Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the Catalan parliament's powers will be curbed and elections held.
The UK government, an array of campaign groups and the Zimbabwe opposition express dismay.
It brings the death toll from attacks in Afghanistan to around 200 in this week alone.
The US president says he will allow scheduled release of classified files relating to Kennedy's assassination.
The Evening Standard says they made "the wrong call" to edit the singer's elaborate hairstyle.
The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.
With about a third of votes counted, Andrej Babis' party has secured a significant lead.
Police say no motive has been established for the attack, which lightly wounded four passers-by.
Police suspect the man killed his girlfriend at Joshua Tree National Park before killing himself.
Officers seize more than 150,000 files with disturbing images of young children and teenagers.
The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.
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