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Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

February 1, 2018 1:25 am
Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

A protester holds a banner depicting images of Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez in front of police officers during a demonstration outside the Catalan parliament on January 30, 2018 in Barcelona. (Photo by AFP) Three jailed leaders of Spain’s Catalonia region have appealed against their sentences to […]

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Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont seeking immunity for leadership vote

January 29, 2018 8:51 am
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont seeking immunity for leadership vote

This photo taken on October 27, 2017, shows Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont at a session of the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Former president of Spain’s Catalonia region has requested the parliament of the semi-autonomous territory to grant him immunity against an arrest warrant […]

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Spain appeals Carles Puigdemont’s candidacy to lead Catalonia

January 26, 2018 11:12 am
Spain appeals Carles Puigdemont’s candidacy to lead Catalonia

Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont poses during a meeting with the speaker of the region’s parliament in Brussels on January 24, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Spain has challenged the candidacy of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to lead Catalonia in the Constitutional Court. Carles Puigdemont fled to Belgium after Madrid […]

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Spain moves to block Carles Puigdemont’s election as Catalonia leader

January 25, 2018 8:14 am
Spain moves to block Carles Puigdemont’s election as Catalonia leader

Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont addresses a press conference after meeting with the speaker of the Catalan regional Parliament in Brussels on January 24, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Spain said Thursday it plans to challenge Carles Puigdemont’s attempt to make a comeback as Catalan leader in court as he is […]

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Spain rules out possibility of Carles Puigdemont becoming Catalonia president again

January 19, 2018 2:00 am
Spain rules out possibility of Carles Puigdemont becoming Catalonia president again

Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports and Government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo makes a statement on the situation in Catalonia at the Spanish Congress in Madrid, October 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain has ruled out the possibility of Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont becoming the Spanish region’s […]

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Spain’s Supreme Court refuses to free jailed ex-Catalan vice president Oriol Junquera

January 5, 2018 12:17 am
Spain’s Supreme Court refuses to free jailed ex-Catalan vice president Oriol Junquera

A Spanish police vehicle arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid presumably transporting Catalonia’s imprisoned former vice-president Oriol Junqueras for a hearing before the judge, January 4, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday decided not to release former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras, jailed while he is […]

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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalan parliament formation in January

December 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalan parliament formation in January

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a news conference following his year-end speech at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, on December 29, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on the new regional parliament to hold its maiden session in mid-January. Speaking in an end-of-year […]

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Spanish King Felipe VI urges Catalonia to avoid confrontation, respect plurality

December 25, 2017 2:38 am
Spanish King Felipe VI urges Catalonia to avoid confrontation, respect plurality

Spanish King Felipe VI delivers his Christmas Eve message at the Royal Palace in Madrid on December 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain’s King Felipe VI in a Christmas speech on Sunday urged Catalan lawmakers to respect their region’s diversity and avoid another confrontation over independence. Felipe’s remarks came three […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rules out calling national election

December 22, 2017 2:46 am
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rules out calling national election

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attends a press conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday ruled out calling a national election after Catalan separatists won a regional vote, thwarting his bid to resolve the country’s biggest political […]

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Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

December 21, 2017 2:23 am
Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

Catalan separatists won a crucial snap poll Thursday, plunging their region into further uncertainty after a failed independence bid rattled Europe and triggered Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. With turnout at a record high and 99.6 percent of the ballots counted, the election handed a mandate back to the […]

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45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters have demonstrated in Brussels to show support for the region’s deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the European Union to back its drive for independence from Spain. Demonstrators chanted “Wake up Europe!” and waved Catalonia’s red, yellow and blue Estelada separatist flag on […]

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Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

December 5, 2017 11:36 pm
Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

Catalan leader in exile Carles Puigdemont looks on during a visit to the city of Bruges on November 25, 2017. (AFP photo) A judge in the Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn European and international arrest warrants issued for leaders of an independence movement in northeastern Catalonia region. A Supreme Court […]

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Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

December 4, 2017 8:35 am
Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech during a meeting with Catalan mayors in Brussels on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Belgian judge will decide next week whether the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, should be sent back to Spain to face rebellion charges. Puigdemont’s lawyers said […]

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Catalans must ratify desire for independence: Carles Puigdemont

November 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Catalans must ratify desire for independence: Carles Puigdemont

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont gives a press conference in Oostkamp, near Bruges, Belgium, on November 25, 2017, to announce his candidacy for the Catalan regional elections and unveil his electoral list for the December 21 vote. (Photo by AFP) Catalonia’s deposed President Carles Puigdemont has initiated his campaign for […]

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Supreme Court of Spain to try deposed Catalan leaders

November 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Supreme Court of Spain to try deposed Catalan leaders

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont (Photo by AFP) Spain’s Supreme Court has decided to take charge of the cases of all deposed Catalan leaders, maintaining that they were interrelated in the bid for independence Madrid says is illegal. The separatist leaders, who were axed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on […]

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