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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 7, 2018 Catalonia's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont attends a press conference in Berlin after judges refused his extradition to Spain on a rebellion charge and ordered him freed on bail pending a ruling on a lesser corruption charge. A German court ruled on July 12, 2018 that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may be extradited to Spain, but only for alleged corruption and not on the more serious charge of rebellion. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL

Spain drops international arrest warrants for Puigdemont, other Catalans

A Spanish judge on Thursday dropped European and international arrest warrants for deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and other separatist leaders who fled abroad, the Supreme Court said, which means they no longer face extradition.
People hold placards reading "Free political prisoners" and "We want you at home" during a demonstration on July 14, 2018 in Barcelona, calling for the release of separatist leaders held over their role in the region's secession bid and the return of those who fled abroad into self-exile. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO

Thousands protest in Barcelona for release of Catalan leaders

Thousands of Catalans protested Saturday in Barcelona for the release of separatist leaders held over their role in the region's secession bid and the return of those who fled abroad into self-exile.

German prosecutors want to extradite former Catalan leader

The higher regional court of the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein is yet to decide on the extradition but said on Tuesday it did not see any reason to put him in custody during the procedure.

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in government

Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers, jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.

Spain premier and Catalonia’s new separatist leader ready to meet

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalonia's new separatist leader Quim Torra said Tuesday they were willing to meet, as the regional president prepares to form a government and keep fighting to break from Spain.

Separatists fail to elect Quim Torra as new Catalonia leader

Catalonia's parliament has failed to elect a regional president by absolute majority, in its fifth attempt to form a new government in the northern Spanish region.

Madrid moves to block second Carles Puigdemont comeback bid in Catalonia

Spain's executive said Wednesday it would block Carles Puigdemont from being re-appointed president of Catalonia, putting pressure on the separatist camp to pick another candidate and form a regional government after months of limbo.

Thousands march in Barcelona for jailed Catalan leaders

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Barcelona have taken part in a large demonstration against the imprisonment of Catalan leaders.

Spanish, German prosecutors to discuss Carles Puigdemont case

Spanish and German prosecutors plan to meet soon in The Hague to discuss Madrid’s request to extradite former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont from Germany, officials in both countries said Thursday.

Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont set for bail in Germany

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is set to walk out of a German jail on Friday, after judges refused his extradition to Spain for alleged rebellion and ordered him freed on bail pending a ruling on a lesser corruption charge.

German court refuses to extradite Catalonia’s Puigdemont

A German court on Thursday refused a request from Spain to extradite Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month.

German prosecutors request Carles Puigdemont’s extradition to Spain

German prosecutors have asked a court in Germany to permit the extradition of the former Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain.

German prosecutor requests Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont extradition to Spain

German prosecutors on Tuesday asked a court to order the extradition of Catalonia's ousted president Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month.

Catalan ex-minister surrenders to police in Scotland

Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, who is wanted by Spain for her role in last year’s independence bid, surrendered to Scottish police Wednesday to face arrest under a European warrant.

German court keeps ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in custody

A German court has kept former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in custody pending possible extradition to Spain to face “rebellion” charges, as fresh demonstrations blocked several main roads in the Spanish region on Tuesday.

Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont in German court as arrest ignites protests

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court Monday following his arrest in Germany which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia where thousands of separatists faced off with police.

Wanted ex-Catalan minister set to surrender

A former Catalan minister wanted by Spain for her role in last year's independence bid is "making arrangements" to surrender to authorities in Scotland, where she had fled to, police said Sunday.

Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany

A Spanish supreme court judge announced on Friday that Mr Puigdemont would be charged with rebellion over his involvement in the referendum and the

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