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Spain drops arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

Spain drops arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

The Spanish court also dropped European arrest warrants for five other Catalan pro-independence leaders living abroad.

'It's not too late to save Brexit,' says Boris Johnson

'It's not too late to save Brexit,' says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned this month over Theresa May’s strategy

Britain's May bows to Brexit pressure in parliament

Britain's May bows to Brexit pressure in parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May has come under fire from both wings of her party over a hard-won Brexit plan.

Erdogan, alliance partner agree to lift state of emergency

Erdogan, alliance partner agree to lift state of emergency

The state of emergency has been in place since after an attempted coup in July 2016 and has been extended every three months since then.

Swiss voters reject total overhaul of monetary system

Swiss voters reject total overhaul of monetary system

Voters decided on Sunday that Switzerland should not become the world's first country to wrest control from its banks in a sweeping monetary reform.

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

Burundi looked set to adopt constitutional reforms that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034, with official results on Friday showing a ‘yes’ vote winning in 14 of 18 provinces.

Armenian PM rejects demands to quit as protests continue

Armenian PM rejects demands to quit as protests continue

Protesters accuse Serzh Sarksyan of clinging to power after he was appointed premier this month following 10 years as president.

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organising an illegal referendum on secession last year.

Baghdad ends air blockade of Iraqi Kurdistan

Baghdad ends air blockade of Iraqi Kurdistan

Federal authorities imposed the blockade in September after Iraqi Kurdistan voted overwhelmingly for independence in a non-binding referendum rejected as illegal by the central government.

Barzani to step down as Iraqi Kurdish leader

Barzani to step down as Iraqi Kurdish leader

"After November 1, I will no longer exercise my functions, and I reject any extension of my mandate," Massud Barzani, said in a letter read out to parliament in the Kurdish capital Erbil.

Catalan leader: 'guarantees' not in place to call elections

Catalan leader: 'guarantees' not in place to call elections

Thousands of Catalans marched for independence as the region's separatist leader came under fire from allies amid speculation he will back down from threats to break away from Spain.

Spain gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence

Spain gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence

If Carles Puigdemont was to confirm he did declare independence, he would be given an additional three days to rectify.