Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia's Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Denmark, triggering a new attempt by Spain’s prosecutor to have him arrested. An hour later the speaker of the Catalan parliament nominated him to head the regional government. Mr Puigdemont fled to Belgium in October, after a failed independence bid was ruled illegal by the Spanish More...

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By PunditX On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkish forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Turkish troops, accompanied by allied Syrian rebels, reportedly More...

By PunditX On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Only one in four Britons trusts social media and users would like to see tighter regulation, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Its survey found two-thirds of Britons believe platforms such as Facebook More...

By PunditX On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Pope Francis ends Latin America tour with giant Mass

Pope Francis has celebrated an open-air Mass for more than a million people in the Peruvian capital, Lima at the end of his South American tour. Earlier on Sunday, he warned that the region was in a deep crisis More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. The shutdown began at midnight on Friday, when lawmakers failed to More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Dolores O'Riordan: Hundreds queue in rain to pay respects

Hundreds of people have gathered to pay their respects to the late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan in her home city of Limerick. Large crowds gathered for the event ahead of her funeral on Tuesday. More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats (SDP) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their former coalition partners. Earlier this month the two groupings agreed a More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media playback is unsupported on your device An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

A North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month’s Winter Olympics. It is headed by Hyon Song-wol, leader of the popular Moranbong girl More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Syria: Turkey says ground troops moved in on Afrin

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km More...