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Spain’s control over Catalonia to be tested on Monday as work resumes

Agencies, Madrid Spain’s control over Catalonia will be tested on Monday when politicians and civil servants return to work amid uncertainty over whether they will accept direct rule imposed by the central government to stop the region’s...

Trump rages on Twitter at Hillary and Russia inquiry ‘witch hunt’

Agencies, Washington US President Donald Trump has launched a Twitter tirade about the “guilt” of Hillary Clinton and the opposition Democratic Party. His Sunday morning outburst came amid reports that the first arrest in the Russian collusion...

Rohingya crisis: US officials travel to Myanmar, B’desh

Agencies, Washington Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, is leading a delegation to Myanmar and Bangladesh. According to a media note from the Office of the Spokesperson,...

Storm kills at least six in Europe, freighter runs aground

Agencies, Berlin Strong winds battered northern and central Europe on Sunday, killing at least six people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, with authorities watching for oil leaks from a huge freighter that ran aground in the North...

After Mexico quakes, Day of the Dead parade honors rescuers

Agencies, Mexico City Dancing devils, towering skeletons and altars festooned with marigolds made their way down Mexico City’s main thoroughfare on Saturday to commemorate Day of the Dead in a country still mourning nearly 500 people killed...

Trump visit sees Chinese ambassador delay retirement

Agencies, China’s top envoy to the United States has reached retirement age but is staying in the post to help steer relations through US President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to China next month. Despite rumours he was about to step down...

Law allowing Nawaz to head his party challenged

Agencies, Islamabad The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has challenged bef­ore the Lahore High Court a provision of the Elections Act, 2017, that paved the way for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to become chief of his Pakistan Muslim...

US will end terrorism with or without Pakistan: Tillerson

Agencies, Washington US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that he did not visit Islamabad earlier this week to lecture or coerce Pakistanis but he did tell them that Washington was determined to eradicate terrorism from the region with...