"Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover. https://reut.rs/2OX6D7j"
"Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" joined marches across Catalonia on Friday, the fifth day of protests against the jailing of nine separatist leaders over a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017."
"Making its economic assessment for October, Japan's government described the economy as recovering at a moderate pace, but said exports were showing prolonged weakness, which was a slightly bleaker view than last month. For the latest stories delivered to your Facebook Messenger, try our new morning briefing: m.me/reuters"
"Setting a new record time for four-door electric cars would give Tesla’s ageing Model S a boost just as rivals Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche prepare to launch their own electric cars. But its attempts on Germany’s legendary Nordschleife racetrack have reignited a controversy about the value of lap times. https://reut.rs/2VRxcMI"
"British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s battle to win support for his new #Brexit divorce deal raises the possibility that the United Kingdom could hold a fresh vote on membership of the European Union. Here is a look at how another referendum could happen https://reut.rs/2o1kui0"
"Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended security forces on Friday over their handling of a shocking outbreak of drug violence, saying they had saved lives by releasing a son of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after his bungled arrest. For a custom daily brief of the latest stories from Reuters, try our Messenger news briefing: m.me/reuters"
"During his time on the board of one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, was regarded as a helpful non-executive director with a powerful name, according to people familiar with Biden’s role at the company."