MADRID/BARCELONA - Catalonia’s leaders said they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing.
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.
Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.
Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building
Philippine troops were locked in an intense urban firefight on Sunday with the last remnants of a pro-Islamic state alliance, as the army sought to declare an end to the country's biggest internal security crisis in years.
Baseball: Astros reach World Series after Game 7 win over Yankees
The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series on Saturday.
China says jobless rate lowest in years, but challenges persist
China's unemployment rate has hit its lowest point in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, but employment still face challenges as the economy pushes ahead with structural reforms, China's labor ministry said on Sunday.
For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid 'vacation'
Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no.
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