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November 1, 2017 12:19 PM New York terror attack probe expands to Uzbekistan as investigators probe suspect's possible militant links

NEW YORK (WASHINGTON POST) - Investigators in Uzbekistan combed through records and intelligence reports on militant factions in the Central Asian nation on Wednesday (Nov 1), seeking to fill out the portrait of a 29-year-old immigrant who brought Halloween death and bloodshed to a Manhattan bike path. The Uzbek probe came as US officials also dug deeper 3

October 31, 2017 11:55 PM José Mourinho: I stopped Romelu Lukaku taking penalty

José Mourinho confirmed that he had denied Romelu Lukaku the chance to end his goal drought last night when he ordered Daley Blind to take Manchester United’s second penalty against Benfica. Lukaku, who is now without a goal in six games, was clearly desperate to take the 78th-minute penalty that was awarded after Marcus Rashford was fouled and became 8

October 31, 2017 10:20 PM UK opposition look to force government into publishing Brexit dossiers

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour party will attempt on Wednesday to force the government to release its assessment of the impact Brexit will have on 58 different sectors of the economy. The government said on Monday it had carried out the economic assessments, ranging from aerospace to tourism sectors, but has so far refused requests from lawmakers 3

October 28, 2017 5:49 PM Phil Foden: Who is England's 17-year-old World Cup hero?

If you're reading this, you will want to know more about Phil Foden. Put simply, the 17-year-old, shrewdly dubbed "the Stockport Iniesta" by one fan on Twitter, is the jewel of the Manchester City academy. He is the one young player earmarked to make the huge leap in quality and earn a place in Pep Guardiola's first-team in the coming years. In fact, he already 10

October 28, 2017 1:41 PM Catalonia’s three ways forward

Spain’s constitutional crisis has worsened significantly over the past days. In a step unprecedented since democracy was restored in 1978, the Spanish government announced the suspension of Catalan autonomy and on Friday established direct rule from Madrid. Earlier that day, the Catalan parliament approved a unilateral declaration of independence, which 9

October 27, 2017 2:32 PM Catalonia declares independence from Spain, direct Madrid rule looms

BARCELONA/MADRID: The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance. Although the Catalan declaration appears to be a doomed gesture, both sides' moves take Spain's worst political crisis in four decades 8

October 27, 2017 2:02 PM Spain imposes direct rule over Catalonia after region declares independence

BARCELONA/MADRID: The upper house of Spain's parliament on Friday (Oct 27) authorised the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid, minutes after the restive region declared independence from Spain. Rajoy is now expected to convene his cabinet to adopt the first measures to govern Catalonia. This could include 6

October 27, 2017 1:12 PM Catalan crisis: Spain PM Rajoy demands direct rule

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on senators to approve direct rule over Catalonia, amid an escalating crisis over the region's push for independence. He said he wanted to dismiss Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his vice-president and all regional ministers. Meanwhile the Catalan regional parliament is holding a vote on unilaterally 13

October 27, 2017 4:19 AM Relics picked from late Thai King's ashes

Bangkok - Thailand's new king picked bits of bone and ash from his father's remains on Friday to be enshrined as royal relics, after the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej capped an extravagant funeral that brought the nation to a standstill. The lighting of the funeral pyre late Thursday night, which was held behind closed doors, closed the book on the 70-year 12

October 26, 2017 2:05 AM 200,000 Thais gather around Grand Palace as funeral rites for King Bhumibol begin

BANGKOK (AFP) - A sea of black-clad mourners massed across Bangkok's historic heart early Thursday (Oct 26) as funeral rituals began for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a revered monarch whose passing after a seven-decade reign has left Thailand bereft of its only unifying figure. As dawn broke, an estimated 200,000 Thais had gathered around the Grand Palace 3