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Catalonia crisis: 4,50,000 protest in Barcelona after Madrid announces measures to halt independence
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Catalonia crisis: 4,50,000 protest in Barcelona after Madrid announces measures to halt independence

Led by Catalonia's separatist president Carles Puigdemont, hundreds of thousands of independence supporters protested in Barcelona on Sunday, shouting "freedom" and "independence" after Madrid announced drastic measures to stop the region from breaking away

La Liga: Barcelona stride past Malaga to consolidate top spot amidst Catalan chaos; Valencia thrash Sevilla
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La Liga: Barcelona stride past Malaga to consolidate top spot amidst Catalan chaos; Valencia thrash Sevilla

Even as 4,50,000 independence supporters piled onto the streets of Barcelona, it was business as usual for Barca barring the usual cries in favour of independence in the 17th minute and sporadic chants of "freedom".

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

Spanish govt begins special cabinet meeting to take direct control of Catalonia
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Spanish govt begins special cabinet meeting to take direct control of Catalonia

The Spanish government on Saturday began a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control of the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia

Spain govt looks to end Catalonia's independence bid: How can Madrid curb region's autonomy?
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Spain govt looks to end Catalonia's independence bid: How can Madrid curb region's autonomy?

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy will hold an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday to decide how his government will intervene in Catalonia to stop its independence drive.

Spain threatens to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader backs down
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Spain threatens to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader backs down

Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless the region's leader abandons his push for independence, the country's deputy prime minister said on Wednesday.

Champions League: Barcelona's Camp Nou opens its doors first time after violent crackdown of Catalonia referendum
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Champions League: Barcelona's Camp Nou opens its doors first time after violent crackdown of Catalonia referendum

Barcelona have also been repeatedly fined by UEFA for fans flying the Catalan 'Estelada' flag, which has become a symbol of the independence movement within Catalonia.

Spain government gives Catalans until Thursday to clarify independence stance
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Spain government gives Catalans until Thursday to clarify independence stance

Spain's government said on Monday Catalonia's separatist leader had failed to clarify whether he had declared independence, urging him to respond by Thursday

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont seeks two-months for talks on independence with Spain
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont seeks two-months for talks on independence with Spain

Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday told the central government he wanted to "suspend" initiating steps towards independence for two months to start talks with.

Catalan referendum: Carles Puigdemont needs to clarify stand as threat of direct rule looms large
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Catalan referendum: Carles Puigdemont needs to clarify stand as threat of direct rule looms large

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until 10:00 am local (0800 GMT) on Monday to clarify whether he is calling for the region’s independence from Spain, with Madrid threatening a return to direct rule if his stance remains ambiguous.

Spain celebrates national day amid Catalan independence referendum crisis
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Spain celebrates national day amid Catalan independence referendum crisis

Spain marks its national day on Thursday with show of unity by opponents of Catalan independence referendum

Catalonia referendum: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy gives separatist leader eight days to drop independence bid
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Catalonia referendum: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy gives separatist leader eight days to drop independence bid

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid

Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy rejects mediation to solve Catalonia independence issue
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Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy rejects mediation to solve Catalonia independence issue

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday rejected any mediation to resolve the crisis over Catalonia's independence push.

Catalonia crisis: From takeover to backtrack, the six possible scenarios in region's independence bid
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Catalonia crisis: From takeover to backtrack, the six possible scenarios in region's independence bid

If Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont declares the region independent as promised, possibly by Tuesday, Spain will face its greatest political upheaval since its return to democracy in the 1970s.

Catalonia referendum: Thousands oppose independence from Spain in Barcelona, call themselves 'silent majority'
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Catalonia referendum: Thousands oppose independence from Spain in Barcelona, call themselves 'silent majority'

Pressure mounted on Monday against Catalan plans to declare independence after hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied to defend Spanish unity

Catalan 'silent majority' protesters rally against independence referendum in Barcelona
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Catalan 'silent majority' protesters rally against independence referendum in Barcelona

Protesters flocked to Barcelona on Sunday wrapped in Spanish flags to rally against plans by separatist leaders to declare Catalonia independent following a banned secession referendum.

Catalonia referendum: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy refuses to rule out suspending regional autonomy
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Catalonia referendum: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy refuses to rule out suspending regional autonomy

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has refused to rule out suspending Catalonia's regional autonomy

Catalonia referendum: Spain braces for mass street protests as separatists vow to declare independence
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Catalonia referendum: Spain braces for mass street protests as separatists vow to declare independence

Spain braced for mass street protests Saturday as anger swelled against Catalan leaders' vows to declare their region independent

Catalonia referendum: Spanish govt apologises to injured Catalans, hints at attempts to settle crisis
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Catalonia referendum: Spanish govt apologises to injured Catalans, hints at attempts to settle crisis

A Spanish government official Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote as the sides showed tentative signs of seeking an exit from the crisis

Catalonia holds demonstrations in protest against independence referendum violence
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Catalonia holds demonstrations in protest against independence referendum violence

Demonstrators gather in protest in front of Spanish police station in downtown Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday.