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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

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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.

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 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.

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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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Leaders of Spain, Belgium Meet To Discuss Ousted Catalonia Leader in Exile

BRUSSELS (AP) – The prime ministers of Spain and Belgium have held talks over their testy bilateral relations as ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four secessionist allies prepare for an extradition court appearance in Brussels. Friday’s court hearing for

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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.

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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