Spain Catalonia: Clashes after separatist leaders detained

Crowds of protesters in Spain's Catalonia region have clashed with police after the Supreme Court stepped up legal action against separatists. Spain's Supreme Court ruled 25 Catalan leaders should be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or...

CIA head warns Trump over Iran deal

By BBC The director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be "disastrous" and "the height of folly". In an interview, John Brennan also advised the new...

High-profile US prosecutor Bharara fired

By BBC A New York federal prosecutor who refused to resign when he and 45 other prosecutors were asked to by the Trump administration says he has been sacked. "I did not resign. Moments ago I...

Rwanda: Body of King Kigeli V repatriated after court battle

By BBC The body of Rwanda's last king, Kigeli V, has been flown back to Kigali after a legal battle among his relatives about where he should be buried. King Kigeli died last October, aged 80,...

Saudi social media users see prince’s execution as sign of equality

By Reuters. Saudi social media users interpret the rare execution of an Al Saud prince as a sign of equality under Islamic law, approval likely to reassure Riyadh's absolute rulers as large spending cuts test...

May under renewed brexit pressure ahead of conference

Theresa May is coming under fresh pressure over Brexit on the eve of the Conservative party conference. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has again intervened on Brexit, setting out four conditions he says are necessary. Mr Johnson...

South Africa delays Zuma no-confidence vote

By Reuters South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will face a no-confidence vote on August 8, five days later than originally planned because of a scheduling clash with a cabinet meeting, the national legislature said on...

Republican in plea to cut Trump’s funding

By BBC More than 70 Republicans have signed a letter to the party's National Committee head urging him to stop helping Donald Trump's campaign. They said Mr Trump's "divisiveness" and "incompetence" risked drowning the party in...

Evacuation begins in besieged Syria towns

By BBC The Syrian government and rebel groups have begun an operation to move people away from four besieged towns, activists say. People from Foah and Kefraya, two government-held towns in the north-west, have arrived in...

MH370 search to be suspended not ended

By BBC China, Malaysia and Australia will suspend rather than shut down the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after the current area has been scoured. They had previously agreed to end the search by July...
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