Recent News Headlines : Catalonia - Spain

SPANISH MINISTER: POLICE VIOLENCE VIDEOS AGAINST CATALONIA REFERENDUM SUPPORTERS ARE 'FAKE NEWS'


Spain rsquo's foreign minister on Sunday stated that scenes of police violence against voters in the Catalonia independence referendum were ldquo fake news rdquo ... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 7

SPAIN WILL REMOVE CATALONIA LEADER ESCALATING SECESSION CRISIS


Josep Lluis Cleries, a Catalan Senator, told reporters on Saturday that Mr. Rajoy was suspending not autonomy in Catalonia but democracy... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 10979

SPAIN FACES DELICATE TASK OVER CATALAN RULE


But his message to Catalonia's devolved government, which spearheads the pro-independence movement, was blunt... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 16

SPAIN URGES CATALONIA SECESSIONISTS TO OBEY MADRID


We are going to establish the authorities who are going to rule the day-to-day affairs of Catalonia according to the Catalan laws and norms ..... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 618

MADRID POISED TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY RULE IN CATALONIA


The Spanish government will announcing special measures on Saturday to impose direct rule on the wealthy region of Catalonia over its bid to breakaway. Prime Minister... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 174

'FAKE PICS, LIMITED USE OF FORCE'


Spanish police used only limited force against Catalans during the independence referendum, many pictures fake, Spanish Foreign Minister claims... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 191

SPAIN CALLS ON CATALANS TO RESPECT ITS DECISION TO IMPOSE DIRECT RULE


Foreign minister says government is trying to reinstate order in Catalonia following unilateral independence referendum... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 404

ITALIAN REGIONS VOTE ON MORE AUTONOMY


Lombardy, which is home to Italy's financial capital Milan, and the Veneto region around Venice together account for about 30 percent of national wealth... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 176

SPAIN ANNOUNCES TAKEOVER OF CATALAN GOVERNMENT


Barcelona mayor Ada Colau, who opposes independence without a valid referendum, called Rajoy's measures a serious attack on self-government in Catalonia... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 4

PROTESTERS FLOOD BARCELONA STREETS AFTER SPAIN'S PM SAYS HE WANTS TO DISSOLVE CATALONIA'S GOVERNMENT


Francisco Franco's abolishment of Catalonia's regional government in 1939... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 362

SEPARATISTS PLEDGE TO FIGHT ON AFTER SPAIN MOVES TO OUST CATALAN LEADERS


Spain's biggest opposition party, the Socialists, endorsed Rajoy's action, along with the liberals of Ciudadanos... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 883

FACTBOX: HOW WILL SPAIN'S CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TAKE CONTROL OF CATALONIA?


Central government ministries will take over the regional administration until calling fresh elections within six months of direct rule coming into force... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 496

CATALONIA'S LEADERS FIGHT OFF DIRECT RULE FROM MADRID


Catalonias leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid... READ MORE

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CATALONIA'S LEADERS FIGHT OFF DIRECT RULE FROM MADRID


Catalonias leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 4928

CATALONIA CRISIS ESCALATES AS SPAIN SET TO IMPOSE DIRECT RULE WITHIN DAYS


Rajoy, whose government was only last week encouraging firms to leave, ended Saturday's press conference with an appeal to businesses to stay in Catalonia... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 6561

SPAIN TO REMOVE CATALONIA'S LEADER, IN ESCALATING SECESSION CRISIS


Josep Lluis Cleries, a Catalan senator, told reporters Saturday that Mr Rajoy was suspending not autonomy in Catalonia but democracy... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 118

SPAIN DEMANDS CATALONIA ELECT NEW LEADERS WEEKS AFTER REGION VOTED FOR INDEPENDENCE


It is not yet clear exactly what Madrid will do in Catalonia or when... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 635

SPANISH PM MOVES TO DISSOLVE CATALAN GOVERNMENT


Spanish cabinet meets to revoke self-government in catalonia... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 0

SPAIN TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S LEADERS, CALL ELECTIONS


The previously untapped article of Spain's constitution will enable Madrid to seize powers from the wealthy northeastern region... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 840

