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Catalonia strike brings Barcelona to standstill

Catalonia strike brings Barcelona to standstill

Spain’s protest-hit northeast was gripped by a general strike yesterday as thousands of “freedom marchers” converged on Barcelona for…

Syria offensives to resume if deal not respected: Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they do not withdraw from a “safe zone”. After US Vice President Mike Pence came to Ankara for talks with Erdogan on Thursday, the NATO allies…
Kate, William leave Pakistan

Kate, William leave Pakistan

Prince William and his wife Kate left Pakistan yesterday after a tour dramatically capped by a terrifying mid-air plane drama which saw their Royal Air…
Naruhito to be proclaimed Japan emperor Tuesday

Naruhito to be proclaimed Japan emperor Tuesday

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly…

Return of Argentine Peronism throws shadow over Falklands

Argentina is going to the polls on October 27 with a Peronist politician backed by former president Cristina Kirchner expected to win an outright majority, something that has got Falkland Islanders worried. The Falklands have been in British hands since 1833 but Argentina has waged a diplomatic battle—that…

Fierce battles in Mexico as El Chapo’s son goes free

Heavily armed gunmen waged an all-out battle against Mexican security forces Thursday as soldiers arrested—then reportedly released—a son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in his home state, Sinaloa. Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said soldiers on a routine afternoon…

Pakistan risks terror financing ‘blacklist’: FATF

A global anti-corruption body warned yesterday that Pakistan could join a blacklist of nations failing to fight money laundering and terror financing unless it changed course within four months. “Despite a high level commitment by Pakistan to fix these weaknesses, Pakistan has not made enough…

2,300 cross into Iraq fleeing Syria fighting

The United Nations said yesterday that more than 2,300 people, mostly women and children, had fled fighting in northeastern Syria and crossed into Iraq in recent days. “For the fourth consecutive day, UNHCR ... has been receiving hundreds of refugees crossing the border into Iraq from northeast…

UN slams Egypt crackdown on activists

The UN yesterday condemned Egypt over the recent arrests of prominent activists and demanded that Cairo probe allegations that they were tortured by the security services while in custody. Several activists who played key roles in the 2011 revolution have been arrested in recent weeks, including blogger…

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Purged Chinese Communist reformer Zhao Ziyang  buried BBC, London The ashes of reformist Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, purged for opposing using force to suppress student protests in 1989, have been buried in Beijing. The remains of  Zhao, who died in 2005, were interred along with those of…
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