Catalonia next year

The move aims to resolve the country's political crisis, but won't go down well with pro-independence activists. A spokesman from the opposition Spanish Socialist Workers Party said on Friday that an agreement had been reached with Spain's government on holding a new election in Catalonia in January. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his government 8

October 19, 2017 11:29 PM Rio 2016 leader Nuzman to be released from jail

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail following a decision in a top Brazilian court. The 75-year-old Nuzman was arrested two weeks ago amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Games to Rio. He is expected to leave prison on Friday. Members of Brazil's 2