News Headlines - 12 November 2015

Suspects held across Europe in alleged plot to kidnap Norwegian diplomats | The Guardian

European law enforcement authorities say they have broken up a Kurdish-Sunni extremist group that was allegedly planning to take Norwegian diplomats hostage either in Europe or the Middle East.

Canada renews backing for Miss World contestant's human rights push in China | The Guardian

The newly elected government of Canada has renewed the country’s support for its Miss World contestant’s efforts to raise awareness of human rights violations in China, amid fresh claims of harassment by Chinese officials.

Spain's top court orders halt to Catalan independence process - Telegraph

Spain’s top court has dealt a blow to Catalonia’s push for independence by ordering the region's leaders to halt an 18-month process of forming a breakaway state, following an angry appeal from Madrid against the "destruction" of the Spanish nation.

Lufthansa: Week-long strike grounds nearly half a million fliers

The labor disruption forced the German carrier to cancel more than 930 flights, including most of its Thursday schedule to the United States. Lufthansa estimates that Thursday’s disruption has stranded 107,000 of its customers. The carrier has already pared its Friday schedule as well, preemptively canceling more than 940 flights that will impact about 111,000 fliers.

Financial Times Journalists Set for Strike Action Vote - WSJ

Journalists at the Financial Times are set to decided later this month whether to strike over union fears that the paper’s final salary pension scheme is under threat, just months after Nikkei Inc. struck a multibillion-dollar deal to acquire the British business-focused newspaper.








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