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1,200 firms move headquarters out of Catalonia

Nearly 1,200 companies of all sizes have shifted their legal headquarters out of Catalonia to other parts of Spain since the region held a banned independence referendum, Spain’s commercial registrar said Friday.

Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain move revealed at Lionel Messi’s wedding – Xavi

Neymar broke the news that he was leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain at Lionel Messi's wedding, according to his former team-mate Xavi.

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron back Spain in Catalan crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron voiced strong support for Madrid in the Catalan independence crisis on Thursday, backing the Spanish government’s response to the country’s worst political crisis in decades.

Spain to trigger Article 155 to block Catalan autonomy

Spain will enact Article 155 of the Constitution which allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's autonomy, the prime minister's office said in a statement.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont threatens to declare independence, if Spain suspends autonomy

If Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy persists “in preventing dialogue” and follows up on a threat to strip Catalonia of its autonomy, the Catalan parliament will declare independence, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said.

Algeria confirms legend Rabah Madjer as new national team coach

The Algeria Football Federation have announced Algerian football legend Rabah Madjer as their new national team coach.

Spain-Catalonia standoff to intensify as deadline looms

Spain's political showdown with Catalonia appears set to boil over on Thursday as a deadline to clarify the region's independence intentions arrives.

Madrid president cannot imagine La Liga without Barca

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists he cannot imagine "Spain without Catalonia nor La Liga without Barcelona" but has admitted concern at the political crisis sweeping Spain amid Catalonia's drive for independence.

Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms

Spain said Wednesday it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia's autonomy if the region's leader does not abandon his independence bid, on the eve of his deadline to give a final answer.

Real Madrid’s clash with Tottenham at Wembley like a final – Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid's meeting with Tottenham in two weeks' time is "like a final" following their 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

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 to seek suspension of Catalonia’s autonomy unless leader abandons independence push

Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader abandons his push for independence, the country’s deputy prime minister said Wednesday, 24 hours before Madrid’s deadline.

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.

Real Madrid defender Marcelo accused of tax fraud

Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid left-back Marcelo of defrauding local tax authorities of nearly half a million euros.

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