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.

MR. RAJOY SAID ON WEDNESDAY THAT HE WOULD CONTINUE TO ACT WITH PRUDENCE AND PUT THE ONUS ON MR. PUIGDEMONT TO EXPLAIN HIMSELF.

During Wednesday's parliamentary debate, Mr. Rajoy insisted that Spain didn't need outside help to resolve an issue of national sovereignty -- a view that was also backed by the Socialists.
Margarita Robles, the parliamentary spokeswoman for the Socialists, said that Spain's problems should be handled by its own lawmakers.
"The Spain of 2017 is not the same as that of 1978," he said, referring to the year the document enshrined Spain's return to democracy.

BARCELONA, Spain — Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain took a tentative step on Wednesday toward seizing administrative control of Catalonia, but he asked the region’s leader to first clarify whether he had actually...

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