El Chapo: gun battles erupt in Mexican city amid reports of son's arrest

In Culiacán, masked men exchange gunfire with security forces and erect burning barricades as armed trucks patrol

Intense fighting has erupted in the Mexican city of Culiacán, where masked gunmen threw up burning barricades and traded gunfire with security forces amid rumours that one of the sons of the jailed former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán had been arrested.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:54pm

Rick Perry: Trump energy secretary resigns amid Ukraine scandal – live

Trump confirmed Perry is resigning, and said that his replacement will be announced ‘very shortly’

12.52am BST

The mayor of Doral, Florida, a small town outside of Miami, was taken by surprise by the White House’s announcement that the G7 summit would be held at one of Trump’s own resorts there, the Washington Post reports.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:52pm

Clashes escalate in Barcelona as Catalan president blames 'infiltrators' for violent protests

Quim Torra says people trying to damage reputation of independence movement as fourth night of violence rocks city

Barcelona suffered its fourth and worst night of violence on Thursday as pro-independence supporters clashed with police and right-wing groups in running battles well into the small hours of Friday morning.

The disturbances followed a now familiar pattern as a large demonstration called earlier in the evening dispersed and groups of protesters clashed with police in the city centre who say that a clothing shop was set on fire and a bank was vandalised.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:39pm