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Catalan Parliament declares independence from Spain, Senate approves direct Madrid rule

Catalan Parliament declares independence from Spain, Senate approves direct Madrid rule

“I ask for calm from all Spaniards. The rule of law will restore legality in Catalonia,” Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wrote.  (AP Photo) Related News Catalan’s regional parliament on Friday passed a motion declaring independence from Spain, even as opposition lawmakers left the chamber in protest before the vote. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy appealed for peace in a tweet posted […]

UK blames North Korea for cyberattack that crippled hospitals

The report revealed that there had been multiple warnings ahead of the attack about the weakness of IT security in the NHS but that recommendations for security updates were not respected. Related News Britain on Friday blamed North Korea for a ransomware attack this year that a new report revealed affected a third of English hospitals and could have been […]

UK PM Theresa May appoints new Brexit representative in upper house

UK PM Theresa May appoints new Brexit representative in upper house

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the EU summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Top News British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed on Friday a former member of the European Parliament to represent her government on Brexit in parliament’s upper chamber following the resignation of the incumbent on medical grounds. The Brexit department announced Martin […]

Some 200 million women work without laws against sexual harassment: Study

Nearly 82 million women work in countries without laws against gender discrimination, finds the study (Representational Image) Top News More than a third of countries do not have laws against sexual harassment in the workplace, leaving more than 200 million women without legal protection on the job, according to a new study. Globally, nearly 82 million women work in countries […]

South African farmers jailed for forcing black man into coffin

South African farmers jailed for forcing black man into coffin

The case, heard at a court in Middelburg, about 160 km (100 miles) east of the capital Pretoria, has caused outrage in a country where deep racial divides persist 23 years after the fall of apartheid. (Representational Image) Related News Two white South African farmers who were filmed pushed a wailing black man into a coffin were sentenced to jail […]