Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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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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