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World 09 Oct 2017 | 10:22 PM

Catalan leader under pressure to drop independence

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's secessionist leader faced increased pressure on Monday to abandon plans to declare independence from Spain, with France and Germany expressing support for the country's unity.

World 07 Oct 2017 | 7:33 PM

Merkel, Juncker discuss Catalan crisis - EU official

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have discussed the Catalan crisis in a phone call, an EU official told Reuters on Saturday, in a sign of growing unease over potential disruption across Europe.

Opinion 07 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Divisiveness drains profits

ONCE upon a time in America, some businesses had no problems seeing certain groups of people as no better than canines. In the vast collections of the Library of Congress, there’s a weathered sign that’s said to be distributed to members of a Dallas, Texas-based trade body called the Lonestar Restaurant Association.

Football 07 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Lopetegui - Superb Spain can lift country in troubled times

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said now was the time to focus on positive things after his side qualified for the 2018 World Cup in style by blowing Albania apart 3-0 on Friday after a week of political turmoil in the country.

World 07 Oct 2017 | 1:22 AM

Catalonia police chief applauded outside Madrid sedition hearing

MADRID (Reuters) - A small knot of Catalan independence supporters applauded as the region's police chief arrived at a Madrid court on Friday to face accusations of sedition -- but he could draw a far bigger, and angrier, crowd back in Barcelona if ever convicted.

World 06 Oct 2017 | 10:47 PM

EU braces for Brexit talks collapse as May falters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As in-fighting consumes the British government, Europeans have stepped up quiet preparations for a possible collapse of Brexit talks that could see Britain crash out of the EU without a deal 18 months from now.

World 06 Oct 2017 | 8:57 PM

Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan secessionists were working on Friday towards a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid.

World 06 Oct 2017 | 6:52 AM

U.S. Republican congressman to resign after report alleged he asked woman to have an abortion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Representative Tim Murphy will resign from Congress on Oct. 21, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday, following a report alleging that Murphy had asked a woman with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion.

World 05 Oct 2017 | 11:30 PM

Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday's session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing into doubt its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain.

Metro News 05 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

DBKL shares detailed process of how streets get their names

StarMetro brings you the inside facts on the naming of roads in Kuala Lumpur. Determining factors include the area’s history and landmarks.