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  • Iran's Rouhani says "we will continue to build missiles"
    Iran's_rouhani_says_%22we_will_continue_to_build_missiles%22 2017-10-29 17:18:13 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will continue to produce missiles for its defense and does not see it as a violation of international accords, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday in a speech broadcast on state television. “We have built, are buildin...
  • Catalan Parliament Declares Independence From Spain
    Catalan_parliament_declares_independence_from_spain 2017-10-27 21:48:53 UTC
    BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region. Although the declaration was in eff...
  • Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rules out snap election
    Catalan_leader_carles_puigdemont_rules_out_snap_election 2017-10-26 16:56:04 UTC
    MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday ruled out holding a snap regional election to break the deadlock between the central government and separatists seeking a split from Spain, sharpening the political crisis. ...
  • Iraqi Forces Target the Last Patch of ISIS-Held Western Territories
    Iraqi_forces_target_the_last_patch_of_isis-held_western_territories 2017-10-26 05:23:42 UTC
    (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced early on Thursday an offensive to recapture the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, close to the Syrian border, from the Islamic State militant group. Al-Qaim and Rawa are the la...
  • Kurds Push for Dialogue, Offer to Put Independence on Hold
    Kurdistan__kurds_push_for_dialogue_and_offer_to_put_independence_on_hold 2017-10-25 17:26:06 UTC
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities in Iraq offered on Wednesday to put an independence drive on hold, stepping up efforts to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue. But an Iraqi military spokesman suggested an offensive - ...
  • Catalonia Crisis: Puigdemont Unlikely to Formally Declare Independence
    Catalonia_crisis-_puigdemont_unlikely_to_formally_declare_independence 2017-10-25 15:21:08 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is likely to go to Madrid on Thursday to explain his position on independence from Spain and try to stop the national government imposing direct control on the region. The timing of...
  • UN Praise Germany for its Welcoming Policy Toward Refugees
    Un_praise_germany_for_its_welcoming_policy_toward_refugees 2017-10-23 07:39:33 UTC
    BERLIN — While praising Germany's openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency's Germany branch has urged the newly elected members of the Bundestag to provide the right to family reunions after March of next year to asylum seekers who only hav...
  • FACT CHECK: Spain’s 40 Year Democracy and Control of Catalonia
    Fact_check-_spain%e2%80%99s_40_year_democracy_and_control_of_catalonia 2017-10-25 15:38:04 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - How will Spain's central government take control of Catalonia? The Spanish government will dismiss Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it s...
  • Barcelona: Fury at Spanish plan to sack Catalan government
    Barcelona-_fury_at_spanish_plan_to_sack_catalan_government 2017-10-27 14:50:26 UTC
    <strong><a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/18061">BREAKING NEWS:</strong><blockquote><h2>Catalonia declares independence from Spain, direct Madrid rule looms</h2></a><hr> BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared ...
  • Khamenei: Trump's stupidity shouldn't distract us from US deceitfulness
    Khamenei_warns-_trump%e2%80%99s_stupidity_should_not_distract_us 2017-10-18 18:35:19 UTC
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but he might ultimately terminate it if Washington pu...
  • Reality TV star, Ksenia Sobchak, is ready to take on Putin
    Reality_tv_star__ksenia_sobchak__is_ready_to_take_on_putin 2017-10-18 17:45:31 UTC
    Journalist and former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak is ready to take on President Vladimir Putin in Russia's upcoming election. But is she the face of the opposition or a Kremlin-approved critic? Ksenia Sobchak smiles at readers from the cover...
  • Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
    Mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_sued_a_man_for_not_delivering_a__1.35_million_wedding_anniversary_ring 2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influent...
  • Xi: China Will Relax Market Access for Foreign Investment
    Xi-_china_will_relax_market_access_for_foreign_investment 2017-10-18 05:56:37 UTC
    BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. China will relax marke...
  • Kurdish Peshmerga Pullout of the Disputed Area on Iran Border
    Kurdish_peshmerga_pullout_of_the_disputed_area_on_iran_border 2017-10-17 19:33:18 UTC
    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overn...
  • Germany: 88-Year-Old Woman Jailed for Denying Holocaust
    Germany-_88-year-old_woman_nazi_grandma_jailed_for_denying_holocaust 2017-10-17 03:54:22 UTC
    GERMANY, BERLIN — A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. The 88-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, who has several previous convictions all related to Ho...
  • Kurds withdraw as Iraqi forces, Shiite militia push into the oil city of Kirkuk
    Iraqi_forces_and_shiite_militia_attack_kurdish_city_of_kirkuk 2017-10-16 20:08:08 UTC
    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces, which include the US-trained Counter Terrorism Service and the Iranian-backed mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi, captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish refer...
  • Germany Urges US Not to Endanger the Security of Its Allies and Americans
    Germany_urges_us_not_to_endanger_the_security_of_americans_and_its_allies 2017-10-16 19:27:28 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday. ...
  • ISIS Facing Imminent Collapse in Syria's Raqqa
    Isis_facing_imminent_collapse_in_syria's_raqqa 2017-10-14 21:41:42 UTC
    BEIRUT — After losing Mosul, its de-facto Iraqi capital, ISIS is reported to have been driven out of Syria's Raqqa. US-backed coalition forces claim they are about to hand the jihadist militants another catastrophic defeat. All ISIS ("Islamic S...
  • Trump's Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal 'leaves U.S. Isolated'
    Iran's_rouhani_at_un-_it_would_be_great_pity_if_rogue_newcomers__trump__to_politics_destroyed_nuclear_deal 2017-10-14 21:41:29 UTC
    PARIS/ BERLIN/ ANKARA - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani harshly reacted to President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify its nuclear deal with six major powers. Rouhani said that his country would continue to stick to the nuclear deal and th...
  • European Powers Will Do Everything to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
    European_powers_will_do_everything_to_save_iran_nuclear_deal 2017-10-11 17:32:14 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European countries are scrambling to cobble together a package of measures they hope will keep the Iran nuclear deal on track if U.S. President Donald Trump ignores their pleas and decertifies the landmark 2015 agreement t...
  • UK’s Impending Exit from the EU Strengthened Scottish Independence Plans
    Nicola_sturgeon-__uk%e2%80%99s_impending_exit_from_the_eu_strengthened_scottish_independence_plans 2017-10-10 21:06:02 UTC
    GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon told her Scottish National Party on Tuesday that Britain’s impending exit from the European Union strengthened the case for Scottish independence from the UK and that her party still has a mandate to o...
  • Catalan Leader Puigdemont Postpones Independence Plans
    Catalan_leader_carles_puigdemont_postpones_independence_plans 2017-10-10 20:15:26 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday proclaimed the region’s independence from Spain but said its effects would be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government. “I assume the mandate that Catalonia should...
  • Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence
    Catalonia_faces_pressure_to_abandon_plan_for_independence 2017-10-09 19:47:19 UTC
    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. The Madrid government, grap...
  • Iran Threatens Missile Attacks on US Bases
    Iran_threatens_missile_attacks_on_us_bases 2017-10-09 09:03:15 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. The pledge came a week before President Donald Trump announces final decision on how h...
  • Spanish PM 'Will Not Rule Out' Suspending Catalonia's Autonomous Status
    Spanish_pm_mariano_rajoy_'will_not_rule_out'_suspending_catalonia's_autonomous_status 2017-10-08 06:58:34 UTC
    Madrid — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday he would not rule out suspending Catalonia's autonomous status in the event it claimed independence, marking the premier's first remarks since last week's controversial referendum. "I...