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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 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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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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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismisses Catalan government, parliament

October 27, 2017 9:39 pm
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismisses Catalan government, parliament

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gives a press conference after a cabinet meeting in Madrid on October 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dismissed Catalonia’s president and parliament hours after the region declared independence from Spain. Speaking in a televised speech on Friday, Rajoy said […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismisses Catalan government, parliament

9:39 pm
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismisses Catalan government, parliament

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gives a press conference after a cabinet meeting in Madrid on October 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dismissed Catalonia’s president and parliament hours after the region declared independence from Spain. Speaking in a televised speech on Friday, Rajoy said […]

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Catalonia cannot accept control from Madrid: Regional President Carles Puigdemont

October 22, 2017 3:31 am
Catalonia cannot accept control from Madrid: Regional President Carles Puigdemont

Protesters wave pro-independence Catalan Estelada flags during a demonstration in Barcelona on October 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Catalonians cannot accept the central government’s “illegal” move of imposing direct rule on Barcelona, says regional President Carles Puigdemont. “I ask the parliament to meet in a plenary session during which we, […]

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Catalan parliament resists Madrid pressure, vows to defend sovereignty

October 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Catalan parliament resists Madrid pressure, vows to defend sovereignty

President of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell (AFP photo) The parliament in Catalonia has harshly criticized the Spanish government for its intentions to take over the regional powers, saying it would do its utmost to defend sovereignty of the independence-seeking territory. Carme Forcadell, who serves as the speaker of the […]

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Spain to dismiss Catalan government, hold new elections: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

5:32 pm
Spain to dismiss Catalan government, hold new elections: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks at a press conference in Madrid on October 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced Madrid’s decision to dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and hold fresh elections in the region in a bid to prevent Catalan leaders from declaring independence. […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warns Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to drop secession bid

October 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warns Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to drop secession bid

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks at the parliament in Madrid, October 18, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned the regional president of Catalonia to “act sensibly” and renounce his push for a breakup with Madrid, 24 hours before a final ultimatum comes to an […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rules out negotiation on Catalan secession, issues ultimatum

October 11, 2017 10:02 pm
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rules out negotiation on Catalan secession, issues ultimatum

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures as he speaks at the Spanish parliament in Madrid on October 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has rejected mediation on Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain, giving the region’s leaders an ultimatum to make up their mind before Madrid […]

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Madrid won’t rule out blocking Catalonia independence: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

October 8, 2017 1:50 pm
Madrid won’t rule out blocking Catalonia independence: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

A woman shows her hands painted in white during a demonstration called by the “Let’s talk” (Parlem,Hablemos) association for dialogue in Catalonia in October 7, 2017, in Barcelona. (Photos by AFP) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said that Madrid would not rule out suspending Catalonia’s autonomous status if its […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalonia to end ‘disobedience’ for independence

September 21, 2017 5:29 am
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalonia to end ‘disobedience’ for independence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a press conference at the La Moncloa palace in Madrid, Spain, on September 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain’s prime minister has urged Catalonia to end its bid for independence “once and for all,” as thousands protest in the autonomous Spanish region over […]

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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges calm over Catalonia independence

July 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges calm over Catalonia independence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy looks on during a debate at the Congress of Deputies (Las Cortes) in Madrid on June 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called Wednesday for calm in the face of “authoritarian delusions” in Catalonia, as tensions between Madrid and separatists in […]

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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to testify in corruption trial

May 30, 2017 3:06 pm
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to testify in corruption trial

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives for the NATO summit at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain’s National Court has called Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to appear as a witness in the trial of some 40 people involved in an alleged kickbacks-for-contracts scheme […]

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Spanish government to give nothing in return for ETA disarmament: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

March 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Spanish government to give nothing in return for ETA disarmament: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leaves a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on March 10, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The Spanish government will give nothing in exchange for disarmament of the Basque militant separatist group ETA, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says. ETA, founded in 1959 and considered a […]

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