Catalonia’s leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid

Catalonia’s leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid

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MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – 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... Read More

China’s Xi pledges to build ‘modern socialist country’

China’s Xi pledges to build ‘modern socialist country’

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” that will never copy the political... Read More

U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

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AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said... Read More