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The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Spain Catalonia: Barcelona rally urges prisoners' release

<b>Three-quarters of a million people have rallied in Barcelona to protest against Spain's detention of Catalan independence leaders, police estimate.</b><p>They shone phone torches in unison at sunset as calls were made to free eight regional ministers and two grassroots campaign leaders being held on …

Barcelona protest calls for release of jailed Catalan independence leaders

Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters lined one of Barcelona’s main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held in prison for their roles in the banned independence referendum.<p>Wearing yellow ribbons to signify support, they filled the length of the Carrer …

Europe

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont complains: 'I'm being treated like a paedophile'

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont says he is being treated “like a paedophile” after fleeing to Belgium to escape criminal charges in …

Huge rally in Barcelona demands jailed separatists' release

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people backing Catalonia's bid to secede from Spain packed the streets in downtown Barcelona …

Europe

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FOREX-Euro holds losses as Catalan parliament declares independence

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Why can’t the EU do more about the crisis in Catalonia?

The bloc is powerless to head off disaster in Spain.<p>Catalonia has declared its independence from Spain. Sort of.<p>Although Catalonian voters backed …

United Kingdom

Catalonia casts shadow on positive BBVA, Sabadell results

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People line up at a Sabadell Bank ATM machine in Barcelona to withdraw money as part of an action to protest the transfer of …

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How will Spain seize Catalan powers?

Spain's Senate is due Friday to approve drastic measures allowing the central government to seize direct control of Catalonia as it tries to stop …

Catalan crisis finally boils over

All observers of modern Spanish politics have been aware of the Catalan question for decades. But very few believed that it would ever come to this: …

Conflict Continues In Spain Between Catalan Government And Madrid

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with journalist Lucia Benavides about the ongoing conflict between the Spanish government and the Catalan regional government. In the Catalan capital, Barcelona, the regional parliament voted to declare independence, prompting the national government in Madrid to approve …

Europe

The damage is done in Catalonia. Now it’s time to restore the rule of law

If you have seen images from earlier today when the rump Catalan parliament – vacated by the non-separatist MPs, about half of the chamber – voted to unilaterally declare independence, you may have wondered about the serious look on parliamentarians’ faces. Why the sombre visages, if this is the …

Europe

The shockwaves of Catalonia’s declaration of independence reach Brussels and beyond

It began with a furtive whisper, rather than a bang.<p>One by one, deputies padded across the burgundy carpet of Catalonia’s half-empty parliament chamber to drop secret ballot papers into a small box on the speaker’s bench.<p>It was a hardly the confident step of the leaders of a brave new nation.<p>But …

Catalan parliament declares independence; Spanish shares down 1.5%

"The Catalan parliament has approved something that in the opinion of the great majority of people doesn’t just go against the law but is a criminal …

Europe

Stop comparing Catalonia to Palestine

<i>This article was originally published on October 16, 2017 and republished after Catalonia's regional parliament declared independence from …

Spain Unleashes Extraordinary Powers to Take Out Catalan Rebels

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wielded emergency powers granted by the Spanish Senate at once on Friday, dismissing the Catalan government and …

Europe

U.S. backs Spanish efforts to block break-away by Catalonia | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department, reacting to Spanish efforts to block a Catalan independence bid, said on Friday that Catalonia is an integral part of Spain and Washington backs Madrid’s efforts to keep the country united.<p>“Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the United …

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Spanish Stocks, Bonds Sell Off After Catalan Parliament Declares Independence

Move promises further turmoil for the country’s markets<p>By<p>Jon Sindreu<p>Investors dumped Spanish stocks and bonds after the region of Catalonia declared independence on Friday, in a move that promises further turmoil for the country’s markets.<p>Spain’s IBEX-35 stock-market index dropped 1.4% on the day, …

Stock Markets

The Catalan crisis has exposed what the EU really stands for

The Catalan Parliament has voted for a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain. President Carles Puigdemont had toyed with taking the decision but in the end left it up to the legislature. It is now not a question of Madrid deposing him; it will have to shut down the whole …

Where Does Catalonia Go From Here? Whichever Way, It’s Messy

It was a day of reckoning for Spain.<p>The central government in Madrid began quashing the secessionist movement in Catalonia. Prime Minister Mariano …

Catalonia’s independence movement is not just a problem for Spain

Catalonia is wrong. Madrid is right. There is a Spanish constitution which clearly lays down the sovereignty and integrity of the Spanish state. There is no provision for breaking away. Catalonia, despite its distinctive past, has long acquiesced in the Spanish constitution and has no legal right …

Europe

UK 'won't recognise' Catalan independence

<b>The UK will not recognise the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence, Downing Street says.</b><p>Theresa May's official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal.<p>The Scottish government said it understood and respected Catalonia's position.<p>The Catalan …

Watch: Spain dissolves Catalan parliament and calls snap election

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says Spain is firing the Catalan government as part of emergency measures the Senate approved following the region's declaration of independence.

Markets stumble as Catalonia declares independence from Spain

The dramatic escalation of a political crisis in Spain hit the country's benchmark stock index on Friday.<p>Losses on the Ibex 35 reached nearly 2% after separatist leaders in the wealthy region of Catalonia voted to establish an independent state.<p>The euro also weakened against the dollar, reflecting …

Europe

Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

The EU's most senior official warned that "more cracks" were emerging in the bloc on Friday after the Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain, plunging the country into political and economic turmoil.<p>Madrid swiftly responded to the vote by dissolving the Catalan parliament and …

Europe

Catalonia government dissolved after declaring independence from Spain

<b>Barcelona, Spain (CNN) —</b> Spain dismissed Catalonia's president and Cabinet, and dissolved its Parliament on Friday hours after lawmakers in the autonomous region defied Madrid and voted to declare independence.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called new elections and fired the Catalan police …

Europe

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 5, 2017)

Former FBI Director James Comey testified this week on Capitol Hill that President Donald Trump fired him over the Russia investigation and accused the president and his team of lying to the American people. Across the pond, the U.K. election resulted in a hung parliament after Prime Minister …

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Can America's Farms Survive the Threat of Deportations?

In upstate New York, both workers and the farmers who employ them fear more aggressive immigration enforcement.<p>It was one in the morning in late March when Luis, a 43-year-old Mexican man, tiptoed across the floor in his socks. He had just been startled from sleep by the sound of violent knocking …