World Media

Catalonia: Sacked leaders summoned to Madrid court

Catalonia: Sacked leaders summoned to Madrid court

Nine ex-ministers turned up to the high court Thursday after being summoned, while Puigdemont and four other ministers failed to show up and are believed to be in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

The judge is expected to rule on the warrant Friday, but the process could be complicated if Puigdemont decides to seek asylum in Belgium.

"He must be heard within 24 hours by an investigating judge who will explain the motives for the European arrest warrant, to say that he has the right to a lawyer and also to offer for him to voluntarily return to Spain, something that he can also refuse to do", Chome told The Associated Press.

Five of the 20, including sacked regional President Carles Puigdemont, traveled to Brussels following the declaration and are refusing to appear.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are now getting to grips with playing defensive teams
Liverpool have been handed a boost after winger Sadio Mane returned to full training a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.

He is representing former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras and four other ousted members of the Catalan Cabinet.

This constitutional crisis began when Catalan officials held an independence referendum last month, despite the Spanish government saying it was illegal.

In a speech broadcast late on Thursday by Catalan public TV3, Mr Puigdemont called on Catalans to protest against the Spanish authorities "without violence, peacefully and with respect for everybody's opinions".

The jailing of the former ministers caused an uproar in Catalonia, where pro-independence protesters filled the streets.

Dismembered Bodies, Severed Heads Discovered In Tokyo Apartment
Takahiro Shiraishi , 27, has confessed to killing the victims and cutting them up, a police spokesman said. The suspect told police he dismembered the bodies in the bathroom after killing the persons.

She said the defendants, who could face jail sentences of up to 50 years, must be held in custody because they were a flight risk and could destroy evidence.

A lawyer for several of the jailed Catalan leaders said they would appeal against the judge's decision.

The prosecution requested that former business minister Santi Vila was bailed, and this was granted.

The Supreme Court said the hearing of the six regional parliament board members was postponed until November 9 following a request by their lawyers.

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with more than 100 new emoji
The first developer preview for iOS 11.2 arrived this week, bringing some small but exciting improvements to the operating system. Here's how you can downgrade iOS 11.1 final version to iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.0.2 or iOS 11.0.1 on iPhone, iPad or iPod.


  • Apple fanatics might have to wait longer for the iPhone X

    Apple fanatics might have to wait longer for the iPhone X

    Revenue from Apple's suite of services, meanwhile, came in at $8.5 billion, a solid 34% increase from the year-ago quarter. The company gave investors a guidance $84 billion to $87 billion in revenue for the current quarter.
    Stress in America Survey: Is This the Low Point?

    Stress in America Survey: Is This the Low Point?

    Overall, Americans' stress level in 2017 is, on average, the same as it was in 2016: 4.8 on a 10-point scale. Black and Hispanic men also reported a significantly higher average stress level (4.8) than white men (4.2).
    Puigdemont Will Not Return to Spain to Testify in Spanish Court

    Puigdemont Will Not Return to Spain to Testify in Spanish Court

    But he has said he would not seek asylum and would return to Spain "immediately" if guaranteed a fair judicial process. Puigdemont is now in Belgium with some of his government members and hired a lawyer for his case.
  • GOP tax plan: Rate cuts, higher standard deduction, child credits

    GOP tax plan: Rate cuts, higher standard deduction, child credits

    Those changes will amount to a tax increase on high-income taxpayers with pricey homes, even if they get lower income tax rates. The Republican tax legislation released on Thursday didn't give President Donald Trump's daughter everything she wanted either.
    Indian cricket is in safe hands for next several years: Ashish Nehra

    Indian cricket is in safe hands for next several years: Ashish Nehra

    Eventually, Nehra , also bowling the day's final over, returned respectable figures of none for 29 in his four-over spell. He further remarked that he must be the one bowler who bowled the most number of last overs for India .
    Traditional owners ban Uluru climb

    Traditional owners ban Uluru climb

    A park board made up of a majority of the traditional owners of the land where the rock stands made the decision Wednesday. The iconic sandstone monolith, also known as Ayers Rock, will be placed off limits to climbers in 2018.
  • Trump nominee Sam Clovis withdraws consideration for USDA post amid Russian Federation  probe

    Trump nominee Sam Clovis withdraws consideration for USDA post amid Russian Federation probe

    Senator Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican who's chairman of the committee, said he needs to look at the issue before commenting. He later acknowledged that he met then-Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak twice during the campaign.
    Samsung's work-focused Note 8 has better support than your phone

    Samsung's work-focused Note 8 has better support than your phone

    If you are a Galaxy S8/S8 + user in the U.S. , then there are fair chances that you will be among the first to get the update . The Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8 .0 Oreo beta appears to be rolling out to a select group of users.
    El Shaarawy double as Roma maul Chelsea

    El Shaarawy double as Roma maul Chelsea

    Diego Simeone's team is going through a tough spell and is now four points back of second-place Chelsea with two games to go. So while Roma's record isn't exactly comparable to the rest of the league it's still a huge improvement on recent years.
  • OnePlus confirms the 5T will keep the headphone jack

    OnePlus confirms the 5T will keep the headphone jack

    Another thing worth noting from the leak is that the OnePlus 5T has the iPhone 8's 2.5D curved glass, The Verge reported. If seems as though every few weeks we receive word of a new flagship smartphone that is about to be released.
    Kidde Company Fire Extinguishers

    Kidde Company Fire Extinguishers

    To claim a replacement, check the brand name and model number of your fire extinguisher against the CPSC recall notice . The recall affects between 37 and 38 million extinguishers in the US made from 1973 to this past September.
    Elizabeth Warren Believes The DNC Primary Was Rigged For Hillary

    Elizabeth Warren Believes The DNC Primary Was Rigged For Hillary

    As for current DNC chair Tom Perez , Warren said his handling of the matter will serve as a test. Brazile was sacked from CNN and apologized for sharing the questions.