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Prime Ministers Theresa May of the United Kingdom, Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and Justin Trudeau of Canada pose for photographs outside NATO headquarters in Brussels, May 25 (Flickr/Justin Trudeau)
Center-right parties in the Netherlands are due to form a coalition government.
The four-party deal allows Mark Rutte to stay in power for four more years.
View of the Palau Nacional in Barcelona, Spain, December 29, 2013 (CucombreLibre)
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has stepped back from declaring independence immediately, requesting mediation.
Mariano Rajoy’s government in Madrid is refusing talks until Puigdemont renounces secession altogether.
Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister of Spain, and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia (La Moncloa/ANC/Generalitat de Catalunya)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy maintains “no self-determination referendum” was held in Catalonia on Sunday, although millions voted.
Regional president Carles Puigdemont claims the region has “won the right to be an independent state”.
Hundreds of Catalans were injured in altercations with Spanish riot police.
German party leaders Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz (EPP/Bayern SPD)
Germany could see a three-party “Jamaica” coalition after its election on Sunday.
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats lost support but are still the largest party.
The Social Democrats suffered an historic defeat and have ruled out a continuation of the left-right “grand coalition”.
Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister of Spain, and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia (La Moncloa/Fotomovimiento/Generalitat de Catalunya)
Spain claims control of Catalonia’s public finances and police force in an attempt to prevent the region from voting on independence.
According to regional president Carles Puigdemont, Spain has “crossed a red line.”
British prime minister Theresa May speaks with the American secretary of defense, James Mattis, at Lancaster House in London, England, May 11 (DoD/Jette Carr)
Britain’s ruling Conservatives have lost their majority in Parliament, going down from 329 to 318 seats.
But they should be able to govern with support from the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, which has ten seats.
British party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May (PES/DoD/Jette Carr)
Elections were held in the United Kingdom on Thursday.
The ruling Conservatives have lost their majority but remain the largest party with 317 out of 650 seats in the House of Commons. They could probably count on the support of unionists from Northern Ireland to form a majority government.