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Amid Protests, Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials

By Raphael Minder

As a general strike and protests took place across Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont vowed to fight Spain’s attempt to try him on sedition charges.

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Suburbanites in Louisiana Vote to Create a New City of Their Own

By Rick Rojas

The referendum to establish a largely white city called St. George on the edge of Baton Rouge, which is racially diverse, grew out of frustration over schools and local control.

Catalan Separatist Leaders Get Lengthy Prison Terms for Sedition

By Raphael Minder

Spain’s Supreme Court gave the former deputy leader of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, the longest sentence, 13 years, for his role in the independence movement.

Why Is Turkey Fighting the Kurds in Syria?

By Megan Specia

On Wednesday, Turkey announced that it was beginning an assault on a Kurdish-led militia in northeastern Syria. How did the two American allies get here?

In Pakistan-Held Kashmir, Growing Calls for Independence

By Maria Abi-Habib, Jalaluddin Mughal and Salman Masood

An emboldened independence movement in Pakistan-held Kashmir has the government on edge, emerging as the state tries to rein in anti-India militants.

Spain Heads to 4th Election in 4 Years After Failure to Form Government

By Raphael Minder

Spain was plunged into political uncertainty after talks to form a government collapsed, forcing another national election in November.