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German police arrest ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

German police arrest ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

German police on Sunday arrested Catalonia`s former president Carles Puigdemont.

Mar 26, 2018, 00:34 AM IST
Pep Guardiola accepts FA charge over Catalonia ribbon

Pep Guardiola accepts FA charge over Catalonia ribbon

Guardiola has said he wears a yellow ribbon to support imprisoned pro-independence politicians in his native Catalonia.
 

Mar 06, 2018, 10:18 AM IST
Lionel Messi can quit Barcelona, if Catalonia leaves Spain

Lionel Messi can quit Barcelona, if Catalonia leaves Spain

Barca's all-time top scorer signed the contract in November, seven months before his old deal expired. It runs until June 2021 and contains a 700 million euro ($843 million) buy-out clause.

Jan 05, 2018, 17:09 PM IST
Politically divided Spain united by El Clasico rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Politically divided Spain united by El Clasico rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Barca and Real will face off in Madrid on Saturday lunchtime just over 36 hours after polls will close in local elections in Catalonia, which were called over the crisis caused by the region's drive for independence.

Dec 20, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Spanish police shoot Frenchman who 'shouted Allahu akbar'

Police in Spain shot and injured an unarmed Frenchman on Saturday at a toll station near the French border, who officers said was shouting `Allahu akbar`.

Nov 19, 2017, 00:30 AM IST

Catalan parliament Speaker walks free from Spanish jail

The speaker of Catalonia`s Parliament, who had presided over votes to allow a separatist referendum and the region`s declaration of independence from the rest of Spain, left jail on Friday after raising bail as stipulated by a Supreme Court judge who set paying a financial bond as a condition for her release.

Nov 11, 2017, 08:44 AM IST
Catalan Parliament speaker detained over role in independence bid

Catalan Parliament speaker detained over role in independence bid

A Spanish judge on Thursday freed on bail the Catalan parliament`s speaker and four lawmakers while authorities continue to investigate their roles in Catalonia`s banned independence drive.

Nov 10, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
Protesters block roads, highways and train tracks in Catalonia

Protesters block roads, highways and train tracks in Catalonia

Carles Puigdemont`s exile in Brussels is proving a stiff test for Belgium.

Nov 08, 2017, 22:55 PM IST
Protesters block roads, highways, train tracks in Catalonia

Protesters block roads, highways, train tracks in Catalonia

Protesters blocked roads, highways and train tracks in Catalonia on Wednesday as part of a region-wide strike called by a pro-independence union.

Nov 08, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Ousted Catalan leader blasts Spain after Belgium frees him

Catalonia`s sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday denounced Spain as an undemocratic country that "unjustly" jailed his colleagues, his first reaction since he was freed on bail in Belgium.

Nov 06, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
Catalonia's Puigdemont, allies freed with conditions in Belgium

Catalonia's Puigdemont, allies freed with conditions in Belgium

Puigdemont and four of his former ministers turned themselves into Belgian Police yesterday and they were released around 15 hours later.

Nov 06, 2017, 08:12 AM IST
Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont turns himself in to Belgian police

Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont turns himself in to Belgian police

Catalonia`s sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers turned themselves into Belgian police on Sunday after Spain issued a warrant for their arrest.

Nov 05, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
Catalan separatists would lose votes in December election: Polls

Catalan separatists would lose votes in December election: Polls

Catalonia`s separatist ERC party, whose leader is in custody, would win December regional elections but the independence coalition as a whole could lose its absolute majority in parliament, according to opinion polls published Sunday.

Nov 05, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Cries of 'freedom' as record-breaking Barcelona march on

Cries of 'freedom' as record-breaking Barcelona march on

Loud cries of "freedom" also rang around Europe's largest stadium sporadically throughout the 90 minutes.

Nov 05, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
Catalan ex-ministers face jail over secession bid

Catalan ex-ministers face jail over secession bid

A judge in Madrid on Thursday ordered ministers of Catalonia`s deposed government to be held in jail pending further probes into their role in the regional government`s quest for independence, prompting calls for protests in Barcelona and other cities.

Nov 03, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
Axed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont spurns Spanish court summons

Axed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont spurns Spanish court summons

Carles Puigdemont will ignore a court order to return to Spain to answer charges over the region`s push for independence.

Nov 01, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
Belgium to treat Catalan ex-leader `like any other European`

Belgium to treat Catalan ex-leader `like any other European`

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Tuesday that Carles Puigdemont would be "treated like any other European citizen".

Oct 31, 2017, 23:21 PM IST

Party of Catalonia's dismissed president Carles Puigdemont will run in snap vote

The party of Catalonia's dismissed president Carles Puigdemont will run in a December regional election called by Spain's government.

Oct 31, 2017, 00:47 AM IST
India reacts to Catalonia crisis in Spain, backs national integrity

India reacts to Catalonia crisis in Spain, backs national integrity

The party of Catalonia's dismissed president Carles Puigdemont will run in a December regional election called by Spain's government.

Oct 30, 2017, 22:47 PM IST
'Independent' Catalonia wakes up under Madrid's control

'Independent' Catalonia wakes up under Madrid's control

Catalonia woke up Saturday under the direct control of Madrid as the Spanish prime minister took drastic measures to quash secession, deposing the region's leaders and dissolving its parliament hou

Oct 28, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

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