Carme Forcadell

Detained Catalan government members say they accept Madrid's control

MADRID (Reuters) - Two former members of the Catalan government held in custody over their roles in Catalonia’s banned independence drive have asked to be released from custody after accepting Madrid’s control of the region, according to appeals published on Monday.<p>REFILE- ADDING INFORMATION …

Carles Puigdemont

Battlelines set for Catalonia's election showdown

The December 21 election in Catalonia will not only decide if pro-independence forces can return to administer this region of the Spanish state: it …

Brexit

Catalan Separatists Shrug Off Broken Promises for December Vote

Catalan separatist voters are standing by their political leaders despite the disappointments and broken promises of the past month, according to …

Carles Puigdemont

Hundreds of thousands flood Barcelona demanding Catalonia separatist leaders's release

Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged one of Barcelona’s main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist …

Carles Puigdemont

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Catalonia

Spanish court orders release on bail for Catalan parliament speaker: court source

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday ordered the Catalan parliament speaker be released on bail of 150,000 euros ($174,615) pending an investigation into her role in Catalonia’s banned push for independence, a court source said.<p>Carme Forcadell, Speaker of the Catalan …

Trading politics for freedom? Catalonia's ousted Parliament Speaker released on bail

For Carme Forcadell, the road to freedom has been costly on more than a financial level. The ousted Catalan Parliament Speaker was released on bail after answering charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds, relating to last month’s controversial independence referendum in the region.<p>…

Carles Puigdemont

Catalan parliament speaker disavows secession, avoids jail

<b>Spain</b><p>The Spanish supreme court ruled late Thursday that the former speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, could be released from jail on …

European News

Top Catalan Lawmaker Released After Spending the Night in Jail

A top Catalan lawmaker was freed on Friday after spending the night in a Madrid prison, the AP reported. Catalonia Parliament speaker Carme Forcadell …

Daily Briefing: Signs of movement in Berlin

LONDON (Reuters) - Positive noises are finally coming out of talks to form a new German government. Tonight we could get the firmest signal yet that a CDU-FDP-Greens alliance is on track and party chiefs will agree to enter formal coalition negotiations on the nitty gritty.<p>Angela Merkel, leader of …

Brexit

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:<p>1. BOMBSHELL CLAIM UPENDS SENATE CAMPAIGN<p>GOP leaders bolt from candidate Roy Moore after the former Alabama judge is accused of having sexual contact decades ago with a girl of 14.<p>2. GOP …

Entertainment

Daily Briefing: A Priti mess - May's post-Patel dilemma

LONDON (Reuters) - British aid minister Priti Patel resigned last night, offering what she called a "fulsome apology" for unauthorised contacts with Israeli officials, but that is unlikely the last that PM Theresa May will hear of her.<p>FILE PHOTO: Priti Patel arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 …

Economy

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont freed with conditions in Belgium

BRUSSELS - A Belgian judge has granted conditional release to sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers, and the group is …

Unilateral Declaration of Independence

Catalonia election: Puigdemont calls for united independence front

<b>Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont has called for separatist parties to unite in upcoming regional elections to continue a push for independence.</b><p>The snap poll was called by Spain after the Catalan parliament declared independence and Madrid reacted by imposing direct rule.<p>Mr Puigdemont's appeal …

Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

<b>A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium.</b><p>The five failed to attend a high court hearing in Madrid on Thursday when nine other ex-members of the regional government were taken into custody.<p>One of …

Spain

For some women, Catalan independence is a 'feminist struggle'

Barcelona awoke on Saturday, Oct. 28, to gray skies and the usual stream of glassy-eyed tourists scuttling about on Segways. Locals sat at corner …

U.S. Politics

The Latest: Detained politicians taken to jail in vans

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>7:30 p.m.<p>Hours after a judge sent eight former Catalan Cabinet members to jail without bail and ordered another to be held pending a bail payment, the suspects have been taken from a Madrid court in police vans with …

World News

Catalonia crisis: Protests as ex-ministers held in Spanish custody

<b>Thousands of Catalans have protested against the detention of eight regional ministers sacked over Catalonia's push for independence from Spain.</b><p>The officials - who appeared in Spain's high court - are accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.<p>Prosecutors are also seeking a European …

Spain

The EU and Catalonia: A non-epic tale of hypocrisy, hand-wringing, and getting it wrong

EU policy combines un-masterly inactivity with bias towards Madrid and contempt for international law<p>On October 2, 2017, just hours after Spanish …

Oriol Junqueras

Catalonia crisis: Sacked ministers held in Spanish jails

<b>Eight sacked Catalan ministers have been remanded in custody by a Spanish high court judge over the region's push for independence.</b><p>Prosecutors had asked the judge to detain eight of the nine former regional government members who turned up for questioning in Madrid.<p>They are accused of rebellion, …

Carles Puigdemont

Puigdemont absent as Catalonia leaders appear in court

Ex-members of Catalonia's government have appeared in court to face possible charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement, after the region's …

Carles Puigdemont

The Latest: Catalan police step in to shield Spain officers

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>9:30 p.m.<p>A crowd shouting slogans against the Spanish police has gathered outside a court building in Barcelona that was being guarded by officers from the national force.<p>The crowd shouted "Out with the Spanish …

World News

Latest: Judge jails nine former Catalan politicians amid probe over independence bid

<b>Update 4.46pm:</b> A Spanish judge has ordered nine ex-members of the government in Catalonia jailed while they are investigated on possible charges of …

News (Ireland)

The Latest: Central bank warns of cost of Catalan crisis

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>1:50 p.m.<p>Spain's central bank is warning of the economic costs of the Catalan political crisis, which it says could damage the country's growth.<p>The Bank of Spain assesses the consequences of two possible …

Business

Catalan politicians quizzed in Spain sedition case

Spain's National Court in Madrid questioned ousted Catalan government members Thursday in an investigation into possible sedition charges, while a parallel Supreme Court session for six Catalan lawmakers was suspended for a week.<p>Prosecutors called on the National Court to jail all nine former …

European News

The Latest: Thousands protest in Catalonia over jailings

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>7:40 p.m.<p>Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets of Catalan towns to protest the jailing of nine former members of the regional government following an appearance at Spain's National Court for questioning …

World News

The Latest: Absent Catalan ex-president reacts to jailings

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>8:10 p.m.<p>The ousted president of Catalonia has reacted to the jailing of nine members of his former Cabinet, posting on Twitter that "the legitimate government of Catalonia has been jailed for its ideas."<p>Carles …

World News

Latest: Prosecutor demands arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader and ministers

<b>Update 1.46pm:</b> Spain's National Court has been questioning ousted Catalan government members in an investigation into possible rebellion charges for …

News (Ireland)

The Latest: Judge jails ex-members of Catalan government

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>4:55 p.m.<p>A Spanish judge has ordered nine ex-members of the government in Catalonia jailed while they are investigated on possible charges of sedition, rebellion and embezzlement.<p>Investigative magistrate Carmen …

Business

Catalan jailings are a serious mistake says Puigdemont

<b>Update 9.00pm</b> Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has described the imprisonment of several of his former Cabinet members in a probe over the …

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