Spain is facing its demons

Adam Parsons, Correspondent Spain is facing its demons. In Catalonia, a regional election is deciding which parties make up the local government. Normally that would pass with little interest from the outside world – but not now. Instead, Europe will train its attention on the Catalans, and the way in …

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Venus Williams cleared over fatal Florida car crash

Venus Williams will not face charges over a crash that fatally injured a passenger in another car, police have confirmed. A report concludes that an unidentified third vehicle illegally cut off the tennis star as she tried to cross a busy six-lane road near her home – setting off the …

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Car rams Melbourne crowd in ‘act of evil’

The man who rammed a crowd in the centre of Melbourne was an Australian with a history of mental health issues, police say. As many as 19 people were injured after a white Suzuki SUV deliberately drove into a crowd. Four of those hurt – including a young child – …

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘eligible for early launch’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held in an Iranian jail for more than 18 months, is eligible for early release. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe told her husband Richard that she had been informed of the news by her Iranian lawyer. Her case has been marked on the Iranian judiciary database as “eligible …

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GOP leaders eye another shutdown-averting stopgap – The Denver Post

By Mike Debonis and Erica Werner, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Congressional leaders moved toward another short-term spending stopgap Wednesday after talks aimed at passing more-ambitious legislation appeared to collapse as a government shutdown deadline approached. Republicans have pushed for increased military funding and disaster aid for hurricane-ravaged communities in …

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