Spain's Rajoy says general election will be in December

Spain's general election will be held in December, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday, but he did not give an exact date.
"Once the budget is approved ... I will call elections. I can't tell you the exact date, but they will be in December," Rajoy said in a radio interview. Elections are due by year-end.
Rajoy also ruled out Catalan independence, saying: "Catalan independence will never happen. It's nonsense."
Source: Reuters