John Hendren

John Hendren

US & Canada

Chicago latest US city to fizzle out soft drink tax

Soft drink companies in the United States are breathing a sigh of relief after a county in Chicago became the latest area to overturn a tax on fizzy drinks.

Chicago latest US city to fizzle out soft drink tax

Environment

US: EPA announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan

Environmentalists in the US have slammed the Trump administration for sending the wrong message on climate change.

US: EPA announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan

Europe

Catalonia leader urges world to back independence vote

The leader of Spain's Catalan region has appealed for international mediation after Sunday's independence referendum.

Catalonia leader urges world to back independence vote

Europe

Catalonia referendum: 'Spanish authorities are the criminals'

As the Spanish region of Catalonia is voting in a referendum on independence that has faced serious opposition from the country’s central government, Spanish police have been accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown.

Catalonia referendum: 'Spanish authorities are the criminals'

Europe

What's behind Catalonia's independence movement?

We went to the heart of the Catalonia region to speak with the man behind the independence movement. The government of Spain considers him the most dangerous man in Europe.

What's behind Catalonia's independence movement?

Europe

Catalonia separatists call for a peaceful vote

Catalan authorities say they are working to ensure that a disputed referendum on secession from Spain will take place peacefully, despite being declared illegal by the central government in Madrid.

Catalonia separatists call for a peaceful vote

Europe

What would Catalan independence look like?

People in the Catalonia region of Spain are determined to go ahead with a referendum for independence on Sunday, despite the government declaring it illegal.

What would Catalan independence look like?

Europe

Catalonia referendum: Final week before independence vote

Residents of Catalonia are facing a final week of campaigning before holding a banned vote on whether to separate from Spain.

Catalonia referendum: Final week before independence vote

Europe

Spain: Catalonia clash as 'illegal' independence referendum nears

The Spanish government has placed Catalan police under its command in another bid to try to block next weekend's independence referendum.

Spain: Catalonia clash as 'illegal' independence referendum nears

US & Canada

Protests continue after days of unrest in St Louis

A fourth night of protests have been held in St Louis in the United States.

Protests continue after days of unrest in St Louis

US & Canada

Maternity-related deaths on the rise in the US

The number of new mothers who die from birth-related complications is on the rise in the United States. The rate is now higher than any other major industrialised country.

Maternity-related deaths on the rise in the US

Latin America

Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean coastlines

Hurricane Irma has already passed through the Caribbean, leaving extensive damage in its wake.

Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean coastlines