The final results from Catalonia's independence referendum show that 90 per cent of voters backed secession from Spain, the region's government has said.
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has proclaimed the region's independence from Spain but says its effects will be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government.
Spanish politician Pedro Agramunt announced his resignation as president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Separatist groups and unions had initially called on strikes to be held on Tuesday in support for Catalan leaders pushing ahead with a declaration of independence from Spain.
A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below.
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