Spain continues to slide deeper into recession. Economic output fell by 0.7 percent on the same period in 2011. It's the steepest decline in three years. Spending cuts and tax hikes are putting the brakes on growth.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wants Catalan leaders to spell out whether independence has been declared, implying that he would limit the region's autonomy if that is the case. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
Spain's premier has told parliament about the government's plan to resolve the crisis that emerged from Catalonia's independence bid. Rajoy gave Catalonia's leader five days to clarify whether he declared independence.
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called on Catalans to vote in huge numbers in a December election to "restore normalcy." Rajoy was in Barcelona on his first visit since Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalonia.
Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But many Greeks turned out to protest against the measures.
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