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Spain extends Catalonia's deadline to declare secession decision

Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, Spain's deputy prime minister, has asked for clarity after Catalonia's leader failed to declare if his region plans to secede.

Spain extends Catalonia's deadline to declare secession decision

Europe

Catalonia faces imminent deadline on secession decision

If he says 'yes', Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy may take the unprecedented step of removing the region's political autonomy.

Catalonia faces imminent deadline on secession decision

Europe

Notting Hill carnival honours Grenfell Tower fire victims

A minute's silence has been held at Europe's biggest street party to remember the 80 people who died in a London Tower block fire in June.

Notting Hill carnival honours Grenfell Tower fire victims

Europe

Spain to increase security after attacks

Spanish authorities say they will reinforce security in crowded areas after 13 people were killed when a van drove into a tourist hotspot in Barcelona on Thursday.

Spain to increase security after attacks

Europe

Police arrest four suspects following Spain attacks

Police in Spain continue to investigate deadly attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, which left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured. They have arrested at least four suspects.

Police arrest four suspects following Spain attacks

Europe

Poland: Former president joins protests against courts reforms

Poland's former president Lech Walesa has warned that democratic advances made since communism ended will be destroyed if controversial reforms to the legal system go ahead.

Poland: Former president joins protests against courts reforms

Europe

Brexit talks: $70bn settlement to leave EU is big sticking point

The European Union's top negotiator says there are 'fundamental' disagreements between the bloc and the UK over citizens' rights.

Brexit talks: $70bn settlement to leave EU is big sticking point

Europe

Spanish royals begin three-day state visit to UK

Spain’s king and queen are in the UK, for a three-day state visit.

Spanish royals begin three-day state visit to UK

Europe

Italy struggles to cope with refugee influx

More than 100,000 refugees have entered Europe by sea this year, mostly through southern Italy. Despite the EU's repeated calls for all member states to share the burden, southern European countries have been dealing with the bulk of the arrivals.

Italy struggles to cope with refugee influx

United Kingdom

Thousands of UK protesters march against austerity

Demonstrators in Britain marched through central London demanding an end to austerity measures by the Conservative government. They are pressuring Prime Minister Theresa May to change her government’s economic policies.

Thousands of UK protesters march against austerity

Europe

Serbian president hosts foreign leaders

Serbia's newly elected president has been hosting foreign leaders in Belgrade for a ceremony to mark his inauguration.

Serbian president hosts foreign leaders

Europe

Hundreds of buildings in England to be tested after London fire

Hundreds of high-rise buildings in England are to be checked to see if they have the same type of cladding used on the Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 people died in a fire.

Hundreds of buildings in England to be tested after London fire