Latest News Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia 2017-10-19T08:46:56.000000000+00:00 Carles Puigdemont said in a letter to the Spanish prime minister that the regional Parliament could vote to break away if Madrid tried to take administrative control. Jacinda Ardern Set to Lead New Zealand, Capping a Labour Revival 2017-10-19T08:31:41.000000000+00:00 A dramatic show of support from a minor party has put Ms. Ardern in line to be the country’s youngest prime minister in more than 150 years. ‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer? 2017-10-19T07:23:06.000000000+00:00 As the zombie apocalypse drama returns for Season 8, the AMC series is looking to rebound from a stretch of storytelling shenanigans that alienated viewers. China’s Reform Hopefuls Watch for Names. Only One May Matter. 2017-10-19T07:19:05.000000000+00:00 A leadership shuffle in the Communist Party could hint at its commitment to an economic overhaul, but Xi Jinping’s growing power may hinder that effort. Trump’s Condolence Call to Soldier’s Widow Ignites an Imbroglio 2017-10-19T07:10:27.000000000+00:00 A furious back-and-forth turned what can be an emotionally wrenching encounter into an ugly spectacle between the president and a bereaved citizen. Simple Ways to Be Better at Remembering 2017-10-19T06:45:01.000000000+00:00 Memory is a reconstruction, not a photographic recording. Our brains — unlike computers — are forever rerecording those memories. Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Catalonia, Nxivm: Your Thursday Briefing 2017-10-19T05:21:51.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Signaling Frustration, Senior House Republican Plans to Quit Early 2017-10-19T04:12:03.000000000+00:00 Amid disarray in Washington, Representative Pat Tiberi of Ohio, a senior lawmaker close to party leaders, is expected to quit midway through his term. Struggle Over Kirkuk Puts the U.S. and Iran on the Same Side 2017-10-19T03:52:38.000000000+00:00 Kurdish and Iraqi forces, both armed by the Americans, fought each other in Kirkuk. Analysts think Iran played a key role in the dispute’s resolution. Europe’s Fastest-Growing Economy Could Be Headed for Trouble 2017-10-19T03:30:38.000000000+00:00 Much of the growth in Romania is the product of a consumer bonanza, and economists worry that the good times cannot last given a lack of investment.