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Elections in Spain

The far-right and anti-immigration Vox enters a legislative chamber after winning 12 seats, for the first time in the history of Spanish democracy.

A far-right party in Spain broke new political ground Sunday after winning 12 seats in a regional election for the first time since the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.

Elections in Spain

The Socialist and current regional President Susana Díaz wins the election, but loses 14 seats.


At least 65,000 people gather in Brussels, Belgium, in a march for more action on protecting the climate.


The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes in Katowice, Poland.

Crucial talks on limiting climate change start a day early in Poland amid dire warnings.

Papua conflict

At least 19 people are killed as armed group linked to West Papua Liberation Organization attacks construction workers at Trans Papua road project in Nduga Regency, Papua, Indonesia.

The West Papua Liberation Army is claiming responsibility for the killings of at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua.

War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

A senior Taliban commander, Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund, is killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan.

Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund was the insurgent group's commander of the southern Helmand province.