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Spain To Trigger Suspension Of Catalan Autonomy On Saturday

Pic: ReutersMADRID: Spain’s government will trigger on Saturday the Article 155 of the constitution, which allows to suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.

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Northern Ireland Political Talks Stall As Time Runs Out

LONDON/BELFAST: The chances of Northern Ireland’s political parties restoring a power-sharing agreement are “not positive” and Britain will have to impose a budget early next month if talks cannot be salvaged, the minister for the region said on Wednesday.

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United Arab Emirates Says To Announce Government Reshuffle On Thursday

DUBAI: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on Thursday.

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Turkey's Erdogan Says May Shut Iraqi Border Any Moment

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey may shut its border with northern Iraq “at any moment” after closing its air space to the region, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Thursday, reviving a threat first made after Kurds there voted for independence.

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Couple Sentenced To Prison After Being Caught Kissing In Car

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A couple in Tunisia has been sentenced to prison on Wednesday, October 18, after they were caught kissing in their car.

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Portuguese Prime Minister Apologizes As Fire Death Toll Rises To 42

LISBON, Oct 19 -- Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa apologised to the nation on Wednesday as the death toll from the weekend's forest fires rose to 42, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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UN:Call For The End Of All Unilateral Sanctions

Idriss Jazairy

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 -- The special ombudsman of the UN on the subject of human rights, Idriss Jazairy, demanded Wednesday the immediate end of all the unilateral sanctions in the planet, thinking that they do not represent a solution for the crises.

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Brazilian Senate Reverses Supreme Court Decision About Senator's Suspension

Aecio Neves

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 18 -- The Brazilian Senate voted on Tuesday to reverse a Supreme Court decision which determined the suspension of Senator Aecio Neves' mandate on corruption accusation.

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Top Female ISIS Recruiter Arrested In Philippines

MANILA: A Filipino militant widow was arrested by the Philippines authorities last Wednesday (Oct 11) for recruiting potential Islamic State (IS) fighters via social media.

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Mexico’s Gabriela Cuevas Barron Elected New IPU President

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ST. PETERSBURG: Mexico’s Gabriela Cuevas Barron has become a new president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). She was elected by a majority of votes on Wednesday at the 137th IPU assembly, replacing Saber Hossain Chowdhury from Bangladesh.

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