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Ousted Catalan leader not expected to appear for questioning

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Barcelona, Nov 01 (AP) - The Belgian lawyer for Carles Puigdemont said Wednesday he does not expect the ousted Catalan leader to return to Spain in the coming weeks, and certainly not for questioning by a Spanish national court judge on Thursday.
Lawyer Paul Bekaert told VTM network when questioned about the court appearance that "he is not going to Madrid."
"As things look now, I cannot see him going back in the next few weeks," he said.
Puigdemont appeared at a news conference in Brussels...
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Information, not force, can bring change in NKorea

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Washington, Nov 1 (AP) - The highest-level North Korean defector in two decades says America should bring change peacefully by challenging the totalitarian regime's grip on information rather than resorting to military action.
As tensions soar over North Korea's nuclear weapons development and...
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Catalan ex-leader to speak in Brussels as asylum rumors grow

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Brussels, Oct 31 (AP) - Catalonia's ousted regional president will give a news conference in Brussels on Tues-day, European officials said, as speculation mounted that he might seek political asylum in Belgium and try to avoid possible prosecution in Spain for declaring Catalan...
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Mueller probe of Trump administration enters new phase

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Washington, Oct 31 (AP) - Special counsel Robert Muller's charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two other aides marked a new phase in his sprawling investigation into Russia and President Donald Trump, underscoring the ongoing threat Mueller poses to the...
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Thailand cancels passports of ousted prime minister

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Bangkok, Oct 31 (AP) - Thailand has the canceled the passports of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last month to evade a prison sentence that she said was politically motivated.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaks said late Monday that Thailand's...
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