Madrid will impose direct rule on Catalonia: Spanish PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he will announce measures to impose direct rule on Catalonia over its bid to separate. Speaking at the EU summit in Brussels, Rajoy added the measures, that he will announce on Oct 21, would have backing from the main opposition Socialist party, and centrist group Ciudadanos. The prime minister has called an emergency cabinet meeting today to make way for Madrid establishing central control in the region.