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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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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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Catalans favor talks with Madrid instead of breaking away from Madrid: Carles Puigdemont’s party

November 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Catalans favor talks with Madrid instead of breaking away from Madrid: Carles Puigdemont’s party

Marta Pascal, member of PdeCAT, the Catalan European Democratic Party, waits for the start of a delayed session of the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says pro-independence parties in the Spanish region have become more inclined […]

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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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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

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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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Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont return to Spain could take 3 months: Authorities

November 4, 2017 10:00 pm
Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont return to Spain could take 3 months: Authorities

Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement in this still image from a video in Brussels, Belgium, November 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Belgian authorities say it could take three months for deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his associates to be returned to Spain under a European […]

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont not to return home soon, his lawyer says

November 1, 2017 7:02 pm
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont not to return home soon, his lawyer says

Catalonia’s dismissed leader Carles Puigdemont (R) along with other members of his dismissed government address a press conference at The Press Club in Brussels, Belgium, October 31, 2017. (AFP photo) The leader of Spain’s Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, will not return home soon to face prosecution over his attempt to separate the […]

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont not to return home soon, his lawyer says

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont not to return home soon, his lawyer says

Catalonia’s dismissed leader Carles Puigdemont (R) along with other members of his dismissed government address a press conference at The Press Club in Brussels, Belgium, October 31, 2017. (AFP photo) The leader of Spain’s Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, will not return home soon to face prosecution over his attempt to separate the […]

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Catalonia’s regional leader Carles Puigdemont rejects snap poll as Spain mulls direct rule

October 27, 2017 10:56 am
Catalonia’s regional leader Carles Puigdemont rejects snap poll as Spain mulls direct rule

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont leaves after a session of the Catalan Parliament in Barcelona on October 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Catalonia’s regional leader Carles Puigdemont has refused to call snap elections to break a deadlock between Madrid and the semi-autonomous region.  Speaking at the regional government’s headquarters in Barcelona […]

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Catalonia’s regional leader Carles Puigdemont rejects snap poll as Spain mulls direct rule

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Catalonia’s regional leader Carles Puigdemont rejects snap poll as Spain mulls direct rule

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont leaves after a session of the Catalan Parliament in Barcelona on October 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Catalonia’s regional leader Carles Puigdemont has refused to call snap elections to break a deadlock between Madrid and the semi-autonomous region.  Speaking at the regional government’s headquarters in Barcelona […]

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Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont warns of escalating crisis with Madrid

October 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont warns of escalating crisis with Madrid

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont gives a speech at the region’s parliament in Barcelona, October 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The leader of Spain’s semi-autonomous Catalonia region has warned of an escalating crisis with Madrid over the region’s continued ambitions for independence. “To solve what the government has called an extraordinary serious […]

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