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5 November, 2017 6:45 PM Catalonia's Leader Carles Puigdemont Turns Himself In To Belgian Police

Brussels, Belgium: Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday after Spain issued a warrant for their arrest. "They were deprived of their liberty at 9.17 am (0817 GMT)," the Belgian prosecutor's office said. The five were due to appear later Sunday before a judge 56

5 November, 2017 12:26 PM Catalan separatists would lose votes in December election: Polls

Catalonia: Catalonia`s separatist ERC party, whose leader is in custody, would win December regional elections but the independence coalition as a whole could lose its absolute majority in parliament, according to opinion polls published Sunday. PDeCAT, the party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is currently in Belgium and refused to appear 69

2 November, 2017 9:57 AM Catalan politicians to be quizzed in Spain rebellion case

Twenty regional politicians, including sacked regional government president Carles Puigdemont, were called to appear after the chief prosecutor demanded charges of rebellion. Ousted Catalan government members and lawmakers began arriving at two Spanish courts in Madrid on Thursday to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region’s 61

1 November, 2017 4:27 PM Catalan leader won’t return to testify: Lawyer

A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia’s push for independence, said he would not return to testify but could answer questions from Belgium. If Mr. Puigdemont fails to appear before the court, an arrest warrant could be issued that would in turn prevent 30

30 October, 2017 5:19 PM Catalan parties to contest elections

Spain’s direct rule over Catalonia took hold on Monday as state employees turned up for work despite calls for disobedience, and pro-independence parties said they would contest an election, implicitly accepting the regional government had been sacked. Also, the regional legislature cancelled a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Spanish media reported that ousted 32

29 October, 2017 4:54 AM Catalonia crisis shows Spain's constitution is no longer fit for purpose

Due to errors on both sides, the possibility for constructive dialogue remains feeble Amid reports swirling that Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, was either set to call new elections to the Catalan parliament or declare full independence from Spain, he abruptly cancelled a scheduled press conference on October 26. When he did speak, he did not call elections 44

29 October, 2017 1:54 AM 'Independent' Catalonia Braces for Pro-unity Rally

Barcelona: Pro-unity protesters will gather in Catalonia's capital Barcelona Sunday, two days after lawmakers voted to split the wealthy region from Spain, plunging the country into an unprecedented political crisis. As Madrid moved to quash the independence bid, secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was defiant on Saturday, calling for "democratic opposition" 39

28 October, 2017 3:07 PM If only Spain and Catalonia had listened to voices of moderation

It is difficult to see how the situation can move forward without major upheaval “I don’t have children, but I would like to, and I would like them to know a Spain with Catalonia in it, and that can only happen if a referendum is held,” Pablo Iglesias, the head of Spain’s left wing Podemos party, told parliamentarians earlier this month, according to Spanish 70

28 October, 2017 2:00 PM Deposed Catalan leader urges 'democratic opposition' as Spain exerts control

MADRID/BARCELONA: Catalonia's police force told its officers to remain neutral in the struggle over the region's fight for independence from Spain, a step towards averting possible conflict as the Madrid government starts to impose control on Saturday. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismissed the Catalan government, took over the administration 44

28 October, 2017 2:23 AM Catalonia Finally Declares Independence

Barcelona: Catalonia declared an independent republic on Friday. But nobody is sure how long it will last. Within hours of Catalonia's emotional vote, Spain's prime minister announced he would dismantle the Catalan government, suspend its ministers, dissolve its upstart parliament, take over the regional police and call home any Catalan diplomats abroad 75