The former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has called on the Spanish prime minister to negotiate a political solution to the crisis in Catalonia. Also: Boris Johnson urges better Russia relations and warming up at a Gloggfest in Sweden.
Parties favouring independence look set to maintain a majority in the region's parliament. The previous administration was dissolved by Madrid after it declared independence from Spain. Also: The UN General Assembly passes a resolution condemning President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the smash-hit musical 'Hamilton' hits London's West-End.
The people of Catalonia are voting in a closely watched regional election, called by Spain following a controversial independence referendum. Also: Melbourne attack 'not terror related' and Apple admits slowing down older iPhones.
PM Theresa May's deputy is asked to resign after an inquiry finds he breached Britain's ministerial code. Also: Ugandan MPs scrap presidential age limit, the music behind the US civil rights movement and Lady Gaga's Vegas residency
European Union takes tough action against Poland over controversial legal changes. The Poles say this is politically-motivated.
Also, the European Court of Justice rules that Uber is officially a transport company, the BBC is to boost its religious output, Nigeria's battle against dealers in fake drugs, and Iran honours a woman artist with a museum solely devoted to her work.
The US House of Representatives backs the biggest tax overhaul for years and now the Senate will decide. Also: China has unveiled plans to cap the amount of greenhouse gases some seventeen hundred energy companies can produce and how science is helping to slow down old age.