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Catalan protests: Clash between protesters, police continues on third day as demonstrators seek to forge new European country
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Catalan protests: Clash between protesters, police continues on third day as demonstrators seek to forge new European country

Rioting raged in several Catalan towns for a third straight night, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region's drive for independence from Spain.

LaLiga: Frenkie de Jong says Barcelona's promise to make him 'key player' convinced him to sign for club
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LaLiga: Frenkie de Jong says Barcelona's promise to make him 'key player' convinced him to sign for club

Frenkie de Jong said that Barcelona's promise to make him a key player convinced him to sign for the Catalan giants earlier this year, as he was presented at the Camp Nou on Friday.

La Liga: Barcelona on course to set new record turnover of €960 million for 2018-19 season, says club spokesman
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La Liga: Barcelona on course to set new record turnover of €960 million for 2018-19 season, says club spokesman

Spanish champions Barcelona claimed on Thursday that they were on course to set a new record turnover of 960 million euros for the 2018/19 season with a net profit of 11 million euros

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany on international arrest warrant issued by Spain
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Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany on international arrest warrant issued by Spain

Former Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany by police acting on an international arrest warrant issued by Spain

Barcelona and Spain star Andres Iniesta might quit international football after World Cup in Russia
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Barcelona and Spain star Andres Iniesta might quit international football after World Cup in Russia

Iniesta, 33, also hinted he could finally be lured from a rarely-seen 'contract for life' with the Spanish league giants, signed last year, to cap his sparkling club career with a stint in China's Super League.

Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola charged by FA for wearing yellow Catalonia ribbon
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Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola charged by FA for wearing yellow Catalonia ribbon

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was on Friday charged by the Football Association over wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.

La Liga: Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano set to leave club after seven and a half seasons
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La Liga: Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano set to leave club after seven and a half seasons

Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that defender Javier Mascherano will leave the club this month, with Spanish media reporting the Argentinian is heading to Hebei China Fortune.

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy says 'separtist havoc' in Catalonia will end after regional elections next month
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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy says 'separtist havoc' in Catalonia will end after regional elections next month

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has said regional elections next month in Catalonia will help end "separatist havoc"

Catalan Parliament speaker Carme Forcadell appears before Spain's Supreme Court
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Catalan Parliament speaker Carme Forcadell appears before Spain's Supreme Court

The former speaker of Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell appeared on Thursday at Spain's Supreme Court

Carles Puigdemont released from jail, calls Spain 'undemocratic country' that unjustly jailed his colleagues
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Carles Puigdemont released from jail, calls Spain 'undemocratic country' that unjustly jailed his colleagues

Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont denounced Spain as an undemocratic country that "unjustly" jailed his colleagues, after he was freed on bail in Belgium

Germany supports Spain after Madrid detains eight ex-Catalan minsters for role in independence drive
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Germany supports Spain after Madrid detains eight ex-Catalan minsters for role in independence drive

The German government on Friday expressed its full support for Madrid following the detention of eight former Catalan ministers over their role in the region's independence drive.

Spain formally takes control after Catalonia declares independence, sacks its police chief
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Spain formally takes control after Catalonia declares independence, sacks its police chief

Spain moved Saturday to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional Parliament's independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.

Catalonia's Parliament declares independence from Spain
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Catalonia's Parliament declares independence from Spain

Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved parliament in one of the most momentous days in Spanish

Germany to not recognise Catalonia's independence, says territorial integrity of Spain is inviolable
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Germany to not recognise Catalonia's independence, says territorial integrity of Spain is inviolable

Germany does not recognise Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence, a government spokesman said on Friday, calling for dialogue between the two sides.

Spain fires Catalonia's government after independence declaration, announces election on 21 Dec
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Spain fires Catalonia's government after independence declaration, announces election on 21 Dec

In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country's constitution.

Catalonia declares independence from‬ ‪Spain‬; ‪PM Mariano Rajoy‬ vows to 'restore rule of law' after secession vote
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Catalonia declares independence from‬ ‪Spain‬; ‪PM Mariano Rajoy‬ vows to 'restore rule of law' after secession vote

Catalan lawmakers voted Friday to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed in turn to "restore legality" and quash the region's secessionist bid.

Catalan parties to meet on Monday to discuss next step after Spain moves to dismiss region's government
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Catalan parties to meet on Monday to discuss next step after Spain moves to dismiss region's government

Catalan parties were due to meet on Monday to discuss their next steps at the start of a week that will see Spain dismiss the region's government.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont accuses Spain govt of waging 'worst attack' since Francisco Franco
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont accuses Spain govt of waging 'worst attack' since Francisco Franco

Catalonia's leader has accused Madrid of waging the "worst attack" since Francisco Franco after the central govt took drastic measures to stop it from breaking away

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy seeks to dismiss Catalonia's government, will call for fresh elections
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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy seeks to dismiss Catalonia's government, will call for fresh elections

Spain said on Saturday that it will move to dismiss Catalonia's separatist government and call fresh elections in the region in a bid to stop its leaders from declaring independence