Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalan Parliament voted Friday to declare independence from Spain, prompting the Spanish Senate to invoke Article 155 of the constitution. This article allows the Spanish government to adopt the necessary means to force an autonomous community to comply with the general interests of Spain Oct 28, 2017
Donald Trump declassifies some but not all files on John F Kennedys assassination

Donald Trump declassifies some but not all files on John F Kennedys assassination

President Donald Trump on Thursday (26 October) ordered the unveiling of 2,800 documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy but yielded to pressure from the FBI and CIA to block the release of some information to be reviewed further over the next 180 days. Trump allowed the immediate release of the secret files by the National Archives on 26 October following a last-minute scramble to meet a deadline set by the Congress in 1992. Oct 27, 2017
Russia tests nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

Russia tests nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

Russia launched four ballistic missiles on 26 October as part of large-scale war games involving the countrys strategic forces. The nuclear capable missiles were launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in western Russia, hitting a target at the Kura military testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula thousands of kilometres away. Oct 27, 2017
Five US presidents who have been accused of sexual misconduct

Five US presidents who have been accused of sexual misconduct

Former President George HW Bush was accused this week of sexually assaulting a woman and the man now sitting in the Oval Office has more than a dozen women accusing him of sexual misconduct. But long before public allegations against presidents became more common, the legacy of alleged sexual abuse and harassment from men leading the nation stretches back to Americas earliest days, spanning leaders both iconic and obscure. Oct 26, 2017