Recent News Headlines: Mr Rajoy

MARIANO RAJOY OUSTED AS SPAIN'S PRIME MINISTER


It has been an honour to be the prime minister of Spain, Rajoy told parliament shortly before the vote... READ MORE

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SPAIN PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RAJOY FORCED TO STEP DOWN


It has been an honour to be the prime minister of Spain, he said... READ MORE

1st June, 2018 1965

SPANISH PM RAJOY OUSTED BY ABSOLUTE MAJORITY, REPLACED BY SOCIALIST LEADER


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..... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines: Mr Rajoy

SPAIN DISMISSES CATALONIA GOVERNMENT AFTER REGION DECLARES INDEPENDENCE


In ordering the Catalan Parliament to dissolve, Mr. Rajoy said new regional elections would be held Dec. 21... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 21088

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 13292

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 8220

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 COURT BLOCKS CATALAN PARLIAMENT FROM DECLARING INDEPENDENCE


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

6th October, 2017 7878

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 LEADERS FIGHT OFF DIRECT RULE FROM MADRID


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

22nd October, 2017 5408

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

SPAIN APPROVES DIRECT RULE IN CATALONIA


The vote by the upper house on Article 155 on Friday allows the government of Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 4057

SPAIN'S PRIME MINISTER JUST STARTS PROCESS TO STRIP CATALONIA OF ITS POWER TO SELF-GOVERN


Mr Rajoy is seeking approval from the Spanish Senate strip powers from Catalonia... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 3828

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

CARLES PUIGDEMONT ACCUSES SPANISH GOVERNMENT OF 'WORST ATTACKS' SINCE DICTATORSHIP


Catalonia Carles Puigdemont accuses Spanish government of 'worst attacks' since dictatorship... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 2215

SPAIN ASSERTS DIRECT RULE OVER CATALANS


It's why Mr Rajoy called for calm in Spain, after the Catalan vote for independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 2136

'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

CATALAN SEPARATISTS PROJECTED TO WIN SNAP ELECTION


Exit polls following Catalonia's snap election show pro-independence parties maintaining their majority in the regional parliament, setting up a conflict with Madrid... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 1955

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE: MADRID TAKES CONTROL OF REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AND CALLS FRESH ELECTIONS


Catalonia independence Madrid takes control of regional government and calls fresh elections... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1845

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

CATALONIA'S LEADERS FIGHT OFF DIRECT RULE FROM MADRID


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

22nd October, 2017 1728

CATALONIA CRISIS AS IT HAPPENED: SPAIN'S PM SACKS PARLIAMENT


Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has imposed direct rule on Catalonia after the region declared independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1652

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

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

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

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

CATALANS PLAN HUMAN SHIELD TO BLOCK MADRID TAKEOVER


The rebels in Barcelona are running out of options while Madrid attempts to bring an end to the country's most dramatic political crisis for four decades... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 1116

CATALAN SEPARATISTS WIN ELECTION IN REBUKE TO SPAIN AND EU


Separatist parties won 70 seats out of 135, with Puigdemont's Junts Per Catalunya Together for Catalonia party retaining its position as the largest separatist force... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 1037

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 1034

IN CATALONIA CRISIS, SHARED BLAME FOR A DIFFICULT AND UNDESIRABLE SITUATION


A month ago, Mr. Rajoy promised that Catalonia would never hold an illegal referendum on independence, while Mr. Puigdemont told Catalan voters that they would... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 1018


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