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Catalonia, Independence

Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region’s preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. Today’s raids mostly targeted the region’s economic and foreign departments as Spanish authorities worked to halt all preparatory moves for the planned October 1 referendum, it was...

Parsons Green, Police

A third man has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack, Scotland Yard said. The 25-year-old was held in a counter-terrorism raid in Newport, South Wales, shortly after 7pm on Tuesday. Witnesses to the arrest described officers "jumping" a man who was put into a police car and driven away. Nearby resident Sully Ali, 19, a part-time model, told...

Some Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights after the airline announced mass cancellations have reported having to pay again if they had chosen to pick seats or take hold luggage. The travellers who were offered "free" replacement flights discovered they were not refunded for charges on extras paid on their original booking, leaving them having to pay twice. The Dublin-based carrier -...

Foreign Secretary, Theresa May, Conservative Party

Theresa May is expecting Boris Johnson to remain in her Cabinet as Foreign Secretary, Downing Street has said. The comment came after Mr Johnson dismissed reports that he might be on the verge of quitting and denied the Cabinet is split over Brexit, insisting: "We are a nest of singing birds." Mrs May has called a special meeting of Cabinet at...

Mexico, Earthquake

A powerful earthquake has hit central Mexico, cracking building facades and scattering rubble in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent panicked office workers streaming into the streets, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. The US Geological Survey said the quake...

KPMG, business, HBOS, Audit

KPMG has been cleared by the British accounting watchdog over its auditing of HBOS in the run-up to the lender’s near collapse in the 2008 financial crisis. Britain’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said it had closed the investigation into KPMG’s handling of HBOS’s accounts, concluding that KPMG’s work did not fall short of standards. It added it does not believe there...

Halle Berry turned heads as she arrived at the Kingsman: The Golden Circle premiere in a stunning black gown with a sheer skirt that left little to the imagination. The Hollywood actress, 51, showed off her curves in the elegant sleeveless dress, which featured a high neck and a transparent skirt and was patterned with purple flowers. Berry teamed the...

James Corden has made light of the backlash he received after he was spotted planting a kiss on the cheek of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The British star, 39, was criticised after he was pictured backstage at the Emmys with Spicer, who made a cameo at the TV awards ceremony. Corden told Monday’s instalment of his Late,...