Catalonia calls for Spain mediation amid referendum dispute

 

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader on Monday called for international mediation and for the European Union "to stop looking the other way" in the region's bid to secede from Spain, a day after a violent crackdown by Spanish police trying to block referendum voting.

Catalonia

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA and CIARAN GILES , Associated Press

Bizarre attacks in Havana hit US spy network in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America's spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Google drops "first click free," loathed by many publishers

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were asked to pay for it.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US army chief says Russia war games broke observer rules

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. Army's commander in Europe says Russia broke up its Zapad war games with Belarus into parts to avoid having international monitors watch the weeklong exercises last month.

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