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Barca defend Catalonia on referendum

Barcelona condemned a crackdown on Catalonia’s right to self-determination after 13 regional government officials were detained on Wednesday as tensions rise ahead of an October 1 referendum on independence for the region, AFP reports.

Spanish police arrest top aide to Catalan VP

Spain’s Guardia Civil police force on Wednesday arrested the Catalan vice-president’s right-hand man, police and Catalonia’s regional government said.

Spain seizes more Catalan referendum posters, summons mayors

Spanish police on Monday seized more than 100,000 posters promoting a planned independence referendum in Catalonia, while prosecutors summoned mayors who have agreed to help hold the disputed vote.

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.

Nadal speaks out against Catalan independence

Spanish tennis world number one Rafael Nadal has criticised plans for an independence referendum called by Catalonia’s pro-separatist government for October 1.

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.

Of pythons, paranoia and prevarication

Owners of Nigeria who created 36 unviable states according to their whims and handed us a military constitution, say they are only ready to use brute force to try to sustain the unworkable unitary structure that has brought misery and sorrow to 196 million Nigerians.

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.

Zidane favours transfer window closing before season start

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane added his voice Friday to the growing clamour for the summer transfer window to close before the season starts across Europe.

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.

Spain to bring charges against Catalan parliamentarians

Spain's state prosecutor's office says it will present criminal charges to members of the Catalan parliament who voted in favour of the region holding a referendum on independence.

Man United, Barcelona to honour attack victims

Manchester United and Barcelona will honour victims of the terror attacks in their two cities prior to Saturday's charity match between former players from the clubs at Old Trafford.

Moroccan authorities arrest Barcelona attackers’ suspected of supplier

Moroccan authorities have arrested a man suspected of supplying gas canisters to a jihadist cell that carried out a double attack in Catalonia on Aug. 16 that killed 16 people, a source from the Spanish investigation said.

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