Spain starts process to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

The Spanish government announced on Thursday that it will start the process to impose direct rule in Catalonia after the region's leader declined to drop his bid for independence, further escalating what is already the country's worst political [...]

U.S. warns of terror threat in Senegal’s capital Dakar

The United States has warned of a "credible threat" against establishments and hotels in Senegal's capital of Dakar, though only few details have been released. U.S. Embassy personnel have been banned from staying at seaside hotels. A security [...]

News summary for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A quick look at the most important news of the last 24 hours: Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a speech lasting 3 hours and 22 minutes, said China has entered a "new era" in which it should move closer to the world's center stage. But he [...]

UPDATE 1 – Man shoots 5 people at Maryland business, another in Delaware

A man has opened fire at a business in Edgewood in Maryland, killing three co-workers and seriously injuring two others, officials say. He shot a sixth person at a business in Delaware before being taken into custody. (more) The first incident [...]

Car plows into crowd in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, killing 6

A car has plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Ukraine's second-largest city of Kharkiv, killing at least six people and injuring several others, local officials say. The woman who was driving the car was taken into custody. The incident happened [...]