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October 19, 2017 4:35 PM Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in response to independence threat

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. In a move unprecedented since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister Mariano 12

October 19, 2017 3:43 PM Spain To Push Ahead With Suspending Catalan Autonomy

Spain said Thursday it will start seizing some of the Catalan regional government’s powers after its leader warned he could declare independence, drastically upping the stakes as Madrid battles to keep the country together. The central government gave Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont a Thursday morning deadline to abandon his bid to declare 15

October 19, 2017 3:07 PM 20 Year Old Heiress Kills Six In Ukraine — OsunDefender

A 20-year-old Ukranian heiress killed six people while leaving others injured in Ukraine. Alyona Zaitseva’s car jumped a red light then rammed into a crowd in the streets of Kharkiv. According to a witness, Lexus mowed down people waiting on the pavement at a pedestrian crossing before flipping on its side. Another onlooker who was caring for the injured 12

October 19, 2017 2:35 PM Boko Haram: Nigeria, Turkey in partnership to deal with insurgents

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday vowed to increase the level of security and economic cooperation between Turkey and Nigeria. Speaking after talks at Erdogan’s palace, Buhari and the Turkish leader vowed to increase investment and cooperate in the fight against extremist groups including Boko Haram 11

October 19, 2017 1:48 PM `Fashion Police’ ends after 20 years

After more than two decades, Fashion Police, the iconic series on E! Network, an American basic cable and satellite television channel, would end its run with a special finale on No. 27. According to People, the special will reveal never-before-seen footage including a previously unaired 80s-themed episode featuring the late show co-creator and long-running 11

October 19, 2017 12:58 PM Buhari congratulates Adesina for winning world food prize laureate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday says Nigeria remains proud of its former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for winning the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, who is the President of the African Development Bank, is being presented the $250,000 prize and Laureate sculpture at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol, United States 10

October 19, 2017 11:37 AM Flood, Landslide Kill 77 People In Vietnam — OsunDefender

Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain in Vietnam’s northern and central regions since last week has killed 77 people, Vietnam’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday. It said that the flood and landslide also left 26 local people missing, and injured 38 others. “The 77 fatalities included 13

October 19, 2017 11:35 AM The Catalan crisis is not just about nationalism

What is happening in Catalonia is a symptom of much larger crisis that liberal democracies are suffering from. Article 155, which enables the central government to do so, is rather vague. We still do not know whether applying it entails the dissolution of the Catalan government, taking control of the public security or calling for regional elections 10

October 19, 2017 11:19 AM Breaking: N120bn bribery allegation: Misua docked, granted N5m bail

ABUJA—-The Federal Government, on Thursday, arraigned Senator Isah Misau before an Abuja High Court at Maitama for making “injurious falsehood” against the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris and the Nigerian Police Force. Misau who was docked on a five-count charge, pleaded not guilty before the Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello and was granted 11

October 19, 2017 11:03 AM Catalonia crisis: A slow, dangerous game of political chess

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected in Brussels on Thursday as planned for a summit of EU leaders but don't be fooled: all is not well at home. Spain is in the midst of a huge constitutional crisis. For the first time ever since the Spanish constitution was written back in 1978, a government is triggering Article 155 which can result in the suspension 13