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Carles Puigdemont mulls whether to return to Catalonia after win

Carles Puigdemont mulls whether to return to Catalonia after win

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was weighing up whether to return to the region, where he faces arrest, close aides said Saturday, after pro-independence parties defeated Spain`s central government in pivotal elections.

Dec 23, 2017, 23:37 PM IST
Catalan ex-vice president, three others to remain in jail

Catalan ex-vice president, three others to remain in jail

Catalonia`s sacked vice president and three other separatist leaders will remain in prison pending a probe over their role in the region`s independence drive, a Supreme Court judge decided Monday.

Dec 04, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
Jailed ex-Catalan leaders to petition for release

Jailed ex-Catalan leaders to petition for release

The sacked Vice President of the Catalan regional government and six former members of the separatist Cabinet who have been detained on sedition and rebellion allegations following the region`s unilateral independence declaration were on Friday due to file a petition for their release in the apex court.

Dec 01, 2017, 20:19 PM IST

Spain's Mariano Rajoy vows to defeat separatists in Catalan election

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday said he hopes to defeat separatists in next month's Catalan election, which will be dominated by regional lawmakers' independence drive, calling for a "massive" turnout by voters.

Nov 14, 2017, 19:25 PM IST

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

Spanish prosecutors want to charge Puigdemont, holed up in Belgium, with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.

Nov 04, 2017, 11:00 AM IST

Catalan leader Puigdemont declines to speak at Spanish Senate

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rejected the opportunity on Wednesday to speak at the Spanish Senate on Thursday to present his case over the application of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution.

Oct 26, 2017, 06:19 AM IST
Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

The President of Spain`s Catalonia region said on Saturday he would convene a session of the regional Parliament to debate and decide a proper response to the measures announced earlier in the day by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Oct 22, 2017, 07:15 AM IST
Catalan Parliament session on possible independence opens

Catalan Parliament session on possible independence opens

A Catalan parliamentary session that could see regional president Carles Puigdemont declare independence opened on Tuesday, under intense scrutiny from the rest of Spain and Europe.

Oct 10, 2017, 22:51 PM IST

Catalan leader delays parliamentary appearance till Tuesday: Spokesman

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has put off until Tuesday an appearance in the regional parliament at which some leaders have called for an independence declaration, a spokesman said Friday.

Oct 06, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
337 injured during Catalan independence referendum vote

337 injured during Catalan independence referendum vote

The Spanish government considers the referendum unconstitutional and had ordered the police to seal public facilities to prevent voting.

Oct 01, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
Violence erupts in Barcelona as Catalans defy ban to vote in independence referendum

Violence erupts in Barcelona as Catalans defy ban to vote in independence referendum

As the vote officially opened, scenes of chaos erupted as police began moving in to prevent people from casting their ballots, forcing their way into one sports centre in the town of Girona where the region's separatist leader was due to vote.

Oct 01, 2017, 15:34 PM IST
UEFA fine FC Barcelona for Catalan separatist flags

UEFA fine FC Barcelona for Catalan separatist flags

Spanish champions Barcelona said they have been fined 150,000 euros by UEFA after separatist flags were flown in the Camp Nou during Champions League games last season.

Jun 04, 2016, 14:24 PM IST

UEFA fine La Liga champions Barcelona for Catalan separatist flags

 Spanish champions Barcelona said Friday they have been fined 150,000 euros ($170,000) by UEFA after separatist flags were flown in the Camp Nou during Champions League games last season.

Jun 04, 2016, 04:03 AM IST

Spanish PM to hold all-party meetings in response to Catalan separatists

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday he would hold meetings with opposition leaders, Pedro Sanchez (Spanish Socialist Workers Party) and Albert Rivera (Citizens) to coordinate a united response to the threat of a unilateral declaration of independence from the Catalan region.

Oct 29, 2015, 04:54 AM IST

Catalan vote pressures Spain ahead of general election

Catalan separatists dealt a bitter blow to Spain`s government by winning control of their regional parliament, sparking uncertainty and political manoeuvring Monday, three months ahead of a general election.

Sep 28, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

Obama backs `unified` Spain amid Catalan self-rule bid

 US President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Spain`s king he wants to see the country "strong and unified," amid a strong independence drive in Catalonia.

Sep 16, 2015, 02:27 AM IST

Catalans hold mass rally for independence from Spain

Catalan separatists hold a mass rally Friday for independence that will kick off campaigning for a regional election billed as a de facto referendum on breaking away from Spain.

Sep 11, 2015, 10:17 AM IST

Spanish town to put its pigeons on the pill

A Spanish town is planning to feed its pigeons a special birth control pill in a bid to slash the soaring bird population.

Jul 14, 2015, 13:42 PM IST
Pep Guardiola doesn`t leave anything to chance: Lionel Messi

Pep Guardiola doesn`t leave anything to chance: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi believes former Barca boss Pep Guardiola will not leave anything to chance when he takes his Bayern Munich side to the Camp Nou for the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

May 05, 2015, 21:34 PM IST
Barcelona ready for tactical surprises from Pep Guardiola

Barcelona ready for tactical surprises from Pep Guardiola

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is ready for surprises when he comes up against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Wednesday in what he believes will be an open and attractive game.

May 05, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

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