BBC News with Suman Gamry. The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will host a meeting of his cabinet later to discuss the result of the regional election in Catalonia. Pro-independence parties won a majority in a vote called by Mr. Rajoy after he had dissolved the regional government preholding an independence referendum. Gavin Lee is in Barcelona. It's a three independence parties combined together who can form a majority in government and by a small margin, the second highest performing party was that of self-exiled calls to push demand. Former president, facing a restive Spain if he returns over his role in an attempt to break the region away. And from Brussels, he was smiling; he was celebrating; he was telling supporters that the Spanish government has lost the emergency. Power should be removed and that he will think about returning if those other ministers still in prison are released from jail. And that's the issue he said whether he'll come back. I think in reality now, it means weeks of coalition talks in the New Year, thinking time for the separatist movement and plan their next move.
The president of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has narrowly survived the parliamentary vote in which the opposition sought to have him impeached. His opponent said argued he was unfit to be president, because he had allegedly taken bribes from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Here is Pardie Muguar. Congress debated for more than 10 hours before the motion to impeach president Kuczynski was put to the vote. There were scenes of delight in the chamber as its supporters congratulated each other on the news. The opposition had fallen eight vote short of the two thirds majority needed to remove him from office on the grounds that he was morally unfit to be president. Before the debate, Mr. Kuzynski had appeared in person to say he was an honest man and denied he had received any bribes. He accused the opposition of trying to mount a coup.
The US House of Representatives and Senate have approved a temporary spending bill that will avert a shutdown of federal government agencies after midnight in Friday. Both the House and the Senate voted for a four-week extension of funds to keep the government operating normally until January the 19th. In the House, the Democrats withheld their votes in protest that the Republicans' refusal to include an immigration measure on some domestic spending priorities. BBC News.