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Catalonia's Divided Separatists Offer Sanchez Chance of Progress

Carles Puigdemont wants Catalan separatists to keep pushing for an independent republic, a play he bailed out on when he had the chance last year.<p>But …

Europe

Catalan case: Spain drops warrant against Puigdemont

<b>Spain's supreme court has withdrawn its European Arrest Warrants against former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and five of his aides who remain abroad.</b><p>A German court ruled earlier that Mr Puigdemont could not be extradited to face the Spanish charge of rebellion over Catalonia's push for …

Europe

Puigdemont can be extradited for misuse of public funds, says court | Financial Times

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will be extradited to Spain, but only on the lesser charge of misuse of public funds rather than the …

Europe

Spanish Judge Strips Catalonia's Ex-leaders of Public Office

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court is stripping six prominent Catalan politicians of public office for trying to make the northeastern region of the …

Europe

Spain moving separatist politicians to prisons in Catalonia

MADRID — The Spanish government says nine politicians who were jailed for promoting the Catalonia region’s secession are being moved to prisons closer to their homes this week.<p>Prison authorities said in a statement on Monday that six of the pro-independence politicians would be transferred from …

Europe

Spain to move jailed separatists to Catalan prisons

The Spanish government will transfer Catalan separatist politicians who have been jailed pending trial from prisons in Madrid to ones in Catalonia, …

Europe

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 …

Spain

Catalonia takes a step towards repeat elections

ALBERTO ESTEVEZ<p>Click for full view<p>Leader of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), Oriol Junqueras, during a press briefing on the results of …

Europe

Supreme Court To Try 25 Catalan Separatists For Rebellion, Contempt And Misuse Of Public Funds

Spain is a fascinating country, its history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Spain

Puigdemont's Replacement Also Steps Down To Allow Third Separatist Candidate To Attempt Appointment

Spain is a fascinating country, its history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Spain

Spain to try Catalan separatist leaders for rebellion

By Angus Berwick<p>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>One of the leaders facing up to 25 years in …

Europe

Catalan independence: Puigdemont moots 'attractive' Swiss model

<b>Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont says a majority of Catalans might support Swiss-style federal autonomy rather than full independence.</b><p>Mr Puigdemont's remarks in Geneva appear to suggest a departure from his previous support for full independence.<p>The ex-president fled to Belgium after …

Europe

Catalonia Spain: Judge refuses to release Jordi Sanchez for investiture

<b>Spain's Supreme Court says the man nominated to lead Catalonia's regional government cannot be freed from jail to attend an investiture ceremony.</b><p>Pro-independence activist Jordi Sanchez, 53, had asked to be released to attend Monday's debate and vote in the Catalan parliament.<p>He was jailed on …

Europe

Speaker Puts Forward Jailed Former ANC Boss Jordi Sánchez As New Candidate For Catalan First Minister

Spain is a fascinating country, its history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Spain

Puigdemont Gives Up On Reappointment In Catalonia, Says He Wants To Head Republic From Belgium

Spain is a fascinating country, its history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Europe

Puigdemont's case presented to the UN, arguing Spain has violated his rights

The British human rights lawyer, Ben Emmerson QC, is taking the case of ousted Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont to the United Nations, arguing that Spain has violated his right to participate in political life through a “repressive” legal crackdown.<p>Speaking in Brussels on Friday after …

Europe

Leading Catalan separatist walks free on bail

Judge Pablo Llarena placed Rovira under judicial control, but stopped short of putting her behind bars for the duration of an ongoing probe into …

Spain

Former Radical Separatist MP Tells Supreme Court Catalan Declaration Of Independence Was For Real

Spain is a fascinating country, with a history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Europe

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders file complaint with UN

Three jailed Catalan independence leaders have filed a complaint with the United Nations, saying their imprisonment in Spain breaks international law.<p>…

Europe

Jailed Catalan leaders lodge case with U.N. to put pressure on Spain

LONDON (Reuters) - Three Catalan independence leaders being held in pre-trial detention have lodged a complaint against their imprisonment with a U.N. panel, hoping to exert pressure on Madrid to free them, lawyers said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Dismissed Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras …

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News<p>Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations by four women, has lost an appeal for early release ahead of his trial,...<p>…

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Catalan Separatists Jailed In Madrid May Not Attend Confidence Debate Tomorrow, Supreme Court Rules

Spain is a fascinating country, with a history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Spain

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Sport<p>Attack-minded Japan have defied sceptics who said they would flop at the World Cup and instead go into their final group game on Thursday …

Europe

Spain takes step to block Puigdemont's Catalan comeback bid

Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in October after the Catalan parliament declared independence, was picked as candidate to lead the region again this …

Europe

Spain on alert in case Puigdemont 'sneaks home in car boot'

Charged with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds, Puigdemont faces arrest if he returns to Spain over his role in Catalonia's independence …

Spain

Puigdemont Lands in Denmark as Spanish Prosecutors Seek Arrest

Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont appealed to Danish politicians and students to support his bid to win independence from Spain.<p>Puigdemont …

Europe

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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Pablo Iglesias Reappears To Announce He Is "Bored" By Puigdemont And That Podemos Is Not In Trouble

Spain is a fascinating country, its history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Spain

Catalan Parliament To Reopen At 11 AM And Must Decide On Proxy Votes On Behalf Of Absent Separatists

Spain is a fascinating country, its history full of intriguing characters and events, and the story is not over yet.<p>Catalan independence, Podemos, …

Spain

The long Skype to freedom for Catalonia | Financial Times

Carles Puigdemont, the former Catalan president, is in exile in Brussels, having unilaterally declared the region’s independence from Spain. However, …

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