Catalonia has been a dominant theme in Spanish politics since it briefly declared independence in October 2017 following a referendum deemed illegal by courts, prompting the country’s biggest political crisis in decades.
【C】【h】【a】【r】【l】【e】【s】【 】【R】【o】【b】【e】【r】【t】【s】【o】【n】【,】【 】【a】【 】【s】【e】【n】【i】【o】【r】【 】【e】【c】【o】【n】【o】【m】【i】【s】【t】【 】【a】【t】【 】【R】【e】【n】【a】【i】【s】【s】【a】【n】【c】【e】【 】【C】【a】【p】【i】【t】【a】【l】【,】【 】【w】【h】【o】【 】【h】【a】【s】【 】【b】【e】【e】【n】【 】【c】【l】【o】【s】【e】【l】【y】【 】【t】【r】【a】【c】【k】【i】【n】【g】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【c】【o】【r】【o】【n】【a】【v】【i】【r】【u】【s】【,】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【 】【S】【o】【u】【t】【h】【 】【A】【f】【r】【i】【c】【a】【’】【s】【 】【e】【a】【r】【l】【y】【 】【a】【c】【t】【i】【o】【n】【 】【w】【a】【s】【 】【i】【m】【p】【r】【e】【s】【s】【i】【v】【e】【.】
Chancellor Angela Merkel last week warned that the situation was likely to worsen over the winter. Keen to keep the economy going and schools open, she has agreed with regional leaders to ban major events until at least the end of the year and tighten rules for travelers returning from high-risk countries.
China also reported three new imported cases, down from nine a day earlier, and three new asymptomatic cases, down from seven.
Charlie Hebdo, which has long tested the limits of what society will accept in the name of free speech, on Wednesday re-printed the cartoons that stirred outrage in the Muslim world when they were first published by a Danish newspaper in 2005.<
Chargui’s sharing of the post in May angered some conservative social media users who demanded punishment in a nation periodically polarised between secular and Islamist political wings since a revolution that introduced democracy nine years ago.
【C】【h】【a】【m】【i】【s】【a】【,】【 】【4】【2】【,】【 】【n】【a】【r】【r】【o】【w】【l】【y】【 】【l】【o】【s】【t】【 】【t】【h】【o】【s】【e】【 】【e】【l】【e】【c】【t】【i】【o】【n】【s】【 】【t】【o】【 】【M】【n】【a】【n】【g】【a】【g】【w】【a】【.】【 】【H】【e】【 】【s】【a】【y】【s】【 】【h】【e】【 】【i】【s】【 】【b】【e】【i】【n】【g】【 】【p】【e】【r】【s】【e】【c】【u】【t】【e】【d】【 】【f】【o】【r】【 】【r】【e】【f】【u】【s】【i】【n】【g】【 】【t】【o】【 】【r】【e】【c】【o】【g】【n】【i】【s】【e】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【p】【r】【e】【s】【i】【d】【e】【n】【t】【’】【s】【 】【d】【i】【s】【p】【u】【t】【e】【d】【 】【v】【i】【c】【t】【o】【r】【y】【 】【w】【h】【i】【l】【e】【 】【K】【h】【u】【p】【e】【 】【a】【c】【c】【e】【p】【t】【e】【d】【 】【t】【h】【e】【 】【r】【e】【s】【u】【l】【t】【s】【.】