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The Latest: Ex-Catalan leader backs jailed separatist

BERLIN (AP) – The Latest on Catalonia’s bid to secede from Spain (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is urging Spanish authorities to allow jailed separatist activist Jordi Sanchez to be elected as new regional president of the wealthy northeastern region. Puigdemont renewed calls to back …

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Catalan vote fails to clarify Spanish region’s future

Elections in Catalonia have failed to clarify the restive region’s immediate future, exposing a deep and broad split between those for and against independence from Spain. While the pro-Spain Ciutadans collected the most votes in Thursday’s ballot, it has proved a bittersweet victory for the business-friendly party. Those parties backing …

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Belgium studying Spanish warrant for ex-Catalan leader

Belgium studying Spanish warrant for ex-Catalan leader

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgian state prosecutors on Sunday were examining international arrest warrants issued by Spain for the ousted leader of Catalonia and other members of his disbanded Cabinet. Carles Puigdemont and four of his ex-ministers fled to Belgium this past week after being removed from power by Spanish authorities …

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