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  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:11

    Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders as protests called

    MADRID - Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners, as their detention looked set to reignite secessionist protests.

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  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:06

    Maltese journalist's son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

    VALLETTA - The son of Malta’s best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption.

  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:51

    Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

    RAQQA, Syria - U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State’s Syrian capital came to an end.

  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:48

    Small-scale entrepreneurship picks up pace in Brazil: study

    SAO PAULO - The number of new companies in Brazil grew 5.1 percent in the third quarter from the previous period, as small-scale entrepreneurs begin to make bets on a nascent economic recovery, a study by credit provider Boa Vista SCPC showed on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:46

    U.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

    GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees “stranded” near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.

  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43

    China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress

    BEIJING - China’s official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:35

    Taliban attacks kill at least 61 across Afghanistan

    KABUL - Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said.

  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:32

    Germany must spend 40 bln euros on fiber networks: lobby

    FRANKFURT - Germany’s next government should invest 40 billion euros ($47.3 billion) to build out a high-speed, glass-fiber telecoms network or risk a loss of competitiveness, a leading business group said on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29

    New Bank of England deputy says not ready to vote for rate hike

    LONDON - The Bank of England’s new deputy governor Dave Ramsden said he was not close to voting for an interest rate hike, raising some questions for investors about when the BoE would make its widely expected first hike in more than a decade.