Spanish government agrees to call new elections in Catalonia

The Spanish government and the opposition Socialists have agreed to hold new elections in Catalonia in January. This comes after the government declared to hold a meeting on Saturday to decide whether to invoke Article 155 of the Constitution, which will allow the national government to suspend the autonomy of a region if it undermines […]

Class action lawsuits could take aim at diet soda makers

The proposed lawsuits allege, in part, the marketing of diet sodas by Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper Snapple group, the three largest U.S. makers of carbonated beverages, are “false, misleading and unlawful” to consumers.

US-backed forces declare ‘total liberation’ of Raqqa

US-backed forces have declared the total liberation of Raqqa, the de facto capital city of ISIL. Talal Sell, spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, hailed the victory as historic, and dedicated it to all of humanity. The recapture of Raqqa comes after the Kurds had battled there for four months. The SDF said […]

DPRK condemns largest ever joint naval drill by US and ROK

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has condemned the United States and the Republic of Korea for holding its largest ever joint naval drill in waters near the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang said the exercise, which started on Monday, proves that Washington and Seoul are attempting to “ignite a war on the peninsula at any cost.” […]

Obama, Bush address divisions in the US under Trump

The two former presidents addressed the current political climate in individual speeches, without mentioning President Trump by name, but spoke of “discourse degraded by casual cruelty” and others trying to “demonize people who have different ideas.”

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