- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that the U.S. is communicating directly with North Korea, which is new.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, is recommending that the U.S. supply Ukraine with “lethal defensive aid,” which would include fighting vehicles.
Spain’s government is seizing polling stations in Catalonia and disabling the software that would be used to total the votes.
Spain’s Interior Ministry said police had sealed off “most” of the region’s 2,315 polling stations and disabled software being used in the referendum. Enric Millo, the highest-ranking Spanish official in the northeastern region, said parents and students were occupying at least 163 schools that were to be used as polling places by mid-Saturday, when about 1,000 more still needed to be checked. In a later update, the ministry didn’t provide a new figure but only said “some” schools remained occupied.