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Spanish Senate approves direct rule in Catalonia

Prime minister expected to convene cabinet to adopt the first measures to govern Catalonia directly from Madrid.

Mariano Rajoy

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Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

Decision made by secret ballot over warnings from Spanish government that those who vote in favour will be charged.

Parliament in Barcelona

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UK activists face jail for 'disarming' Saudi-bound jets

Pair broke into a BAE airbase in January in an effort to 'prevent a war crime' in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Sam Walton

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'Crazy Killer', deathbed confession by police officer

A former Belgian police officer confesses at his deathbed that he was one of the 'Crazy Brabant Killers' in the 1980s.

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After four years in Egypt jail, Ibrahim Halawa is home

Detained in August 2013 over alleged role in Cairo protests, Halawa returns to Dublin singing pop number in celebration.

Ibrahim Halawa

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Tusk revives suggestion Brexit may not happen

Described as EU’s 'toughest stress test' European Council President Tusk says the onus to stay or leave is on UK.

Donald Tusk

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Erdogan: Turkey's membership will cure EU's problems

Turkish president urges EU leaders to have 'common sense' on issues related to Turkey and in interactions with Ankara.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Lombardy and Veneto back greater autonomy from Rome

Voters overwhelmingly demand more regional control over tax revenues and immigration from central government.

Lombardy and Veneto

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Rights groups to Greek PM: Stop trapping refugees

Groups call on Alexis Tsipras to transfer refugees living in poor conditions on islands to the mainland before winter.

Samos and Lesbos

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Russian opposition leader Navalny released from jail

Navalny was arrested last month as he prepared to travel to the city of Nizhny Novgorod to lead a rally.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

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UK: First snow of the year reaches London

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US Jerusalem move dominates Macron-Netanyahu talks

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Detained Mikheil Sakaashvili on 'hunger strike'

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Brexit: Britain and EU reach deal on divorce terms

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Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Puigdemont

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Mikheil Saakashvili freed by supporters in Ukraine

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Israeli prime minister encourages EU states to move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognising it as Israel's capital.

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