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Spanish prime minister visits Catalonia in wake of independence poll

Mariano Rajoy said recent unofficial referendum ‘failed resoundingly’ despite 81% voting for independence<p>Spain’s prime minister has visited the northern region of Catalonia 20 days after its government held an informal, non-binding poll asking residents if they favoured a split from Madrid.<p>Speaking …

Spanish army chief makes dark comments about Catalonia secession bid

Spain's army chief has waded into the growing storm over Catalonia's secession bid from Madrid. Chief of the General Staff Jaime Domínguez Buj likened the current state of affairs in the country to Spain's losses more than a century ago during the Spanish-American War.<p>"When the metropolis is weak," …

Prosecutors in Spain to charge Catalonia leader Mas

<b>Spanish prosecutors are to file criminal charges against Catalan President Artur Mas in response to a 9 November unofficial independence vote.</b><p>The non-binding vote went ahead despite fierce opposition by the Spanish government and a ruling by Spain's constitutional court.<p>Catalan officials say more …

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Catalan president facing prosecution after independence vote

Spain expected to charge regional leader Artur Mas with disobeying court order and misuse of government funds<p>Public prosecutors in Spain are expecting to press charges against the president of Catalonia, Artur Mas, in the coming days after he held a vote on secession from Spain in defiance of a …

Catalonia Votes in Symbolic Poll for Independence From Spain

BARCELONA - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to back independence from Spain on Sunday in a symbolic referendum on secession that they hope will propel the issue further despite opposition from Madrid. The "consultation of citizens" in the wealthy northeastern region follows a legal …

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Catalan voters favor independence from Spain, early results show

More than 80% of voters participating in Catalonia's weekend independence poll endorsed breaking away from Spain, initial results showed early Monday.<p>The northeastern region held an unofficial, nonbinding secession vote Sunday, in violation of Spanish law. The poll was administered by 40,000 …

One million Catalans vote in unofficial independence poll

More than 1.1 million people vote in the first four hours of polling in Catalonia's disputed ballot on independence from Spain<p>Catalonia's government said more than a million voters participated Sunday in an informal vote on whether the wealthy northeastern region should secede from the rest of <b>Spain</b>.<p>…

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Catalonia holds non-binding vote on independence

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122698_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524642525_77311ff7ac404c7a6c2741d89c47abd8<p><b>The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain are voting in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence.</b><p>The Spanish judiciary has ruled the vote …

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Catalan independence hopes high after symbolic vote on split from Spain | Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Millions of Catalans voted on Sunday in a symbolic referendum on independence from Spain that supporters hope will propel the issue further despite opposition from Madrid.<p>The “consultation of citizens” in the wealthy northeastern region follows a legal block by the central …