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Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday 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 …

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Catalan leaders sign declaration of independence from Spain

Catalan leaders sign declaration of independence from Spain

Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan leader, and other regional politicians signed a document declaring Catalonia’s independence from Spain on Tuesday night, but suspended its implementation as they pushed for talks with Madrid. “Catalonia restores today its full sovereignty,” says the document, called “declaration of the representatives of Catalonia”. It was unclear …

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Catalan leader suspends Declaration of Independence

Catalan leader suspends Declaration of Independence

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday he accepted the “mandate of the people” for the region to become “an independent republic,” but proposed suspending its immediate implementation to allow for dialogue, AFP reported. “I assume the mandate of the people for Catalonia to become an independent republic,” he told Catalan …

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