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Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont softens tone on secession, says other solutions possible

November 13, 2017 12:30 am
Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont softens tone on secession, says other solutions possible

Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont (Photo by AFP) Former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, who ran a controversial campaign for independence last month before going to self-imposed exile in Belgium, has softened his tone on the drive, saying he may accept a non-secessionist solution to the crisis […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalans to shun separatists in elections

November 12, 2017 2:37 am
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalans to shun separatists in elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (AFP photo) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has urged people in the northeastern Catalonia region to reject the notable figures of a secession movement and vote them out of office in December 21 elections. “The threat of the separatists is destructive, sad and agonizing. Secessionism has […]

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Tens of thousands of Catalans protest in Barcelona for release of leaders

November 11, 2017 1:49 am
Tens of thousands of Catalans protest in Barcelona for release of leaders

A man holds a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag while others hold placards reading, “Freedom,” during a demonstration in Barcelona on November 11, 2017, calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. (AFP photo) Tens of thousands of people have protested in Catalonia’s main city of Barcelona, urging Spain to release […]

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Catalan regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell freed on bail

November 10, 2017 4:55 am
Catalan regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell freed on bail

Catalan regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid on November 2, 2017 to be questioned over her efforts to spearhead Catalonia’s independence drive. (Photo by AFP) The sacked speaker of Catalonia’s parliament left a prison near Madrid on Friday hours after supporters posted her bail […]

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Catalan regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell in court over secession

November 9, 2017 1:52 am
Catalan regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell in court over secession

Catalan regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell (L) gestures as she leaves the Supreme Court in Madrid on November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The speaker of Catalonia’s sacked parliament Carme Forcadell has appeared in court in the latest legal case brought against separatist leaders of the region. Forcadell and five […]

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Catalonia on standstill amid hundreds of pro-independence protests

November 8, 2017 1:51 am
Catalonia on standstill amid hundreds of pro-independence protests

Protesters block the C-32 highway near Sitges, during a general strike in Spain’s Catalonia, on November 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Catalonia has been brought to a standstill as hundreds of pro-independence protesters blocked the main roads and halted transportation in the Spanish region. On Wednesday, crowds blocked roads in the regional capital […]

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Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont says Spain was ‘preparing wave of repression, violence’

November 7, 2017 1:02 am
Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont says Spain was ‘preparing wave of repression, violence’

Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia Carles Puigdemont says he fled the country to Belgium to avoid a “wave of violence” Madrid was preparing against the independence campaign in the region. “I’m absolutely convinced that the Spanish state was preparing a harsh wave […]

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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, four ex-ministers due in Belgian Court Nov. 17

November 6, 2017 12:15 am
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, four ex-ministers due in Belgian Court Nov. 17

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont makes a statement in this still image from video in Brussels, Belgium, November 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Ousted president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, and four former ministers are due to appear later this month in a Belgian court, which is hearing the case for […]

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Belgian judge grants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont provisional release

November 5, 2017 8:00 pm
Belgian judge grants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont provisional release

A Belgian judge has conditionally released Catalonia’s sacked president, Carles Puigdemont, and four ex-ministers, after they turned themselves to police in Brussels to face possible extradition to Spain over “rebellion” plots. The five Catalan politicians fled to Belgium after Spanish authorities removed them from office in late October. They were […]

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Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, deputies turns self in to Belgian police

7:00 pm
Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, deputies turns self in to Belgian police

This file photo taken on October 27, 2017 shows then Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont (C) singing the Catalan anthem “Els Segadors” after a Catalan parliament session in Barcelona. (AFP photo) Belgian authorities have in custody the former Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his deputies who escaped Spain […]

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