ARTICLE 155: THE NUCLEAR OPTION THAT COULD LET SPAIN SEIZE CATALONIA


Whatever Mr. Rajoy's government decides, Spain's judiciary could also step in more forcefully and even order the arrest of Mr. Puigdemont and others for sedition... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 249

SPAINS OPPOSITION BACKS EFFORT TO SUSPEND CATALAN AUTONOMY


The article does not specify exactly how the central government may roll back local autonomy... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 611

CATALONIA BELONGS IN SPAIN, KING SAYS


Catalonia's leader has threatened to declare independence, and Madrid is making plans to impose direct rule... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 1279

HOW GEORGE W BUSH TREATED A GRIEVING MILITARY FAMILY MEMBER


Mr Trump criticised the conduct of former Presidents and said most of them didn't make personal calls to families of the deceased... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 1387

CATALAN REBELS SAY SPAIN WILL LIVE TO REGRET HOSTILE POWER GRAB


They reckon they have enough support among the Catalan civil service and police to thwart Spain's plan... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 338

IS THIS THE CONSTITUTIONAL KEY TO UNLOCK THE CRISIS IN CATALONIA?


One option open to Mariano Rajoy's government is to invoke an obscure and never-before- used part of Spain's 1978 constitution, article 155... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 202

SPANISH GOVERNMENT AIMS FOR JANUARY REGIONAL ELECTIONS IN CATALONIA


Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will hold a special cabinet meeting on Saturday to put in motion the process of suspending Catalonia's autonomy... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 118

SPANISH PM VOWS TO END CATALONIA STANDOFF AND FORCE REGION TO OBEY LAW


Martinez-Maillo said the holding of fresh Catalan parliamentary elections, agreed with the Spanish government, would give Puigdemont a way out of the impasse... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 315

AP EXPLAINS: STATUS OF HIGH STAKES SPAIN-CATALONIA STANDOFF


Spain is moving to curtail Catalonia's self-governing powers should the region's leaders finally make that independence call... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 0

MEET THE TWO JAILED ACTIVISTS BEHIND CATALONIA'S INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT


BARCELONA -- Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart are not well-known names in Europe, or even in Spain... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 5024

SPAIN PLANS FOR ELECTIONS AS INDEPENDENCE ROW GROWS


Spain's conservative government has agreed with the socialist opposition to hold regional elections in Catalonia in January, the socialists say... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 411

Trending News Headlines : Catalonia

HOW FAKE NEWS HELPED SHAPE THE CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Cruz told me that the lead-up to the Catalonia independence vote was full of fake news... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 6701

DID YOU DECLARE INDEPENDENCE OR NOT?


But Mr. Rajoy's action did not commit his government to an emergency intervention, and Mr. Puigdemont was given until Monday morning to respond... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 6149

SPAIN JUST SAID IT WILL TAKE AWAY CATALONIA'S RIGHT TO GOVERN ITSELF


Article 155 of Spain's Constitution allows for central authorities to take over the semi-autonomous powers of any of the country's 17 regions, including Catalonia... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 5139

SPAIN MOVES TO SUSPEND CATALAN AUTONOMY


No-one doubts that the Spanish government will do all it can to restore the constitutional order... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 5013

CATALAN LEADER SAYS REGION HAS EARNED INDEPENDENCE BUT CALLS FOR TALKS WITH MADRID


Pedro Castello, 77, from Lleida, in the hinterland of Catalonia, said he also was disappointed but expressed faith in the government that truly believed in independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4868

SPANISH POLICE 'HAVE SPECIAL FORCES TEAM READY TO ARREST CATALAN PRESIDENT IF HE DECLARES INDEPENDENCE'


The Spanish government has stationed thousands of National Police in cruise ships in the Port of Barcelona... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4772

WOMAN DIES IN HUSBAND'S ARMS AFTER HOURS SUBMERGED IN SWIMMING POOL HIDING FROM CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES


When they reached the bottom, the family realised that Mr and Ms Berriz were no longer behind them... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 4261

