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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 11:49 AM The Latest: Italy's 2 richest regions see votes as historic

The leaders of Lombardy and Veneto say votes on seeking greater autonomy from Rome are a historic opportunity for their wealthy northern regions to achieve greater self-determination and keep more tax revenues. President of Veneto Region, Luca Zaia casts his ballot for a referendum in San Vendemiano, near Treviso, Italy, Sunday, Oct.22, 2017. Voters 9

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 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 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

October 18, 2017 10:25 PM Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

MADRID/BARCELONA: Catalonia's leader pledged to press ahead with his independence bid if Spain moves to suspend the region's autonomy, a regional government source said on Wednesday, hours before a deadline over keeping the euro zone's fourth-largest economy united. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalan president Carles Puigdemont until 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) on Thursday 9

October 18, 2017 3:04 PM Mr & Miss Bolton News 2017 — vote for your favourite finalist

IT’S the competition everyone has been talking about and there are just a few days left to pick your winners. Our inbox was filled with selfies over the summer as we look to crown Mr and Miss Bolton News 2017, to celebrate the paper’s 150th anniversary year. More than 26,000 votes were cast as readers swiped right on our website to pick their favourite 5

October 17, 2017 8:27 PM EU in CRISIS: Austria could join anti-immigration Visegrad group in Brussels slap down

AUSTRIA could be about to join the anti-immigration Visegrad group after a controversial election that has caused havoc for the European Union. Sebastian Kurz is set to become the continent’s youngest leader after his Austrian People’s Party topped the polls after Sunday's vote. But, despite warnings from the EU, he may need to form a coalition with the far-right 8

October 16, 2017 7:54 AM Sam Smith donates third of sales from gig to Australian same-sex marriage campaign

The Australian Marriage Equality campaign group says the singer's generosity "will help us achieve fairness and equality for all". The Oscar-winning singer is one of a number of stars urging people to say yes to same-sex marriage, and last month shared a post on Instagram about the vote, telling Australians: "You have a special special place in my heart