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Politics of Spain

Artur Mas announces that he is resigning as president of the PDeCAT party.

The former president of the Generalitat says that it is a meditated decision

Politics of Egypt

The Parliament of Egypt approves, with a two-thirds majority in favour, extending the nationwide state of emergency for a further three months, starting January 13.

Politics of Poland

New ministers of defence, finance, interior, health, environment and foreign affairs, amongst others, are appointed.

Gerrymandering in the United States

A three-judge federal panel rules North Carolina's congressional district map was illegally gerrymandered because legislators relied too heavily on partisan affiliation in drawing constituencies. This is the first time a federal court has struck down a redistricting plan for partisan gerrymandering.

The federal judges gave lawmakers until Jan. 29 to show them a new map. The deadline is important because candidates for the November congressional elections begin filing for the primaries on Feb. 12.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California issues a nationwide injunction blocking the rescission of the DACA program, ordering the Trump administration to restart and maintain the program as the legal challenge(s) to the president's decision go forward.

A federal judge on Tuesday night issued a nationwide injunction ordering the Trump administration to maintain the program.

2017–18 Iranian protests

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei says that Iran has extinguished the unrest and has foiled attempts to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic. He went on to identify the United States, Britain, Israel, the People's Mujahedin of Iran and "a wealthy government" in the Persian Gulf among Iran's foreign enemies.

Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

Cuba–United States relations

An anonymous senior State Department official says that United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to convene a special-panel Accountability Review Board to further investigate the "attacks" at the U.S. embassy in Havana.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will convene a new high-level investigation into the harm that Washington says U.S. diplomats in Havana suffered in unexplained health attacks, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

North Korea–South Korea relations

In the first inter-Korean talks in two years at the Panmunjeom-Paju "Truce Village" (DMZ), both parties agree on the need to ease tensions and hold military talks. North Korea also agrees to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

North Korea on Tuesday confirmed its participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and agreed to hold military talks with South Korea. The agreement came in the first inter-Korean talks to be held in more than two years. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (left) exchanges a joint press statement with the head of North Korean delegation Ri ...

2018 Swan Islands earthquake

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes north of Honduras, resulting in tsunami warnings in the Caribbean.

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras, briefly triggering multiple tsunami warnings in the area, including for the coasts of Honduras, Belize, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

2018 Southern California landslides

At least 15 people are killed by mudslides following heavy overnight rains in areas of Santa Barbara County, California, where last month's wildfires destroyed forests and destabilized the land.

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. Helicopters were used to pluck more than 50 people from rooftops because downed trees and power...

2017–18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season

At least 29 people are dead and 22 are missing in the aftermath of a strong tropical cyclone striking Madagascar.

Twenty-nine people died and more than 80,000 were affected after Tropical Cyclone Ava tore through Madagascar last week, authorities said on Monday.

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon steps down as executive chairman of Breitbart News amid a dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump over comments he made about the Trump family in Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury".

The ex-Trump strategist steps down amid a furore over reported remarks about the president's son.