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Catalonia moves to declare independence

BARCELONA/MADRID • Catalonia will move as soon as this weekend to declare independence from Spain after a contentious referendum, the region's leader has said, in the worst constitutional crisis for the country since an attempted military coup in 1981. "We are to declare indep...

Today at Commission, Catalonia and more Catalonia

A woman addresses officers of the Spanish National Police outside a polling center in L'Hospitalet Llobregat | Quique García/EFE via BRIEF, IN BRIEF Today at Commission, Catalonia and more Catalonia The Commission would not publicly criticize the violen...

EU executive urges Spain to open dialogue with Catalonia

You need Javascript and either Adobe Flash or Html5 to view this video. The European Commission has called on Spain to open dialogue with Catalonia, saying violence was no solution but also calling for unity and backing Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's leadership in what w...

EU Executive Urges Spain to Open Dialogue with Catalonia - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

he European Commission called on Spain to open dialogue with Catalonia on Monday, saying violence was no solution but also calling for unity and backing Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s leadership in what was an “internal matter”. “We call on all relevant players t...

Latin American Herald Tribune - Spanish Police Shut Down 140 Pro-Independence Websites in Catalonia

Spanish Police Shut Down 140 Pro-Independence Websites in Catalonia BARCELONA � Spanish security operations to thwart a controversial secession referendum in the northeastern region of Cat...

EU fears a Catalan "domino effect"

Catalans the world over have rallied in a show of support for independence. These campaigners gathered in the centre of Brussels just days after Madrid moved to block a planned referendum on the...

UK, EU kick off 'positive' Brexit talks

Britain and the European Union finally began formal Brexit negotiations on Monday, vowing to work constructively for a deal despite disarray in London over whether to go for a “hard” or “so...

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Angela Merkel of his displeasure over Germany's reportedly giving asylum to troops accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an i...

‘Busuttil does not know what he is saying’ - Muscat

Joseph Muscat accused the Opposition leader of fiscal incompetence over remarks that EU funds could be used to finance pension increases proposed by the Nationalist Party. The Labour leader was ...

Battle with Brussels: Theresa May accuses EU of trying to influence general election (VIDEO)

In her toughest words yet, Prime Minister Theresa May has accused European officials of trying to influence the result of Britain’s general election with threats of harsh Brexit terms. Speakin...

'Britain has no idea' EU negotiators talk of Brexit FAILURE after Juncker-May talks

High level sources claim the word 'echec' - French for failure - came up repeatedly in the aftermath of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's visit to Downing Street last week. The...

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