CATALAN GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


President Carles Puigdemont says he will pursue negotiations with Spanish government in hope of resolving conflict... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4132

CATALONIA: DETENTION OF SECESSIONIST LEADERS SPARKS LARGE PROTESTS


Demonstrations in Barcelona, Tarragona, Lerida and Girona after Spain high court jails Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 3846

SPAIN READY TO IMPOSE DIRECT RULE ON CATALONIA ON EVE OF DEADLINE


According to the Catalan government, 770,000 votes were lost after Spanish police stepped in to try to halt the vote... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 3805

CATALONIA: PUIGDEMONT TO REVEAL INDEPENDENCE PLANS AS IT HAPPENED


Regional president, Carles Puigdemont, to set out independence plans for first time since referendum that provoked standoff with Spanish government... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 3292

CATALAN PRESIDENT SUSPENDS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


"It's an insult to common sense," tweeted Catalonia's Partido Popular party... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 3256

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... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 3078

CATALONIA'S LEADER UNDER PRESSURE TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN


Should the region attempt to secede from Spain, he said, Madrid is ready to suspend Catalonia's regional government and to demand a new round of elections... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 2015

SPAIN SETS STAGE TO TAKE CONTROL OF CATALONIA IN INDEPENDENCE FIGHT


Spanish Government Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 1881

WHY A PUB IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE WAS NAMED THE WORLD'S BEST RESTAURANT


The Black Swan at Oldstead scooped the title last week in the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Restaurants awards in the fine dining category... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1819

CATALAN LEADER SIGNS DOCUMENT DECLARING INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN


Catalonia restores today its full sovereignty, says the document, called declaration of the representatives of Catalonia... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 1629

SPAIN BRACED FOR POSSIBLE CATALONIAN INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


The Spanish government warned Carles Puigdemont not to do anything irreversible on Tuesday, ahead of a scheduled address in which the Catalan president may declare independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1582

THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BARCELONA AGAINST CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


Some chanted Don't be fooled, Catalonia isA Spain and called for Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to go to prison... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1529

CATALAN PRESIDENT ACCUSES MARIANO RAJOY OF IGNORING CALL FOR TALKS


However, according to the Catalan government, 770,000 votes were lost through the intervention of the Spanish police... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1477

SPAIN TAKES STEP TOWARDS SUSPENDING CATALONIA AUTONOMY


The previous evening, Puigdemont's said Catalonia has a mandate to declare independence but would suspend it pending the outcome of talks with Spain... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 1387

SPAIN TURNS SCREWS ON CATALANS WITH THREAT OF DIRECT CONTROL


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's response to the request will determine what happens next, Rajoy said... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1319

CAN AFRICA LEARN ANY LESSONS FROM CATALONIA?


The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1314

CATALONIA STOPS SHORT OF FORMAL INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION TO ALLOW TALKS


A declaration of independence is seen after it was signed by members of the Catalan regional government at the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1124

CATALONIA NEARS POSSIBLE INDEPENDENCE PROCLAMATION DESPITE MADRID'S WARNINGS


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont presides over a cabinet meeting at the regional government headquarters, the Generalitat, in Barcelona, Spain October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1119

DOLLAR RALLIES ON FED OUTLOOK AS DOW TESTS 23,000


John Roe, head of multi-asset funds at LGIM, discusses the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising above 23,000... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1097

WE ARE OBSESSED WITH BREXIT AND TRUMP


We are obsessed with Brexit and Trump we should be thinking about China... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 1083

SPAIN TO TAKE CONTROL OF CATALONIA IF GETS AMBIGUOUS REPLY ON INDEPENDENCE


Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of independence on Tuesday night, only to suspend it seconds later and call for negotiations with Madrid on the region's future... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1021

SPAIN GIVES CATALAN LEADER 8 DAYS TO DROP INDEPENDENCE


He later told Spain's parliament the Catalan government had until Monday, Oct. 16 at 0800 GMT to answer... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 967

POLICE DEPLOYED AHEAD OF CATALAN SPEECH


Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is facing growing pressure to drop plans to break from Spain ahead of a key address to the regional parliament... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 857


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