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Spain's PM says could use constitutional powers to stop Catalan independence

Spain's PM says could use constitutional powers to stop Catalan independence

MADRID, Oct 8 (Reuters) The Spanish government could use constitutional powers to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and prevent the region from splitting from Spain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an interview to newspaper El Pais published late on Saturday. Asked if he was ready to trigger the article 155 of the constitution, which enables him to sack the regional government and call a fresh local election, Rajoy answered: "I don't rule out absolutely anything that is within the law ... Ideally, it shouldn't be necessary to implement extreme solutions but for that not to happen things would have to be changed." Rajoy also said he planned to leave in Catalonia the extra 4,000 police officers the government had shipped in to region for an independence vote on Oct. 1 until the crisis was over. The conservative prime minister added he would not call a snap national election as a result of the political crisis and ruled out using mediation to resolve it. REUTERS JW0501

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UN Chief  'alarmed' by ceasefire violations in Libya; condoles loss of lives

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23 Sep 2018 | 10:22 AM

United Nations, Sep 23 (UNI) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said he is 'alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire' in Libya's capital Tripoli, and condoled loss of lives in violence.

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Pakistan FM in US to attend UNGA session

Pakistan FM in US to attend UNGA session

23 Sep 2018 | 9:33 AM

Islamabad, Sep 23 (UNI) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached the United States to participate in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session where he will present Islamabad's stance on host of issues including Kashmir.

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WB Vice President Hartwing Schafer due tomorrow to discuss Rohingya issue in Bangladesh

22 Sep 2018 | 10:23 PM

Dhaka, Sep 22 ( UNI) World Bank Vice President for the south Asia Region, Hartwing Schafer will arrive tomorrow to further deepen the longstanding partnership between Bangladesh and the World Bank Group and discuss how to help the country cope with the Rohingya crisis.

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DHSK seals 170 illegal clinics across Kashmir

22 Sep 2018 | 10:10 PM

Srinagar, Sep 22 (UNI) The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has sealed 170 illegal and un-authorized clinics across the valley, an official spokesman said here this evening.

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Jaya Prada appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal tourism

Jaya Prada appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal tourism

22 Sep 2018 | 9:31 PM

Kathmandu, Sept 22 (UNI) Actor and former member of Parliament Jaya Prada has been appointed by the government of Nepal Jaya Prada as its Goodwill Ambassador for tourism and culture.

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