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Spain: Catalonia’s New Parliament to Convene Mid-January

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister said Friday he intends to convene Catalonia’s new parliament on Jan. 17 and hopes the restive region’s next government won’t renew the push for independence that fueled a serious political crisis.

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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.

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’s Top Court Blocks Catalan Secession Meeting

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered a suspension of Catalonia’s parliamentary session next week during which the region has said it might declare independence and further fuel Spain’s worst crisis in decades.

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Tony Blair Wants to Mediate in Catalonia Crisis

As Catalonian leaders signal they could declare independence from Spain within a week, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is reportedly pitching himself as a mediator between the two sides.