Tag: Catalonia

Spain Seeks Rebellion Charges Against Fired Catalan Leaders

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s state prosecutor said Monday that he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia’s ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region’s independence declaration into an uncertain new phase. Chief

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Spain Imposes Direct Rule over Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain took direct control of Catalonia on Saturday, firing the region’s defiant separatist government a day after Catalan lawmakers passed a declaration of independence for the prosperous northeastern region.

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Spanish PM Aims to Take over Catalan Government

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.

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Spanish Leader Says Separatists Violate EU Rules

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government will announce on Saturday the specific measures it plans to take control of the Catalonia region now that an agreement has been reached with the country’s main opposition parties.

Melee in Catalonia as Spanish Police Violently Attack Voters

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish riot police smashed their way into Catalan polling stations Sunday to try to halt a disputed referendum on independence, firing rubber bullets and attacking voters who were trying to stop them from confiscating ballots. The daylong melee injured at least 460 civilians and 11 police, authorities said.