Recent News Headlines : Mr Rajoy

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 86

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 96

POLITICIANS TAKE SIDES OVER CATALONIA CRISIS


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is poised to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule, over the restive region's independence moves... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 114

SPAIN PLANS TO FORCE CATALONIA INTO JANUARY ELECTIONS


Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2017... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 277

CATALONIA TO PRESS AHEAD WITH INDEPENDENCE IF MADRID SUSPENDS AUTONOMY


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy answers a question at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 183

SPAIN TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY IN RESPONSE TO INDEPENDENCE THREAT


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont arrives to attend the Catalan European Democratic Party PDeCAT extraordinary national council meeting in Barcelona, Spain October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 466

HOW SPAIN TURNED THE CATALONIAN FRINGE ISSUE INTO A FULL-BLOWN CRISIS


Catalonian independence How Spain's governing party turned a fringe issue into a crisis... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 65

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

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 965

SPAIN GIVES ITS LEADER EIGHT DAYS TO DROP INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION, IF IT WAS MADE


Puigdemont issued a symbolic declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday night but then immediately suspended it and called for negotiations with the Madrid government... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2

DID YOU DECLARE INDEPENDENCE OR NOT?


Article 155 of Spain's constitution, known as the nuclear option, allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's devolved government and take over running the region should it declare independence... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 539

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

U.S. STOCKS HIT NEW HIGHS, SPANISH EQUITIES DROP


The S P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite Index all set record highs... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 101

CATALONIA'S PRESIDENT TO BRING CRISIS TO HEAD IN PARLIAMENT


Spain awaits Carles Puigdemont's first address to region's MPs since referendum, to see whether he declares independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 697

RAJOY WARNS CATALONIA OF INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION CONSEQUENCES


He told El Pais newspaper on Saturday that he won't rule out using constitutional powers to remove Catalonia's autonomous status if it claims independence... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 283

THOUSANDS RALLY IN BARCELONA AGAINST CATALONIA'S PUSH FOR SECESSION


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

8th October, 2017 0

HUNDREDS GATHER IN BARCELONA AHEAD OF PRO-SPAIN RALLY


Hundreds of people are gathering in central Barcelona ahead of a rally to protest against the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 0

CATALAN DECLARATION 'WILL HAVE NO EFFECT'


In an interview with El Pais newspaper, Mr Rajoy also rejected any mediation to resolve the crisis... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 601

SPAIN'S PM SAYS COULD USE CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS TO STOP CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


The conservative prime minister added he would not call a snap national election as a result of the political crisis and ruled out using mediation to resolve it... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 607

SPAIN'S PM SAYS MAY USE CONSTITUTION TO BLOCK CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


People hold Spanish flags during a pro-union gathering in Ronda, southern Spain October 7, 2017... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 767

SPANISH PRIME MINISTER REFUSES TO RULE OUT SUSPENDING CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY


Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has refused to dismiss the idea of suspending Catalonia's regional autonomy if its leaders continue to threaten a declaration of independence... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 7072

CATALONIA'S ISOLATION GROWS AS LARGEST BANK HEADS FOR THE EXIT


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, meanwhile, was negotiating the text of a declaration of independence with his group's more radical partner, El Mundo reported... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 267

CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT ATTACKS SPAIN'S KING FELIPE VI


Catalonia crisis Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attacks Spain's King Felipe VI... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 4

SPANISH COURT BLOCKS CATALAN PARLIAMENT FROM DECLARING INDEPENDENCE


Spanish court blocks Catalan parliament from declaring independence... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 7878

SPAIN COURT BARS INDEPENDENCE MOVE BY MPS


Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended next Monday's session of the Catalan parliament, in a bid to pre-empt a possible push for independence... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 1518

SPANISH PM SEEKS SAFETY IN NUMBERS BEFORE PLAYING CATALONIA TRUMP CARD


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is struggling to secure support from across the traditional political divide in his battle to stop Catalonia breaking away... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 255

'IT'S TIME TO TALK': EU AGAIN URGES DIALOGUE IN SPAIN


It's time to talk, the European Commission's deputy head, Frans Timmermans, told the European Parliament during an emergency debate on the crisis in Spain... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 58

AS CATALONIA CRISIS ESCALATES, EU IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN


Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, is not backing down either... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 4398

ANGER OVER SPANISH POLICE CRACKDOWN MAY MAKE CATALAN COMPROMISE IMPOSSIBLE


Catalonian pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont has called for the European Union to mediate with Spain over the region's future, but for many Catalan... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 0

KING FELIPE LAYS DOWN THE LAW IN SPEECH TO CATALONIA


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has promised a formal announcement to regional lawmakers of the referendum results, triggering a 48-hour countdown to a unilateral declaration of independence... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 1219

Trending News Headlines : Mr Rajoy

KING OF SPAIN JOINS BARCELONA MARCH OF DEFIANCE AGAINST TERRORISM


King Felipe VI led the demonstrators, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 7944

SPANISH PM FACES CRISIS AFTER VIOLENT SECESSION VOTE IN CATALONIA


Rajoy offered to call all-party political talks on Sunday to reflect on the future of Catalonia, but maintained his outright rejection of independence as an option... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2315

'THERE WAS NO INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM IN CATALONIA TODAY' - SPAIN PM


After polling stations closed in Sunday's controversial Catalonia independence referendum, Spain's Prime Minister announced that no referendum took place in the country... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2022

SPANISH POLICE BEAT CATALAN VOTERS IN PR NIGHTMARE FOR RAJOY


In another, police rip ballot boxes from the hands of would-be electoral officials... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 1736

FORMER IMF CHIEF GETS FOUR YEARS IN JAIL FOR EMBEZZLEMENT IN SPAIN


Rodrigo Rato found guilty of misuse of corporate credit cards issued by banks whose near collapse sparked EU bailout... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 1497

SPAIN SENDS IN RIOT POLICE TO SHUT DOWN CATALAN REFERENDUM


Spanish police moved in to shut down polling stations across Catalonia as voting began Sunday in an illegal referendum on independence... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 1395

TIME TO WAKE UP! SPAIN'S PRIME MINISTER WANTS TO END THE SIESTA.


