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Judge summons Catalan separatists as trial nears

A Spanish judge has summoned Catalan separatists he is probing for their alleged role in the region's independence drive to tell them what they are charged with, the penultimate step before trial.

Spanish court refuses to free jailed Catalan govt candidate

Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday turned down a request from Catalan separatist leader Jordi Sanchez to be released from jail so he could be sworn in as the region’s new president next week.

Carles Puigdemont refuses to rule out fresh elections in Catalonia

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont refused Friday to rule out fresh elections in the Spanish region if the jailed candidate chosen by Catalan separatist parties to form a new government is not allowed to be sworn in.

Pep Guardiola bows to FA rules despite disagreement

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he will live by the English Football Association’s (FA) rules even if he doesn’t agree with an FA charge for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned pro-independence campaigners in his native Catalonia.

Pep Guardiola ready to give up ‘yellow ribbon’ Catalonia protest at Manchester City’s request

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games, in contravention of the English governing body’s regulations and in spite of two official warnings.

Pep Guardiola: Spanish police searched my jet looking for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

The Football Association has charged Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon during games.

Catalans enlist court support on Carlos Puigdemont investiture

The Catalan parliament Tuesday said it would enlist support from the European Court of Human Rights to enable secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont, currently in Belgian exile, to be invested as regional president.

Spanish premier tells Catalan separatists to pick a leader who respects the law

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on Catalan separatists to choose a regional leader who respects the law to replace exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont, who faces arrest if he returns to Spain.

Spanish court suspends Carles Puigdemont’s return to power in Catalonia

Spain’s constitutional court on Saturday announced it was blocking Catalonia’s ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont from returning to power in the region while he remains the subject of legal action.

Catalan parliament speaker defends Puigdemont as legitimate leader

The speaker of Catalonia's parliament defended ousted separatist president Carles Puigdemont on Wednesday as the region's legitimate leader, as question marks remain over how he will be able to take power from self-exile in Belgium.

Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont asks to return to Spain risk-free

Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont asked Tuesday to return to Spain “without any risk” of being detained for his role in the independence drive despite Madrid warning he would not be let in “even in the boot of a car.”

Catalan presidential candidate Carles Puigdemont escapes EU warrant

The speaker of the Catalan parliament on Monday proposed the region's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.

Spain prosecutor wants EU arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont renewed

Spanish public prosecutors on Monday asked a judge investigating Catalonia’s former president Carles Puigdemont to re-issue a European arrest warrant for him, a judicial source said.

Sacked Catalan leader arrives in Denmark despite Spanish arrest threat

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.


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