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Carles Puigdemont declares victory for ‘Catalan Republic’

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has declared victory for the "Catalan Republic" over the Spanish government in Catalonia's snap election, with secessionist parties having held onto their majority in the region's parliament.

Catalonia set to vote with separatists in jail, exile

Catalonia, the breakaway region with its own culture and language in northeastern Spain, is set to hold snap elections on Thursday that are widely seen as another referendum on independence on Thursday.

Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

The Catalan parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain.

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 Carles Puigdemont refuses to clarify independence stance

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has failed to clarify whether or not Catalonia plans to break away from Spain, and has instead called for talks.

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.

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Panel on Adamawa communal conflicts begin sitting

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