Thousands of people were rallying Sunday in downtown Barcelona to protest the Catalan government’s push for secession from the rest of Spain.
Thousands rally in Barcelona against Catalonia’s secession
German Chancellor Angela Merkel lobbied party members Saturday to stand behind efforts to build a new coalition with the Free Democratic Party and Greens, saying it's the best suited to govern the country.
Merkel supports German coalition with Greens, Free Democrats
Russian submarines fired Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean hitting terrorist targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Russian subs hit terrorist targets with cruise missiles in Syria (video)
Spain apologized on Friday for a violent police crackdown on Catalonia’s independence referendum, in a conciliatory gesture as both sides looked for a way out of the nation’s worst political crisis since it became a democracy four decades ago.
Spain apologizes, tone softens in Catalonia independence crisis (Video)
Homelessness, poverty and poor mental health are on the rise in England’s hidden pockets of immense poverty, especially in areas perceived to be relatively wealthy.
Poverty, homelessness rising in England
European regulators approved 39 new cancer drugs between 2009 and 2013 despite having no evidence that they worked better than existing medicines, or at all, researchers said Thursday.
Europe's cancer drugs mostly ineffective: Study
Britain's government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed but is preparing for a scenario in which they could fail, Prime Minister Theresa May told her Conservative Party's annual conference on Wednesday.
May: Britain 'prepared' if Brexit negotiations fail
Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain, a regional government source said, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy and has unnerved financial markets.
Catalonia to move to declare independence from Spain on Monday
President Hassan Rouhani said European nations can rely on Iran to supply their energy needs.
Rouhani: Iran can meet Europe’s energy needs
Protesters blocked roads, public transport slowed to a crawl and FC Barcelona refused to train on Tuesday as Catalonia observed a general strike over police violence at a banned weekend independence referendum.
Catalonia on strike over independence poll violence

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