A SPANISH Supreme Court judge has charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians, including fugitive former regional president Carles Puigdemont, with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain.
By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press
US president Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian president Vladimir Putin on his re-election but he did so anyway, a senior administration official has said.
RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin has won a fourth term in office with nearly 77 per cent of the vote – his highest ever score – giving him a mandate to pursue his nationalist policies for another six years.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, long scorned by Donald Trump, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel's office and are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey.
Syrian government and Russian air strikes have killed at least 46 civilians in a besieged town outside Damascus, while Turkish attacks on a Kurdish-held town in northern Syria left at least 22 dead, officials said.