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Catalan election campaign kicks off with some candidates still jailed

Catalan election campaign kicks off with some candidates still jailed

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont meanwhile campaigned by video conference from Belgium, where he escaped to after his region's parliament declared independence on October 27, claiming he would not get a fair trial at home. The Dec. 21 shapes up as a close race between the left republican ERC party and the opposition business-friendly Ciutadans (Citizens), with 21 and 22.5 percent share of votes respectively and close to 32 seats apiece in the new legislative body, said the CIS survey.


Russia Designates 9 US Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

Russia Designates 9 US Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

The upper house, the Federation Council, plans to take similar action later this month. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law in November empowering the government to designate media outlets receiving funding from overseas as "foreign agents" and impose sanctions against them.


Snow, high winds and cold mark season's first wintry weather

Snow, high winds and cold mark season's first wintry weather

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy - low around 25. West wind around 6 miles per hour. The Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office has issued a Wind Advisory for northeast IL including the entire Chicago area into northwest IN, calling for strong winds gusting to 50 miles per hour from 3PM CST this Monday afternoon until 6AM CST Tuesday morning.


Qatar emir to attend Gulf summit amid row

Qatar emir to attend Gulf summit amid row

It quoted Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani as confirming the emir's attendance and saying he hoped "all parties involved do not need a Western party to intervene". "It is important that the GCC system remains alive", the minister said. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE cut ties with Qatar on June 5 after accusing it of supporting "terrorism".


Quentin Tarantino Teaming Up With JJ Abrams For 'Star Trek' Story Pitch

Quentin Tarantino Teaming Up With JJ Abrams For 'Star Trek' Story Pitch

Tarantino said he'd rather see a repurposed Star Trek episode, namedropping time-travelling classics The City on the Edge of Forever and Yesterday's Enterprise . Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Star Trek as we learn it. Making things even more uncertain for another Star Trek film, Paramount recently announced that they have ended their financing deal with China's Huahua Media, a deal meant to finance a quarter of the films that Paramount produced over the ...