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Spain court suspends Catalonia independence referendum

Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended Catalonia's planned independence referendum.

The court said it first needed to consider arguments whether the 9 November vote breached the country's constitution.

It acted on a request from the Spanish central government in Madrid.

The leader of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed a decree on Saturday calling for the referendum. Many in the wealthy north-eastern Spanish region back him. 

But Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told reporters that the vote was not "compatible with the Spanish constitution".

Leaders of UK and Iran meet for first time since 1979 Islamic revolution

The British prime minister, David Cameron, met the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, in New York on Wednesday in what marks a milestone in the long-strained relations between London and Tehran.

The meeting - as the two leaders attended the UN general assembly - was the first encounter between an Iranian president and a British prime minister since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Manuel Valls wins German praise for plan to reform French economy

Manuel Valls has used his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister to try to convince Germany that his government is serious about making its economy more competitive, declaring that France “is not the sick child of Europe”.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, praised the reforms he outlined, but said it was up to the European commission to judge whether Paris should be granted yet more time to bring its public deficit down to EU treaty limits.

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