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Spain to sack Catalan government in bid to end secessionist crisis

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government will sack Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it said were…

Trump expected to pressure China’s Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China’s president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea…

Spain will sack Catalan government, call regional election

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government decided on Saturday to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to…

Trump expected to pressure China’s Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China’s president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea…

German police rule out terrorism in Munich knife attack

MUNICH (Reuters) – German police ruled out a political or religious motive behind a knife attack in the city of Munich on Saturday and said a detained man…

Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul: defense ministry spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives outside an Afghan military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 16 soldiers, a…

Trump expected to pressure China’s Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China’s president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea…

News

Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Rajoy said the government would apply Spain’s Article 155…

Robert Mugabe’s WHO appointment condemned as ‘an insult’

Robert Mugabe’s WHO appointment condemned as ‘an insult’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Critics say health services have collapsed under Mr Mugabe’s rule…

Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule

Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Catalonia’s independence referendum has thrown the country into crisis The…

Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Catalonia’s independence referendum has thrown the country into crisis The…

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security forces guarded the scene after Friday’s Kabul attack Some…

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill dozens of worshippers

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill dozens of worshippers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attack comes just days after police in Kabul…

Catalonia crisis: Spain plans for elections as independence row grows

Catalonia crisis: Spain plans for elections as independence row grows

Image copyright AFP Image caption Catalan authorities have refused to drop their campaign for independence…

Malawi cracks down on ‘vampire’ lynch mobs

Malawi cracks down on ‘vampire’ lynch mobs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Malawian president has been visiting parts of the country…

Obama and Bush decry Trump-era politics

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Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Image copyright AFP Reports of deadlock over Brexit negotiations may have been exaggerated, European Council…

US News

Three charged in shooting after white nationalist’s Florida speech

(Reuters) – A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to “kill them”…

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic…

Three charged in shooting after white nationalist’s Florida speech

(Reuters) – A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to “kill them”…

Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

NEW YORK (Reuters) – There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be…

Trump launches petition against NFL players’ anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching…

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic…

Three charged in shooting after white nationalist’s Florida speech

(Reuters) – A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to “kill them”…

Trump launches petition against NFL players’ anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching…

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic…

Politics

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there were “encouraging” signs of progress EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with…

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from trade union

Image copyright Shutterstock MP Ian Lavery received £165,000 from the 10-member trade union he ran. We have learned this from the trade union regulator which has now…

Plaid: ‘£30m needed for Brexit shock’

Image copyright Plaid Cymru Image caption Simon Thomas said after the co-operation deal with Labour ended Plaid Cymru can have a “new start” Plaid Cymru cannot “out-Corbyn”…

Don’t ignore MPs’ universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Image copyright PA A senior Conservative MP has criticised the government’s response to a Commons vote against its welfare plans. The Tories did not contest Wednesday night’s…

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mrs May addressed her fellow EU leaders at a working dinner on Thursday Theresa May has urged EU leaders to create a…

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Angela Merkel has said there are “encouraging” signs of progress in Brexit negotiations and suggested trade talks could…

All Sports

John Hardie suspended by SRU pending investigation

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Scotland openside flanker John Hardie has been suspended by the SRU with immediate effect to cast doubts over…

Jackson column: Why no one is quite able to wing it like the All Blacks

(Photo: Getty Images) By Peter Jackson Of all the assembly lines in all the world, there is none to compare with New Zealand’s mass…

TEAMS: Australia v New Zealand

By Adam Ellis Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium will host the final trans-Tasman Test of 2017 between Australia and New Zealand, with the All Blacks victorious…

Ambitious Olly Woodburn stating his case for Test call

(Photo: Getty Images) By Neale Harvey Exeter speedster Olly Woodburn is ready to back up Philippe Saint-Andre’s fervent assertion that it is time the…

Italy helps restore careers of stricken half-back talents

By Brendan Gallagher ITALIAN rugby can be proud of the part it has played in the rehabilitation – physically and mentally – of not…

David Barnes column: It’s got to be Sarries for the Cup, says Yachvili

(Photo: Michael Steele / Getty Images) By David Barnes The name of Dimitri Yachvili is one that provoked apprehension, if not fear, in the…

All Sports

Lozowski signs two-year extension with Saracens

(Photo: David Rogers / Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski has signed a new contract with the reigning Champions Cup holders…

Greig Laidlaw ruled out of autumn Tests with fractured ankle

By Adam Ellis Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss matches against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia this autumn after Clermont Auvergne confirmed he had…

Simon Zebo unsure on future at Munster

(Photo: David Rogers / Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Munster back Simon Zebo admits he is no clearer to deciding where his future lies…

Williams column: Time for Warren Gatland to blood new Dragons

By Shane Williams NOW IS the time for Wales to roll the selection dice. Warren Gatland will name his squad for the November Tests…

Cain column: ‘Teflon Rob’ could have done so much more

By Nick Cain ROB Andrew’s reputation as the Teflon man of English rugby may have taken a knock when he was sacked as the…

Guscott column: Let’s play Farrell at 10 with Te’o power outside him

By Jeremy Guscott OWEN Farrell plays fly-half for Saracens – which is where he will be for the big all- English European Cup clash…

Sport UK

Chelsea strike late in six-goal thriller with Watford

At one stage Chelsea were facing a third consecutive Premier League defeat Chelsea scored two late goals as they came from behind to claim a dramatic victory…

Celtic edge Hibs to reach Scottish League Cup final

French striker Moussa Dembele scored a double after coming on as a substitute at Hampden Holders Celtic held off a second-half fightback from Hibernian at Hampden to…

Four-try Leinster win at Glasgow in Champions Cup

The second of Cian Healy’s tries put Leinster in front before the break Glasgow Warriors’ Champions Cup hopes were left hanging by a thread as Leinster took…

British Champions Day: Trainer Aidan O’Brien equals Group One wins record

Hydrangea, the 4-1 shot, beat favourite Bateel by two lengths Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien equalled the record for top-level wins in a Flat racing year as Hydrangea…

England lose to late France goal in Marley’s first game – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device France Women 1-0 England Women: Lionesses beaten in first match since Sampson sacking England ended a tumultuous week for…

‘I don’t know where I stand’ – Priestland unsure over Wales recall

Fly-half Rhys Priestland last played for Wales in June 2016 against New Zealand Fly-half Rhys Priestland says he still has ambitions of a Wales recall for the…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Travel Advice

Ecuador

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel within the 20km exclusion zone along the border with Colombia except for the official border crossing town…

Sri Lanka

You need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can get a short stay visa online. See Visas Most visits to Sri Lanka are trouble-free. However, you…

Senegal

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Senegal. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism On 18 October 2017…

Comoros

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Crime levels are low, but you…

São Tomé and Principe

There is no British Embassy in Sao Tome and Principe. If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Luanda, Angola. Most visits to…

Ireland

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK…

Health

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths…

‘Handful of changes’ make cancer

Image copyright SPL British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust…

Novelty contact lenses ‘can cause sight loss’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption They may make you look creepy, but there are risks, experts say Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing…

‘Handful of changes’ make cancer

Image copyright SPL British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust…

Novelty contact lenses ‘can cause sight loss’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption They may make you look creepy, but there are risks, experts say Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing…

‘Handful of changes’ make cancer

Image copyright SPL British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust…