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‘My god, 3.5 hours’: Xi gives marathon speech, China listens
11 hours ago

‘My god, 3.5 hours’: Xi gives marathon speech, China listens

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As Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers and former presidents dutifully turned every page as they read and listened to his words.
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Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms
13 hours ago

Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms

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Spain said it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy if the region’s leader does not abandon his independence bid, on the eve of a Thursday deadline.
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Catalans rally against separatist leaders’ detention
18 hours ago

Catalans rally against separatist leaders’ detention

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Some 200,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday after a judge ordered the detention of two Catalan separatist leaders, further inflaming tensions over Catalonia’s chaotic referendum on splitting from Spain.
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China’s Xi set to enhance powers at Communist congress
22 hours ago

China’s Xi set to enhance powers at Communist congress

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China’s Communist Party opens a twice-a-decade congress on Wednesday for a leadership reshuffle expected to enhance President Xi Jinping’s already formidable powers over the world’s second largest economy.
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Catalonia braces for protests as key separatists held
1 day ago

Catalonia braces for protests as key separatists held

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Catalonia braced for protests Tuesday after a judge ordered the detention of two powerful separatist leaders, further inflaming tensions in the crisis over the Spanish region’s chaotic independence referendum.
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Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia
2 days ago

Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

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For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona’s Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit on Wednesday.
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Austria far-right eyes power in ‘whizz-kid’ government
2 days ago

Austria far-right eyes power in ‘whizz-kid’ government

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Austria’s far-right looked set Monday to return to power in a coalition with conservative “whizz-kid” Sebastian Kurz, the world’s youngest leader-in-waiting, in a fresh triumph for European populists.
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Catalan leader stalls on independence drive
2 days ago

Catalan leader stalls on independence drive

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Catalonia’s separatist leader on Monday refused to say whether he had declared independence from Spain, calling for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to settle the country’s worst political crisis in a generation.
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Gulf widens between Washington and UN partners
3 days ago

Gulf widens between Washington and UN partners

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US President Donald Trump’s decision not to recognize Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear deal is set to complicate crucial diplomacy at the United Nations on everything from North Korea to Syria, experts say.
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Kyrgyz leader’s chosen successor wins presidential vote
3 days ago

Kyrgyz leader’s chosen successor wins presidential vote

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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor Sooronbai Jeenbekov won a presidential election on Sunday, defying predictions of a second round and instability in the Central Asian nation.
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