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Catalonia’s leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the…

Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey’s Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an “undemocratic” indictment against…

Trump: Raqqa fall ‘critical breakthrough’, end of Islamic State in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as “a critical breakthrough” in a worldwide campaign…

Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations…

Madrid to impose direct rule in Catalonia to quash independence bid

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – The Spanish government will impose direct rule on Catalonia, it said on Saturday, in an unprecedented move that brought thousands of people who voted for independence onto…

Trump: Raqqa fall ‘critical breakthrough’, end of Islamic State in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as “a critical breakthrough” in a worldwide campaign…

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 out of…

Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey’s Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an “undemocratic” indictment against…

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 needed 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 out of…

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