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Spain's government moves to halt independence vote for Catalonia, sparking protests

After years of largely ignoring Catalan separatism, Spain’s central government moved decisively Wednesday to halt preparations for an independence referendum in its Catalonia region, where memories of repression under the Franco dictatorship linger. The Spanish Civil Guard, a ...

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 region’s split from Spain. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has urged “independ...

Catalan pro-independence Estelada flags turn Barcelona streets into rivers of red and yellow

Hundreds of thousands of people carrying Catalan pro-independence flags turned the streets of Barcelona into rivers of red and yellow during a huge demonstration held on Catalonia's National Day (known locally as the 'Diada'). The Diada, which commemorates the fall of Barcelona ...

May facing fight over Brexit law to end EU membership - Taipei Times

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Thursday published a draft bill to formally end Britain’s membership of the EU, but opposition parties and the leaders of Scotland and Wales threatened to block what they called a “naked power-grab.” The bill would repea...

Brexit will help create a ‘greener, cleaner, better planet’, claims Michael Gove

Brexit will enable the UK to help make planet Earth a “greener, cleaner, better, richer” place, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has claimed. In a speech to a reception held by the Green A...

Macron urges greater euro zone convergence, presses Germany to act - World | The Star Online

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union remains an incomplete project and will require changes to its treaties that bring greater convergence between euro zone member states, French President Emmanu...

Theresa May to plead for help from Jeremy Corbyn to deliver Brexit

Theresa May will plead for help from Jeremy Corbyn this week to push through legislation needed to deliver Brexit. Only a month after she saw voters reject her calls for a mandate to negotiate a...

French PM warns of more cuts to reduce debt 'volcano'

The French prime minister has vowed to make a raft of public-spending cuts to stem France’s “intolerable” reliance on state borrowing, which he said had left the country dancing on a debt ...

Fear for exports as West winces

Despite their optimistic outlook, concern is growing among both the government and private sector that export growth could decelerate in the second half due to external risks. The ripple effect ...

Farron Slams Leadsom's 'Sinister' Calls For 'Patriotic' Brexit Media Coverage

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. She told BBC Newsnight: “It would be help...

Tim Farron slams Andrea Leadsom over call for `patriotic´ broadcasting

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom drew f...

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