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Ex-Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell acquitted of money laundering after 20 months in prison

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been acquitted of money laundering, after 20 months in prison.
Sandro Rosell

Ex-Barca president charged with alleged tax fraud

Sandro Rosell has been charged with alleged tax fraud and will be questioned by a judge in September, prosecutors in Barcelona said Monday, adding to the former FC Barcelona president’s legal woes.

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.

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.

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.

Jailed Catalan leaders could be freed as probe changes hands

Spain's Supreme Court said Friday it had taken over the investigation of all deposed Catalan separatist leaders, a move that could see those jailed by another court set free.

Spanish prosecutor seeks EU arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

Spain's prosecutor has sought a European Union arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rejects Spanish court summons

Sacked Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer confirmed Wednesday that his client will spurn a Madrid court summons to be grilled about alleged rebellion and sedition in his quest for independence.

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.

Protests as Spain detains two powerful Catalan separatists

A Spanish court has ordered two powerful Catalan separatists to be detained, threatening a further escalation of the political crisis Tuesday as both sides refuse to budge in their high-stakes standoff over the region’s independence bid.

Catalan separatists accused of sedition freed pending probe

Catalonia’s police chief and two prominent separatist leaders avoided being remanded in custody at a court hearing Thursday over sedition accusations linked to the region’s independence bid, a court source said.

Catalans due in court over ‘sedition’ as tensions escalate

Prominent pro-independence Catalans are due to appear before a Spanish judge over allegations of sedition Friday, a move that may further escalate tensions between the regional and national governments.

Catalan police chief probed for alleged ‘sedition’

A Spanish judge placed Catalonia's regional police chief under investigation for alleged sedition, a court spokesman said Wednesday, after the force was accused of failing to rein in pro-independence protesters.

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