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Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez's Socialist party wins snap polls but not majority, likely to form alliance with hostile rivals
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Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez's Socialist party wins snap polls but not majority, likely to form alliance with hostile rivals

The results raise the spectre of another period of instability for Spain, with Pedro Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured since Catalonia's failed secession bid in 2017.

David de Gea demands public apology from Spanish premier for comments on false sexual assault allegation against him
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David de Gea demands public apology from Spanish premier for comments on false sexual assault allegation against him

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has demanded a public apology from Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez over comments Sanchez made about de Gea prior to Euro 2016.

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote, arch-rival Pedro Sanchez to take over
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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote, arch-rival Pedro Sanchez to take over

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admitted defeat ahead of a no-confidence vote on Friday saying it had been "an honour" to serve the country.

Pedro Sanchez set to become Spain's new prime minister as Mariano Rajoy faces a no confidence vote
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Pedro Sanchez set to become Spain's new prime minister as Mariano Rajoy faces a no confidence vote

Pedro Sanchez will take over as Spain's Prime Minister after the current Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a no confidence vote scheduled on 1 June

Spain political unrest: Catalonia's Parliament fails to agree on new president in first round of polling
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Spain political unrest: Catalonia's Parliament fails to agree on new president in first round of polling

Catalonia's parliament failed to elect pro-independence candidate Quim Torra as regional president on Saturday amid a political unrest in the country

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrives in Denmark defying threat by Madrid
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrives in Denmark defying threat by Madrid

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrived in Copenhagen on Monday, defying a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence bid.

Spain will retain direct rule of Catalonia if exiled ex-leader Carles Puigdemont is reelected, says PM Mariano Rajoy
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Spain will retain direct rule of Catalonia if exiled ex-leader Carles Puigdemont is reelected, says PM Mariano Rajoy

Spain will continue to rule the regional administration of Catalonia directly from Madrid in the event that its self-exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont is chosen as president

Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy convenes Catalonia Parliament on 17 Jan, hopes new govt won't push for independence
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Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy convenes Catalonia Parliament on 17 Jan, hopes new govt won't push for independence

Spain's prime minister said he intends to convene Catalonia's new parliament on 17 January and hopes the restive region's next government won't renew the push for independence that fueled a serious political crisis.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls on Spain government to grant him permission to return home
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls on Spain government to grant him permission to return home

Catalonia’s separatist leader Carles Puigdemont called on Spain’s government on Saturday to allow him to return home in time for the opening session of the Catalan parliament so that he can become the region’s next president.

Spain crisis: European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker calls Catalonia's secessionist push 'an enormous concern'
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Spain crisis: European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker calls Catalonia's secessionist push 'an enormous concern'

Catalonia's secessionist push is nothing short of a "disaster" that the Europe Union will work to impede in support of a unified Spain, the European Commission's president said

Carles Puigdemont turns self in; polls show Catalan secessionists getting most seats in upcoming regional election
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Carles Puigdemont turns self in; polls show Catalan secessionists getting most seats in upcoming regional election

Sacked Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four associates turned themselves in to Belgian police following Spain’s issuing of an arrest warrant

Catalan separatist party likely to win December election but independence coalition may lose absolute majority, say opinion polls
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Catalan separatist party likely to win December election but independence coalition may lose absolute majority, say opinion polls

Catalonia's separatist ERC party would win December regional elections but the independence coalition as a whole could lose its absolute majority in parliament, according to opinion polls.

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.

Dismissed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont refuses to depose to Spanish judge till reassured of unbiased proceedings
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Dismissed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont refuses to depose to Spanish judge till reassured of unbiased proceedings

Dismissed Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont, who is in Brussels, is refusing to come according to his lawyer.

In Belgium for 'safety', axed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont summoned by Spain's top criminal court
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In Belgium for 'safety', axed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont summoned by Spain's top criminal court

Spain's top criminal court summoned Catalonia's axed separatist leader for questioning, hours after he appeared in Brussels insisting he remained the "legitimate president" of a region now under direct rule from Madrid.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont could be offered asylum by Belgium, claims immigration minister
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont could be offered asylum by Belgium, claims immigration minister

Belgium could offer asylum to Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, the country's immigration minister has suggested, as the Spanish political crisis rages

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

Catalonia independence declaration likely to be symbolic as Spain opposes secession; France, Germany, US back NATO ally
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Catalonia independence declaration likely to be symbolic as Spain opposes secession; France, Germany, US back NATO ally

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

Catalonia declares independence from Spain as direct Madrid rule looms; PM Mariano Rajoy vows to 'restore legality'
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Catalonia declares independence from Spain as direct Madrid rule looms; PM Mariano Rajoy vows to 'restore legality'

Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government

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.