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Spain’s Top Court Rules to Remove Catalan Chief From Office

MADRID—Catalonia’s outgoing regional president has called on voters to advance the cause of separatism from Spain after the country’s Supreme Court barred him from office for disobeying the country’s electoral law. The top court’s ruling earlier on Sept. 28 upheld a previous decision to remove…

Photos of the Week: Wishing Moons, Runway Swim, Shawnee Sunset

Autumn colors in Wales, a ripple maze in Taiwan, “picture day” at a Connecticut school, a funnel cloud in Spain, protests in Kentucky, a socially-distanced beauty pageant in Venezuela, flowers among high-rises in South Korea, surfing in South Africa, and much more. 0…

Animals in the News

Time again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a donkey-therapy program in Spain, animals affected by wildfires in the U.S., a rescued anteater in Brazil, COVID-sniffing dog training in Germany,…

WHO says virus death toll in Europe to rise

The World Health Organization expects Europe to see a rise in the daily number of Covid-19 deaths in October and November, the head of the body’s European branch said on Monday. “It’s going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more…

A Note on Ted Halstead

Everyone who knew him has been shocked by the news that Ted Halstead, a founder of New America and pioneer of many other causes and organizations, has died in the past few days in a hiking accident in Spain. He had recently turned 52. Accidental…

The day an American B-52 dropped four nukes on Spain

On Jan. 17, 1966, a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber and a refueling plane collided during a refueling operation near the southern Spanish village of Palomares, killing seven of 11 crew members. At the time, the US was keeping nuclear-armed warplanes in the air near the…

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