0639 GMT October 17, 2017
UK's Brexit minister says there is no plan to leave Brexit talks
Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, says his country has no plans to walk away from talks despite that there is little hope for progress at this week’s EU summit.
Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders
Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners.
British FM: €100 billion too much for Brexit
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he thought 100 billion euros ($118 billion) was too much to pay for leaving the European Union.
Jaberi Ansari, France special envoy talk Syria crisis
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and France’s Special Envoy for Syria Franck Gellet have held talks on the latest developments in the Arab country.
Russia, EU impose fresh sanctions on North Korea
Russia and the European Union (EU) have slapped tougher restrictions on North Korea as part of the international efforts to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
Germany suspends Peshmerga military training in northern Iraq
Germany has suspended the training of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq amid concerns about growing tensions in Kirkuk, officials confirmed Monday.
Thousands without power in Ireland as freak storm hits
Ireland was being hit by an "unprecedented storm" on Monday that left 100,000 homes and businesses without power and every school in the country shut as authorities warned that lives could be in danger.
Macron says he warned Trump not to scrap Iran deal
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he was opposed to a “tougher” approach toward Iran.
Turkey detained over 1,200 people last week
Turkish security forces detained 1,210 people over the last week for suspected links to militant groups or last year’s failed coup, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
Spain gives final call for Catalan independence decision
Madrid on Monday gave Catalonia's separatist leader three more days to "return to legality" after he refused to say whether he would follow through on a threat to declare independence from Spain.
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