Tag: Catalan referendum

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Ex-Catalan Leader to Head Campaign for Election from Belgium

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The fugitive leader of Catalonia’s secessionist movement said Wednesday that he will repeat as his party’s leading candidate in upcoming elections for the Spanish region while he fights extradition from Belgium. Carles Puigdemont told El Punt-Avui

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Spanish Judge Mulls Arrest Warrant for Ex-Catalan Leader

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge is deliberating Friday on whether to issue an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s ousted leader a day after she jailed nine former members of the region’s separatist government.

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Catalan Leader Flees to Brussels for ‘Freedom and Safety’

BRUSSELS (AP) — Catalonia’s ousted regional president said Tuesday he traveled to Brussels to seek “freedom and safety” after Spain blocked his bid for Catalan independence and sought to bring charges against him that could put him in prison for decades.

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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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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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Separatists Urge Catalan Leader to Definitively Declare Independence

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Pressure is mounting from within the Catalan separatist movement on Friday for the regional president to declare independence from Spain once and for all, a move that could prompt the central government to take over the region’s powers of self-governance.

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Catalan Lawmakers to Meet Tuesday on Vote

MADRID (AP) — The speaker of Catalonia’s regional parliament has called a Tuesday evening session where the separatist regional leader will answer questions on the turbulent political situation.

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431 Police Officers Hurt in Catalonia Clashes

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Interior Ministry says that 431 National Police and Civil Guard agents suffered wounds or bruising during violent clashes with civilians in Catalonia.

People hold 'Esteladas' (Catalan pro-independence flags) during a protest in front of the Economy headquarters of Catalonia's regional government in Barcelona on September 20, 2017 Thousands took to the streets of Barcelona as Spanish police detained 13 Catalan government officials in a crackdown ahead of an independence referendum which Madrid …

Spain to Send Extra Police to Try to Halt Catalan Referendum

MADRID (AP) — Spain will deploy police reinforcements to Catalonia to help maintain order if an independence referendum pledged by Catalan officials but opposed by the national government goes ahead, officials said Friday.