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 2 days | Spain starts process to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

              The Spanish government announced on Thursday that it will start the process to impose direct rule in Catalonia after the region's leader declined to drop his bid for independence, further escalating what is already the country's worst political crisis in decades.   

  Madrid, Spain     


 4 days | Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s latest travel ban

              A federal judge in Hawaii has issued a nationwide restraining order to block the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban, stating that the order discriminates based on nationality and lacks supporting evidence to justify the measures.   



 4 days | North Korea says willing to give up nukes, but only if U.S. does the same

              North Korea would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if world powers such as the United States take the lead in reducing their own nuclear arsenal, the country's deputy UN ambassador said on Monday. (more)   

  New York, NY     



 1 wk | Catalan leader declares independence but delays implementation

              Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has signed a document to declare the region's independence from Spain, but he said the effects would be "suspended" to start a dialogue. The Spanish government has called an emergency cabinet meeting.   

  Barcelona, Spain     


 1 wk | Catalonia’s president to address parliament on Tuesday

              The president of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia will address the region's parliament on Tuesday, just over a week after the region voted to break away from Spain in an unauthorized referendum. (more)   



 1 wk | Netherlands expected to hold referendum on spying powers

              The Netherlands is expected to hold a nationwide referendum on a controversial new law that provides intelligence agencies with vastly increased powers to intercept and monitor digital communications. Critics say the law threatens privacy, freedom of speech, and press freedom.   



  2 wks | Kim Jong Un’s sister elected to North Korea’s center of power

              Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been elected to the top decision-making body of the country's ruling party, indicating that she is poised to become an increasingly senior figure. (more)   

  Pyongyang, North Korea     


 2 wks | North Korea preparing for long-range missile test, Russian lawmaker says

              North Korea will soon test another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States, according to a Russian lawmaker who returned Friday from a four-day visit to the reclusive country. (more)   

  Pyongyang, North Korea        9 UPDATES



  3 wks | Catalonia votes to break away from Spain in unauthorized referendum

              The autonomous region of Catalonia has voted to break away from Spain in an unauthorized referendum, the regional government announced on Monday after more than 800 people were injured in a crackdown by Spanish police. (more)   

  Barcelona, Spain        5 UPDATES



 3 wks | U.S. Health Secretary Price resigns amid private jet controversy

              U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday amid continuing controversy over his frequent use of private jets that cost taxpayers more than $1 million, the White House says. (more)   

  United States     


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