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12 September, 2017 9:35 PM Rafael Nadal speaks out against Catalan independence

Madrid: Spanish tennis world number one Rafael Nadal has criticised plans for an independence referendum called by Catalonia`s pro-separatist government for October 1. The referendum is deemed illegal by the Spanish government and the country`s Constitutional Court. "I think what is happening on October 1 ought not to take place because, from my point 42

18 August, 2017 2:05 AM Terror In Barcelona Leaves At Least A Dozen Dead And Scores Injured

Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday in what authorities called linked terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing more than a dozen people and injuring scores of others. Early Friday, an attempted attack unfolded in a town down the coast. The Islamic State claimed responsibility 51

11 June, 2017 1:06 PM Man City coach Guardiola leads Catalan independence rally

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has called on the international community to support a referendum on Catalan independence that Spain’s government considers illegal. Guardiola read a manifesto at a rally of several thousand supporters of Catalan independence who gathered at a fountain in Barcelona on Sunday. He said “democracies in Europe and around 21

9 November, 2015 1:04 PM Catalonia Votes to Start Breakaway Process From Spain

An estelada flag (Catalan separatist flag) is seen through the bars of a balcony in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2015. (Reuters) Madrid, Spain: Catalonia's regional government today voted in favour of a resolution to split from Spain, launching a so-called roadmap towards independence which the central government in Madrid has vowed to block. The declaration 5

9 November, 2015 1:04 PM Catalan Lawmakers Approve Plan for Secession From Spain

The regional parliament of Catalonia approved a plan Monday to set up road map for independence from Spain by 2017, in defiance of the central government. The chamber, based in the northeastern city of Barcelona, passed the motion by 72 votes to 63. The proposal was made by pro-secession lawmakers from the "Together for Yes" alliance and the extreme 4

28 September, 2015 8:56 AM Catalan pro-independence parties win regional elections

Leaders of pro-independence camp said that they would proceed towards the creation of an independent Catalan state Pro-independence parties in Spain's Catalonia region have won an absolute majority in regional elections, near complete results show, the media reported on Monday. Catalans went to the polls on Sunday in the crucial regional election, billed 14

28 September, 2015 5:33 AM Catalan vote pressures Spain ahead of general election

Madrid: Catalan separatists dealt a bitter blow to Spain`s government by winning control of their regional parliament, sparking uncertainty and political manoeuvring Monday, three months ahead of a general election. The pro-independence movement in Spain`s richest region claimed victory in the crucial election which they vowed would lead to them declaring 48

28 September, 2015 1:37 AM Catalonia elections set separatists on collision course

(CNN)A pro-independence alliance has won a majority of seats in the Spanish region of Catalonia, plunging Spain into a constitutional crisis just two months ahead of national elections. With nearly all votes counted Sunday, the Junts Pel Si (Together For Yes) alliance won 62 seats in the 135-member regional parliament, and another pro-independence party 13

28 September, 2015 12:42 AM Victorious Catalan separatists claim mandate to break with Spain

BARCELONA Separatists on Sunday won a clear majority of seats in Catalonia's parliament in an election that sets the region on a collision course with Spain's central government over independence. "Catalans have voted yes to independence," acting regional government head Artur Mas told supporters, with secessionist parties securing 72 out of 135 seats 16

27 September, 2015 10:01 PM Catalan separatists claim victory in regional vote

Separatists in Catalonia have claimed victory in a regional election that they have vowed will lead to them declaring the region independent from Spain. "We have won," bellowed nationalist regional president Artur Mas before a crowd of supporters yelling and waving flags at an open-air rally in Barcelona yesterday. Official results with 80 per cent of the votes 15