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Catalan Leader Accuses Spanish Government of Authoritarian Coup

The Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont has condemned Madrid's decision to sack the Catalan government as an "authoritarian coup". The Spanish Prime Minister wants to suspend the Catalan parliament and hold fresh elections in the region to stop it from breaking away from Spain. Also in the programme: The World Health Organisation has drawn heavy criticism by appointing the Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador; and 54 years after John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, President Trump says he will release the remaining classified JFK files.

(Photo: Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont. Credit: AFP / GETTY)

Spain to Limit Catalonia's Autonomy

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announces plans for fresh elections in Catalonia, blaming the move on 'disregard for the law' by Catalan pro-independence forces.

Also in the programme: controversy over the appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador; and a look at the alleged sonic attacks on American diplomats in Cuba.

(Photo: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gives a press conference after a crisis cabinet meeting in Madrid. Credit: AFP/Getty images)

Iraqi Forces Retake More Ground from Kurds

Iraqi forces seize the last Kurdish-held district in the province of Kirkuk. Bafel Talabani, the son of the late Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, says Kurdish leaders made a "colossal error".

Also in the programme: China's North Korea problem and the demise Down Under of the Holden

(Picture: Kurdish Peshmarga forces are seen near Altun Kupri, between Kirkuk and Erbil, Iraq October 20, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Azad Lashkari)

EU Paves the Way for UK Trade Talks

The European Council President Donald Tusk has said progress was "not sufficient" to begin trade talks with the UK now but that "doesn't mean there is no progress at all". EU leaders will discuss the issue internally, paving the way for talks with the UK, possibly in December.

Also in the programme; further fighting between Kurdish forces and the Iraqi military and; a controversial plan by the mayor of Sao Paolo to feed the poor on reconstituted goods approaching their sell-by date.

Image: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a press conference on the second day of European Council meetings. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Spain Promises To Impose Direct Rule On Catalonia

Spain is poised to begin process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia. Also on the programme: we hear from the actor Tom Hanks who says no way back for Harvey Weinstein, anger over Mogadishu bomb reaches streets.

(Photo: demonstrations in Barcelona. Credit: AFP)

Spain Moves to Suspend Catalonia's Autonomy

The head of the Catalan regional government, Carles Puigdemont, ignored Madrid's ultimatum to rescind the region's bid for independence. In response, the Spanish government will hold a special Cabinet session when it will trigger the process to activate Article 155 of Spain's Constitution, allowing Madrid to impose direct rule.

Also in the programme: new evidence confirms that insects are in dramatic decline, and as the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, sends a letter to reassure EU citizens in the UK that their future is safe, we hear from one of the letter's recipients.

Image: people in Catalonia watch a big screen. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images.