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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 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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The Latest: Catalonia: 90 percent vote for independence

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia’s referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local): 12:40 a.m. A Catalan official says preliminary results show 90 percent in favor of independence in the vote opposed by Spain. Catalan regional government spokesman Jordi Turull told reporters early Monday that …

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Barcelona game played without fans amid Catalonia vote

Barcelona’s Spanish league game against Las Palmas was played without fans at the Camp Nou Stadium amid the controversial referendum on Catalonia’s independence on Sunday. Barcelona had openly backed the referendum and criticized the Spanish government for trying to impede the vote, and its president said that the decision to …

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