Polls must ‘ratify’ Catalonia’s desire for independence: Puigdemont

Polls must ‘ratify’ Catalonia’s desire for independence: Puigdemont

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday launched his campaign for regional elections by calling on Catalans to make known their desire for independence.

Caracas mayor asks for political asylum in Spain

Caracas mayor asks for political asylum in Spain

The mayor of Caracas, a staunch opponent of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, has applied for political asylum in Spain after fleeing to Madrid over the weekend, the Spanish government said on Friday.

Europe embraces Black Friday sales with some reservations

Europe embraces Black Friday sales with some reservations

Billions of euros will change hands over Black Friday weekend sales across Europe, but despite increasingly accepting the US import, the promotions will be marked by strikes, protests and concerns about over-consumption.