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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 television

Catalan

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.

Catalonia