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.More about this news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.