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Spain unrest: Clashes erupt between Catalan separatists, police after Carles Puigdemont's arrest in Germany
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Spain unrest: Clashes erupt between Catalan separatists, police after Carles Puigdemont's arrest in Germany

Thousands of Catalan separatists faced off with police in Barcelona following the arrest in Germany of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont

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

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.

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont faces Belgian extradition hearing over sedition charges
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont faces Belgian extradition hearing over sedition charges

Axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrived on Monday for an extradition hearing in Belgium as Spain seeks to have him sent back to face sedition charges over his region's independence drive

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

Spain unrest: 'Independent' Catalonia prepares for pro-unity rally in Barcelona as Madrid imposes direct rule
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Spain unrest: 'Independent' Catalonia prepares for pro-unity rally in Barcelona as Madrid imposes direct rule

Pro-unity protesters will gather in Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday, two days after lawmakers voted to split the wealthy region from Spain

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

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

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.