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Spanish premier tells Catalan separatists to pick a leader who respects the law

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on Catalan separatists to choose a regional leader who respects the law to replace exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont, who faces arrest if he returns to Spain.

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.

Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

Catalans began voting Thursday in a decisive election that could mark a turning point for their region, just two months after a failed secession bid triggered Spain’s worst political crisis in decades.

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia's separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region's pro-independence factions, ahead of elections called for December 21.

Spain premier Mariano Rajoy calls on companies not to leave Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday urged businesses not to abandon Catalonia after hundreds of firms moved their legal headquarters away as uncertainty over the region’s independence drive drags on.

Pro-unity march in heart of ‘independent’ Catalonia

Pro-unity protesters gathered for a rally in Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday, two days after regional lawmakers voted to break away from Spain, plunging the country into an unprecedented political crisis.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont warns Spain takeover will escalate crisis

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont warned, on Thursday, that the crisis over his drive for independence would escalate if Spain follows through on its vow to suspend the region’s autonomy.

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 blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

Catalan leader pressured from all sides

The battle between Spain's central government and the separatist leaders of Catalonia escalates day after day, forcing Catalan society to take a stand.

Spain to grab Catalonia powers as crisis intensifies

Spain’s government kicked off a crisis cabinet meeting on Saturday as it prepares to seize powers from Catalonia’s separatist executive in an unprecedented move aimed at stopping the northeastern region’s independence drive.

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.

Spain PM asks Catalan leaders to admit referendum ‘won’t happen’

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked Catalan separatist leaders Saturday to own up that they can't hold an outlawed independence referendum after a crackdown dealt them a serious blow this week.

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