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Catalan separatists win regional vote, delivering ‘slap’ to Spanish PM

Catalan separatist parties have retained their majority in the regional parliament, dealing a blow to the Spanish government’s effort to contain the push for independence. The separatist group had 70 seats in the 135-strong assembly with 99 per cent of the votes counted late on...

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-independence candidates neck-and-neck in opinion polls, neither side is likely to win a clear m...

The Latest: Group in France offers Catalan president shelter

BARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on Catalonia's effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government's response (all times local): A small pro-autonomy group based across the border in France is offering shelter to Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Robert Casanovas, the...

The whole of Catalonia is on strike

Workers in Catalonia have staged a general strike while protests blocked key roads following the Spanish government's brutal crackdown on Sunday's independence referendum. Footage showed police beating voters and firing rubber bullets into crowds on Sunday during clashes that l...

Timeline: Recent events in Catalonia's independence drive dividing Spain

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Timeline of recent events in Catalonia's independence drive

(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Pro-referendum supporters celebrate on the street after the closing of a polling station assigned by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday evening, 1 Oct. ...

The Latest: Protesters rally against Catalan independence

The Latest on Catalonia's plans to hold a referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Protesters rallying against a referendum on Catalonia declaring independence...

Violent showdown as Catalonia independence vote proceeds

MADRID (AP) - Spanish riot police attacked peaceful protesters in Catalonia on Sunday to try to disrupt a banned independence vote, injuring hundreds as Spain's constitutional crisis deepened. H...

Spain hit by constitutional crisis

Catalan officials said 337 people had been injured in the police crackdown as Catalonia held the referendum on Sunday. Officers in riot gear hit people with batons and forcibly removed would-be v...

Spanish police fire rubber bullets near voters in Catalonia

By ARITZ PARRA and JOSEPH WILSON BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations in Catalonia and fired rubber bullets Sunday at protesters outside one Barcelona ...

Spain riot police smash way into Catalan voting center, more than 300 injured

People block the street in a stand off with civil guards in Sant Julia de Ramis, near Girona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) ...

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