Let’s look at some of the stories making headlines.
On Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced his plans to dissolve the Catalan parliament under a never-before-used article of the Constitution, vowing to remove the region’s elected leaders as soon as possible and hold new elections. It is the most serious threat Rajoy has made since Catalonia held an independence referendum on October 1, triggering Spain’s worst political crisis in decades.
Days after the World Health Organization named him as a goodwill ambassador, a move that angered and stunned human rights activists, it rescinded the appointment. “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
The staggering sum — paid to longtime Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl — was revealed in a New York Times exposé on Saturday. The story immediately raised new questions about the ongoing Justice Department investigation into Fox News. Observers speculated that the revelation could cause further trouble for Fox’s parent company 21st Century Fox.
Abe had called the snap vote to seek a boost to his parliamentary majority and is likely to use any new powers to attempt to overhaul the country’s defense strategy and pacifist stance. An exit poll by public broadcaster NHK forecasts a decisive win for Abe’s coalition, saying his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) would take 253 to 300 of Parliament’s 465 seats.
In an interview with The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, former President Jimmy Carter said he’s eager to partner with Trump for a North Korea diplomatic mission. While his comments about his North Korea plan were brief, the former Democratic commander in chief addressed several topics, including the Trump-Putin relationship and his disappointment of Obama’s work in the Middle East.
Trump’s tweet comes as he is staring down an October 26 deadline set in law by Congress mandating the public release of the still-secret documents — including FBI and CIA files — barring any action by the President to block the release of certain documents.
This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will present his new leadership team to the world on stage in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Just who will be on the Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee is a matter of fierce debate, but one thing is guaranteed: there will be no women.
In a rare appearance together, all five living former U.S. presidents took to the stage in College Station, Texas on Saturday night for a benefit concert aimed at raising funds for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W.
Donald Trump is offering at least $430,000 of his own funds to help defray the legal costs of aides amid federal probes into Russian influence in the presidential election. Trump pledged the funds after news surfaced that the Republican National Committee has paid approximately the same amount in legal fees for Trump and his son, Don Jr., reported Axios and The Washington Post.
President Donald Trump pushed his feud with a Florida congresswoman into the weekend by tweeting that she “is killing the Democratic party.” I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!- Donald J.
President Donald Trump will allow the public release of thousands of previously classified documents on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, he announced on Twitter Saturday. In releasing the never-before-seen files, Trump will be complying with a law passed by Congress in 1992 that orders the National Archives to release the documents within 25 years.
Here’s a thought: Alec Baldwin could run for president, and Donald Trump could play him on “Saturday Night Live.” That’s the alternate reality that was knocking around in fans’ heads this weekend after Baldwin raised an image of him running for president on Twitter. “Think of how entertaining debates would be,” his ABF Foundation’s account tweeted.
A strange phenomenon has happened since President Donald Trump took office. Every time a major event arises, the people of Twitter unearth an old Trump tweet, many of them sent while he was still just a reality TV star, and find that it can be related to today.
The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a “de facto coup d’état”.
From the section Entertainment & Arts Actress Rosemary Leach, best known for her roles in the films A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day, has died, her agent has said. Leach, who also played Grace in episodes of the sitcom My Family, died in hospital after a “short illness”, Caroline de Wolfe said in a statement.
Israeli police arrested a Palestinian man last week after a Facebook post he made saying “good morning” in Arabic was mistranslated to read “attack them” in Hebrew, local media have reported. Police confirmed that the construction worker was briefly held under suspicion of incitement but was released as soon as the mistake was realised.
What is it like to be a nudist in a country that prizes modesty and where public nudity is strictly forbidden? Clara Rondonuwu of the BBC’s Indonesian service went to meet some members of the country’s nudist community to find out. There isn’t a single thread on Aditya’s body.