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Defiant Catalan mayors back independence referendum

More than 700 mayors from across Spain's autonomous Catalonia region have gathered in Barcelona to confirm their support for a October 1 independence referendum that the central government has declared illegal.

Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain's public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.

Fake news, threats and the Catalan referendum

Nearly two million people will crowd Barcelona's streets on Monday for Catalonia's national day, known as the Diada, as tensions over a referendum on its independence continues.

Catalonia’s Puigdemont vows to see through independence vote

The president of Spain's Catalonia region has called for mass demonstrations next week, vowing to press ahead with an independence referendum - a move that the central government in Madrid insists would be illegal.

Spanish court suspends Catalonia’s independence vote

Spain's constitutional court has suspended the call for a referendum on Catalonia's independence after agreeing to review an appeal by central authorities in Madrid.

‘Not afraid’: Defiant Barcelona to march against terror

Tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners are to stage a defiant march against terror through Barcelona on Saturday following last week's deadly vehicle rampages.

Spain mourns attack victims as Imam believed to have radicalised attackers goes missing

Grief-stricken Barcelona paid homage Sunday to victims of two terror assaults at a mass in the city’s Sagrada Familia church, as investigators turned their focus to a missing Moroccan imam believed to have radicalised the young attackers.

Spanish police in manhunt for driver who killed 13 in Barcelona rampage

Police on Friday hunted for the driver who rammed a van into pedestrians on an avenue crowded with tourists in Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead and more than 100 injured, just hours before a second assault in a resort along the coast.

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Defiant Catalan mayors back independence referendum

More than 700 mayors from across Spain's autonomous Catalonia region have gathered in Barcelona to confirm their support for a October 1 independence referendum that the central government has declared illegal.

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FIFA chief Infantino congratulates Plateau United

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has felicitated with the players, technical crew, management, backroom staff and supporters of Plateau United FC of Jos over the club’s emergence on Saturday as new champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League.