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Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid’s plan to impose direct rule on the region. He described…

Japan goes to the polls in snap election

Japan goes to the polls in snap election

Image copyright EPA Image caption Millions of Japanese are voting on Sunday Japan is heading to the polls a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in…

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said Catalan President Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid’s plan to curb the region’s autonomy. In a statement, he…

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 The choice of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador…

Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing

Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing

Image copyright Nasir Behzad, BBC Afghan Service Image caption Saturday’s suicide bomb came as Afghans were grieving multiple deaths in two attacks on mosques At least 15 military cadets have…

Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps

Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has seized control of the city of Raqqa, ending three years of rule by so-called Islamic State (IS). The…

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 The Spanish prime minister has outlined plans to remove Catalonia’s leaders and take control of…

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 The choice of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador…

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 Spanish government is holding a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control…

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 Spanish cabinet is expected to approve measures allowing the government to impose direct rule over…

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