Catalonia’s Independence Vote Descends Into Chaos and Clashes – New York Times

New York Times Catalonia's Independence Vote Descends Into Chaos and ClashesNew York TimesThe Spanish police blocked the entrance of a Barcelona school that was to be used as a polling station in the Catalan independence referendum on Sunday. Credit Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press. BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's defiant attempt to …Clashes during Catalan independence vote injure more […]

Paris bans all cars from the whole city for a day

 PARIS (AP) — Pedestrians are being encouraged to stroll the City of Light as the French capital banned cars throughout the city for a day. Paris has experimented in the past with car-free days, but Sunday marked the first time the entire city was handed over to ramblers, cyclists and roller-bladers. Only emergency vehicles, buses […]

Mona Lisa unveiled? Nude sketch may have link to masterpiece

PARIS (AP) — There’s something vaguely familiar about this charcoal sketch of a woman’s face and nude torso — could it be an unclothed precursor to the Mona Lisa by the master himself? French government art experts are trying to find out, analyzing the sketch in a laboratory beneath the Louvre, the museum where the […]

Responding to Puerto Rico’s disaster is uniquely complex. But Trump is still falling short. – Washington Post

Washington Post Responding to Puerto Rico's disaster is uniquely complex. But Trump is still falling short.Washington PostA week on from Hurricane Maria's landfall, Puerto Rico remains objectively devastated. Amid growing criticism, President Trump and acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke have forcefully defended the administration's response, arguing the crisis …Trump faces growing backlash over Puerto Rico […]

Indonesia volcano may erupt explosively or menace for weeks

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Experts say a suddenly active volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is more likely to erupt than not. But because every volcano has its own unique characteristics, scientists can’t predict when that will be with total certainty. It could erupt suddenly or continue for weeks at its current menacing […]

A software glitch is causing delays at airports around the world – Business Insider

Business Insider A software glitch is causing delays at airports around the worldBusiness InsiderMADRID (AP) — Authorities say passengers at airports around the world have suffered some delays because of a problem with check-in systems. The Spain-based company Amadeus, which provides software to airports, airlines and the tourism industry, …Airport Computer Systems Crash Across The World, […]

Puerto Rico suffering humanitarian crisis after Maria, San Juan mayor says – CNN

CNN Puerto Rico suffering humanitarian crisis after Maria, San Juan mayor saysCNN(CNN) Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, the US commonwealth looks something like this: Most are without power and phone service, with little hope of having it restored soon. Food and medicine are dwindling, especially for those …Trump: I think we're getting […]

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurds cast ballots on Monday in their autonomous region and in a wide sweep of captured territories on whether to seek independence from Baghdad, a historic vote that has also raised tensions and fears of instability. The referendum is non-binding and will not immediately bring independence, but it would mark […]

German Chancellor Merkel on track for 4th term as far right set to enter Parliament, projections show – Washington Post

Washington Post German Chancellor Merkel on track for 4th term as far right set to enter Parliament, projections showWashington PostBREAKING NEWS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on course to claim a fourth term in office Sunday even as the far right was set to take seats in Parliament for the first time in more than […]

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump […]