Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tag Archives: Spanish Independence

Spain court strikes down Catalan referendum law

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MADRID: Spain’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that a referendum law passed in Catalonia, which paved the way for a contested October 1 secession referendum, was not valid. The court temporarily suspended the law after it was passed by Catalonia’s regional parliament on September 6 while judges considered an appeal ...

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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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‘I Am Spanish’: Thousands in Barcelona Protest a Push for Independence

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  BARCELON: Catalonia’s silent supporters of Spanish unity found their voice on Sunday, thronging into the center of Barcelona as part of a huge rally that reverberated with chants in support of a united Spanish state and against agitators for independence. They demonstrated solidarity with the vilified national police and ...

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