Under new legislation, Spain would switch the country back to Greenwich Mean Time and do away with siestas, the sleep-filled breaks some Spaniards take... READ MORE

5th April, 2016 661

SPAIN'S RAJOY MEETS TRUMP AS CATALANS VOW TO HOLD ILLEGAL VOTE


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is increasing his efforts to win support from international institutions and foreign governments, though he's so far had no public success... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 619

RAJOY FAILS AGAIN IN BID TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT


Spain Rajoy fails again in bid to form new government... READ MORE

3rd September, 2016 423

CATALONIA VOWS TO CONTINUE SECESSION PROCESS DESPITE SPANISH COURT'S ORDERS


Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, described the Catalan legislation as an affront to democracy... READ MORE

12th November, 2015 297

HUNDREDS PROTEST IN MADRID AGAINST PM RAJOY'S RE-ELECTION (VIDEO, PHOTOS)


Hundreds protest in Madrid against PM Rajoy's re-election VIDEO, PHOTOS -- RT News... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 284

MEMO FROM SPAIN DISCORD PUSHES SPAIN INTO FIFTH MONTH WITH NO GOVERNMENT


The regional government in Catalonia is forging ahead with a plan to secede from Spain... READ MORE

27th April, 2016 272

BRITISH VICTIMS NAMED AS INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN FRENCH ALPS


Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy are due to visit the scene today... READ MORE

25th March, 2015 184

SPAIN'S PRIME MINISTER GETS PUNCHED IN THE FACE


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was struck in the head while on the campaign trail ahead of his country's general elections on Sunday... READ MORE

16th December, 2015 141

'EUROPE SHOULD WAKE UP' AFTER BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK


Foreign leaders have voiced both condemnation and sympathy to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy following Thursday's August 17 terrorist attack in Barcelona... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 139

SPAIN BRACED FOR CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AFTER HISTORIC 'YES' VOTE


Catalan independence referendum Spain braced for constitutional crisis after historic 'Yes' vote... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 133

CONSERVATIVES MAKE GAINS IN SPANISH PARLIAMENT


With 99.8 percent of the vote counted, Mr. Rajoy's Popular Party had won 137 of 350 parliamentary seats, up from 123 seats in the December elections... READ MORE

27th June, 2016 129

SPAIN PM PUNCHED IN THE HEAD DURING CAMPAIGN APPEARANCE


The assault took place in front of a church in the northern city of Pontevedra in Galicia, where Mr Rajoy grew up... READ MORE

16th December, 2015 92

SPANISH PM WILL HAVE LOST VOTES BUT MAYBE ONLY IN CATALONIA


It is unpardonable that Mariano Rajoy should force 10,000 police into this bitter role and into such a dangerous situation, tweeted the novelist Arturo Perez-Reverte... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 86

SPANISH PM RAJOY TURNS DOWN KING'S OFFER TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT


Spain's prime minister lacks support to form coalition with Socialists next to try to piece together a government after inconclusive elections... READ MORE

23rd January, 2016 84

EUROPE WARY BUT MUTED AHEAD OF CATALONIA'S INDEPENDENCE VOTE ON SUNDAY


Source Reuters Across Europe, people are watching the independence referendum Spain's Catalonia region plans to hold Sunday closely and nervously, but quietly... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 74

SPAIN'S PARLIAMENT APPROVES NEW MINORITY GOVERNMENT, ENDING MONTHS OF POLITICAL DEADLOCK


Acting prime minister mariano rajoy likely to be sworn by king felipe vi on sunday or monday... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 65

SOCIALIST PARTY ABSTENTIONS SEE MARIANO RAJOY RE-ELECTED PRIME MINISTER OF SPAIN


Mariano Rajoy, Spain's embattled Popular Party leader, has been re-elected prime minister after two inconclusive elections and ten months of political stalemate... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 54

'NOT AFRAID': THOUSANDS MARCH AGAINST TERROR IN BARCELONA


King Felipe VI marched alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and representatives of all of Spain's major political parties behind the first ranks... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 54

BLAME GAME GATHERS PACE AFTER BARCELONA ATTACK


Carles Puigdemont, the Catalonian leader, said in a newspaper interview that the Spanish government had deliberately underfunded the region's police force... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 47

SPAINS ACTING PRIME MINISTER DECLINES INVITATION TO FORM GOVERNMENT


If the Socialist party wants, there could be a government of change, Mr. Iglesias said... READ MORE

23rd January, 2016 46

SPANISH PM MARIANO RAJOY PUNCHED IN FACE AT CAMPAIGN EVENT IN GALICIA


Filipino children rest next to damaged houses in the typhoon-hit town of Magallanes, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines... READ MORE

17th December, 2015 38

EBOLA OUTBREAK: FURIOUS MEDICS PROTEST AS SPANISH PREMIER VISITS MADRID HOSPITAL


Others claimed that the medics treating Ms Romero and the other cases in quarantine had volunteered but as a result of coercion ... READ MORE

11th October, 2014 24

SPAIN'S ACTING LEADER ACCEPTS KING'S INVITATION TO FORM A GOVERNMENT


Spain has been without a government since an inconclusive general election in December last year... READ MORE

29th July, 2016 23


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