Friday, 15 December 2017

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Catalan leader’s party shelves independence push

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MADRID: The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the latest sign it was softening its position. Spanish media have reported that Puigdemont’s PdeCat party and its former government ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalonian separatist leader

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MADRID: A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations ...

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Spanish leader asks Senate for power to take over Catalonia

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BARCELONA: In an extraordinary showdown over the future of the country, the Spanish and Catalan parliaments staged dueling sessions Friday – as the central government pressed for permission to take over control of the breakaway region, and the secessionists in Catalonia threatened to declare independence. In Madrid, Prime Minister Mariano ...

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Spanish government moves to take control of Catalonia

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MADRID: The Spanish government sought Saturday to use a constitutional power to take control of Catalonia following a movement pushing for its independence. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he is using Article 155 of the country’s constitution to allow central ministers from Madrid to take the reigns from the regional ministers ...

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Catalonia’s response on independence is not valid – Madrid

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MADRID: Catalonia has failed to clarify stance on independence in Monday’s letter from the region’s leader Carles Puigdemont to Spainish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, according to Spain’s Justice Minister Rafael Catala. Just hours before the deadline to clearly define the region’s position on its bid for independence, Puigdemont sent a ...

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Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

MADRID/BARCELONA: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. His move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and the northeastern region but also signals a way out of Spain’s ...

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