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Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister of Spain and President of the Security Council for October, speaks to journalists on the day's open debate of the Council on women, peace and security to review implementation of resolution 1325
2017-10-19, WorldNews.com
The Spanish government announced Thursday it will begin the process to enforce direct rule over Catalonia in an unprecedented decision to dispel the region’s independence...
Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont addresses to the media after a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the death of Catalan leader Lluis Companys at the Montjuic Cemetery in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
2017-10-19, Yahoo Daily News
Barcelona, Oct 19 (IANS) Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday decided not to rescind his independence bid as per an official requirement from Spain's...
Roma goalkeeper Alisson, right, saves on an attempt to score by Chelsea's Eden Hazard during the Champions League
2017-10-19, This Day
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Eden Hazard rescued Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the UEFA Champions League group stage after a dominant Roma had fought back from two goals...
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy walks away after delivering a statement at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.
2017-10-18, Hindustan Times
Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader abandons his push for independence, the country’s deputy prime minister said...
Tottenham's Harry Kane embraces Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
2017-10-18, India TV
Cristiano Ronaldo got the best of Harry Kane in the duel between two of Europe's most prolific forwards, but Kane's Tottenham celebrated after taking a 1-1 draw from Real...
Napoli's coach Maurizio Sarri waits for the start of a Serie A soccer match between Bologna and Napoli, at the Bologna Dall'Ara stadium, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.
2017-10-18, The Times of India
MANCHESTER (England): Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri says he believes that Manchester City are now at the same level as Barcelona and Real Madrid and can go on to win the...
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 file photo, Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola arrives for the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and FC Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany. Pep Guardiola says he wants to coach in the English Premier League when he leaves Bayern Munich at the end of this season, but hasn't yet signed a contract with a club. Guardiola, who opted not to extend his three-year contract at Bayern, said on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 "I'm young enough. I'm 44-years-old. I want a new challenge."
2017-10-18, The Times of India
MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described his side's 2-1 victory over Napoli in the Champions League group phase as one of the proudest...
A chambermaid cleans a room at the American Colony hotel in Jerusalem Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.
2017-10-18, WorldNews.com
Spain's tourism sector is heading for another bumper year, with last year's figure of 76 million foreign visitors looking set to be a short-lived record, BBCNews...
Orange County Register: By ARITZ PARRA and CIARAN GILES BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate...
90min: Gareth Bale has today been linked with an astonishing move back to Spurs, the club he left in 2013 for Real Madrid. The Daily Mail report that the reigning Spanish champions are frustrated with the Welsh winger's penchant for long spells out with injury, and...
Tamil Guardian: Spain moved on Thursday to suspend Catalan's autonomy after the Catalan leader refused to meet the deadline Madrid imposed on the to abandon independence. Madrid said in a statement on Thursday that it would invoke article 155 of the Spanish constitution,...
Richmond Times Dispatch: MADRID (AP) — Spain is enduring its most acute political crisis since the return of democracy in the late 1970s, with Catalonia, its most prosperous region, positioning itself to declare its independence. Spain is moving to curtail Catalonia's self-governing...
Richmond Times Dispatch: BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A few dozen protesters are braving downpours in Barcelona to protest the arrest of two Catalan pro-independence activists who are being investigated as part...
Deseret News: BARCELONA, Spain The crisis over Catalonia's quest for independence escalated Thursday, as Spain's central government prepared the unprecedented step of stripping the wealthy region of some of its self-governing powers after its leader refused to abandon...
Voa News: Spain's government set plans in motion Thursday to strip Catalonia of its autonomy after the region's leader vowed to continue a vote on independence. Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy's office said it planned a special Cabinet meeting for Saturday to trigger...
The Oklahoman: BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian PresidentVladimir Putin says Russia believes a standoff over Catalonia's independence has been spawned by Western double standards in treating...
Public Technologies: Ivry, October 19, 2017 Revenues1 up 6% in Q3 2017 Synergy objective for 2017 raised Objective of €130m of synergies at the end of 2018 confirmed Strong growth (+6.0%)1 in Group revenues in the third quarter of 2017 Favorable comparison basis and positive...
The Sun: Brazilian forward Richarlison has been in fine form for Watford this season, helping the Hornets defy expectations under new manager Marco Silva. The 20-year-old attacker signed for the Vicarage Road club in the summer for a reported £11.2million, but Watford...
Sify: * STOXX 600 down 0.7 percent at close * Madrid may impose direct rule in Catalonia * IBEX, Banks suffer * Publicis, Unilever, Kion Q3 disappoint(Updates prices at close, adds detail and quote) By Julien Ponthus and Helen Reid LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) -...
Business Day: New York — World stock markets broadly retreated amid investor caution after a flurry of tepid corporate earnings reports from around the globe, stoking demand for safer assets, such as US treasuries, pushing yields lower. Equities on Wall Street were pulled...
Reuters: MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks....
Taipei Times: Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a UEFA Champions League thriller against AS Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all won. Hazard headed in his second goal of the...