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Gabon MPs pass disputed constitutional text

A bill to revise Gabon's constitution, which opponents say risks letting President Ali Bongo retain power indefinitely, cleared a hurdle after the country's lower house overwhelmingly approved it, sources said on Friday.

Court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.

Opposition candidate leading Honduras presidential poll

Initial results of the Honduran presidential vote released early Monday showed opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla leading current President Juan Orlando Hernandez, after an evening that saw both men declare themselves victorious.

Catalan parliament speaker detained pending bail

The speaker of Catalonia’s sacked parliament was ordered detained Thursday over her region’s controversial drive for independence from Spain, pending payment of a 150,000 euro bail, a court spokesman said.

Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell to appear in court for sedition

The speaker of the Catalan parliament is due to appear before a Spanish court Thursday accused of sedition for declaring independence, after a union strike over the detention of separatist leaders disrupted the region.

‘Independent’ Catalonia wakes up under Madrid’s control

Catalonia woke up Saturday under the direct control of Madrid as the Spanish prime minister took drastic measures to quash secession, deposing the region’s leaders and dissolving its parliament hours after lawmakers declared independence.

Pep Guardiola backs Catalonia independence, dedicates win to jailed separatists

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday to the two Catalan separatist leaders detained in Spain.

Spain court strikes down Catalan referendum law

Spain’s Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that a referendum law passed in Catalonia, which paved the way for a contested October 1 secession referendum, was not valid.

Spanish government apologises for police violence in Catalonia independence referendum

The Spanish government has apologised for the first time for the violent crackdown by police during a controversial independence vote in Catalonia.

Catalans due in court over ‘sedition’ as tensions escalate

Prominent pro-independence Catalans are due to appear before a Spanish judge over allegations of sedition Friday, a move that may further escalate tensions between the regional and national governments.

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of a planned session in Catalonia’s parliament which separatist leaders have called for the region to declare independence.

Spanish premier faces crisis after violent secession vote in Catalonia

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces Spain’s biggest constitutional crisis in decades after Sunday’s violence-marred independence referendum in Catalonia opened the door for its wealthiest region to move for secession as early as this week.

Police probes Catalan referendum website developers

Police in Catalonia said Monday they questioned 15 people accused of disobedience for allegedly developing web platforms dedicated to an outlawed independence referendum, as tensions rise less than a week before the vote.

Spain PM asks Catalan leaders to admit referendum ‘won’t happen’

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked Catalan separatist leaders Saturday to own up that they can't hold an outlawed independence referendum after a crackdown dealt them a serious blow this week.

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