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Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont withdraws bid to regain power

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont withdraws bid to regain power

The newly elected Catalan parliament tried to declare Puigdemont a new president of the region but the Spanish authorities banned to swear in him in absentia. Puigdemont, now in self-imposed exile in the Belgian capital Brussels, announced in a video on social media that he was stepping aside for Jordi Sanchez, another pro-independence leader currently in a prison in Madrid on charges of sedition.


Nine arrested after Lidl store is dramatically looted and damaged

Nine arrested after Lidl store is dramatically looted and damaged

Local councillor Brian Lawlor told the Irish Times that a group of young men broke into the store, which had been closed due to a snowstorm, and stole alcohol before causing thousands of Euros worth of damage. "Over the last number of days, our community here in Tallaght has shown strength in the eye of a literal storm and the behaviour by this select few is nothing short of disgusting", she said.


Video shows rescue of snowboarder buried in Tahoe-area avalanche

Video shows rescue of snowboarder buried in Tahoe-area avalanche

The search was suspended overnight due to avalanche danger. At that point, a search and rescue effort with Placer County Sheriff's Office, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was resumed. A blizzard warning expired Friday but whiteout conditions were still possible around Lake Tahoe, where a winter storm warning remained in effect until 10 a.m.


Stocks open sharply lower on trade war fears

Stocks open sharply lower on trade war fears

The Associated Press says it was not immediately clear if the taxes would affect all trading partners. While the President did not say this to reporters on Thursday, the official said Mr. Asian stock markets yesterday extended a Wall Street sell-off, while Wall Street and European shares tumbled in intra-day trading. Beijing has accused Trump of undermining global trade regulation by taking action over steel, technology policy and other disputes under US law instead of through the ...


PM Trudeau faces more questions about India while in Montreal

PM Trudeau faces more questions about India while in Montreal

It was during the media briefing that Jean suggested Atwal's presence during Trudeau's trip was arranged by factions within the Indian government who want to prevent Prime Minister Narendra Modi from getting too cosy with a foreign government they believe is not committed to a united India.


Extremists stage deadly attacks in Burkina Faso capital

Extremists stage deadly attacks in Burkina Faso capital

According to the Burkinabe communications minister, six attackers were killed at the two sites in the capital city of Ouagadougou . French President Emmanuel Macron's office says he is following the situation closely. In August, extremists opened fire as patrons dined at a restaurant, killing at least 18 people. No one has so far claimed responsibility. Authorities have not identified who was responsible for the attacks, CNN reported.