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Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy
October 19, 2017
Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.

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Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy as it threatens with formal independence
October 19, 2017
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks.
Britain's new concessions are not enough, EU leaders tell May
October 19, 2017
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders welcomed a proposal by British Prime Minister Theresa May aimed at unblocking Brexit talks, but said concessions to ease the fears of EU citizens living in Britain were not enough.
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officials
October 19, 2017
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60.
Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks
October 19, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.