Elderly man arrested after 'strangling 23-year-old woman on their first date'

  • Posted on: 31 October 2017
  • By: editor

A 77-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly strangling a 23-year-old woman on their first date.
Alan Richard Schmitt, from Virginia, was arrested at the home of the woman, who has not been named, after she claimed he attacked her following conversations on a dating website.

Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain, as Madrid approves direct rule over region

  • Posted on: 27 October 2017
  • By: editor

The Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday, even as Madrid's senate passed a motion to place the region under direct role, plunging the divided country into political turmoil. The vote in Barcelona was a secret ballot backed 70-10 and boycotted by opposition MPs.