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Mariano Rajoy appeals to Catalan separatists in a televised speech after a day of unrest in Barcelona.
Angela Merkel has led Germany since 2005 and she is tipped to win a fourth term as chancellor.
The Fed will start to reduce its $4.2trn balance sheet in October.
The powerful storm has cut off electricity to 3.5 million people.
Hurricane Maria has knocked out electricity for the entire island, home to more than 3.5m people.