Catalan pro-independence parties have failed for a fourth time to elect a regional leader. Quim Torra, an independence advocate and picked up by former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont himself to continue the fight with Spain's central government to achieve self-determination, needed 68 votes to be elected, but obtained only 66.
The US Justice Department has announced the conviction of a former CIA contractor who pleaded guilty for theft of classified information amid growing cases of government contractors accused of stealing secrets from spy agencies.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh has earned the respect of the world by sending its first artificial satellite 'Bangabandhu-1' into orbit. “We have received the highest respect of the world as an independent nation,” she said at an event in Dhaka on Saturday morning following the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite.