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Mariano Rajoy fires Catalan regional government

Prime minister dismisses regional president and dissolves parliament in response to independence declaration.

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Puigdemont urges 'democratic' defiance of Rajoy's moves

Carles Puigdemont vows to work on 'a free country' after Spanish government imposes direct rule over Catalonia.

Carles Puigdemont

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Twitter bans ads from Russia Today and Sputnik

Ad bans on two Russian media agencies prompts threat of retaliation from Moscow and concern over political pressure.

Twitter

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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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EU shuns call to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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Netanyahu seeks EU support on Jerusalem status

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New drug offers hope for treating Huntington's disease

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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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French president issues rallying cry, urging world and business leaders to do more in the fight against climate change.

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