Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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Around 50 leaders, excluding Trump set for Paris climate summit

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PARIS: Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said. China and India’s leaders won’t attend the December 12 meeting either, though each will send a minister, in what is billed as ...

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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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Spain’s PM demands clarity from Catalonia on independence

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BARCELONA: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded Wednesday that the leader of Catalonia clarify whether he has declared the region’s independence, issuing a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind Catalan autonomy if he has. Rajoy said Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s response would be crucial in deciding ...

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