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Spanish PM Rebuffs Catalan Leaders' Demand for Independence Talks

Spain's prime minister has rejected demands for talks from Catalonia's independence leaders, following regional elections in the semi-autonomous region Thursday which gave pro-secessionist parties a slim majority of two seats in the Catalan parliament. The election was called af...

Fugitive ex-Catalan leader calls on talks with Spain

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, leaves after a press conference at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority in Catalan regional elections, but the... (AP Photo/Santi Palacio...

Catalan separatists win vital snap poll

BARCELONA: Catalonia plunged into further uncertainty on Friday after separatists won a crucial snap poll called following a failed independence bid that rattled Europe and triggered Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. With turnout at a record high of 82 percent, Thursd...

Catalan separatists regain majority

BARCELONA, Spain – Catalonia’s secessionist parties won enough votes Thursday to regain a slim majority in the regional parliament and give new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain. It was hardly an emphatic victory, however, as the separatists lo...

Catalan separatists win crucial snap poll

Catalonia's deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont (C) gives a joint press in Brussels after the vote in Catalonia on December 21, 2017. Barcelona: Catalan separatists won a crucial snap po...

Catalan separatist Puigdemont to regain control in blow to Rajoy

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is close to regaining leadership of the region in a blow to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who sacked him two months ...

Catalan separatists on track to regain control of parliament

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Pro-independence parties are on track to keep their absolute majority in Catalonia’s regional parliament, early results from elections on Thursday showed, potentially prol...

Catalonians head to the polls amid independence campaign

Voters in a deeply divided Catalonia are flocking to the polls with support for its separatist and unionist camps running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of an end to Spain's worst political cri...

Divided Catalans face moment of truth on independence bid

The election pits leaders of the wealthy northeastern region's separatist movement against candidates who want to stay part of Spain. Record turnout is expected but with pro- and anti-independen...

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy calls on companies not to leave Catalonia

By: AFP | Barcelona | Published:November 12, 2017 10:20 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (Reuters/File) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy today urged businesses not...

Spain PM Rajoy calls on companies not to leave Catalonia

'We have to recover the sensible, practical, enterprising and dynamic Catalonia,' says Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy BARCELONA, Spain – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday, N...

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