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Catalonia's leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid

MADRID/BARCELONA Catalonia's leaders said on Saturday 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. | Video

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK 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.

Macri coalition may win Argentina's 'Big Five' districts in Sunday mid-term

BUENOS AIRES Allies of Argentina's business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country's "Big Five" voting districts in Sunday's congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019.

Argentina 1:11am EDT

Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate

LJUBLJANA Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.

2:12am EDT

Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

Saudi Arabia, Iraq Oct 21 2017

South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

South Korea 2:06am EDT

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