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Madrid resolute on taking control of Catalonia

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the “only possible” way to restore legality in Catalonia, which according to him has been liquidated by regional President Carles Puigdemont, is for Madrid to take control of the autonomous region. Speaking to the parliament on Wednesday, Rajoy said that the government’s plan to invoke ...

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Polish doctors protest against government

Polish doctors on Wednesday doubled down on their call for a health budget increase by striking in the southern city of Krakow after finding the government’s promises insufficient. Trainee medical staff and specialists took the day off from work under the banner of “a day without doctors”, with some joining ...

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Accountability court to hear references against Sharif family today

ISLAMABAD  – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar will appear before the accountability court today (Thursday) hearing the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) references against the Sharif family. Earlier, Nawaz Sharif was indicted in NAB references regarding Park Lane Apartments, Al Azizia Steel ...

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Tennis: Del Potro boosts London hopes in Swiss opener

BASEL  – Fourth seed Juan Martin del Potro started his bid for a third Swiss Indoors title on Wednesday by outlasting Portugal s Joao Sousa 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. The injury-plagued Argentinian lifted the Basel trophy in 2012 and 2013 – beating home favourite and eight-time winner Roger Federer in both of ...

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Tennis: Rampant Wozniacki credits aggression for success

SINGAPORE  – A rampant Caroline Wozniacki said a more assertive approach is fuelling her spectacular start to the WTA Finals after she thrashed world number one Simona Halep in straight sets on Wednesday. The 27-year-old stunned Halep 6-0, 6-2 in just 63 minutes in Singapore to storm into the last ...

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Football: Werner penalty miss hands Bayern cup win

BERLIN  – Bayern Munich squeezed past 10-man RB Leipzig in Wednesday s dramatic German Cup second-round clash with a 5-4 win in a penalty shoot-out after Timo Werner missed the final crucial kick. Although Leipzig s midfielder Naby Keita was sent off with half an hour left, Emil Forsberg gave RB the ...

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