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Spain set to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals

Spain set to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals

The upper house of Spain`s parliament, the Senate, was meeting to approve Article 155, the law that will allow the central government to take over the autonomous region.

Oct 27, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia

The Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article today so it can take control of Catalonia, illustrating its determination to derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.

Oct 21, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Spanish govt to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Catalonia crisis

Spanish govt to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Catalonia crisis

The Spanish government will hold an emergency Cabinet meeting on Wednesday after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont suspended the formal declaration of the Catalonia's independence from Spain.

Oct 11, 2017, 06:39 AM IST
Spanish football competitions suspended from May 16 in TV dispute

Spanish football competitions suspended from May 16 in TV dispute

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Wednesday that it intends to suspend all competitions from May 16 in a dispute with the Spanish government over a new law introduced to regulate the sale of television rights.

May 07, 2015, 02:39 AM IST

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Nov 10, 2014, 04:16 AM IST

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

May 30, 2014, 06:10 AM IST

Villarreal should face `heavier` sanction for banana slur

The Spanish government on Thursday demanded Villarreal face a heavier punishment after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona star Dani Alves.

May 09, 2014, 10:52 AM IST

Spain agrees extradition of Kazakhstan opponent

Spain`s cabinet approved the extradition during its regular cabinet meeting on Friday.

Feb 20, 2014, 05:56 AM IST

Spain government takes tough stand on abortion

The Spanish government has given its consent to the tough abortion law that would not allow Spanish women to freely choose an abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.

Dec 21, 2013, 09:32 AM IST

`World champions` Spain set to impose 1000-euro fine for street soccer players

People who play football on the streets of Spain could be hit with fines of up to 1,000 euros if new proposals by the Spanish government are given the green light by the country`s parliament, according to reports.

Dec 04, 2013, 16:15 PM IST

Spain approves missile-defence pact with US

The authorization was approved at the Council of Ministers` weekly meeting and comes a year after Spain announced it would take part in the project.

Oct 06, 2012, 12:24 PM IST

Spanish govt approves 65 bn euro austerity package

Spain's economy has been battered by the global recession and the collapse of a massive real-estate bubble, which has left banks saddled with toxic property assets.

Jul 14, 2012, 11:52 AM IST

Leading Spanish bank seeks fund support to avert bankruptcy

Spain's fourth largest bank Bankia, which lost billions of euros through its exposure to the collapsed property market on Friday asked the government for a financial support of 19 billion euros to avert bankruptcy.

May 26, 2012, 16:00 PM IST

Spanish government approves controversial abortion reforms

Spain`s Socialist government on Saturday
approved controversial reforms to the country`s abortion law
which would allow women as young as 16 to undergo the
procedure without parental consent.

Sep 26, 2009, 23:58 PM IST