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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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Spain: Catalan Lawmakers Testifying in Separatist Rebellion Probe

MADRID (AP) — Six Catalan lawmakers were testifying Thursday before a Spanish judge over claims that they ignored Constitutional Court orders and allowed an independence vote in Catalonia’s regional parliament. The Catalan parliament’s speaker, Carme Forcadell, was the first to

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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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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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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.