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November 2, 2017 4:15 PM Spanish prosecutor seeks arrest of ousted Catalan leader

MADRID: Spain's state prosecutor sought a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing on Thursday. Other leaders of the independence drive, that has brought thousands onto the streets of Barcelona demonstrating both for and against a break with Madrid, appeared 141

November 2, 2017 11:06 AM Spain likely to seek arrest of ousted Catalan leader, top judge says

MADRID: Spanish courts are likely to issue a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont after he failed to appear at a Spanish court hearing on Thursday, Spain's top judge said. Puigdemont's lawyer in Belgium, where he has travelled with four members of his sacked cabinet, said the climate in Spain was "not good" and his client 120

November 2, 2017 6:35 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile 113

November 1, 2017 8:29 PM Amid soaring profits, Facebook vows to curb abuse

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday (Nov 1) reported profits leapt on booming revenue from online ads in the third quarter, topping investor forecasts and buoying shares already at record highs. The leading social network said it made a profit of US$4.7 billion in the quarter that ended on Sep 30, a jump of 79 per cent from the same period a year earlier 113

November 1, 2017 12:20 PM Ireland says ongoing failure of Northern Ireland talks 'deeply concerning'

DUBLIN - The continuing failure of Irish nationalists and pro-British Unionists to form a government in Northern Ireland is "deeply concerning," Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said after Britain moved to directly set a budget for the region. Britain's minister for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire on Wednesday said he had no choice but to begin 107

November 1, 2017 12:03 AM Trump aide George Papadopoulos boasted about Russian contacts in Britain

A key witness in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election boasted that London was an ideal location to forge links between Moscow and the Trump campaign. George Papadopoulos, 30, who has admitted lying to the FBI and is co-operating with the investigation, was based in London when he joined the Trump campaign in March last year and focused 90

October 31, 2017 11:38 PM Social media giants vow to crack down on fake news

WASHINGTON(AFP) - American internet giants told Congress on Tuesday (Oct 31) they were committed to cracking down on fake news operations on their platforms like the ones Russians conducted to meddle in last year's US presidential elections. A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow's election interference and possible coordination between 111

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Trump Voters Want Him in the White House Even If Russia Collusion Is Proved, Poll Shows

Supporters of President Donald Trump don’t seem to care whether his campaign team colluded with Russia during the presidential election: A new poll says a majority of them would want Trump in the White House even if collusion is proved. A survey from Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday shows Trump’s base is firmly backing him as the probe into Russia’s 88

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM FBI indictment just the first salvo by special counsel

With his job approval ratings at historic lows, President Donald Trump now faces a clearly widening probe into his campaign aides' potential collusion with Russia to interfere in last year's presidential election. Washington was rocked on Monday by the FBI's indictment of Paul Manafort, the President's campaign manager who resigned in August last year, and Richard 95

October 31, 2017 6:10 PM Belgium's Catalan asylum fix

BRUSSELS: Belgium has given a cool welcome to Catalonia's ousted leader and may not offer the safe haven from Spanish justice that it once extended as it grapples with separatist troubles of its own. Carles Puigdemont was not invited by the Belgian government, Prime Minister Charles Michel said in a curt statement, a day after he arrived unannounced 90