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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.

Fans cheer as Andres Iniesta lands in Japan to join Vissel Kobe

Hundreds of football fans flocked to cheer Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta when he arrived in Japan on Wednesday to join his new club Vissel Kobe.
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.
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Arthur: Barcelona are the greatest team in the world

Barcelona signing Arthur says he feels privileged to be part of the "greatest team in the world".
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Barcelona confirm Brazil new recruit Arthur

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Spain poised to name new coach

The president of the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Monday “it is probable” that a new national team coach would be announced later in the day.

Gerard Pique in hot water with Barcelona over Antoine Griezmann documentary

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has landed himself in hot water with the club’s managers over his involvement in a documentary which saw Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann announce his decision to snub the Catalan giants.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola hits back at Yaya Toure’s racism allegation

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hit back at Yaya Toure denying accusations he’s racist in an interview on Spanish television.

Spain swears in mostly-female government

King Felipe VI on Thursday swore in Spain’s new pro-EU government, with women holding the majority of ministerial posts.

Pep Guardiola gets one-match ban

The Catalan was sent off at half-time during the second leg of his side’s quarter-final defeat to Liverpool for contesting an incorrect decision with the referee.

Yaya Toure accuses Pep Guardiola of having ‘problems with Africans’

Yaya Toure has questioned whether Pep Guardiola has a bias against African players and accused the Manchester City coach of being "cruel" to him in an interview with France Football.

Pep Guardiola planning move into international management

Pep Guardiola is not planning on leaving Manchester City any time soon, but he is looking to move into international management at some stage in the future.

Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain’s new prime minister

Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as Spain's new prime minister a day after a vote of no-confidence booted his conservative People's Party (PP) rival Mariano Rajoy from power.

Pedro Sanchez to be sworn in as new Spanish premier

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez will be sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote in parliament sparked by fury over his party’s corruption woes.

Spain’s premier Mariano Rajoy forced out as Socialist rival takes over

Spain’s parliament on Friday ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote sparked by fury over his party’s corruption woes, with his Socialist arch-rival Pedro Sanchez automatically taking over.

Spain premier admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admitted defeat on Friday ahead of a no-confidence vote which was certain to topple him, paving the way for a takeover by opposition leader Pedro Sanchez, his arch rival.

Madrid approves new Catalan separatist government

Spain gave its green light Friday to a new separatist executive in Catalonia that does not include jailed or exiled former ministers, paving the way for Madrid to end direct rule over the region.

Spanish premier faces defeat in no-confidence motion

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is poised to be ousted from office after a Basque party on Thursday gave its decisive support to a no-confidence motion over a corruption case, making it all but certain to succeed.

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