Frontrunning: October 5

  • Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack (Reuters)
  • Las Vegas Shooter’s Partner Says She Is Mystified by Attack (WSJ)
  • Catalan leader says not afraid of arrest over independence (Reuters)
  • May Faces Calls to Quit After Speech That Went Wrong (BBG)
  • North Korea ‘Decoders’ Offer Dire Warnings About Nuclear Program (WSJ)

Catalonia To Declare Independence From Spain On Monday

Catalonia will officially declare independence from Spain on Monday, the local regional government has decided, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that could shake not only Spain but the Eurozone to its core, and lead to further violence.