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Carles Puigdemont: The man who wants to break up Spain

Catalonia’s sacked President Carles Puigdemont has spearheaded the region’s peaceful drive for independence from Spain. In defiance of the law and Spain’s constitution, he has pushed forward in the hope of international recognition. But his zeal for secession has put him on a collision course with Madrid. It outlawed the …

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6 shocks from the Mamma Mia 2 trailer

Here We Go Again. The first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel to 2008’s Mamma Mia dropped on Thursday. Earlier versions of it may have leaked online in the last few days but we don’t talk about those so hush now. When it was released, the first Mamma Mia movie briefly …

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Catalonia crisis in 300 words

Catalonia’s drive for independence has plunged Spain into its biggest political crisis for 40 years. On 21 December pro-independence parties won a narrow majority in a Catalan election that Spain had called in the hope of ending the crisis. So independence remains a possibility. What is Catalonia? Catalonia is a …

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Farthest monster black hole found

Astronomers have discovered the most distant “supermassive” black hole known to science. The matter-munching sinkhole is a whopping 13 billion light-years away, so far that we see it as it was a mere 690 million years after the Big Bang. But at about 800 million times the mass of our …

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Brexit: Electoral Commission reopens probe into Vote Leave

The Electoral Commission has reopened an investigation into Vote Leave’s EU referendum spending. The campaign paid £625,000 to clear bills allegedly run up by university student Darren Grimes with a digital agency days ahead of last June’s vote. A separate group, Veterans for Britain, received £100,000 from Vote Leave. The …

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