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Catalonia’s Fugitive Ex-President to Run for European Parliament

MADRID (AP) – A political group that wants Catalonia to break away from Spain and become an independent country says the region’s former president is running for a seat in the European Parliament even though the Spanish government considers him a fugitive.

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Catalan Separatists Clash with Police in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.

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Spanish Police Crack Down on Heroin Dens

MADRID (AP) – Police in Barcelona say a massive crackdown on squatted apartments used for trafficking and consuming heroin and other drugs is underway in the city center. At least 700 police agents are taking part in Monday’s anti-drug trafficking

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

PICTURES: Catalan Separatists Clash with Police in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Catalan separatists clashed with police on Saturday in downtown Barcelona, with two arrests being made, as tensions increase before the anniversary of the Spanish region’s illegal referendum on secession that ended in violent raids by security forces.

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Spain Charges 13 Catalan Leaders with Rebellion

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Friday charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians, including fugitive former regional president Carles Puigdemont, with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain.

A man holding a Spanish flag arrives to take part in a demonstration calling for unity in Madrid on October 28, 2017, a day after direct control was imposed on Catalonia over a bid to break away from Spain. Spain moved to assert direct rule over Catalonia, replacing its executive …

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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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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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.

Sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont