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Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont, allies freed with conditions in Belgium

Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers were released with conditions in Belgium on Sunday after turning themselves in to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

Party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont wants him as election candidate

The separatist party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is facing an arrest warrant issued by Spain, said Sunday that they wanted him as candidate for regional elections on December 21.

‘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.

EU backs Madrid in row over move to take back Catalonia powers

The European Commission says it has not changed its position on the Catalonia crisis after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved to take back powers from the region.

Catalan party threatens ‘massive’ civil disobedience against Spain

A far-left Catalan party on Monday threatened "massive civil disobedience" if Spain dismisses the region's government to stave off its threat to declare independence.

Catalan leader pressured from all sides

The battle between Spain's central government and the separatist leaders of Catalonia escalates day after day, forcing Catalan society to take a stand.

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont pressured as ‘independence’ deadline looms

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont finds himself in a difficult position after the far-left Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party delivered a letter demanding he declare independence by Monday.

Catalan government allies say talks with Madrid ‘impossible’

The far-left allies of Catalonia's separatist government said Saturday talks with Madrid were "impossible" and called on regional leader Carles Puigdemont to push ahead with immediate independence.

Catalonia may declare independence on Monday as Spain rejects mediation

Spain’s government has defiantly rejected calls for mediation over Catalonia’s push for independence as the two factions headed towards another showdown.

PSG end Ultras season ticket restriction after 7 years

An agreement between Paris Saint-Germain and the Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) fan group means the club's Ultras will again be allowed to hold season tickets together in the Auteuil end of the Parc des Princes.

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