Carme Forcadell

Four held Catalan leaders transferred closer to home

BARCELONA (AFP) -<p>Four of the nine Catalan separatist leaders in custody over their role in Catalonia's secession bid were transferred Wednesday to a prison in the region as part of Madrid's efforts to ease tensions ahead of talks next week.<p>The four were undergoing intake formalities at a prison in …

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Imprisoned Catalan leaders to be moved to jails in the region this week

"It is expected that the six accused will between Wednesday and Thursday go to penitentiary centres, dependent on the prison services of the …

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Speaker Of Catalan Parliament Rejects Judicial Authority And Calls For Common Separatist Front

The Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Roger Torrent (Esquerra, ERC) said in a televised statement on Sunday evening that "no judge, no government, …

Spain

How Catalonia's Bid for Independence From Spain Unfolded

Catalonia is no stranger to flirting with secession.<p>The Catalan Parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain in late October, leading the Spanish Senate to respond by granting Madrid unprecedented powers to exert control over the region.<p>Long recognized as one of Spain's 17 …

Europe

Spain Catalonia: Ex-leader Puigdemont 'avoids Finnish arrest'

<b>Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont left Finland before authorities could act on a Spanish arrest warrant, a Finnish MP says.</b><p>Mikko Karna said Mr Puigdemont had confirmed he had arrived in Belgium.<p>The warrant was issued on Friday, a day after Mr Puigdemont arrived in Finland. He was due to …

Europe

Spain to try Catalan separatist leaders for rebellion

MADRID (Reuters) - Twenty-five Catalan leaders will be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state, Spain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday, in a sharp escalation of legal action against separatists in the northeastern region.<p>Catalan politician Josep Rull says goodbye to his wife …

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Spanish court detains leading Catalan separatists on rebellion charges

Spain's Supreme Court has ordered pre-trial detention for five leading Catalan separatists, as 13 were charged with rebellion over their roles in last year’s unilateral drive for independence.<p>They include Jordi Turull, the latest candidate to head the regional parliament. The others are former …

Europe

'Catalonia needs Scottish-style solution'

<b>The former presiding officer of the Catalan parliament has said a Scottish-style agreed referendum is the solution to the region's political crisis.</b><p>Carme Forcadell was in the chair when the parliament in Barcelona declared Catalonia's independence on 27 October.<p>The declaration followed the disputed …

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Protests erupt in Barcelona after Catalan leaders jailed

Spanish High Court detains five Catalan politicians for their involvement in the region's October secessionist bid.<p>Thousands of protesters have filled the streets of Barcelona after Spain's High Court jailed five Catalan politicians who played a role in the region's declaration of …

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In challenge to Madrid, Catalan assembly elects separatist speaker

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament picked a separatist speaker on Wednesday, signalling the possible return of sacked nationalist Carles Puigdemont as the region’s leader and the renewal of full-blown political confrontation with Madrid.<p>The new regional assembly was meeting for the first …

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Catalonia's pro-independence parties regain control of parliament

Catalonia's pro-independence parties have had their first victory. Despite the fragile alliance and its battle for power, the two main secession parties regained control of the region’s parliament without difficulties as it assembled for the first time since December’s elections.<p>Roger Torrent, of …

Europe

Jailed Catalan separatists pledge to eschew unilateral moves

MADRID (AP) — Three backers of Catalonia's independence sought Thursday to get released from jail for their role in the region's push to break from …

Europe

The Latest: Former Catalan speaker opts against reprise

next<p>prev<p>The Latest on the restive Spanish region of Catalonia (all times local):<p>12:40 p.m.<p>Carme Forcadell, a leading activist in Catalonia's pro-independence movement, says she will not seek re-election as regional parliament speaker when the chamber meets Jan 17.<p>Forcadell, who is under …

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The Latest: Spanish PM Rajoy appeals to voters in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's political crisis (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has campaigned for …

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Former Catalan cabinet members appear before Supreme Court

MADRID (Reuters) - A judge will give his ruling on Monday on whether eight pro-independence Catalan politicians charged with sedition should be released from custody so they can contest a regional election set for Dec. 21, judicial sources said on Friday.<p>The eight, former members of Catalonia’s …

Europe

Spain Supreme Court Takes Control of Catalan Separatist Probe

A Spanish Supreme Court judge will take on the cases against ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and former members of his government who …

Europe

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

Two detained Catalan government members accept Spanish rule

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 …

Europe

Catalonia's deposed president said a mysterious force is 'calling me' to pursue independence in a bizarre interview on Russian state TV

Catalonia's deposed president has credited an unknown force for encouraging him to "build a new society" by declaring independence — an effort that has ultimately plunged Spanish politics into crisis.<p>Carles Puigdemont gave the interview in a segment on RT, a TV channel funded by Russia, as the …

Europe

Catalan Separatists Shrug Off Broken Promises for Elections

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

Europe

Protesters flood Barcelona demanding release of separatist leaders

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged one of Barcelona’s main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held in prison for their roles in the region’s banned drive to split from Spain.<p>Wearing yellow ribbons on their lapels to …

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Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell freed from jail on bail

Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell has been released from prison after she posted bail. She and five other lawmakers face criminal charges …

Europe

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 …

Catalonia

Russia 'Pushed Fake News' in Catalonian Independence Fight

The European Union has voiced concerns that Russia has pushed propaganda aimed at destabilizing Spain during the Catalonian independence …

Europe

GOP leaders bolt from Roy Moore; Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct (10 Things to Know for Friday) | NOLA.com

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:<p><b>1. BOMBSHELL CLAIM UPENDS SENATE CAMPAIGN</b><p>GOP …

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Catalan speaker freed on bail but gagged for election campaign

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalan parliament’s speaker was released from prison on Friday but the terms she agreed to seem likely to prevent her campaigning on a pro-independence ticket in a regional election next month.<p>Carme Forcadell, Speaker of the Catalan parliament, arrives to Spain's Supreme …

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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 …

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