Catalan Independence

Carles Puigdemont set to be named Catalonia president in exile as deal is reached by separatist parties

Carles Puigdemont is set be re-installed as Catalonia’s president of government after a deal was reached between the region’s two major separatist …

Carles Puigdemont

Spaniards Less Worried About Catalan Independence In December But National Angst Not Over Yet

New data published by Spain's Sociological Research Centre (CIS) on Tuesday shows Spaniards were eight points less worried about the independence of …

Spain

How robots will break politics

<b>For those of us who have lived in relatively placid times</b><b>,</b> it is hard to believe that American politics could become more chaotic than it is today. …

OECD

Messi agreed no-fee Barca exit clause in case of Catalan independence: media

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona without a transfer fee if Catalonia ceded from Spain and the club did not compete in any of Europe's top four leagues, El Mundo said on Friday, citing a clause in his new contract.<p>Barca's all-time top scorer signed the contract in November, …

Soccer

Lionel Messi Can Reportedly Leave for Free If Catalan Independence Affects Barca

Lionel Messi reportedly has a clause in his new contract that will allow him to leave Barcelona for free should Catalonia gain independence and the club be affected as a result.<p>According to <i>El Mundo</i> (h/t <i>Marca</i>), if Barcelona were to enter a Catalan-only league, Messi has an agreement in place with …

Soccer

5 referendum ideas for 2018

Referendums are great: Just ask David Cameron or Carles Puigdemont.But they can be “dangerous,” as one senior British politician warned back in …

European News

Julian Assange Twitter DOWN – Wikileaks hacktivist ‘deletes account’ on Christmas

GETTYHis Twitter account mysteriously disappeared early Christmas morning<p>Twitter is Mr Assange’s most public means of communication with the world …

Julian Assange

Catalan result could ease crisis by forcing Madrid into rethink

Against the odds, the pro-independence parties have successfully held onto their majority in the Catalan regional election. In calling, and losing, …

News (Ireland)

Catalan Separatists Win Majority of Seats, Not Votes: Chart

It’s all about seats, not votes. Parties supporting Catalan independence from Spain won back control of the regional assembly, taking 70 of 135 seats …

Catalonia

Catalonia return to the polls in neck-and-neck vote

BARCELONA, Spain — Roger Heredia's traces his battle for Catalan independence from Spain back generations.<p>His great-grandfather fought and died in 1938 at the hands of forces loyal to Gen. Francisco Franco. Under Franco's dictatorship, from 1939 to 1975, Catalonia's distinct culture, language and …

World News

Catalan Independence Status: It’s Complicated The Gordian Knot of Unilateralism, Ideology and Power in Spain

<b>Part 1</b><p>The Gordian knot often referred to in the headlines as the problem of “Catalonian Independence” is complicated to say the least. In this post, …

Spain

Polls open for contested vote over Catalan independence

5.5 million eligible to cast ballot to break independence deadlock<p>Polls have opened across Catalonia in a hotly contested election aimed at breaking …

Brexit

Spain blasts Catalan independence drive as 'post-truth'

"The secessionist process was the worst episode of disloyalty in the history of our democracy," Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told …

Spain

Nearly 50,000 march in Brussels for Catalan independence

Protesters carry placards criticising EU for refusing to intervene in secession dispute<p>11 minutes ago Updated: 8 minutes ago<p>Ousted Catalan leader …

Jean-Claude Juncker

Catalan independence: 45,000 protesters march in Brussels to support exiled president Carles Puigdemont

Around 45,000 protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of Catalan independence.<p>The demonstration is partly …

Catalonia

Timmermans assesses EU migration roadmap while demonstrations on Catalan independence surround the Berlaymont

Alexandros Michailidis / SOOC<p>Click for full view<p>Read Next<p>Mogherini: Jerusalem is the capital of both Israel and Palestine Dec 7, 2017<p>Rebuilding the …

European News

Catalan independence supporters in Brussels demand EU attention

About 45,000 people marched past the European Union headquarters in support of Catalonia's independence. The protesters chanted "Wake up, Europe!" …

World News

The coast is clear for the Catalan independence leaders to return to Spain... or not

The last time we checked in on Carles Puigdemont and his band of Catalan independence seekers they were holed up in Belgium. After briefly being …

Conservative View

Thousands protest in Barcelona over detention of Catalan leaders

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Barcelona to demand the release of imprisoned Catalan independence leaders involved in the referendum.

News

Catalonia votes

<b>Madrid’s refusal to compromise, in the view of the Catalan nationalist movement, renders the push towards Catalan independence impossible to avert.</b> …

Spain

MUSIC | ‘Give It Up’ by Geraint Rhys

“We can’t hold on to what we don’t have” is the repeated line in Geraint Rhys’s ‘Give it Up’, a new release that completes a ‘political trilogy’ of …

Port Talbot

Is this really the start of a new country?

Ricard lives in Manlleu, a small town 80km from Barcelona, in the heart of Catalonia. The majority of people there are pro Catalan independence.<p>After an illegal referendum, a declaration of independence, a sacked and imprisoned former government, Spain is amid its worst political crisis in decades. …

Catalonia

Russia rubbishes Catalonia meddling claims 'hysteria'

Russia on Wednesday dismissed allegations from Spain that it had meddled in the Catalan independence crisis by spreading “disinformation”.<p><i>“The</i> …

Russia

Hundreds of thousands flood Barcelona demanding Catalonia separatist leaders' release

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

Carme Forcadell

Spain's Rajoy urges return of 'democratic and free' Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Sunday he wanted to return to a “democratic and free” Catalonia as he aimed to rally support for a unified …

Spain

Hundreds rally in Brussels for Catalan independence

Several hundred people rallied in Brussels on Sunday to back the independence push in Catalonia, slam the EU and demand Spain release jailed regional …

Carles Puigdemont

Barcelona protest calls for release of jailed Catalan independence leaders

Hundreds of thousands of independence supporters march through city after eight former Catalan government members jailed by Spanish high court<p>Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters lined one of Barcelona’s main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held …

Carme Forcadell

Show of strength by Catalan independence movement

“Freedom for the political prisoners” was the rallying cry of up to three quarters of a million Catalan independence supporters on Saturday night.<p>Wearing yellow ribbons on their lapels to signify support, they poured onto the streets of Barcelona to demand the release of separatist leaders held in …

Carles Puigdemont

Protesters Flood Barcelona Demanding Release of Separatist Leaders

<b>Barcelona:</b> Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged one of Barcelona‘s main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of …

Carme Forcadell

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 …

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